WJI's daily reads for Dec. 15, 2021
AP via WDJT: Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul says he won't enforce any abortion ban.
CNN: Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to civil rights violations in George Floyd killing.
Library of Congress: Happy Bill of Rights Day! Love 'em while you've got 'em!
Verdict: Why we still like the separation of church and state.
This idea of separation is much disputed these days, as religions continue to gain more victories in the courts. The religious keep insisting they have a “right” to live by religion instead of the law. Whether it leads to theocracy or balkanization, the creeping fusion of church and state is disastrous for the public good.
The Washington Post: Six Tesla workers file additional suits alleging sexual harassment.
Jessica Brooks, who works at the Fremont seat factory, alleged the harassment was so extreme she stacked boxes around her work station to deter men from ogling and whistling at her. In a legal complaint and an interview with The Post, she says she bought flannel shirts at a thrift store to tie around her waist, in an effort to conceal her backside and prevent men from directing lewd comments at her.
“I was so tired of the unwanted attention and the males gawking at me, I proceeded to create barriers around me just so I could get some relief,” said Brooks, who lives in Contra Costa County. “That was something I felt necessary just so I can do my job.”
Brooks alleges she complained to human resources, but the behavior was not addressed. Instead, she said, she was moved to a different part of the factory. (The Post viewed a message from Tesla human resources dating from November confirming it had investigated Brooks’s complaint.) She is currently on stress-related leave, she said.
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