School Board Caught Calling Police on Citizens for ‘Looking Trumpish’

Recently, we’ve seen some crazy moves from schools. We reported that the Vanguard School, in Colorado, kicked a 12-year-old kid out of school for wearing a Gadsden Flag on his backpack. After the backlash, the school caved in. Jaiden’s bravery in standing up for his rights is now inspiring other kids who wish to display the Gadsden Flag on their lockers.

In his latest video, James O’Keefe demonstrates many issues in the schools.

This gives a glimpse into how a Livingston school board, in New Jersey, deals with citizens who may want to express concerns. This is not a good look. The O’Keefe Media Group obtained body camera videos from the police to reveal the conversations between the board of education and the police.

The video shows a Livingston official speaking to an officer wearing a body camera. The executive assistant of the Superintendent tells the officer they called the police because they did not recognize the people. She thought they didn’t look like “Livingston” and she thought they looked Trumpish.

He is being funny unintentionally when he asks her if they think she’s “Antifa,” or something similar. The officer is worried that they are “Trumpish.” The citizens are part of O’Keefe Media Group, including James O’Keefe.

O’Keefe said to the police that he was a reporter. The officer then went back into the room and the body camera revealed that he told them that he didn’t care that O’Keefe is a reporter, that he shouldn’t worry about his hometown, that he could be a “journalist all he wanted,” that he doesn’t have to answer to him.

O’Keefe points out that the officer forgot to wear a body camera which captured all of this. He said the officer doesn’t have to answer to citizen journalists or citizens. He points out that in New Jersey, the Open Public Meetings Act ensures that anyone can attend any school board meeting regardless of their location.

The officer offered to also run the license plates for the citizens at one point. The officer told her that he could run the plates. Another official at the school said she had a video of all the people in the parking lot. It’s alarming when the person hasn’t done anything wrong or is just unfamiliar and “Trumpish”. He then says he “scans” all plates, including those not connected to the O’Keefe Group.

The way they handled the O’Keefe Group is wrong. It’s a public meeting, and anyone is welcome. Stereotyping and labeling people suspicious is the exact opposite of what they are supposedly promoting in a class on diversity and inclusion. What are they trying to say about “Trumpish people”?

O’Keefe explained how he followed up with Captain Tom Smith and the Livingston Police Department. O’Keefe claims he will be releasing more videos about the conversation.

Stay tuned for more.