Two Arizona Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order

Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster and Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb have said they will not make arrests or fine people who do not comply with Governor Doug Ducey’s lockdown order, asserting that it would be a violation of their oath and the Constitution. There have been 360 COVID-19 deaths in Arizona that has a population of more than seven-million people and, typically, most of those deaths were among the elderly or those who already were weak from other illnesses. -GEG

Two Arizona sheriffs are refusing to enforce Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order as the state continues to deal with the coronavirus.

Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster and Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb both said they aren’t going to hand out fines, citations or arrest people who disobey the governor’s mandate that has been extended through May 15.

Mohave County is in northwestern Arizona with Pinal County located south of Phoenix. Of Arizona’s 15 counties, the state’s two most populous — Maricopa and Pima — have the most COVID-19 cases by far.

“I’m not going to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens,” Schuster told Phoenix TV station KTVK. “As a sheriff, I cannot in good conscience issue citations or arrest people for not social distancing.”

“It’s unfortunate that we’re here but I need to make a stand for the people and for freedom,” Lamb said. “I don’t want to cite, fine or arrest fine people.”

Ducey already has laid out consequences for violating his stay-at-home order: a $2,500 fine and up to six months in jail.
But Schuster and Lamb said they will not enforce the mandate.
The two sheriffs said they’re not encouraging people to break the governor’s order but feel compelled to uphold the Constitution.

“We recognize the sacrifices people have made throughout this health emergency,” a statement from the Governor’s Office said. “We know many Arizonans are feeling economic pain and we’re doing everything we can to alleviate that while ensuring health and safety.”

Meanwhile, state health officials said Sunday that Arizona now has 8,640 coronavirus cases and 362 known deaths, an increase of 276 cases and 14 deaths since Saturday’s released figures.

The Arizona Department of Health Services said more than 76% of the people who have died of coronavirus were ages 65 and older.

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US Embassy Says US Will Back Israeli Annexation of West Bank Without a Palestinian State

A top official at the US Embassy in Jerusalem said, “As we have made consistently clear, we are prepared to recognize Israeli actions to extend Israeli sovereignty and the application of Israeli law to areas of the West Bank that the [Trump peace plan] foresees as being part of the State of Israel.” The statement made clear that “Israeli actions” will be validated by the Trump administration without recognition of a Palestinian state. -GEG

The recently established US Embassy in Jerusalem (moved from Tel Aviv last year as part of Trump’s plan) has confirmed that the world will soon see the most controversial element of Trump’s peace plan put into effect: Israeli annexation over broad swathes of the West Bank, particularly the Jordan Valley.

“As we have made consistently clear, we are prepared to recognize Israeli actions to extend Israeli sovereignty and the application of Israeli law to areas of the West Bank that the [Trump peace plan] foresees as being part of the State of Israel,” a top US Embassy official told the Times of Israel on Friday.

The statement made clear that “Israeli actions” will be validated with or without recognition of a Palestinian state, something which on paper at least Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ offered.

Though the deal offers statehood, the Palestinians have rejected the US-Israeli brokered Trump peace plan from the start, given they simply had no involvement or were not fundamentally consulted.

Ultimately such a brazen annexation, which as we noted before PM Netanyahu said will take place as early as within two months, or likely early summer, will essentially end the path to statehood.

But maybe this was the whole point to begin with: design and orchestrate a ‘peace plan’ which ultimately preempts any real path to statehood all while charging the Palestinian side with not being on board, or as has been heard many times before: the Israelis can claim “we don’t have a partner for peace”.

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Pro-Life Investigators Ordered to Pay $1.5M in Planned Parenthood Baby-Parts Case

A jury found the Center for Medical Progress and its undercover investigators guilty of multiple crimes, including violating a federal anti-racketeering law, wiretapping, and engaging in civil conspiracy. These charges were based on the fact that the group videotaped high-ranking Planned Parenthood officials as they haggled over prices of aborted baby parts and discussed how to change abortion procedures to obtain more intact organs. CMP was ordered to pay Planned Parenthood $1.5 million plus attorney fees, which likely will add millions more to what they owe. -GEG

A judge in San Francisco has ruled that the pro-life defendants in the Planned Parenthood Federation of America v. Center for Medical Progress case – popularly known as the “baby body parts case” – must pay Planned Parenthood over $1.5 million, not including attorney fees which will likely add millions more to what they owe the abortion-committing behemoth.

In November, after the six-week courtroom drama presided over by United States District Judge William H. Orrick concluded, a jury took less than two days to find the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and its undercover investigators guilty of multiple crimes, including violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, wiretapping, and engaging in civil conspiracy.

The roster of those found liable reads like a who’s who of pro-life all stars: Troy Newman, longtime pro-life activist and president of Operation Rescue; David Daleiden, project lead of CMP who became the face of the investigation; Sandra Merritt; Albin Rhomberg; and Gerardo Adrian Lopez. Each has been found “joint and severally liable” for the $1,555,084 judgment.

“It is no longer in dispute that Planned Parenthood sold aborted baby parts for profit and that our video evidence was authentic. They admitted it during our trial,” Newman said in a just-released statement. Newman served as a founding board member of CMP during the undercover investigation.

“I believe when the full truth is finally told – and it wasn’t at our trial – we will all be exonerated, and it will be Planned Parenthood that will be held liable for their crimes in a court of law,” said Newman. “I look forward to that day.”

In 2015, CMP released videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s apparently illegal trade in aborted baby body parts after a 30-month undercover operation.

The groundbreaking videos showed top-level Planned Parenthood executives haggling over prices of aborted baby body parts and discussing how to change abortion procedures to obtain more intact organs. The videos sparked public outrage, congressional and senate hearings, and an ongoing Department of Justice criminal investigation into Planned Parenthood.

The lawsuit pitted “those who practice, advocate for, and profit from unthinkably cruel and barbaric acts on the tiniest of humans against a few individuals who had the tenacity, courage, resourcefulness, and faith to walk into the heart of darkness to expose trafficking in the brains, hearts, livers, lungs, and limbs of pre-born babies,” said LifeSiteNews’ Lianne Laurence, who travelled to San Francisco last fall to cover the civil trial.

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Canada Bans Semi-Automatic Guns, Effective Immediately

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the immediate ban of 1,500 models of semi-automatic guns after Nova Scotia shootings on April 18, 2020. “Effective immediately, it is no longer permitted to buy, sell, transport, import or use military-grade assault weapons in this country.” Gabriel Wortman was reported to have been armed with two semi-automatic rifles and several semi-automatic pistols.

The new ban would not have stopped Wortman from obtaining his weapons, because the guns were obtained illegally in Canada and the United States. A conservative critic noted, “Taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens does nothing to stop criminals who obtain their guns illegally.”

Canada has banned assault-style weapons following the murder of 22 people in the worst mass shooting in the country’s history, Justin Trudeau announced on Friday.

“These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada,” said the prime minister. “Effective immediately, it is no longer permitted to buy, sell, transport, import or use military-grade assault weapons in this country.”

After the Nova Scotia shooting last week, Trudeau said his government intended “strengthen gun control” to fulfil a campaign promise to restrict certain weapons – a plan that had initially been derailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Tuesday that the Nova Scotia gunman, Gabriel Wortman, had been armed with two semi-automatic rifles and several semi-automatic pistols.

Supt Darren Campbell said that one of the guns could be described “military-style assault rifle”.

The new ban would probably not have stopped Wortman from obtaining his weapons: he did not have a license to possess or purchase firearms, and police have said they believe the guns were obtained illegally in Canada and the United States.

The prime minister announced a two-year “amnesty period” to allow gun owners to comply with the law. The ban covers 1,500 models and variants of firearms.

Canada has one of the highest per capita gun ownership rates in the world, at an estimated 34.7 firearms per 100 people, according to the Small Arms Survey in 2018. The country still trails far behind the US, which has close to 120 guns per 100 people.

While Trudeau promised in 2015 that a Liberal government would make it more difficult for gun owners to acquire certain types of firearms, it wasn’t until the most recent election campaign that the prime minister promised a full ban on “military-style assault weapons” if re-elected.

“As long as Canadians are losing their loved ones to gun violence, not enough has changed,” Trudeau said in September. “We know you do not need a military-grade assault weapon, one designed to kill the largest amount of people in the shortest amount of time, to take down a deer.”

At present, the Firearms Act does not make a distinction between “military-style” weapons and other type of long guns – meaning the government would also need to add amend the law.

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Additional source:

https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter/news/canadia-bans-1-500-models-of-semi-automatic-guns-effective-immediately-zCn91rnq00qI1EysmaRQMw




Canada: Man on a Rampage Shoots People and Burns Homes, Kills 22 Victims

Nova Scotia: Gabriel Wortman, 51, the owner of a successful denture practice, lived part time in the town of Portapique, a community of about 100 people, where he reportedly killed 22 people by shooting 13 of them, and also setting fire to homes, killing an addition 9 victims. The murder spree happened across 16 crime scenes in five rural communities over April 18 and 19. Wortman was disguised as a policeman and was driving a replica patrol car. He began by assaulting his long-time partner, and then killed more than a dozen of his neighbors, drove to the homes of acquaintances and killed them, and he also took lives at random. So far there is no report on the motive or if the killer was on anti-depressant drugs, as so many other shooters have been. -GEG

A gunman disguised as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer murdered at least 16 people during a 12-hour rampage that stretched over 22 miles, according to police.

Gabriel Wortman, a 51-year-old denturist, used a “mock-up” of a Mountie patrol vehicle as he moved from home to home throughout the rural communities he attacked, NBC News reported.

Among the victims was RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson, who was killed while responding to the active shooter incident, Nova Scotia RCMP Commanding Officer Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman said in a press release on Sunday evening.

A second RCMP officer is hospitalized with non-life threatening injures, Commissioner Bergerman added.

The gunman’s rampage began at a residence in Portapique at approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday night, BBC reported.

 

The RCMP responded to the home after receiving multiple reports about gunfire, and found “several casualties” outside and inside the home, police said.

The suspect, who was wearing a RCMP uniform, fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

The RCMP sent out a tweet at 11:30 p.m. on April 18, notifying residents that they were investigating a gun call in the area and to lock themselves inside, BBC reported.

The community was already on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Associated Press.

As additional officers raced to the area, fires began breaking out at multiple homes in the community, BBC reported.

According to local residents, Wortman first set his own home and outbuildings ablaze, then began shooting people when they ran outside.

Fires were also ignited at multiple homes in another community approximately 25 miles away, police said.

As the manhunt continued into Sunday, the RCMP sent out a tweet describing the gunman’s lookalike patrol vehicle, BBC reported.

 

“There’s one difference between his car and our Royal Canadian Mounted Police vehicles: the car # [registration plate]. The suspect’s car is 28B11, behind rear passenger window. If you see 28B11, call 911 immediately,” the alert read.

At one point, Wortman ditched the mock-up patrol car and took off in a small, silver Chevrolet SUV, according to investigators.

Police said that the initial shootings appeared to be targeted attacks, but that the murders became random as the gunman continued his rampage through Nova Scotia, The New York Times reported.

The active shooter was ultimately located after about 12 hours at a gas station in Enfield, which is located 22 miles away from where the rampage began.

Wortman was pronounced dead after an exchange of gunfire with responding officers, but the RCMP did not specify how the gunman died, NBC News reported.

At least 16 people were killed during what has been described as the worst mass shooting in Canada’s modern history, according to BBC News.

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Additional sources:

Nova Scotia shooting: A detailed timeline of how the rampage unfolded

Nova Scotia gunman was involved in several disputes before shooting, RCMP says




So. California Releases 7 High-Risk Sex Offenders, One Re-Arrested 4 Days Later

A high-risk sex offender, Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno, was released from jail on April 13 as part of California’s effort to empty correctional facilities, ostensibly to stop the spread of COVID-19, and he was was re-arrested just four days later after he committed another deviant crime. The convicted sex criminal’s history includes breaking into a home and exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl, masturbating in front of a female employee at a law office, and forcing a disabled person at a restaurant to perform oral sex on him. Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said that he was forced to release 45% of the inmates in the Orange County Jail in April, including seven registered sex offenders, but said that there was no reason to set criminals free as the jails was not overcrowded and social distancing and quarantine guidelines are being followed. Court Commissioner Joseph Dane is responsible for releasing dangerous criminals into the public, according to Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer, who was so concerned about the high-risk level of some of the released inmates that he sent out an alert into the community to warn people about seven specific sex offenders who were likely to re-offend. -GEG

Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno was arrested just four days after he was released from jail because of the pandemic.

Orange County, CA – A high-risk sex offender released from jail on April 13 as part of California’s effort to empty correctional facilities due to coronavirus was re-arrested just four days later after he committed another deviant crime.

Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno, 39, was arrested again on April 17 after he exposed himself at a Santa Ana parole resource center, KCAL reported.

Magdaleno had been in jail on a parole violation after he failed to charge his GPS monitor, but was released early despite a minimum 180-day sentence because of the threat of coronavirus in the state’s jails.

The convicted sex offender has a chilling criminal history that includes breaking into a home and exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl, masturbating in front of a female employee at a law office, and forcing a disabled person at a restaurant to perform oral sex on him, according to KCAL.

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said that he was forced to release 45 percent of the inmates in the Orange County Jail in April, FOX News reported.

Sheriff Barnes said his jail was not overcrowded and they are observing social distancing and quarantine guidelines, so there was no reason to release the high-risk sex offenders into the community because of the pandemic.

“These inmates were released by court order, and are not in any way connected to the measures I have taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Orange County Jail,” the sheriff said. “We have responsibly created the capacity needed in the jail to house sex offenders and other dangerous criminals. I oppose efforts that excuse criminal behavior and jeopardize the safety of our community.”

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Notice from the Orange County District Attorney:

Orange County District Attorney Issues Community Warning
Regarding Release of Registered Sex Offenders
With jail population at historic low, there is no reason to release
dangerous criminals back into our communities.

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is issuing a warning to county residents about seven high risk registered sex offenders who have been released from jail months early despite being charged with cutting off their GPS monitors or otherwise tampering with the tracking devices to render them inoperable.

Many of the registered sex offenders who were released early spent just days behind bars instead of the six months required by law for registered sex offenders who violate parole by removing or disabling GPS monitors. The sex offenders are monitored by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), which submitted the parole violations to the court.

Since April 7, 2020 seven registered sex offenders – with crimes ranging from indecent exposure and sexual battery to child molestation – have been released as a result of rulings by appointed Court Commissioner Joseph Dane.

Sheriff Don Barnes reported to the Orange County Board of Supervisors today the population in the Orange County jail system has been reduced by nearly 45% since March 7 and there is no overcrowding issue. Sheriff Barnes assured that proper steps, including social distancing, masks, and quarantining of new inmates, are in place.

It is not the Court’s responsibility to control the jail population by releasing these dangerous criminals back into our communities. The residents of Orange County deserve to have the peace of mind that registered sex offenders are being held accountable and not just let out the front door of a jail by a court commissioner who refuses to follow the law.”

As a result of these dangerous decisions to not follow the law, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office will not stipulate to appear in front of Commissioner Dane on parole violations involving registered sex offenders.

These seven registered sex offenders were released prior to the minimum 180-day sentence required by law for removing or disabling a GPS monitor.

WARNING: Do not contact, confront, or attempt to apprehend.

The purpose of the release of the information is to allow members of the public to protect themselves and their children from sex offenders. (Penal Code section 290.45 (a)(2)) Any use of this information other than for the stated purpose is unlawful. 

Last known address: Costa Mesa

Selected criminal history: sexual battery, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a peace officer, burglary and possessing a leaded cane, a deadly weapon

Four parole violations since 2019

Released 4/7/2020 after serving 20 days credit time served on a parole violation for cutting off his GPS despite 180 day minimum sentence.

Released 4/24/2020 after serving 16 days credit time served on a parole violation for failing to report to parole.

Last known address: Orange

Selected criminal history: lewd conduct in a public place, repeated convictions for failing to register as a sex offender, repeated convictions for sex offender on school grounds, possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia

Two parole violations since February 2020.                                                                                               

Released 4/9/2020 after serving 14 days credit time served on a parole violation for failing to charge GPS monitor despite 180 day minimum sentence. Ordered to report to parole. He does not report.

Last known address: Anaheim

Selected criminal history: child molestation, indecent exposure, assault, battery, criminal threats, inflicting injury on an elder adult

Five parole violations since 2017                                                                                                    

Released 4/13/2020 after serving 142 days credit time served on a parole violation for failing to charge GPS monitor despite 180 day minimum sentence. He is ordered to report to parole. He does not report.

Last known address: Santa Ana

Selected criminal history: lewd conduct in a public place 

Three parole violations since 2019                                   

Released 4/13/2020 after serving 18 days credit time served on a parole violation after failing to charge GPS monitor despite 180 day minimum sentence and ordered to report to parole.

Last known address: Mission Viejo

Selected criminal history: annoy/molest a child, criminal threats to cause great bodily injury or death, resisting a peace officer, DUI and hit and run with property damage

One parole violation.                                                             

Released 4/17/2020 after serving 10 days credit time served on a parole violation after failing to charge GPS monitor despite 180 day minimum sentence and ordered to report to parole. He does not report.

Last known address: Santa Ana

Selected criminal history: Unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, oral copulation of a person under the age of 18, great bodily injury, second striker

Six parole violations since June 2019              

Released 4/22/2020 after serving 18 days credit time served a parole violation for failing to charge GPS monitor despite 180 day minimum sentence and ordered to report to parole.

Last known address: Stanton

Selected criminal history: sexual battery, touching for sexual arousal, indecent exposure, assault on a peace officer, assault

One parole violation in 2020

Sandoval failed to charge his GPS device as required by law, and was unaccounted for one third of the time he was out of custody               

Released 4/22/2020 after serving 16 credit time served on a parole violation for failing to report to charge GPS monitor despite 180 day minimum sentence and ordered to report to parole.

 




Oregon Governor Extends Lockdown to July 6th Despite Only 104 COVID Deaths

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has extended the state’s lockdown two more months until July 6th. Oregon has had 104 deaths, some of which likely were caused by something other than COVID-19. [Obviously, there is a very dark political agenda being played out across the nation, and it has nothing to do with public health.] -GEG

Several states reopened at least partially on Friday May 1st after the six-week-long Fauci lockdown.

But Democrat-led Oregon is not one of them.
Oregon, a state with 4.14 million residents did not reopen on Friday.
In fact, the liberal state is not reopening anytime soon.

Far Left Oregon Governor Kate Brown is extending the state’s lockdown until JULY 6th!
TWO MORE MONTHS!

Oregon is ranked 40th in US coronavirus deaths. 40TH!
The state has had 104 deaths and ranks next to South Dakota, a state that NEVER shut down!

This does not make sense on any level.

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New Understanding of Viruses: They May Be Defenders, Not Attackers!

In this nine-minute video, the current theory that viruses cause illness is compared to an emerging theory of exosomes, which have the same structure and content of viruses but which are immune-system ‘good guys’. That’s because their function is to gather debris from inside cells that have been damaged by environmental and systemic toxins and carry it out of the cells where it can be removed from the body completely. Exosomes also notify other cells of this activity, which causes the entire body to mount a defense. During colder months, exosomes must purge more of these toxins than in warmer months, which may account for the seasonal nature of the flu. Exosomes look exactly like viruses and behave exactly like them as well. However, the old theory views their association with toxic particles as evidence they are bad, while the new theory views their association with toxic particles as evidence they are good. The debate is on, but there is a growing understanding among scientists that viruses and exosomes are one-in-the-same. -GEG