King County, Washington state set a goal of releasing 600 prisoners from jail, in response to the Coronavirus scare. The County also implemented a policy of stopping bookings for most misdemeanor charges. Crimes that won’t be booked include shoplifting, property damage under $750, animal abuse, obstructing a law enforcement officer, trespassing, and vehicle prowling. While police will not act against these crimes, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best told citizens that efforts to deal with the pandemic included vigilance against “hate crimes”. Don’t call the police for protection against prowling or theft, but be sure call if you see “hate”. -GEG
Seattle’s police chief took to Twitter to warn residents of the spread of the coronavirus while also informing them that they should call 911 if they witness “racist name calling.”
“Washington State is no place for hate. In a show of solidarity, @LoriMatsukawa joined me to remind everyone that hate has no place in our community,” a post on Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best’s Twitter account read Monday. “Report hate, including racist name calling, to 911. We are here to help, and will respond to investigate. #WeGotThisSeattle.”
Lori Matsukawa is a former local news personality who joined Best’s campaign to crack down on racism during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Reason.
“Hate crimes have no place in our community,” Matsukawa said. “We are all trying to deal with the COVID-19 public health crisis together. If you are a victim of a hate crime or hate-based harassment, please call 911.”
President Trump was criticized by many of his political opponents for pointing out the coronavirus originated in China. A CNN headline from late February, for example, reads, “What’s spreading faster than coronavirus in the US? Racist assaults and ignorant attacks against Asians.”
The FBI issued a warning against potential hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
A statement from AAPS warned that COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths have increased despite half of the US population taking COVID vaccines; long-term effects are unknown and may cause autoimmune disorders, antibody-enhanced disease, infertility, cancer, or birth defects.
NSW proposed imposing fines of $20,000 on anti-lockdown protest organizers, $5,500 against protest attendees, and $11,000 fines against people sharing information on social media about illegal rallies. More than 15,000 calls had been received from people snitching on others for attending “illegal” protests.
NHS nurses told a high risk expectant mother that they will give the baby the COVID PCR test once the baby is born, that the baby isn’t “the mothers property” after it comes out of the abdomen, and that the social services safeguarding team will be notified of the parents’ refusal.
President Obrador said that pharmaceutical firms seemed to be focused more on making profits than on ensuring medical necessity as they rake in record sales from Covid-19 vaccines. He is also skeptical of additional booster jabs.
Out of 469 cases of Covid-19 that broke out in the resort town of Cape Cod, 74% of cases occurred in “fully vaccinated persons.” The study appears to negate the narrative that unvaccinated people are responsible for the uptick in new Covid cases.
Figures show only 44% of the 780 patients tested positive at the time of admission, while the rest were eventually diagnosed with Covid through required routine testing. The data suggests that the majority of patients were admitted for other reasons, but were counted as Covid hospitalizations, and inflated the numbers.
MP Graham Brady criticized his own government’s use of fear. He compared the people’s dependence on the tyrannical government to Stockholm Syndrome and said that the greater the control to which people are subjected, the greater the dependence they develop.
Dr. Samantha Bailey explained the dubious origin of the so-called Wuhan “virus” and said that it started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China when a cluster of 41 patients who had pneumonia were hospitalized and six died.
Republican Representatives Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Louie Gohmert are trying to help dozens of Capitol protesters who are being detained in prison and reportedly abused and tortured. None of the detainees were violent, none had firearms, and none have been charged with insurrection.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill making masks optional in schools after two mothers, Kimberly Reicks and Emily Peterson, became activists against mandatory masks for children in schools. The law also prevents businesses from requiring consumers to wear masks.
Republican Representative Thomas Massie tweeted: “Might as well come into my office and arrest my entire staff. We are not wearing masks. I support the Capitol Hill Police, but the Chief of Police made a mistake here. The physician and the chief of police don’t have this authority.”
A new state law that requires health officials to consult with legislative bodies before taking any action and giving those bodies veto power over some orders. A battle is raging as Page says that his mandate is still valid. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, has filed suit challenging the order.
Peggy Hall said that the DOJ)’s announcement that it is legal for private companies and public agencies to require employees to take vaccines is false. She explained that the DOJ does not have power to mandate vaccines because it is part of the executive branch, and is not the legislature of a court.
The CDC reports the inflated rate of hospitalization for any patient who tests positive for the virus. For example, an asymptomatic child who tests positive after being injured in a bicycle accident could counted as a COVID case. The CDC doesn’t distinguish whether a child is hospitalized for Covid or with Covid.
Rappoport pointed out that more unvaccinated people are are being diagnosed with COVID because they are more likely to get a test than vaccinated people. Also, the test protocol has been altered for vaccinated people to make the tests less sensitive, and therefore, producing fewer false positive results.
A federal appeals court ruled that the CDC exceeded its authority by temporarily halting evictions amid the pandemic. The moratorium is set to expire at the end of July. Landlords argue that the moratorium amounts to unlawful government overreach that costs property owners $13 billion each month.
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing for all state workers and some health care employees. Newsom compared unvaccinated people to drunk drivers who put others’ lives at risk.
The Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to require its health care workers receive the COVID vaccine. Joe Biden said his administration was considering requiring all federal workers to get vaccinated.
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Florida: Eugenior Joseph was wearing his pro-Trump MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat when he went with his girlfriend’s family to the Cheesecake Factory Restaurant at the Dadeland Mall to celebrate Mother’s Day. He is suing the restaurant because employees confronted him, used a racial slur against him, and threatened to hit him in the head hard enough to knock off his hat. The restaurant announced that two of its employees have been suspended.
When the trial date was postponed, no one extended the date of the protective order so, Rodriguez was exposed well in advance of the trial. Law enforcement has placed the blame for Rodriguez’s murder squarely at the feet of Democratic lawmakers who passed the new law.
Here’s a switch: Boyle Heights, a Hispanic section of East Los Angeles, is fighting against the influx of Caucasians. Defend Boyle Heights, an activist group made up of people of mostly Mexican descent, are angry at being ‘displaced’ by white “invaders” and want them expelled by any means necessary instead of welcoming ‘diversity’ and ‘cultural enrichment.’