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80 Looters in Ski Masks with Weapons Ransacked San Fran Nordstrom; Police Warn More Attacks Coming

Unfortunately, there is indication that more chaos could come

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A horrifying scene occurred at a Nordstrom retail store just outside of San Francisco Saturday night. As much as 80 looters “swarmed into the Nordstrom store in downtown Walnut Creek Saturday night, terrorizing shoppers, assaulting employees, ripping off bag loads of merchandise and ransacking shelves before fleeing in several vehicles waiting for them on the street” reports CBS San Francisco.

Unfortunately, there is indication that more chaos could come. The Walnut Creek police said in a community advisory posted around 3:30 pm on Sunday to social media, that they are “actively monitoring intelligence that indicates the group of thieves who stole from the Broadway Plaza Nordstrom last night are considering similar activity later today.”

In a Sunday morning news release, authorities said “Walnut Creek police investigators are in the process of reviewing surveillance footage to attempt to identify other suspects responsible for this brazen act.”

One of the managers at the P.F. Chang’s restaurant across from the store described the lawlessness: “I probably saw 50-80 people in like ski masks with crowbars, a bunch of weapons…they were looting the Nordstrom.”

“There was a mob of people…police were flying in. It was like a scene out of a movie. It was insane…I had to start locking the front door…Locking the back door….it was crazy…all the guests inside were getting concerned. It was a scary scene for a moment.”

Three suspects have been arrested. One 18-year-old Oakland man and two people from San Francisco, ages 30 and 32. Police seized a gun from one of the suspects. The male was charged with robbery, possession of stolen property, conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of burglary tools. The female was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm.”

“Stolen property from the looting and a firearm was recovered from their vehicle” reported the local CBS station.

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  1. Kent Robinson

    November 22, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Nordstrom’s or any other vendor can hire private armed security and employ deadly force. Let the bedwetters whine until their property and livelihoods are threatened.

  2. Judi C

    November 22, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Their insurance companies should stop paying for these incidents until the police and/or the Governor pull up their big boy pants and do something about these pos people who do this bc they can, with such little regard for other people. Sorry can’t feel sorry for California, they need to get rid of Pelosi, Waters and Newsome, a waste of space and air.

  3. John Eckert

    November 22, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    I agree I think private entities will be hired to protect the stores in the store fronts. If there will be new classes licenses and certifications for this process. A well armed militia will have to be documented that’s what this is all about.

  4. rose reed

    November 22, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    When you do not have law and order, this is what is going to happen. Here on the east coast, they do not have to do this, they can take anything they want. No security is needed because they can take what they want.

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New York City Opens First Two Government-Sanctioned Drug Injection Sites in U.S.

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Drug overdoses and addiction have hit an all-time high during the pandemic, with the Centers for Disease Control revealing over 93,000 people died from overdoses in 2020, up 30 percent from 2019. As a solution to the crisis, New York City is opening the nation’s first government-sanctioned drug injection sites.

Two injection sites will be opened in Manhattan on Tuesday, giving drug users a controlled environment, as well as offer treatment options. Visitors must bring their own drugs, and the sites will offer clean injection supplies including needles.

The sites will also have naloxone on-site, the emergency drug that reverses narcotics overdoses. Drug addicts know public libraries have naloxone on hand in case of someone overdosing, which has made libraries one of the most popular public places for drug use across the country.

Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio implemented the sites before he leaves office. In a written statement, de Blasio said this unique strategy to combat the drug crisis will prove that “after decades of failure, a smarter approach is possible.” The mayor says he has notified the sites that he would not penalize them or “take enforcement action” and that law enforcement has been told to stand down as well.

New York City health commission Dr. Dave A. Chokshi supports the measures, telling the New York Times “2020, unfortunately, was the deadliest year on record for overdoses both here in New York City as well as nationally. Every four hours, someone dies of a drug overdose in New York City…we feel a deep conviction and also a sense of urgency in opening overdose prevention centers.”

Opponents of government-sanctioned injection sites worry the facilities legitimize, destigmatize and therefore support or encourage drug addiction, rather than sending a message that everything must be done to stop drug use. “While cities like San Francisco and Seattle, both ravaged by substance abuse, have considered opening injection locations, New York City is the first to formally authorize such sites” reports National Review.

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Best Buy, Levi’s Using Rittenhouse Acquittal to Further ‘Racial Trauma’ Narrative

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Despite the acquittal and evidence supporting self-defense for teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, some large companies are using it to further a “racial trauma” narrative. Giant companies Best Buy and Levi Strauss “reportedly offered their employees counseling to those distressed over the verdict” reports Breitbart News.

Levi’s offered a session with a “racial trauma specialist” for workers distraught over the acquittal of Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse, who is white, was found not guilty in the shooting of three men, all of whom are also white because he was defending himself against the assailants. Nonetheless, the media and now businesses have turned the trial into a race-baiting issue.

The chief of diversity, equity and inclusion for Levi’s, Elizabeth Morrison, sent an email to employees of the San Francisco-based clothing company following the verdict:

“With the news that Kyle Rittenhouse was not convicted in the shooting of three individuals — two of whom lost their lives — during racial justice protests last year, this is a difficult day for many,” the email read.

“To help promote safety, sharing and to encourage healing, I’ll be hosting a fireside chat and Q&A with Dr. Jamila Codrington, a licensed psychologist and racial trauma specialist in early December,” the email stated. “Dr. J and I will talk about the mental and psychical impacts of back-to-back social and racial justice events and trauma coping mechanisms during our discussion.”

Best Buy has reportedly offered “mental health resources” and “counseling services” to employees distressed by the verdict. “The verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial stirs many emotions, and it’s another difficult moment for our nation,” reportedly wrote Mark Irvin, the chief inclusion, diversity, and talent officer for Best Buy.

“While these events can be challenging and deeply hurtful, I hope you will take a moment to reflect on the values that unite us as a company and as a nation,” Irvin said, according to The Post Millennial. “We can do better, as each of us as individuals, allies, and human beings press together for better outcomes.”

“I know events like these can take a toll on mental health and emotional well-being,” he stated. “Please know that Best Buy is here to support you.”
Irvin then provided links to “mental health resources” and “counseling services” that are offered by the company’s employee benefits.

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