DOJ ‘hate crime’ unit targets Moms for Liberty 

Internal emails obtained by the Daily Wire show a “hate crimes” division of Biden’s U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) tracked the parental rights group Moms for Liberty.

The tracking appears…

Internal emails obtained by the Daily Wire show a “hate crimes” division of Biden’s U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) tracked the parental rights group Moms for Liberty.

The tracking appears to be part of a broader strategy to intimidate parents who speak out against far-left school policies.

The DOJ’s Community Relations Service (CRS) also tracked the “noose, the Confederate flag…the swastika… . the Ku Klux Klan, a second KKK-style group, and the Oath Keepers,” alongside the moms group, said the Daily Wire.  

The emails were produced in response to a lawsuit brought by America First Legal on behalf of the Daily Wire. 

The media company was seeking information from the DOJ’s CRS via a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA), which was initially ignored by the Justice Department.  

The CRS attempted to intervene between left-wing LGTBQ activists and the Roanoke County School Board in Virginia over implementation of statewide policy created by Gov. Glenn Younkin securing parental rights for gender confused children, prompting the FOIA request by the Daily Wire.  

“It was eye-opening to see the Department of Justice try and interfere with a local Virginia school board’s decision-making on Governor Youngkin’s model policy…. It is even more concerning that the Department of Justice has refused to even acknowledge a Freedom of Information Act request which seeks to get to the bottom of their decision,” said Ian Prior, a senior adviser for America First Legal about the suit.  

Moms for Liberty is an “American conservative political organization that advocates against school curricula that mention LGBT rights, race and ethnicity, critical race theory, and discrimination,” according to its website.   

The Daily Wire said the DOJ tracked Mom’s for Liberty through Google keyword word searches “to identify school boards considering enacting conservative-leaning education policy.”  

The CRS claims to work “with all parties to develop solutions to conflict and serves as a neutral party in disputes.” It also claims it has no law enforcement or investigatory role.  

Consequently, The Lion sent a request to the DOJ’s CRS asking specifically what mediation services the department has thus far offered between some of the tracked groups and local communities, since it claims to work with all parties as a “Peacemaker.” 

“Can you please tell me what mediation services, if any, you have offered between the KKK, Confederate sympathizers, Oath Keepers and local communities facing conflict,” said the inquiry, which was not answered by time of publication. 

Moms for Liberty co-founder Tiffany Justice told the Daily Wire that the findings are “a new low for the Department of Justice.” 

Previously, a House committee found that the DOJ “misused federal law-enforcement and counterterrorism resources for political purposes” in targeting parents at school board meetings who were protesting policies and curricula.  

“We reject the notion that advocating for parental rights and the well-being of children is an act of hate and we call on the Department of Justice to clarify its position on this matter,” Justice told The Daily Wire. “The actions of the federal government should never infringe upon the rights of parents to engage in the democratic process.”