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‘I would want to kill myself if I was that baby’

Thousands of protesters gathered in Washington, D.C., amid the coronavirus pandemic on Saturday for the Women’s March 2020. One video from the event that is gaining attention online shows a pro-abortion protester accosting a pregnant anti-abortion demonstrator.

What happened?

According to Daily Caller reporter Matthew Miller, the pregnant demonstrator was playing the sound of her child’s heartbeat over a loudspeaker.

In response, one of the pro-abortion protesters said, “I would want to kill myself if I was that baby.” Other protesters laughed at the coarse remark.
When asked by a nearby reporter to explain herself, the Women’s March protester doubled down. “Imagine using your child for political s***. I’m saying if I was that child, I’d probably want to kill myself, yeah,” she said.

What did the pregnant woman say?

She told the reporter that she attended the protest because she wanted to show pro-abortion advocates that her unborn child is, in fact, a human being.

“To show that my daughter is a real human. Yes, she’s in my body. Yes, I’m responsible for her, but her life matters, too,” the woman said. “This march, they’re not marching for pre-born women. That’s why I’m here, and that’s why my daughter’s here, so that they can have a voice as well.”

The woman explained that protesters had been accosting her all day, telling her to “eff off,” “go home,” and “your kid should be aborted.”

“That’s disgusting, that’s not feminism,” the woman reacted. “We’re here to say, ‘Hey, we want all women to be included, whether they’re born, unborn, black, white, different opinions, different genders. We’re leaving women out.”

According to NPR, 10,000 attendees were permitted to be at Saturday’s left-wing Women March event, despite Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser prohibiting “mass gatherings of more than 50 people.”

Author: Chris Enloe

Source: The Blaze: VIDEO: Women’s March protesters verbally accost pregnant woman, allegedly tell her ‘your kid should be aborted’

‘He had nothing to do with it’

The police chief of a Pennsylvania city was reportedly fired earlier this month over his wife’s pro-Donald Trump social media post.

Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace, a Democrat, abruptly announced the retirement of Lancaster Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser on Oct. 2 — and according to the former head of the local Fraternal Order of Police, Berkihiser’s swift dismissal was punishment for his wife’s support for President Trump.

What are the details?

According to LNP, Berkihiser’s wife, Kristy Berkihiser, had recently explained on Facebook why she is supporting Trump in 2020.

Mrs. Berkihiser was reportedly responding to a friend who had volunteered at a Trump campaign event. According to that friend, Trump spoke highly of law enforcement. In response, Berkihiser wrote, “why im [sic] voting for him again. Same reason as last time… you don’t see him meeting w Jacob Blake’s family or speaking to him by phone…”

That comment was made on Sept. 27. Just five days later, Sorace announced Berkihiser’s sudden retirement at a press conference that lasted less than four minutes and did not include the police chief.

John Fiorill, the former head of the local FOP, told LNP he learned about the details of Berkihiser’s shocking retirement because the chief reached out to the union when Sorace demanded his resignation.

“The irony of this whole thing is, he didn’t make that statement,” Fiorill told the newspaper. “He knows better than to get involved in politics. It was his wife. Where does the mayor have the audacity to request his resignation based on what his wife said? He had nothing to do with it.”

What did Sorace say?

According to LNP, she praised Berkihiser’s tenure as chief:

At the Oct. 2 press conference, Sorace cited some of Berkihiser’s accomplishments, including implementing a department-wide body-camera program, improving the department’s use-of-force policy, creating a community engagement sergeant position, and hiring the city’s first police social worker.

However, she refused to comment further about Berkihiser’s career.

“As it relates to Chief Berkihiser’s retirement, I have nothing further to add beyond my comments last Friday,” Sorace said.

What did the chief say?

Berkihiser called his retirement “unexpected and unplanned” and has declined to comment further.

What is the community doing?

More than 9,000 people have signed a petition demanding Berkihiser be reinstated as Lancaster police chief.

“Please sign this petition if you believe Chief Jarrad Berkihiser was unjustly fired for political reasons in which the Mayor has a responsibility to examine her own biases. Chief Berkihiser should be reinstated as he possesses the compassion, integrity, and deep commitment to Lancaster that is needed for such a time as this,” the petition reads.

Author: Chris Enloe

Source: The Blaze: Democratic mayor fires police chief over wife’s pro-Trump Facebook post. Now the community is rallying.

‘…making poor people an awful lot poorer’

A top official at the World Health Organization is urging world leaders to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method” against the coronavirus.

What’s the background?

When COVID-19 struck the world, most countries responded by enacting strict nationwide lockdowns. The decision plunged the world economy into an immediate recession, the consequences of which are still being felt even months after most countries have lifted their strict lockdown measures.

In fact, experts estimate the pandemic, and the ensuing lockdowns, plunged around 100 million additional people into “extreme poverty.”

From the Wall Street Journal:

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown between 88 million and 114 million people into extreme poverty, according to the World Bank’s biennial estimates of global poverty. The reversal is by far the largest increase in extreme poverty going back to 1990 when the data begin, and marks an end to a streak of more than two decades of declines in the number of the extremely impoverished, which the World Bank defines as living on less than $1.90 a day, or about $700 a year.

What did the WHO official say?

Dr. David Nabarro, the WHO’s special envoy on COVID-19, told the Spectator last week that lockdowns are not the answer to COVID-19.

“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Nabarro said.

“The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted,” he added. “But by and large, we’d rather not do it.”

Nabarro pointed to the devastating economic side-effects of the lockdown as evidence for why world leaders should not enact further lockdowns.

“Just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry in the Caribbean, for example, or in the Pacific because people aren’t taking their holidays,” he explained. “Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world because their markets have got dented. Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition.”

“This is a terrible, ghastly, global catastrophe, actually,” Nabarro added. “And so we really do appeal to all world leaders: Stop using lockdown as your primary control method.”

“Develop better systems for doing it,” he continued. “Remember, lockdowns have just one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.”

Author: Chris Enloe

Source: The Blaze: Top WHO official to world leaders: ‘Stop using lockdowns’ to control COVID; ‘Terrible, ghastly, global catastrophe’

‘…indict Trump for reckless endangerment, assault’

Leftists, journalists, and media personalities were not happy that President Donald Trump briefly left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday to greet supporters outside the hospital — socially distanced, of course.

Trump has been hospitalized there since Friday after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

What did they say?

The president’s critics complained that Trump was putting lives at risk by leaving isolation. The Washington Post’s “conservative” blogger even said Trump should face criminal charges if Secret Service personnel become infected with COVID-19.

“I would hope that if any harm comes to those agents the attorney general of MD will indict Trump for reckless endangerment, assault (yes the virus he gives off count), etc.,” the Post’s Jennifer Rubin said.

“The GOP is a death cult. There is only one pro-life party and it’s not them,” Rubin later added.

The Lincoln Project, a band of Republicans who oppose Trump, claimed Trump “willing (sic) endangered innocent people in order to feed his small ego.”

Democratic strategist and talk radio host Chip Franklin called Trump “f***ing insane,” adding, “200,000+ dead and he’s putting more Secret Service at risk.”

Lynn Comella, an associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, wrote in a since-deleted tweet that Trump “is on a killing spree. What’s going on at Walter Reed? Who allowed this public health travesty?”

Feminist Liz Plank wrote at NBC that Trump’s brief exit from isolation revealed the “dangers of toxic masculinity.”

Even an attending physician at Walter Reed, Dr. James P. Phillips, lashed out at Trump.

“That Presidential SUV is not only bulletproof, but hermetically sealed against chemical attack. The risk of COVID19 transmission inside is as high as it gets outside of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding. My thoughts are with the Secret Service forced to play,” Phillips said.

Meanwhile, the White House Correspondent’s Association blasted Trump for leaving the hospital without reporters in tow.

Zeke Miller, president of the WHCA, said:

It is outrageous for the president to have left the hospital — even briefly — amid a health crisis without a protective pool present to ensure that the American people know where their president is and how he is doing. Now more than ever, the American public deserves independent coverage of the president so they can be reliably informed about his health.

What did the president’s medical team say?

According to the White House, Trump’s doctors approved his brief hospital exit and “appropriate precautions” were taken for those in proximity to Trump.

“Appropriate precautions were taken in the execution of this movement to protect the President and all those supporting it, including PPE. The movement was cleared by the medical team as safe to do,” Judd Deere, deputy White House press secretary, said.

Author: Chris Enloe

Source: The Blaze: Leftists, media lose it after Trump exits Walter Reed, even suggest criminally charging Trump

‘Failures of recklessness, ignorance, arrogance’

CNN anchor Jake Tapper had a stern message for President Donald Trump on Sunday, three days after the world learned of Trump’s COVID-19 infection.

During a monologue on “State of the Union,” Tapper excoriated Trump for “failed leadership” and “undermining” efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“Many Americans are likely feeling both sympathy and anger today, emotions that don’t necessarily mix well,” Tapper began. “Sympathy for all of those suffering, including President Trump, who remains at Walter Reed Medical Center. But also anger because so much — so much of all this pain could have been avoided.

Tapper continued:

So many of us since March have been doing everything we can to preserve the health of not only ourselves and our families, but our communities, our neighbors, you. Social distancing, wearing masks, holding events remotely, weddings have been canceled, jobs lost, children are missing out on in-person education, and their ability to see friends. It’s a real crisis. It’s going to leave scars. 208,000 Americans have died. Thousands of Americans have lost loved ones without being able to properly mourn or even say good-bye. But we’re in the middle of a once in century pandemic. Health experts say this is what we need to do in order to get to the other side.

“Regardless of the sympathy we may feel, we also know the president has been undermining these efforts, expressing disdain for health regulations and those who abide by them,” Tapper claimed.

Tapper went on to say that “Americans who don’t listen to science or medicine” are making “it worse for all of us” — and he claimed those individuals are “are taking your cues” from Trump.

Then the CNN journalist tore into Republicans for gathering together last Saturday, many of them maskless, during Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination announcement.

“My god. How are future generations going to try to make sense of these images of the Republican leaders of the nation acting like this during a once in a century pandemic with more than 200,000 Americans dead?” Tapper said.

“It’s not just through failed leadership or setting bad examples. You are all now literally risking spreading the virus yourselves,” he continued. “The president and his team have been behaving as if the pandemic is over. This callous indifference to the wellbeing of the citizens the president swore to protect, it’s no longer just theoretical, it’s no longer well, they might get the virus.”

Then, Tapper directed his speech directly to Trump, who remains at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he is battling his COVID-19 infection.

“Sick and in isolation, Mr. President, you have become a symbol of your own failures. Failures of recklessness, ignorance, arrogance. The same failures you have been inflicting on the rest of us,” Tapper said. “Get well, and please, for the rest of us who don’t get to go to Walter Reed, get well and get it together.”

Author: Chris Enloe

Source: The Blaze: Jake Tapper takes aim at Trump over COVID infection: ‘You have become a symbol of your own failures’

‘Elections have consequences’

Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman is a constitutional scholar and self-described liberal who testified during President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings that Trump was guilty of “impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors by corruptly abusing the office of the presidency.”

But even Feldman believes Amy Coney Barrett deserves to be a Supreme Court justice.

What did Feldman say?

Writing in an essay for Bloomberg, Feldman said he was “devastated” by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and “revolted by the hypocrisy of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.”

But, Feldman explained, his personal missives do not remove the fact that Barrett is “highly qualified” to serve on the Supreme Court.

“Yet these political judgments need to be distinguished from a separate question: what to think about Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” Feldman wrote. “And here I want to be extremely clear. Regardless of what you or I may think of the circumstances of this nomination, Barrett is highly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court.”

In fact, Feldman acknowledged that he disagrees with much of Barrett’s judicial philosophy — but even that fact does not disqualify her.

“I disagree with much of her judicial philosophy and expect to disagree with many, maybe even most of her future votes and opinions. Yet despite this disagreement, I know her to be a brilliant and conscientious lawyer who will analyze and decide cases in good faith, applying the jurisprudential principles to which she is committed. Those are the basic criteria for being a good justice. Barrett meets and exceeds them,” he explained.

Feldman went on to say:

[A] Republican is president, and the Senate is Republican. Elections have consequences, and so do justices’ decisions about when or whether to retire. Trump is almost certainly going to get his pick confirmed. Given that reality, it is better for the republic to have a principled, brilliant lawyer on the bench than a weaker candidate. That’s Barrett.

To add to her merits, Barrett is a sincere, lovely person. I never heard her utter a word that wasn’t thoughtful and kind — including in the heat of real disagreement about important subjects. She will be an ideal colleague. I don’t really believe in “judicial temperament,” because some of the greatest justices were irascible, difficult and mercurial. But if you do believe in an ideal judicial temperament of calm and decorum, rest assured that Barrett has it.

“This combination of smart and nice will be scary for liberals,” he added.

Regarding Barrett’s devout Catholic faith, which some of those opposed to Barrett have claimed disqualifies her from serving on the Supreme Court, Feldman said Barrett’s critics could not be more wrong.

“Barrett is also a profoundly conservative thinker and a deeply committed Catholic. What of it? Constitutional interpretation draws on the full resources of the human mind. These beliefs should not be treated as disqualifying,” Feldman said. “We have a Supreme Court nominee who is a brilliant lawyer, a genuine and good person — and someone who holds views about how to interpret the law that I think are wrong and, in certain respects, misguided. I hope the senators at her hearing treat her with respect.”

In the end, Feldman wrote that Barrett’s likely confirmation is a consequence of Democrats losing elections.

“And when she is confirmed, I am going to accept it as the consequence of the constitutional rules we have and the choices we collectively and individually have made. And I’m going to be confident that Barrett is going to be a good justice, maybe even a great one — even if I disagree with her all the way,” Feldman wrote.

Anything else?

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham confirmed Saturday that Barrett’s nomination hearings will begin Oct. 12.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced last week that he has enough support to confirm Barrett, meaning her confirmation will shift the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court for the foreseeable future.

Once Barrett is confirmed, conservative-leaning justices will hold a 6-3 majority on the court.

Author: Chris Enloe

Source: The Blaze: Amy Coney Barrett receives endorsement from very unlikely source: ‘Highly qualified to serve’

‘He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory law right to self-defense’

The attorneys representing Kyle Rittenhouse released a lengthy statement on Saturday defending the 17-year-old from the list of criminal charges against him.

Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters and wounding a third. The incident happened on Aug. 25, the third night of the Kenosha riots. Violence erupted in the southern Wisconsin city after police shot Jacob Blake, a black man, last Sunday.

Rittenhouse has been charged with multiple felonies, including: one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, as well as charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

However, as TheBlaze reported, the criminal complaint against Rittenhouse reads as though he acted in self-defense.

What did the attorneys say?

The attorneys, from the law firm of Pierce Bainbridge, did not mince words — they said Rittenhouse is innocent of the charges against him on the grounds of self-defense.

“Kyle did nothing wrong. He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory law right to self-defense,” they said.

Their version of events appear to align with video evidence. They said Rittenhouse was in Kenosha to protect businesses and render medical aid when needed, and that he only discharged his rifle because he was being attacked.

In fact, according to the attorneys, Rittenhouse even attempted to render medical aid to Joseph Rosenbaum after shooting him, but had to flee the scene “for his safety and his survival.” Video evidence shows that Rosenbaum was pursing Rittenhouse before being shot.

The attorneys explained:

As Kyle proceeded towards the second mechanic’s shop, he was accosted by multiple rioters who recognized that he had been attempting to protect a business the mob wanted to destroy. This outraged the rioters and created a mob now determined to hurt Kyle. They began chasing him down. Kyle attempted to get away, but he could not do so quickly enough. Upon the sound of a gunshot behind him, Kyle turned and was immediately faced with an attacker lunging towards him and reaching for his rifle. He reacted instantaneously and justifiably with his weapon to protect himself, firing and striking the attacker.

Kyle stopped to ensure care for the wounded attacker but faced a growing mob gesturing towards him. He realized he needed to flee for his safety and his survival. Another attacker struck Kyle from behind as he fled down the street. Kyle turned as the mob pressed in on him and he fell to the ground. One attacker kicked Kyle on the ground while he was on the ground. Yet another bashed him over the head with a skateboard. Several rioters tried to disarm Kyle. In fear for his life and concerned the crowd would either continue to shoot at him or even use his own weapon against him, Kyle had no choice but to fire multiple rounds towards his immediate attackers, striking two, including one armed attacker. The rest of the mob began to disperse upon hearing the additional gunshots.

The attorneys went on to explain that Rittenhouse attempted to turn himself in to police, but they were concerned with the “wounded attackers,” and instructed Rittenhouse to leave the scene.

The attorneys then turned their attention toward Kenosha prosecutors, whom they alleged “did not engage in any meaningful analysis of the facts, or any in-depth review of available video footage.”

“[T]his was not a serious investigation,” they continued. “Rather, after learning Kyle may have had conservative political viewpoints, they immediately saw him as a convenient target who they could use as a scapegoat to distract from the Jacob Blake shooting and the government’s abject failure to ensure basic law and order to citizens. Within 24-36 hours, he was charged with multiple homicide counts.”

You can read the full attorney statement here.

What does video evidence show?

One angle, showing the moments before Rittenhouse fired his rifle at Rosenbaum, confirms Rosenbaum was in full pursuit of Rittenhouse. The video then shows Rosenbaum throw an object at Rittenhouse before one shot rings out. A New York Times analysis discovered that the first shot did not come from Rittenhouse, but from another person armed with a handgun.

The video then shows Rosenbaum lunge toward Rittenhouse. That’s when the teenager opens fire on Rosenbaum, discharging four rounds.

Approximately 30 seconds later, the video shows Rittenhouse sprinting from the scene. The man who filmed the incident is then heard instructing other protesters to “cranium that boy,” highlighting the hostile and violent nature of the demonstrators.

Author: Chris Enloe

Source: The Blaze: Kyle Rittenhouse attorneys break silence, give key details in Kenosha shooting: ‘Kyle did nothing wrong’

‘The Alamo is the Shrine of Texas Liberty. And it will be defended’

The state of Texas delivered a stern warning to violent protesters who wish to destroy The Alamo, one of the Lone Star State’s most treasured historical sites.

Over the last two weeks, a renewed effort to remove Confederate monuments and status of other perceived oppressors, like Christopher Columbus, has gained momentum nationwide. Now, protesters have reportedly set their sights on The Alamo.

In response, Texas land commissioner George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, sent those wishing to destroy The Alamo a powerful message.

“The Alamo is the Shrine of Texas Liberty. And it will be defended,” Bush said in a statement on Saturday.

In fact, Bush said that law enforcement has been preemptively deployed to The Alamo to defend it from potentially violent protesters.

“My office is closely watching the social media posts and rumors from protesters who are threatening to come to The Alamo. Rest assured, we have already deployed, for several weeks and continue to do so, the Alamo Rangers in partnership with [San Antonio Police Department, The Department of Public Safety and The National Guard to protect this sacred site,” Bush said.

“My message to the protesters is simple: Don’t mess with The Alamo,” Bush added.

Along with his message, Bush included a photo of dozens of law enforcement personnel guarding The Alamo.

Author: Chris Enloe

Source: The Blaze: State of Texas delivers powerful warning to protesters wishing to destroy The Alamo

He even defended Americans’ freedom

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar confirmed Sunday there has not been a spike of coronavirus cases in states that have re-opened.

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Azar told host Jake Tapper that officials are actually seeing the opposite — a spike in cases in areas that remain locked down.

“We are seeing that, in areas that are opening, we’re not seeing the spike in cases,” Azar explained. “We still see spikes in some areas that are, in fact, closed, very localized situations.”

During the same interview, Azar also defended the rights of Americans to go about their business without government intervention.

“I think, in any individual instance, you’re going to see people doing things that are irresponsible,” he said. “That’s part of the freedom that we have here in America.”

Azar’s comments come as the mainstream media continues to fan the flames of hysteria after some states, mostly those run by Republican governors, have chosen to re-open.

For example, CNN published a story in late April that declared, “Georgia’s daily coronavirus deaths will nearly double by August with relaxed social distancing, model suggests.” However, that did not happen. In fact, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp celebrated record low COVID-19 statistics last weekend.

Colorado has also re-opened, but the media did not scrutinize that state’s officials like they did Georgia and Texas. Colorado’s governor is a Democrat, while Texas and Georgia are run by Republicans.

Author: Chris Enloe

Source: The Blaze: Despite media hysteria, HHS secretary confirms no coronavirus spike in re-opened states

  • House Republicans want answers from the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security about a Chinese-based company supplying cities with drones to policy citizens who are not abiding by social distancing guidelines.
  • Reps. Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz want to know if local and state officials are using federal grant money to obtain the drones, and they are concerned the company, DJI, could pose a risk to national security.
  • DJI’s website notes that the drone program has donated 100 drones to more than 40 agencies, but the company does not specify which cities are receiving the technology or what they are doing with the drones.

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are opening a congressional inquiry into a drone company that provides city mayors and other officials with drone technology to help monitor and fine American citizens who fail to employ social distancing guidelines, the Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Jim Jordan of Ohio requested information from the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security Wednesday into Da Jiang Innovations (DJI), a Chinese-based company dolling out drones to city officials. Past reports suggest DJI could pose a security threat to U.S. infrastructure.

“Although federal law enforcement agencies have warned of potential information security concerns with DJI drones, it is not clear whether state and local law enforcement agencies are fully aware of these issues,” Jordon and Gaetz and other Republican lawmakers noted in separate letters to the DHS and DOJ obtained by the DCNF.

They are referring to reports warning that DJI poses a risk to the country’s national security.

DJI donated drones to 43 agencies in 22 states to help enforce social distancing, MSNBC reported in April. The donations are part of the company’s “COVID-19 US Disaster Relief Program,” which provides cities access to the drones for the purpose of surveilling populations during the pandemic.

Jordan, Gaetz and other Republicans on the committee want a list of the state and local enforcement agencies that are receiving federal tax dollars to purchase DJI drones dating back to 2017. They also want to know if the departments are monitoring the supply of drones to these municipalities, and whether any concerns have sprung up internally since 2017 about DJI.

A 2017 memo from the Los Angeles office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said officials had “moderate confidence” that DJI’s commercial drones are giving critical U.S. “infrastructure and law enforcement data to the Chinese government.”

Drones fly above a city at night. (Shutterstock/Volodymyr Goinyk)

The memo cited first- and second-hand anonymous sources inside the drone industry. ICE, an agency under the DHS, has not responded to the DCNF’s request for comment about the memo, which was initially reported in November 2017 by The New York Times.

The memo also stated that officials had “high confidence the company is selectively targeting government and privately owned entities within these sectors to expand its ability to collect and exploit sensitive U.S. data.” The U.S. Army banned the use of all DJI drones in 2017, citing “cyber vulnerabilities.”

DJI previously disputed the thrust of the Times article and now disputes the insinuation that the company is a threat.

“With more front-line workers testing positive for COVID-19, our focus is giving our public safety professionals every tool possible to fight the virus and protect citizens. That is our goal,” Adam Lisberg, corporate communications director for DJI, told the DCNF DJI has not provided the DCNF with a list of the cities that have received drones.

Some cities are making use of the company’s drones.

Elizabeth, New Jersey Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, for instance, has no issue using the drones as a means of social control. His city’s drones blare sirens and issue this warning: “Stop gathering, disperse and go home.”

“If these drones save one life, it is clearly worth the activity and the information that the drones are sending,” the mayor said in an April interview with MSNBC.

New Jersey is considered a coronavirus hotspot — more than 9,000 people in the state have died from the virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, before skipping across the globe and landing in the United States, where it has killed more than 30,000 people.

The Elizabeth Policy Department announced in an April 8 Facebook post how the drones will work.

“These drones will be around the City with an automated message from the Mayor telling you to STOP gathering, disperse and go home,” the post noted before issuing a warning that violating the policies subjects them to potential $1,000 fines. “You have been advised.”

Author: Chris White

Source: Daily Caller: EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans Open Inquiry Into Mysterious Drone Program Officials Use To Police Americans Who Aren’t Social Distancing

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