Facemasks and Rising Crime in the US

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Unintended Consequences: Facemasks and Rising Crime in the US
By Timothy Alexander Guzman
Global Research, July 13, 2020
Region: USA

Unintended Consequences: Facemasks and Rising Crime in the US

The recommended use of facemasks has been a controversial issue in the US and other countries around the world in whether they keep you safe or not. Scientific evidence suggests that facemasks are useless against viruses as Dr. Russell Blaylock who published an important article in early May ‘Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy’ on what facemasks can do to your health:

Researchers found that about a third of the workers developed headaches with use of the mask, most had preexisting headaches that were worsened by the mask wearing, and 60% required pain medications for relief. As to the cause of the headaches, while straps and pressure from the mask could be causative, the bulk of the evidence points toward hypoxia and/or hypercapnia as the cause. That is, a reduction in blood oxygenation (hypoxia) or an elevation in blood C02 (hypercapnia

Another point that Dr. Blaylock made is the following:

It is known that the N95 mask, if worn for hours, can reduce blood oxygenation as much as 20%, which can lead to a loss of consciousness, as happened to the hapless fellow driving around alone in his car wearing an N95 mask, causing him to pass out, and to crash his car and sustain injuries. I am sure that we have several cases of elderly individuals or any person with poor lung function passing out, hitting their head. This, of course, can lead to death.

A more recent study involving 159 healthcare workers aged 21 to 35 years of age found that 81% developed headaches from wearing a face mask. Some had pre-existing headaches that were precipitated by the masks. All felt like the headaches affected their work performance. Unfortunately, no one is telling the frail elderly and those with lung diseases, such as COPD, emphysema or pulmonary fibrosis, of these dangers when wearing a facial mask of any kind—which can cause a severe worsening of lung function. This also includes lung cancer patients and people having had lung surgery, especially with partial resection or even the removal of a whole lung

What Dr. Blaylock found is absolutely disturbing. With that said, there is another major problem that does not have anything to do with health, unless of course you get shot or stabbed, is an increase in crime across the U.S. mainland which is becoming more out of control due to the use of facemasks which makes it that much more easier to commit a crime and get away with it. A report that was published in Newsweek magazine last May sheds light on what police officials are concerned about when it came to wearing facemasks in public ‘Increase in Criminal Use of Coronavirus Face Masks to Blend in While Committing Crimes, Police Warn’ about the rise of crime since facemasks were recommended by the CDC and other health agencies including the NIH and the WHO, “an increase in the use of surgical masks amid the novel coronavirus health crisis is proving to be a unique challenge for law enforcement nationwide.” That is now what police departments across the US are now facing.
Fashion Fetishism, Surgical Masks and Coronavirus

The CDC and the WHO had recommended the use of facemasks to limit and prevent others from getting the coronavirus has not only made breathing harder for those who comply, it has made “life difficult for police tasked with identifying and apprehending crooks” warning that “criminals are taking advantage of the situation to blend in with the public.” And indeed they have, “Police say investigations involving the cheap and now-common item have spiked in recent weeks, popping up in armed robberies across the country.” The CDC has advised the public to wear facemasks if social distancing cannot to achieved “especially in grocery stores and pharmacies.” Newsweek mentioned Richard Bell, A police chief from Frackville, Pennsylvania who “told the Associated Press that he is aware of seven robberies in his own region in which every suspect was masked” and described “the virus outbreak as being a “perfect opportunity” for criminals.” FBI Special Agent Lisa MacNamara also weighed in on the facemask issue said that “In the past if you did a search warrant and you found surgical masks, that would be highly indicative of something [suspicious]. Now everybody has masks or latex gloves.” In a side note, I happen to find people who wear latex gloves or dish washing gloves (which I saw a couple of people wearing in NYC), goggles and visors along with their surgical facemasks, hilarious, I guess it gives people a false sense of security. MacNamara indicated that “several such crimes and reported a surge in the wearing of latex gloves has also resulted in fewer fingerprints left at crime scenes.” The New York Times began reporting such crimes as early as March ‘Coronavirus Bandits? 2 Armed Men in Surgical Masks Rob Racetrack’described what happened at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, N.Y.:

Three workers at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens were transporting hundreds of thousands in dollars in cash on Saturday night when they were accosted by two gunmen, the police said. The thieves made off with more than $200,000, aided in part by surgical masks they wore to conceal their identities

The NY Times also reported what happened in Chicago and in Atlanta, Georgia:

In January in Chicago, a local television news truck recorded a group of teenagers wearing surgical masks as they fled a smash-and-grab robbery of a Gucci store on Magnificent Mile. And last month, Georgia authorities said they were looking for a man who wore a surgical mask during robberies of six banks in the suburbs north of Atlanta

The use of facemasks led by the CDC and the World Health Organization has not only created a hazard for your personal health, it has made supermarkets, stores and average people more susceptible to violent crimes. With the US economy in freefall collapse with high-unemployment rates and poverty levels increasing by the day along with many businesses both small and large going bankrupt will contribute to an increase in crime not seen since the 1970′s. There is also the problem with billionaire backed movements such as Black Lives Matter who are making demands that the police should be defunded is a call for disaster especially in Democrat-run states where obtaining legal fire arms can be difficult for most businesses and law-abiding citizens to protect themselves, so at the end of the day, facemasks make it easier for criminals to win.

People who live in towns and cities across the US should thank the “experts” who lie about almost everything when it comes to Covid-19 like Dr. Anthony Fauci when they start to see a rise in violent crime including armed robberies and murder which will be far more dangerous than Covid-19 except of course if you are elderly and got serious underlying health issues.

The rise in crime is the product of decisions made by corrupt governmental officials who are bankrolled by major pharmaceutical corporations, bankers and billionaires who have specific interests to control and at the same time, profit from the people throughout the world with a tyrannical medical system in place. However, there is another angle we can look at. With an already militarized police state and a growing medical tyranny on the way with the potential to face a crime wave will force people to beg the government to protect them from the same criminals they opened the door to while the government continues to take away their freedoms. Either way, it seems that the US government and the criminals are winning and the citizens are losing the battle for the basic freedoms they once had.

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Timothy Alexander Guzman writes on his blog site, Silent Crow News, where this article was originally published. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.

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A far-left subreddit known for attracting posts encouraging acts of political violence has posted a guide to locating individuals who donated to President Trump.

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ALLUM BOKHARI4 Sep 2019

Far-Left Reddit Community Posts Guide to Locating Trump Donors
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/09/04/far-left-reddit-community-posts-guide-to-locating-trump-donors/

A far-left subreddit known for attracting posts encouraging acts of political violence has posted a guide to locating individuals who donated to President Trump.

Subreddits are user-created communities that operate along similar lines to Facebook groups. This particular subreddit, started by far-left users and named “Fuckthealtright,” has a history of attracting violent threats.

In August, Breitbart News reported on a compilation of violent threats from left-wing Reddit users, in which the subreddit featured prominently. Until recently, the subreddit’s homepage featured a banner encouraging users to “bash the fash” — a call to physically attack alleged “fascists.”

Moderators of the subreddit have now pinned a guide to locating Trump donors on the subreddit’s front page, ensuring that any visitors to “Fuckthealtright” will see the post. The guide uses public FEC data to expose the personal addresses and occupations of Trump donors.

Now a subreddit known for attracting violent threats against Trump supporters also hosts a guide to locating Trump supporters. Here are some of the posts that have previously appeared on “Fuckthealtright”:

“63 million people voted for a traitor. Those who aid and abet traitors are also traitors. The penalty for treason is death.” (This post attracted 61 “upvotes,” meaning 61 other Reddit users approved of it)
“Luckily, gun girl is totally dispensable and non-essential too. Let’s get rid of them both.” (A reference to second amendment activist Kaitlin Bennett)
“OFF THE PIGS”
“All conservatives and republicans are terrorists or sympathizers, or at the very, very least they’re allowing the shit to happen, and should all be imprisoned. Complicity is almost as bad as the act itself. Broad brush strokes? Sure.. But it’s no different than what they, and they’re little good ol bo[y] government, is doing. Eliminate them all, and you eliminate the worlds problems. Take them out of society, and you have a civilized world.”
Breitbart News has reached out to Reddit for comment.

Are you a corporate or Big Tech insider who wants to confidentially reveal wrongdoing or political bias at your company? Reach out to Allum Bokhari at his secure email address allumbokhari@protonmail.com.

Gilroy Shooting Suspect Santino William Legan Too Young to Buy Rifle in CA

Gilroy Shooting Suspect Santino William Legan Too Young to Buy Rifle in CA
AWR HAWKINS29 Jul 20192,
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Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting suspect Santino William Legan was too young to legally buy a rifle in California.

CNN reported Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee identifying Legan as the shooting suspect, noting that he was 19-years-old. He allegedly used an “assault style rifle” and fired at random.

On July 29, the Guardian reported that the suspect, now identified as Legan, entered the Garlic Festival through a hole in the fence in order to avoid security, which included metal detectors. The festival was an otherwise self-declared gun-free zone.

Legan allegedly shot and killed three people and wounded at least 12 others before being killed by police. ABC News reported that Gilroy Chief Smithee indicated officers engaged the suspect “within a minute of the shooting and killed him.”

On September 29, 2018, USA Today reported that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation to raise the legal age for a long gun purchase to 21 years. That new age restriction went into effect January 1, 2019.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

After clearance pull, Democrats rush to back Brennan – who spied on them


Former CIA Director John Brennan © Gray Cameron / Reuters
After clearance pull, Democrats rush to back Brennan – who spied on them
Published time: 16 Aug, 2018 00:25
Edited time: 16 Aug, 2018 12:44
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Democrats have been vocal in condemning US President Donald Trump for revoking former CIA chief John Brennan’s security clearance, forgetting that time he spied on a Democrat-run Senate committee in the name of #Resistance.

On Wednesday, Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance, which had allowed the ex-spymaster to continue to access classified documents since he resigned last January.

READ MORE: Trump revokes clearance of former CIA chief Brennan

The White House said that Brennan used his security clearance to “sow division and chaos,” and lend a sheen of credibility to his public criticisms of the president. The White House looked into revoking Brennan’s clearance after he accused Trump of “treason” for meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month.

Straight away, Democrats jumped in to defend Brennan’s character and to blast Trump for pulling his clearance. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said that “In adding John Brennan to his enemies list, Trump demonstrates again how deeply insecure and vindictive he is.”

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Virginia) called the revocation “the weak, paranoid, authoritarian behavior of a dictator.”

In adding John Brennan to his enemies list, Trump demonstrates again how deeply insecure and vindictive he is — two character flaws dangerous in any President.

An enemies list is ugly, undemocratic and un-American. I also believe this action to silence a critic is unlawful. https://t.co/bfOhThIWfq
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) August 15, 2018

A flimsy excuse to set a terrible precedent.

Trump is clearly punishing @JohnBrennan for criticizing him, cracking down on a dissent and retaliating against a private citizen’s free speech.

The President has adopted the weak, paranoid, authoritarian behavior of a dictator. https://t.co/c04RuFjihx
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) August 15, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden called Trump’s act “unbecoming of a President,” and warned that it would only embolden Brennan in his public crusade against Trump.

In the time I have known him, John Brennan has never been afraid to speak up and give it to you straight. Revoking his security clearance is an act unbecoming of a President. If you think it will silence John, then you just don’t know the man.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 15, 2018

Biden’s words were echoed by former ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, who said that clearance or not, Brennan “will now be just as vigorous & vigilant in defending American values.”

I had the privilege of working with @JohnBrennan at the White House. I have never met anyone more dedicated to defending our national security than John. He will now be just as vigorous & vigilant in defending American values, including free speech, without a sec clearance.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 15, 2018

Brennan’s thesaurus-heavy Tweets and self-righteous grandstanding have made him a hero to the anti-Trump #resistance. However, while Democrats are falling over themselves to pat the former career spy on the back, there was a time when Brennan spied on Democratic lawmakers compiling a report into his agency’s use of torture tactics – and got away with it.

In 2014, as the Senate Intelligence Committee was compiling a lengthy report into the CIA’s use of ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ at its secret prisons, chair Dianne Feinstein (D-California) accused Brennan’s agency of secretly monitoring the committee’s computers and removing sensitive documents.

After initially denying any wrongdoing and rejecting Feinstein’s “spurious allegations,” Brennan quietly apologized to lawmakers after an internal review proved the senator right.

Despite being caught red-handed spying on his overseers, the Obama administration Department of Justice declined to press charges against Brennan, and he remained in charge of the CIA.

You spied on Congress and lied about it under oath. https://t.co/Go5goGwrff
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 15, 2018

The real John Brennan. pic.twitter.com/vpSh0eBwgw
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) August 15, 2018

Just as Democrats seem eager to forgive past wrongs in the name of anti-Trump resistance, the President’s supporters on the right were quick to remember Brennan’s shady practices and praise Trump’s decision to revoke his clearance.

The media is straight up losing their minds that John Brennan lost his clearance

I wonder who their “senior national security source” was…
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 15, 2018

Judicial Watch President @TomFitton: Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s unhinged attacks on President @realDonaldTrump help explain the Obama administration’s spying abuses targeting then-candidate & now-President Trump.

Learn more here: https://t.co/UXqvkcVdr6pic.twitter.com/Y6SAofe5XO
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) August 15, 2018

Libertarian-minded Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who first proposed pulling Brennan’s clearance, cheered Trump’s decision on Wednesday, and took the opportunity to remind voters that he opposed Brennan’s stewardship of the CIA from the get-go.

I applaud President Trump for his revoking of John Brennan’s security clearance. I urged the President to do this. Read more here: https://t.co/SAQNTJ1UAn
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 15, 2018

True to form, Brennan himself responded to Trump in a verbose tweet, stating that “my principles are worth far more than clearances,” and vowing to keep up the #resistance.

According to William Binney, a former National Security Agency technical director and NSA whistleblower, Trump should have revoked Brennan’s clearance “a long time ago.” Binney told RT: “The president is doing the right thing revoking the clearances of people who aren’t contributing anything.”
‘Monetized security clearance’

The White House has also mulled revoking security clearances for a host of other former intelligence personnel, including former CIA Director Michael Hayden, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former FBI Director James Comey.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in July that they had “politicized, and in some cases monetized, their public service and security clearances.” Since leaving their positions, all have become household names for their public opposition to Trump. Brennan now works for NBC News as a “senior national security and intelligence analyst,” Clapper found a new home at CNN, and Comey penned a book thrashing the Trump administration and comparing Trump himself to a “mob boss.”

Hayden told CNN viewers on Wednesday that Trump’s decision to revoke Brennan’s clearance was “threatening to the rest of us” and amounted to an attempt to silence dissent.

Former Hillary Clinton aide Philippe Reines was more blunt, calling Trump a “vindictive little bitch.”

trump just revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance.

What a vindictive little bitch.
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) August 15, 2018

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Alerts: Biological Hazards

2015-06-25 03:45:52 – Biological Hazard – USA

EDIS Code: BH-20150625-48822-USA
Date&Time: 2015-06-25 03:45:52 [UTC]
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
State/Prov.: State of New Mexico,
Location: East Mountain,
City: Tramway

Description:
Two confirmed cases of tularemia in dogs in the East Mountains have the Albuquerque Environmental Health Department issuing a warning to residents east of Tramway. “It is a bacteria that causes disease in rodents, rabbits, dogs and cats,” said Albuquerque Environmental Health Manager Dr. Paul Smith. It’s very similar to the plague, and on top of that, the plague is also a concern in the East Mountains as well and is transmitted through fleas. Recent rains and heat are the culprits. “So there’s a lot more food and shelter for those rodents’ increasing populations, increasing incidents of disease as well,” said Smith. Here’s how the plague and tularemia can go from all those rodents to you. Free-roaming pets hunting or eating infected rodents can contract the disease and bring it directly into your home. It’ll make your pet and you extremely ill very suddenly. “You’re almost completely incapacitated with the high fever, muscle aches and pains that go along with that,” said Dr. Smith. Dr. Paul Smith recommends some simple steps to reduce your risk of contracting disease. Keep your pets from roaming freely and hunting rodents. Clean up your yard near your house, especially areas where rodents could live, such as wood and brush piles, junk and abandoned vehicles. Also, do not handle sick or dead wildlife – they could be infected. Avoid mowing over dead animals because this could potentially aerosolize the bacteria. If you or your pet become infected, get medical help immediately. “Both diseases can be life-threatening if they are left untreated,” said Dr. Smith.

The name of Hazard: Tularemia (dogs)
Species: Animal
Status: Confirmed

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2015-06-25 03:43:21 – Biological Hazard – USA

EDIS Code: BH-20150625-48821-USA
Date&Time: 2015-06-25 03:43:21 [UTC]
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
State/Prov.: State of North Carolina,
Location: Coastal region,
City: Surf City
Number of injured people: 1


Description:
An 8-year-old boy was attacked by a shark on Wednesday in Surf City, North Carolina. He suffered minor leg and foot injuries from what appeared to be a small bite and was taken to the hospital by his parents, the Surf City Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE. Not even two weeks ago, 12-year-old Kiersten Yow and 16-year-old Hunter Treschl were attacked by sharks in Oak Island, North Carolina, within 90 minutes of each other. The Oak Island incident happened about 60 miles away from today’s attack. Yow, who lost her arm below her elbow, is improving with each day at the hospital. Treschl has since been released from the hospital after he lost his arm below the shoulder. Shark expert Larry Cahoon told PEOPLE that despite the recent shark attacks, beachgoers shouldn’t avoid the ocean. “You have a higher chance of getting into a car accident driving to the beach than you do getting attacked by a shark when you get there,” Cahoon, professor of biology and marine biology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, says. “The fact is that sharks have millions of contact hours with humans on beaches every year, yet attacks are really rare. Just be smart.” “Sharks are frightened of us,” he adds. “They normally will only attack us if they mistake us for their typical prey, like skate and rays.” But when they do attack, just swim back to shore as fast as you can, he advises. “People say to swim slowly back to shore, but what is that going to do? Swim to shore as fast as you can – a shark that means to eat you will keep coming. You need to call for help. People who survive all but the least damaging shark attacks got immediate help from others,” he says. “Basically, don’t swim alone in shark waters.” And when it comes to fending off a shark, Cahoon says punching it in the nose, gills or eyes won’t do much good. “A 10-foot bull shark will weigh close to 500 pounds and is essentially all muscle. What chance would anyone have?” says Cahoon. “You won’t be thinking rationally even if you have the opportunity to punch it, so just focus on getting back to land.”

The name of Hazard: Shark attack (non-fatal)