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‘Over-policing didn’t cause this, underpolicing did,’ Andy Ngo Briefs U.S. Reps On Riots

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Journalist Andy Ngo, known for his work on exposing Antifa and American political violence, testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Monday morning.

“George Floyd deserves justice,” Ngo Told Lawmakers. “But so do countless Americans victimized by the riots.”

Ngo briefed the representatives on the violence he’s observed and fallen victim to as a result of the demonization of police and the resulting consequences of less police intervention in conflicts and riots.

“America is experiencing the consequences of police in retreat because of biased media narratives and poor leadership,” Ngo said. “This has allowed violent extremists to cloak themselves under the banner of ‘peaceful protest’ to carry-out widespread arson, shootings, looting and property destruction.”

He specifically cited Portland and Seattle where city councils have stripped the use of tear gas from police, while officers are assaulted with bricks, lasers, and projectiles in the two cities. He also pointed to several other cities across the nation where police have been severely injured.

“In New York, nearly 400 officers were injured in a two-week period. 150 local and federal officers were injured in Washington D.C. in a week. 130 officers in Chicago were injured in a 48-hour period,” Ngo testified.

Ngo reports mainly on the West Coast and has covered the violence shaking Portland for years.

“Like in many cities, law enforcement here [in Portland] is routinely demonized by the public and elected officials,” Ngo testified. “The mainstreaming of police hatred in Portland has created a culture of passive policing and a tolerance of criminal mob behavior. Who suffers the most? Law-abiding citizens and yes, journalists too.”

Ranking Member Jim Jordan, R-OH, asked Ngo about his position on President Donald Trump designating Antifa as a terrorist organization.

Ngo said he agrees with the classification based on the actions he’s witnessed — especially a severe assault he suffered at the hands of Antifa in Portland last summer.

“Antifa organized an assault on me within view of the police—who did not intervene. They beat me repeatedly and so severely I had to be hospitalized. I was diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage, among other injuries,” Ngo said. “Since then, I have been harassed and stalked further by people connected to the same criminal organization.”

Ngo continues to report on the crimes and brutality of Antifa — including a video he shared today of Portland protesters once again calling for violence against him.

“George Floyd deserves justice,” Ngo said in his Monday morning testimony. “But so do countless Americans victimized by the riots.”

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Biden’s new Title IX rules: adds ‘Gender Identity’ as protected class

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The Biden administration released a draft proposal Friday which would amend the famous Title IX. The revision “does not specifically mention trans athletes, it does add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes” reports National Review. 

Additionally, the proposal included a radical revision that would have “forced federally funded educational institutions to allow men to compete on their women’s sports teams unless they demonstrate it compromises student safety. Under that rule, the burden of proof would have been shifted to schools, which in effect would have to create separate policies for every sport.”

“I never thought I’d see the day where Title IX would be used to harm women, but sadly, that day has come,” Former Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a statement to National Review. “The Biden Administration’s radical rewrite of Title IX guts the half century of protections and opportunities for women and callously replaces them with radical gender theory, as Biden’s far-left political base demanded. This regulation is an assault on women and girls.”

National Review explains:

Friday’s announcement does, however, reverse Trump-era sexual assault rules, rolling back some due-process protections for accused students and lowering the standard for finding a student guilty of sexual misconduct.

The rule prohibits “all forms of sex-based harassment, including sexual violence and unwelcome sex-based conduct that creates a hostile environment by limiting or denying a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from a school’s education program or activity.”

With the new rule, investigators involved in campus cases now have the option to hold a hearing of both parties, as was required under the Trump-era policy, or hold individual meetings where a party or witness will be asked questions offered by the other party.

The timeline for the new Title IX release had been delayed multiple times. First expected in May 2023, the release was postponed to October then again to March 2024. The Education Department received over 230,000 comments during the draft period.

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