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Wisconsinites plans to sue ‘every school board’ that ignores CDC’s COVID advice

By on October 12, 2021 0
Enlarge / Beers sold by the Minocqua Brewing Company.

A Wisconsin brewery that says it is fed up with “anti-science,” “Tucker Carlson-watching zombies” is funding a series of lawsuits against school boards that do not follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on COVID-19. So far, the Minocqua Brewing Company’s Super PAC has helped parents sue two school districts and said it plans to “sue every school board in Wisconsin that does not follow CDC guidelines to protect the spread of the disease. COVID in schools “.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, brewery owner and Super PAC founder Kirk Bangstad responded to a question he was asked in “every interview” he did with news outlets last week. : “Why is a brewery funding this trial?”

“Our Super PAC should NOT fund these lawsuits,” Bangstad wrote. “We have always believed that our government, the teachers ‘union, the ACLU, hospitals, nurses’ unions or any number of progressive groups or ‘academies of smart people who get it’ should step up their efforts. to block the alt-right, anti-science and anti-history nonsense that has defeated our state’s school boards. Communities in Wisconsin have exploded with the Delta variant because many school districts have abandoned all forms mitigation measures that were in place last year due to the howling hordes of Tucker zombies observing Carlson separated from their brains and driven only by their lizard brains. “

“YouTube Epidemiology Degrees”

The first of the scheduled lawsuits has been filed against the Waukesha School District “[b]Because we first met the complainants in Waukesha. It really is that simple, ”Bangstad wrote. “Our goal from the start was to bring a class action lawsuit against every school district in Wisconsin that did not protect children, teachers and communities, but we had to start somewhere. We hope that this Waukesha lawsuit will be accepted as a class action lawsuit to cover the entire Eastern Federal Judicial District of Wisconsin, and we plan to file another lawsuit in the Western District next week that will hopefully pick up all of them. #upnorth school districts. “

Bangstad wrote that there is a high school “where we heard that anyone who dares to protect children and staff from COVID is harassed by people who still have the illusion that Trump won the election and recently got their vote. YouTube epidemiology degree in “how to hide cause carbon dioxide poisoning. ‘”

The Super PAC was not founded specifically to sue school boards. Bangstad wrote in an appeal for donations that he opposes companies being “able to influence policy using black money.” “But this is permitted by US law, and”[s]since the Minocqua Brewing Company is a corporation, and since I think my Republican representation in the Northwoods is toxic to the people who live here, I am creating a Super PAC to help defeat these people in 2022, ”he said. he writes. Bangstad lost a race for a state assembly seat last year.

Minocqua Brewing Company spends 5% of its profits on Super PAC, he also wrote. The pandemic has had a big impact on his restaurant and brewing business, so Bangstad says he sold his building and now sells so-called “progressive beers” to retailers. His offerings include a “harmless” Biden Beer and an “affectionately irascible” Bernie Brew.

The lawsuit alleges “dangers created by the state”

The lawsuit against Waukesha officials was filed on October 6 in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Complainant Shannon Jensen, whose child tested positive for COVID-19 after sitting next to an infected, unmasked classmate at Rose Glenn Elementary School for two days, seeks appeal status collective and “an injunction from a class of defendants for violating various student rights under the Constitution of the United States, state law and the reduction of a public nuisance under federal common law and Wisconsin state law “by refusing” to implement reasonable COVID-19 mitigation strategies, “the complaint said.

The lawsuit argued that Jensen’s child “and those in a similar situation have a known right under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution to be free from the dangers created by the State during their studies “and that the school has” an affirmative duty under the Fourteenth Amendment. .. to maintain adequate COVID-19 mitigation measures to protect their students. “

The complaint cited lax policies, claiming, for example, that schools in Waukesha “currently allow visitors and volunteers to enter the WSD. [Waukesha School District] schools without masks, COVID-19 screenings or requiring negative test results.

Due to the spread of the delta variant, the CDC states that it “recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of the status of vaccination”.

“By bringing students back to class, reinstating extracurricular activities and allowing potentially contagious visitors and volunteers to schools without masks, WSD and the board have thrown students into a COVID-19 ‘snake pit’,” declared the lawsuit, later adding that the district’s “refusal to implement reasonable COVID-19 mitigation strategies recommended by CDC and DPI [Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction] is reckless. “

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