First, they try to intimidate you with public pressure, creating lists of dissidents…. Then they use those lists to execute their final objective: removal. That’s how the Nazis did it, and it worked.
The Daily Wire explained:
The top prosecutor in Loudoun County, Virginia, has participated in the Facebook group whose members infamously created a list of parents who disagreed with school system policies with the intention to “hack,” “infiltrate,” and “expose” them, according to new screenshots.
Since The Daily Wire exposed the group March 16, triggering national outrage, members of the “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County” have doubled down and now appear to be gathering information about the children of at least one adult.
“Anyone else with the racist TikTok’s from you know who’s kids please PM me. Especially more with the N-word. TYIA,” group administrator Jamie Ann Neidig-Wheaton posted on April 30.
When another member responded to this post by saying we have to “fight this s**t together,” Buta Biberaj, the county’s top prosecutor, said “exactly. You are where we need you.”
Members of the group previously compiled a list that included the names, locations, and in some cases employers and spouse’s names, of people they said disagreed with school policies, though the conversation spent little time discussing the substance of critics’ arguments.
“I’m losing any hope that remaining civil towards these people changes anything,” one member, Jen Durham, wrote. “Avoiding these people isn’t enough to stop the spread of their evil rhetoric.”
Durham called for members to add to a list of parents in part so “hackers… can either shut down their websites or redirect them to pro-[Critical Race Theory]/anti-racist informational webpages.”
The most prolific participant in the list creation was Hilary Hultman-Lee, a former Loudoun teacher. Hultman-Lee was the first to comment in the April 30 thread to which Biberaj responded.
Sheriff Mike Chapman opened an investigation into the group’s activities in March. “The [Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office] continues to examine the law in relation to these messages, and work with social media platforms to clearly identify those participating in these and other related communications,” his office told ABC affiliate WJLA May 19 about the investigation into the Facebook group.
Crimes his office identifies would typically go to Biberaj’s office for prosecution. Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the sheriff, did not return a request for comment from The Daily Wire on how the conflict of interest would be handled.
In 2019, Biberaj defeated Republican incumbent prosecutor Nicole Wittmann 51% to 49% after a political action committee funded by George Soros spent an unprecedented $845,000 on the local race on her behalf. Wittmann raised $113,000.
Despite the lack of a decisive mandate, Biberaj has heavily politicized the law enforcement office.
On Facebook, her profile picture shows her holding hands with Joe Biden, with the words “Biden-Harris: Battle for the soul of the nation.”
On Twitter, she praises big-city anti-police district attorneys such as Chesa Boudin of San Francisco, Larry Krasner of Philadelphia, and George Gascon of Los Angeles — even though Loudoun, a semi-rural county west of Washington, D.C. with the highest median income in the nation, is hardly a large, progressive city.
In January, she signed a letter from “progressive prosecutors” to the state legislature asking for “automatically expunging certain criminal records free of charge after individuals have maintained a clean record for an amount of time that corresponds to the severity of their offense” and ending cash bail in order to produce “more equitable outcomes.”
Biberaj produces a weekly podcast that frequently focuses on political activism. In the last month, episodes included “The Virginia Grassroots,” “The Power of Loudoun Influencers & Nonprofits,” and “Vanessa Maddox.” Maddox is a racial consultant and fellow member of the “anti-racist” group.
Before she was elected, Biberaj was an official with the local NAACP. As prosecutor, she charged a supporter of Donald Trump with assault for exhaling on an anti-Trump protester while he was not wearing a mask, then permitted the resolution of the case by having him donate $3,000 to the NAACP, which was not a party in the incident.
After divisive policies in Loudoun caused acrimony that reached the national media, Biberaj called Tucker Carlson an “unhappy white male.”
Loudoun’s Democrat-dominated board of supervisors was initially on board with Biberaj’s progressive approach to law enforcement. After voters chose Chapman, a Republican, as sheriff, the board explored neutering the elected office and replacing it with a police department that reported to the board rather than voters.
But Democrats have since become frustrated with the results of Biberaj’s policies, saying there was a drop in prosecutions of predators, such as domestic abusers.
Biberaj dressed up her policies in fluffy language, but the supervisors said it didn’t correspond to what was really happening.
“The things that I am hearing do not comport with what you are saying, especially when it comes to domestic violence, abuse, and partner abuse,” county chairwoman Phyllis Randall, a Democrat, told the paper. “In fact, the things that I am hearing, the letters I have, the emails I have, the text message screenshots I have would curl somebody’s toes to look at them.”
Of 39 staff in the office, 17 left in the first 13 months of her administration, Loudoun Now reported. “That is a staggering turmoil in the office,” Democratic supervisor Michael R. Turner told the paper.
Biberaj didn’t seem bothered, saying, “In essence, what we have done is we have built a whole new law firm.”
Neidig-Wheaton, who authorized the call for “counter-activities” on behalf of the “Anti-Racist” group as group administrator, is a former George Mason University adjunct professor and human resources consultant for the federal government. According to public records, in 2012, she was arrested on charges of trespassing and assault, which were later dropped.
Asked for comment about her request for “racist TikTok’s from you know who’s kids,” she told The Daily Wire, “I would prefer not to respond to that by releasing threats that include a possible racially motivated school shooting.”
Kendra Glover, a spokeswoman for Biberaj, did not respond to questions about Biberaj’s participation in the group and how the prosecutor separates her political activism from her law enforcement activities.
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Interim Superintendent Scott Ziegler wrote March 19: “It has come to my attention that individuals, including some identifying themselves as LCPS employees, have made statements across social media about parents and their thoughts about the school division’s equity work. LCPS recognizes the right of its employees to free speech, but does not condone anyone targeting members of the community for their viewpoint.”
But the statement also said “LCPS’ work on equity is a journey that requires the commitment of staff at all levels.”
On March 26, the LCPS Minority Student Achievement Advisory Council, a semi-official body behind much of the controversial racial policies, wrote that “we can and will silence the opposition.”
On May 18, Ian Prior, who leads Fight For Schools, a parents’ advocacy group which is demanding the recall of school board members, published documents indicating that the school system had created a hotline for parents and students to anonymously report people who allegedly displayed “bias.”
“LCPS Office of Equity is providing parents and students a link to a Share, Speak Up, Speak Out form that will be used to capture incidents of bias in an anonymous manner,” it said.
The National Pulse added:
Loudoun parents who recently formed themselves into a political action committee named “Fight for Schools” called the new, anonymous “Bias Reporting” form an “Orwellian move from Loudoun County Public Schools.” The committee of parents see the form as a symptom of cancel culture, saying it “asks students to anonymously cancel each other.”
The form allows students to “denote if they wish to have the incident followed up at their respective school.”
“The specific reason behind this action step is to utilize it as a means to amplify and elevate student voice,” claimed a Loudoun spokesperson via email, adding that a 2019 “Systemic Equity Assessment” had “revealed some students who felt marginalized or had experienced bias.” According to the Washington Times:
“The results reportedly will be used to identify ‘staff professional learning opportunities’ and to generate ideas for discussion at meetings hosted by school Student Equity Ambassadors.
The Fight for Schools PAC was created by a local parent in April, and its advocates have been at odds with school officials for months.”
The group began a petition campaign earlier this month in order to remove six out of nine Loudoun county school board members who the PAC says are pushing critical race theory in schools. Interim Superintendent Scott Ziegler denied that critical race theory is being used as a “framework for staff to adhere to” in the county. Critical race theory is a Marxist-influenced way of viewing American history mostly through the lens of race.
The National Pulse previously reported on the targeting of parents who opposed critical race theory in schools by a group that included six members of Loudoun’s school board. The latter group, led by school board member Beth Barts, was sharing the personal information of anti-critical race theory parents in the district.
Critical race theory (CRT) is sparking outrage across the country while schools continue to push the CRT agenda. Last week, a group calling themselves “Parents Against Critical Theory” hosted a “Save Our Schools” rally at a local middle school in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Maryland’s largest school system, Montgomery County Public Schools, is currently working on an “Anti-Racist System Audit” which is costing them over $454,000. The audit, begun in November, is being conducted by the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, which declares itself dedicated to “increasing access to a high quality education for culturally, linguistically and economically diverse learners.”
A spokesperson for the Montgomery County Public Schools told the Washington Times that the audit is meant “to examine systems, practices, and policies in school culture that create barriers to equitable outcomes for students, staff, and families.” Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, however, uncovered evidence from the audit that a recent curriculum for at least one school in the district, Thomas Pyle Middle School, focused heavily on what were termed white supremacy and “White privilege,” the latter being partly defined as having a good relationship with police.
Meanwhile, President Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” was listed as “covert White supremacy,” just below actions and words such as “lynching” and “the N-word” during a lesson for the middle school. A school district spokesperson denied knowing about the middle school’s social justice course and refused to comment.