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An alleged letter from the Capitol Police started making the rounds among Democrat politicians Wednesday night, expressing “profound disappointment” that some Republicans saw no need for a Jan. 6th commission. But, turns out, the letter may have been fake.

The letter used the USCP letterhead, but it wasn’t signed by the Chief of Police, or any named officers. Instead it was signed by “proud members of the United States Capitol Police.” It was allegedly anonymous for a reason. “Unfortunately, this letter comes to you anonymously because as US Capitol Police Officers, we are expected to remain neutral and do our jobs with honor and integrity,” the letter reads.

These “anonymous officers” wanted to “express [their] profound disappointment with the recent comments from both chambers’ minority leaders expressing no need for a Jan 6th commission.” They blast members for downplaying what happened during those Capitol riots. “It is a privileged assumption for Members to have the point of view that it ‘wasn’t that bad’. [sic]” they write. “That privilege exists because of the brave men and women of the USCP protected you, the Members.”

Then, it was tweeted out by huge Democratic figures like former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). This letter became fuel to rally support for the commission.

But, the USCP made a statement to clear the air. “This is NOT an official USCP statement,” the statement read. “The Department has no way of confirming it was even authored by USCP personnel.” Finally the truth was out. “The U.S. Capitol Police does NOT take positions on legislation.”

Still, there were many unanswered questions. For one, people questioned how whoever wrote this letter got ahold of the official letterhead. Another problem was how the letter began circulating in the first place.

The letter is traced back to Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD). He published the letter in a press release on his site. It is still unknown why the “anonymous officers” came to him. Raskin is a huge proponent for the commission. In the press release he wrote: “I want to salute all the brave Capitol Police officers who defended us on January 6th and thank the ones who penned a powerful anonymous letter about the trauma and anguish they faced while protecting Members of Congress, our staff, our Capitol, and our democracy on January 6th.”

Later, Raskin spoke to reporter Rebecca Kaplan saying: “I have no doubt that this is coming from real capitol officers.”

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism

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Virginia Public Schools Reinstates Two Books Despite Complaints of Pedophilia and Pornography

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Fairfax County Public Schools has reinstated two books despite complaints from parents that the literature depicted and legitimized obscene and pedophilic material. Parents confronted the school board with the graphic images contained in the books beginning in September. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) announced the books were restored to libraries after two committees reviewed them.

The books, “Lawn Boy” and “Gender Queer” have been determined by the District as helpful to the LGBTQ community. Fox News reports “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison includes long sections of a boy reminiscing about explicit experiences he had at 10 years old. “Gender Queer: A Memoir” is by Maia Kobabe and includes photos of sexual acts between a boy and a man.

Virginia mother and president of Parents Defending Education, Nicole Nelly, told Fox News last week, “It’s appalling that Fairfax County’s response to parental feedback is to quibble over the definition of ‘pedophilia’ and to shame and denigrate families who are concerned about this material.”

“By attempting to normalize this content – and reinstating these books under cover of darkness right before Thanksgiving break – FCPS has demonstrated that in their eyes, parental input is a bug, not a feature, in the system” added Nelly.

In an interview with Fox News, Stacy Langton, one of the mothers who first confronted the school board, says “plenty” of Democrats and liberals are also calling her to say they “don’t want their kids exposed to this in school…this is FCPS coming out and explicitly saying they are in favor of porn in schools for your children.”

FCPS, however, claims that two committees comprised of school administrators, librarians, parents, and students determined that the books did not contain pedophilia, nor did they violate regulations by including obscene material.

“The decision reaffirms FCPS’s ongoing commitment to provide diverse reading materials that reflect on our student population, allowing every child an opportunity to see themselves reflected in literary characters” said FCPS in a released statement.

“Both reviews concluded that the books were valuable in their potential to reach marginalized youth who may struggle to find relatable literary characters that reflect their personal journeys” the statement continued.

Michael Sabbeth, Colorado attorney and author of “The Good, The Bad & The Difference: How to Talk With Children About Values” says “the Board’s assertion cleverly employs a logical fallacy—a strawman argument.”

While the board’s “refutation alleges the material affirms students with ‘marginalized identities’ and acknowledges the ‘difficulties nonbinary and asexual individuals may face’, their justification ignores and fails to negate allegations of obscenity, pornography and or pedophilia” states Sabbeth.

“Ironically, the Board’s justification demeans those it alleges to support. If, for example, pedophilia is in a book, arguing it helps youngsters is morally beneath contempt. To virtuously support those individuals, the Board need do no more than advance this unambiguous message: Treat all people respectfully” Sabbeth concludes.

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