FBI Targeting Parents Who Protest Pandemic Policies

Should the Bureau be prioritizing angry parents over legitimate criminal activity?

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The FBI is targeting parents using terrorism tools. Contradicting Merrick Garland’s testimony, the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division labeled dozens of investigations into parents who protested school pandemic policies with a threat tag. This happened after the National School Boards Association sent a letter to the Biden administration requesting the FBI to target parents.

The FBI is suspending security clearances of FBI employees who participated in First Amendment-protected activity—like attending the peaceful protest—on January 6. Most see this as political persecution within the bureau.