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School Walk Out Rally. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for California Globe)

SacBee Calls Parents ‘Angry, Violent, Toxic’ While Touting City’s New Community Organizer Hire

Was the Bee at the State Capitol Parent Protest Monday?

By Katy Grimes, November 16, 2021 9:42 am

The Sacramento Bee recently published a news article calling angry and frustrated California parents  “violent” and “toxic extremists.”

Within days the Bee published another article touting Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s latest hire: a former Community organizer to run Sacramento’s new Community Engagement Team, established in 2020 to replace Sacramento police officers in dealing with the city’s 11,000 street vagrants, lovingly called “underserved,” and “unhoused.”

The Globe has attended the parent protests for several years at the State Capitol, and spoken with hundreds of parents. Yes, California parents say they are angry about their public schools closed down for 18 months during COVID and kids stuck at home distance learning in their bedrooms. They are angry at the fits and starts with school closures and re-openings. They are angry about their kids now being forced to wear masks all day in school, indoors and outdoors during recess and sports. They are angry and frustrated at Gov. Newsom’s latest edict overriding their medical freedom, ordering all children ages 5 to 11, as well as age 12 on up, to be vaccinated with the COVID vaccine – notably, the only state in the country to do so.

And they are angry over discovering Critical Race Theory curriculum in schools throughout the state, as well as porn-quality sexualized curriculum foisted on their children as young as Kindergarteners.

The Globe did not see the Bee at Monday’s State Capitol parent protest.

‘Government Is Not A Co-Parent’ Rally At State Capitol Monday. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

The Bee wrote:

“From Modesto to Placerville, Sacramento to Oroville to Redding, the dangerous, conspiracy theory-driven spirit behind the deadly Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots has spread across California as far-right extremists and anti-government activists mobilize to disrupt the work of local elected officials. In Rocklin, law enforcement now attends school board meetings, which have become increasingly contentious and riddled with misinformation and conspiracies.”

“Deadly” U.S. Capitol riots? There is one documented death as a result of the protest. However, more than 25 people died at the hands of violent protesters in cities across the country following George Floyd’s May 25, 2020 death. Those were called “mostly peaceful protests” by media, as buildings burned in the background.

Notably, the word “insurrectionist” is a synonym of “leftists.”

The Bee is pushing disinformation about the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol protest, as well as conflating the ostensible “domestic violent extremism, radicalization, calls for mobilization, attack plotting and attempts” of very few real extremists, with the parent revolution currently taking place.

And the Bee slurs all parents opposed to vaccinating their children with the COVID vaccine as “anti-vaxxers.”

“And Keeley Link, an anti-vaccine advocate and member of the Freedom Angels, an anti-vaccine group that has increasingly espoused anti-government ideas, has for more than a year spun elaborate conspiracy theories during board meetings and rallies,” the Bee reported. “She said the vaccines were a ploy to enrich drug companies and doctors. She has criticized county officials in public meetings and sent them scores of emails in recent months.”

Many parents attending these protests would agree with her. Many other parents attending the protests say they aren’t opposed to vaccines, but are opposed to mandates.

“MORE EXTREME THAN THE TEA PARTY” the Bee subhead says. How “extreme” was the Tea Party – that “non-partisan grassroots organization of individuals united by core values derived from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights as explained in the Federalist Papers,” fighting excessive government spending and taxation?

“What makes this moment particularly dangerous, experts who study political violence and anti-democracy movements say, is that right-wing activists are using misinformation — about public health, school curriculums and elections — to gain traction,” the Bee said.

This is not just routine conservative organizing, said Lindsay Schubiner, a program director at the Western States Center, an Oregon-based nonprofit that promotes equity and counters white nationalism. It’s a confluence of “bigoted and anti-democracy groups” working to undermine basic institutions.

It’s curious that the Bee chose this non-profit, whose board members include an attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center, a self-described “social justice agitator, cultural sexologist, and public/sexual health educator,” and a member of the PLAN Action Fund board, which “Organizes people to use our collective leverage for social justice.”

“Oregon has faced political violence and attacks on our democracy throughout its history from bigoted and anti-democratic movements,” the Western States Center says.

But ignore what’s happening in Portland… residents are fearful of going to the “trashed” downtown. A tourism report by Travel Portland found that people don’t want to travel to Portland because they associate the city with homelessness, homicide, and civil unrest. “Because of group cancellations stemming from the pandemic, homeless, and downtown riots, tourism jobs in the metro area have dropped by 10,000 from 36,000 in 2019,” Oregon Catalyst just reported.

This is a perfect storm fomented by media, organized leftists, shadow government NGOs and non-profits, and government: Call parents “terrorists,” while defunding local police. This won’t end well.

The Globe reported on this shift away from fully-funding Sacramento’s police department in October 2020:

The Sacramento City Council voted unanimously to pass a “public safety” resolution, but there is little safety involved. The resolution is intended to officially redefine public safety — Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento Fire Department, and Emergency Medical Teams — to include what the city calls “youth-prevention services” such as arts programs and health food programs, and other “community outreach programs.”

Even with all of the data and statistics of a stunning crime spike in the Capitol City, instead of beefing up the very effective Sacramento Police IMPACT Team and the gang enforcement unit, Mayor Steinberg chose to offer concierge services to “the underserved,” and “unhoused.”

“The community engagement team organizes residents through civic engagement to ensure they have access to resources and opportunities provided by the city of Sacramento. The engagement team is the direct liaison between the community and the mayor’s office, and its focus is on reaching the underserved.”

The City already has mental health and homeless outreach units with the Sacramento Police Department, who are trained to deal with these unique issues – unless they’ve already been defunded.

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23 thoughts on “SacBee Calls Parents ‘Angry, Violent, Toxic’ While Touting City’s New Community Organizer Hire

  1. The fact that they reported on this, proves to me that the establishment in Sacramento and California are freaking out. Taking this as a good sign.

  2. Not surprised by their interpretation of what an honest, grassroots, peaceful, protest looks like. They love to use trigger words such as angry mob, insurrection, white supremacists, anti vaxxers, dangerous, etc..
    The legacy media is Pravda. They push the propaganda that their corporate, global elitists tell them to push. I am sure King Newsom’s public relations team sent the script over to the Sac Bee.

    They also have mastered the art of suppression. Anywhere in their so called reporting did they speak with any of the parents in attendance, did they quote any of the speakers? Do they report the negative effects of all day masking on children or the potential risks of injecting the children?

    No, but Katy from the California Globe does!

  3. The Sacramento Bee is correct. These parents refuse to accept the future of teaching is to include teaching off all the wrongs committed in the past. The state needs to properly deal with these toxic parents.

    1. I love reading your posts here because they are so obvious you don’t think for yourself. Someone has to tell you what to post. Your sentence structure and lack of emotion to name a few characteristics are telling. You are a loser. You think you are irritating people here but you don’t. We feel sorry for you.

    2. W16521 is our pet troll. W16521 comments are to either steer the conversation off topic or to get an emotional reaction. W16521 thinks this is the only thing he or she can do to get a feeling of self worth or power in their difficult life. I would not be surprised if you find W16521 in the comments section of a liberal website making rude and insulting comments while acting like a republican. W16521 is like an annoying pimple that just lingers.

  4. One thing I have noticed since leaving California a few weeks ago (after living in CA for over 40 years) is that the journalists and local news stations here focus on local issues with some national news. They do not focus on COVID or forcing the vaccine mandate. They report statistics about COVID and do not include their personal opinions. They focus on facts and report the facts. Very little is about COVID. Also the loca CAl Bay Area news starts at 5am thru 10am and again at 4pm-8pm. How much news do you need? It is full of opinion. It has been adjustment to be without that many hours of news that I can tune into any time I want but I am so much happier without it. News agencies including the Sac Bee, excluding CAGlobe, focus on their specific narrative and NOT the real facts. They put up smoke screens for political agendas. Thank God for CaGlobe, CA has some fact based reporting! Thank you Katy Grimes.

    1. Thanks for sharing Stacy.
      Congratulations on your move, I hope you have many happy, fulfilled days in your new home!
      I am glad to see your comments here.
      Be well.

      1. Thanks Cali Girl. I am still invested in the well being of CA as a CA native, a long time resident, and part time resident in Carmel. My last vote there was NO on the recall. I do have to say it did not take long for CA to send me a letter that they heard I sold my home and wanted to know where I am. I did not respond…..Always appreciate your and Showandtell’s posts.

        1. Stacy, it’s so good to hear what is going on with you and I am so glad you are still posting here. I would definitely miss you if you stopped writing your honest, incisive, and take-no-prisoners comments! They stand out. Wishing you very much happiness in your new home.

      1. He just needs attention while waiting for his next welfare check and booster shot. He will flush John, he will flush himself. They all self destruct.

      2. John The “idiot” Patriot is one of those truly awful smelling turds, the kind that brings
        an unbearable stench to the comment section.

      3. Yep I moved too… 3 months ago… and I notice the same. Many many other topics are covered in news elsewhere. I appreciate Katie Grimes reporting in Calif so much that I still read it some to get the real news.

  5. Sac Bee is now owned by Chatham Asset Mgmnt, a Hedge Fund. Hedge Funds are notorious for sucking profits
    without providing improvement, either destroying or spinning them off. This issue is about children and an attempt to segregate and oppress… CRT = SEL (social emotional learning), masks that any neurologist will tell you are harmful to brain function and immunity, and vax mandates that will kill 174 children to save 1 if that.
    It is a bi-partisan issue. Whoa to anyone who will not protect the children, knowingly.

  6. “violent” and “toxic extremists.”

    I prefer “domestic terrorists.” Is has a certain savior faire to it.

  7. Are they talking about BLM and antifa or parents that love and care for their kids? Mess with my kid and you are gonna know real terror!

  8. The Sacramento Bee has been nothing but a useless propaganda outlet for the Democrat party and the far left for years. Sacramento natives with common sense know that the Bee is staffed with toxic extremists and don’t nother reading anything they spew.

  9. Gd, informative article, Katy! The Sacramento Bee is a “journalistically” criminal organization, says this “Awakened” no-longer-CA-democrat~!!!

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