Did Challen Stephens, The Huntsville Times & AL.com make the spying scandal worse at Huntsville City Schools? Yes.



Updated Sept. 26 at 1:25 p.m. to restore two paragraphs removed during editing. The city’s monitoring program is based on tips from students and teachers. About a dozen students have been expelled each year so far.

That is 2 full days after the story was posted. The community was already rightfully enraged.

The original story on AL.com should have included these paragraphs:

Wardynski said Huntsville schools have seen sporadic gang recruitment and what he called “wannabe” gangs. “We don’t want them to get into the major league,” he said.

Acting on tips from students or teachers or others, schools security staff scour numerous social media sites, including Facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, and more. They look for evidence of imminent threats to the schools or of gang activity. Wardysnki said the program has led to about a dozen expulsions each year so far and that security is actively monitoring social media at all times.

Those paragraphs change the entire tone of the story, the omission makes it appear there is a massive dragnet and not a targeted program.

By the way, I don’t believe this was edited out, it was added later after Wardynski bitched.

And we wonder why I call these people “$8 an hour, C+ Journalism School Grads”?

Here is my interview from the morning with Huntsville Superintendent Casey Wardynski and School Board President David Blair…

Wow. The Washington Post removed the word “female” from a story about the White House gatecrasher who overpowered an agent….

I guess protecting the President has to be politically-correct now too…

Original story:

The female officer posted inside the front door appeared to be delayed in learning that the intruder, Omar Gonzalez, was about to burst through. Officers are trained that, upon learning of an intruder on the grounds, often through the alarm boxes posted around the property, they must immediately lock the front door.

Edited story:

The officer posted inside the front door appeared to be delayed in learning that the intruder, Omar Gonzalez, was about to burst through. Officers are trained that, upon learning of an intruder on the grounds — often through the alarm boxes posted around the property — they must immediately lock the front door.

Holy cow.

Oh, it get’s worse…

She was overpowered too.

Male? Female? Tranny? I don’t care, but if you can’t do the job, you need not be there.

The Dale Jackson Show (WVNN) podcast – 09-30-14

Another potential head-chopper?

Was he trying to behead the guy?

I have a feeling if either of the idiots in this were Muslim, we would never know why this fight happened

A 24-year-old there had been stabbed in the throat and cut several times in the torso. Phillips said his injuries were not life-threatening and the man is in stable condition at DCH Regional Medical Center.

The victim and his girlfriend had come to the residence Friday night to visit a friend, Phillips said. During theDavid Defoor night, one of the friend’s family members began to argue about religion with the visiting 24-year-old.

Phillips said the argument became heated and the family member, 44-year-old David Alan Lee Defoor, grabbed the younger man by his neck and a short fight broke out. Phillips said it didn’t last long, but during the scuffle Defoor accidentally kicked a three-year-old who was standing nearby.

When the 24-year-old confronted Defoor about the way he acted, Defoor allegedly pulled a knife and began stabbing and cutting the man. Phillips said Defoor was ‘extremely intoxicated’ at the time of the attack.

But then again he looks like Beavis, not like an Islamic extremist…

Second Oklahoma Muslim threatens to behead someone….

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, a Muslim from Kenya, was arrested after he threatened to behead a coworker at the Bellevue Nursing Home. Muriithi told the coworker he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians.”
NewsOK reported:

In a bizarre coincidence, a fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested Friday after a co-worker reported he threatened to cut her head off.

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million.

“We take these threats very seriously,” Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said.

The arrest came on the same day police in Moore revealed fired Vaughan Foods worker Alton Alexander Nolen beheaded a co-worker after he was fired Thursday. Nolen is a Muslim convert.

Muriithi was identified as a native of Kenya who is living in Oklahoma City. He worked at Bellevue Nursing Home in northwest Oklahoma City, police reported.

The co-worker reported Muriithi threatened her while they were both working at the nursing home Sept. 19, a police detective wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit.

The woman was not identified.

She said Muriithi identified himself as a Muslim and said he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the detective told a judge in the affidavit. The two had not worked together before.

The victim also has another co-worker to back up part of her story. Apparently as the woman left the nursing home, Jacob repeated the threats in the presence of another employee, that he was going to “use a blade.”

In. A. Bizarre. Coincidence.


The Dale Jackson Show (WVNN) podcast – 09-29-14

Who are these people who attended the Value Voters Summit?

I get it, it’s a Christian morality conference but I still think their priorities seem misplaced…

When asked what the number one issue facing the country is, this is how they answered:

Number 1 Issue Protecting Religious Liberty
Number 1 Issue Pro-life/Abortion
Number 1 Issue National Security
Number 1 Issue Repealing Obamacare
Number 1 Issue Government Spending
Number 1 Issue Judicial Nominations
Number 1 Issue Protecting Natural Marriage
Number 1 Issue Immigration
Number 1 Issue 2nd Amendment
Number 1 Issue Balanced Budget Amendment
Number 1 Issue Permanent Family Tax Relief
Number 1 Issue Education

Religious liberty, abortion and gay marriage are all m ore important than budgets, national security and education?

UPDATE: Apparently the peeps in Utah agree…

Battle and Wardynski agree, you need to know the surveillance is for your own good…

Relax plebeians, the state knows what is best…

Huntsville’s Mayor Tommy Battle says the city does it

Saying there is a “responsibility out there” to preserve safety, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said Saturday he supported the Huntsville City Schools’ program to monitor students’ social media accounts.

The program, revealed last week by AL.com and which has become a controversial topic in the community, has been implemented by Superintendent Casey Wardynski and his staff and has led to the suspension or expulsion of four students.

The most controversial elements have been mention of the National Security Agency, which has denied it contacted the Huntsville City Schools regarding any student, and that students, staff and school board members were not advised of the SAF-e program established by Wardynski.

“It’s social media. It’s wide-open to everybody,” Battle told AL.com, defending the latter point. “I’m not sure if people understand that we watch social media from the City of Huntsville. If we see something that is a life-threatening thing or might threaten safety, we look at it and react.”

Battle said in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Todd Brown at Madison’s Discovery Middle School in 2010 by classmate Hammad Memom, “an action group came back with a safety report and part of the recommendation was to monitor social media, all the kinds of pages you could so you knew what was happening with those kids. Looking at what’s happened here, if it makes a kid safer in school, I’m for it.

School Superintendent Casey Wardynski still defends the program and says it is related cyberbulling…

On numerous occasions, in calls to school board members and administrators, and at school board meetings, citizens have voiced their expectations that the school system do more to protect students from bullying, intimidation, and to address threats of suicide that surface in school and online. Some who now object to the school system looking at social media, have previously said schools are not doing enough to protect kids from cyberbullying.

Those asking us to address such issues certainly know that these lower-level threats to student wellbeing frequently occur on Facebook and Twitter away from school. Indeed, by definition, cyberbullying occurs on social media.

Therefore, one wonders how folks who criticize our SAFe program propose that we document and check on allegations of cyberbullying and online threats to the well being of students. We know that kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to suffer emotionally and academically.

Wait, now this is about bullying and not threats of violence?

Let’s just use whatever we can to justify the school system watching your kids 24/7…


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