In 2017 we broke a story that became national news when High 5 Friday was cancelled in Northampton. Then we went the extra mile and found out some interesting information on the lesbian couple behind it. An investigation was launched as a result of this blog to find out who our source was in the department.
Last week we broke this story about the Northampton Police Department canceling High Five Friday in elementary schools because a small group of parents led by Gina and Heidi Nortonsmith, thought that a police presence would “tramautize” children of color and undocumented immigrants. It has since become a national news story.
But what the national media isn’t reporting are the names of the parents who pushed for this widely successful community policing program to end, because it would reveal their obvious anti-police agenda. According to the Hampshire Gazette, Gina Nortonsmith was quite vocal in eradicating this great program:
Gina Nortonsmith told the committee the program was well-intentioned but “ill-considered, tone-deaf and potentially damaging.”
It’s also interesting that Gina Nortonsmith is a member of the Northampton Police Department’s Open Data Team, which is a voluntary initiative that “challenges police agencies across the United States to release data to the public in order to increase transparency and to build community trust.”
In other words, she’s willing to work with the police department, so long as her job is to compile data in order to prove that the NPD is pulling over a disproportionate amount of black people. This is her agenda. According to their website, Gina Nortonsmith has a stellar background:
“Gina Nortonsmith was a practicing attorney in Maryland, an Assistant Professor of Law at the District of Columbia School of Law, the Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs at Western New England College (now University), the first Ombudsperson at Smith College, and currrently works for the Northampton public schools.”
According to the Jackson Street Elementary School website, she is employed there as an Education Support Professional. This means that she saw the High Five Program in action, saw that it was working, realized it was destroying her “cops are racist Nazis” agenda, and used her influence with both the schools and the police to take it down.
But wait, it gets better. Our sources from Northampton tell us that on February 20, right after the story became national news, Gina Nortonsmith called the NPD and requested increased patrols at her house. She said the reason for doing so was because she was fearful due to the Turtleboy blog. And since Gina works with public records at the NPD, she should know that all calls to the police are public records. And here’s the call she made on February 20:
It’s classified as a “building/property check.” And it has to be initiated by the person who lives at the address provided – 37 Murphy Terrace. And guess who lives at 37 Murphy Terrace:
Yup, you guessed it. The Nortonsmith family. The same family who is allegedly traumatized by the site of police wants extra police presence on their blocks.
What more do you need to see to understand what frauds these people are? There are millions more like them. The same people who whine about too much policing and the evils of police officers, are always the first ones to call the cops when they need them. They’re full of shit, and now they’re being exposed one by one. Who’s up next?