“Having addressed all aspects of whether a temporary restraining order should issue, the Court concludes that the School Boards’ Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order with regard to optional masking of children should be granted,” Arlington Circuit Court Judge Louise DiMatteo wrote in a Friday ruling. “To the extent that the public would be affected by a change in policy, the Court concludes that consistency, during the pendency of a court case, benefits the public interest.”
“A new study, involving over 25,000 school-aged children, shows that masks are harming schoolchildren physically, psychologically, and behaviorally, revealing 24 distinct health issues associated with wearing masks.”
We have known the above for a very long time!
Judge DiMatteo is giving a green light to child abuse.
This is a straight out statutory construction case, and holds that the VA legislature has delegated COVID abatement decisions to the local school boards, and that the governors EO could not supersede the statutory delegation of authority, at least at the preliminary injunction phase.
IMO this whole COVID time period has alerted many to the freedoms they may have taken for granted, being abused and/or threatened? The parents of students directly addressing school boards against undesired curriculums and mask mandates, the Ottawa protest against vaccine mandates and lawsuits against mask mandates for working adults have all awakened many who’ve been asleep. This force will directly address those in control of what ever problem it is being addressed, with the goal of reeling them back in from the ignorant power trip so many are on. In the end, a lot of good may very well come from the last two challenging years?
So, to be clear, an unauthorized Executive action that infringes on a statutory delegation of authority is OK with you because of your personal opinion of what constitutes “child abuse.” This is a clear violation of separation of powers and the authority of local government.
So much for all of your “constitutional” argument about the actions taken by other Executives that you don’t agree with.
“The possible psychological harm of widespread masking is an even greater worry. Facial expressions are integral to human connection, particularly for young children, who are only learning how to signal fear, confusion, and happiness. Covering a child’s face mutes these nonverbal forms of communication and can result in robotic and emotionless interactions, anxiety, and depression. Seeing people speak is a building block of phonetic development. It is especially important for children with disabilities such as a hearing impairment.”
The people need to rid themselves of revolutionary political activist school board members.
JWK They are not “liberals” or “progressives”. They are Socialist Revolutionaries, the very kind who took over Cuba and now rule over the people with an iron fist.
When you twist having to constantly wear a mask, something that’s absolutely a blatant, mental obstacle to a young, developing child with a swat from a plastic whiffle ball bat for disruptive behavior in the classroom…I would expect more from a teacher. Aren’t you a teacher?
Lol - child abuse. I’ve currently got a medical condition where I’m having to use supplemental oxygen to keep my oxygen levels where they should be. Trust me, if I can wear a mask with my issues, there’s nothing “abusive” about wearing a little piece of cloth over your breathing apparatus.
Any person 18 years of age or older, including the parent of any child, who (i) willfully contributes to, encourages, or causes any act, omission, or condition that renders a child delinquent, in need of services, in need of supervision, or abused or neglected as defined in § 16.1-228 or (ii) engages in consensual sexual intercourse or anal intercourse with or performs cunnilingus, fellatio, or anilingus upon or by a child 15 or older not his spouse, child, or grandchild is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. This section shall not be construed as repealing, modifying, or in any way affecting §§ 18.2-18, 18.2-19, 18.2-61, 18.2-63, and 18.2-347.
As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:
“Abused or neglected child” means any child:
Whose parents or other person responsible for his care creates or inflicts, threatens to create or inflict, or allows to be created or inflicted upon such child a physical or mental injury by other than accidental means, or creates a substantial risk of death, disfigurement or impairment of bodily or mental functions, including, but not limited to, a child who is with his parent or other person responsible for his care either (i) during the manufacture or attempted manufacture of a Schedule I or II controlled substance, or (ii) during the unlawful sale of such substance by that child’s parents or other person responsible for his care, where such manufacture, or attempted manufacture or unlawful sale would constitute a felony violation of § 18.2-248;
The people need to rid themselves of Virginia’s revolutionary political activist school board members.