Two more instances of military members being discriminated against.
1. A mother and veteran was banned from her daughter's school because she has a concealed carry permit, posted an image of that permit on FaceBook, and is former military.
2. A cab driver in Nashville, Tennessee made a man get out of his cab because he is in the military.
Here are the details of both instances:
Via Fox News:
An Army veteran living in Georgia says she wants an apology from her daughter’s former school after being banned from the building for posting a photo of her concealed weapons permit to her Facebook page, WRDW.com reports.
Tanya Mount says she was approached by a police officer from the Richmond County Board of Education at McBean Elementary School and was warned that she was about to get a criminal trespass warning.
The officer told her that the principal at the school was “scared” of her and did not want her on the school property, she told the station.
“He asks: ‘Were you in the Army?,”‘ she said. “I said, yes. He’s like, ‘Do you have a concealed weapons permit?’ I said yes,” she told the station.
A phone call from FoxNews.com to Richmond County Board of Education was not immediately returned. WJBF.com asked Janina Dallas, the school’s principal, if the “no trespass order” was issued over the post, and Dallas responded: “Yes, it was.”
Via The Blaze:
A Nashville, Tenn., man claims he was kicked out of a cab over the weekend after the driver found out that he is a U.S. soldier.
Allen Pendley has been a member of the U.S. Army National Guard for the past six years; he’s also a full-time student. When he took a bus trip from Clarksville to Nashville after a weekend of military training, he began looking for a cab ride home on Sunday.
But before Pendley, who was dressed in uniform, had the chance to flag a taxi, he claims a Yellow Cab driver pulled up and asked if he needed a ride.
The soldier claims he got in the car and that the driver quickly began asking questions — and that’s when the situation allegedly took a turn.
“He asked me — he said, ‘Are you in the military?’ I said, ‘Yes sir I am.’ And then it got real quiet,” Pendley told WTVF-TV. ”Then when he pulled over he said get out of the cab.”
After the driver dropped him off, the stunned soldier said he had to find another cab to take him home. Pendley, who served in Iraq in 2009 and 2010, said that he was stunned to be treated so poorly.
I'm not a big supporter of lawsuits, but in both of these cases something needs to be done to make sure people like the cab driver, the police officer, school, cannot discriminate against individuals simply because they are military.
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