222. What Are Unintended Consequences?

Unintended consequences is the idea that actions can sometimes have outcomes that you didn’t plan on, and that affect you or even the world around you negatively. Today Emma and Brittany discuss how unintended consequences can impact all of us.

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Parents are Terrorists (At Least, According to the FBI…)

Have you attended any testy school board meetings in the last few months? If so, the FBI may have its eyes on you, according to new whistleblower documents attained by Congress this week. According to a memo sent to FBI personnel, the agency created a digital system to track parents that could be “threats” to local school board officials. Agents were instructed to monitor for any out-of-line parents and community members, labeling them with the tag “EDUOFFICIALS.” “The purpose of the threat tag is to help scope this threat on a national level and provide an opportunity for comprehensive analysis of the threat picture for effective engagement with law enforcement partners at all levels,” said the original email. If you’ve been tracking this story at all, you might remember Attorney General Merrick Garland testifying before Congress last month. Under oath, he claimed he “can’t imagine” the FBI committing such horrors as labeling parents

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