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Have you been paying attention to your local police and fire activity during this whole Covid-19 stuff? In the beginning it was very relaxed. The police cruisers were out, but not really do much. More of being scene to make you rethink anything stupid. Well, that's how it's suppose to work.
Now that we are so into this pandemic the activities in certain King county areas have spiked. Now, I don't know all of the numbers, but I have a link below that can give you some insight as to how rapidly these serious crimes are happening during the virus. When it's suppose to be stay in place right? in one week there were at least 3 shootings near me and two were fatal. One shooting took place a convenient store that I go to all the time. Glad I wasn't there that night.
Many of us who live in the south King county area are use to seeing a lot of street racers out, but now, these guys are going nuts on the freeway all night. 10, 20, 30 cars at a time flying down i-5. This has resulted in some high speed pursuits that was able to track on the radio.
Just based on my own observations around my area and what I hear on the scanner, I get a sense of angst, anxiety, boredom, alcohol and stupidity about to go sideways quick. Top that off with the productive folks out there protesting to reopen Washington and give Inslee the boot. Mad, frustrated, concerned. Can you imagine not knowing for sure how the rent and other bills would go during all of this?
As usual, keep your head on a swivel. Somebody is trying to use this whole situation as a way to get over on someone else. Don't be that someone else.
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The crime reports come via the Seattle Times.
This evening during yet another state address in the matter of Covid-19, governor Inslee proceeded to explain a lot of the same. If you heard him last week, you heard him today. More mask are being shipper. Testing is available. You should be checked if X, Y, Z, ...... You get the point. You know the drill now.
As far as these phases and steps go, logically speaking, it makes some sense. Where it falls apart is when I start hearing statements like, "if need be we may remove who we need to from the home". Also, I find it to be a slap in the face of the small business owners who can't or "won't" open, but the big box places in a lot of areas are ok? That's basically saying to our resident business owners, "You're not smart enough to be safe in your place of business".
Sometimes people run their mouths non stop because they either don't know what they're talking about or giving the Washington public a little bit of good ol' drag. What do I mean? Well, as soon as these phases were announced, based on every time Inslee talks and the rest of them loving the media coverage right now, they are going back and forth. Then a little hope, then a little delay. If you think this transition to fully open again is going to be smooth, don't place your bets. Phase 3 sounds like a long walk.
On a positive note, the state parks are back open. I haven't seen first had if their has been any adjustments made at any of the parks to keep people spread out. Use some common sense even if you think this whole thing is fake.
See the link below courtesy of MSN.com for further details.
This whole thing is moving so quickly, but a lot of talking is taking place. Right now in Washington state we currently are not on a full lock down. It's my opinion that we really don't need to go on a full lock down and here's why. Have you gone outside during all of this? I have. I've travelled through most of south King, Tacoma, West Seattle, Burien, Federal Way and so on. People are already doing what they should for the majority's part, so why should the government continue mandate things? It doesn't make any sense to lock us down and cause massive panic. More than already exist. We aren't on lock down so that's that for now.
Further eye witness accounts of what's going on out here during all of this is that many stores are still dealing with large crowds of people trying to grab what they need and or horde. Either way, some store locations should be avoided. I personally haven't had any real issue with the panic shoppers.
Their has been continued talk about the National Guard / State Guard becoming activated. I have had zero confirmations on this. Both direct and second and third hand conversations. I've seen posts from many of the State Guards from around the nation and many are simply not activated. I took the time to visit a local National Guard outpost near my area and things looked normal. Not much happening. Not a lot of cars. No staging was taking place.
As you all know some places were closed due to the virus and in the name of keeping us apart and safe, restaurants can only provide take out. Theaters are closed. All sporting events have come to a stop including MLB spring pre-season, the XFL, MLS, NBA and others.
Schools state wide are closed. Some child care facilities are still open. Barbers, nail salons, hair stylists, all out of work for at least 2 weeks. If you're out of work because of this virus word is that any warehouse shipping any store goods is where you want to apply (not a joke).
The police presence is still around. This is not the end. We still have rule of law. They're still out doing their jobs, but most likely don't want to be in your personal space. So be respectful to people. Don't complicate things with rudeness and a lack of understanding.
China is making statements of no new cases while Italy is sky rocketing. I don't believe everything that they have had to say at this point. Regardless, this virus needs to be handle and life back to normal. The media should relax the panic BS reporting. It is my opinion and perhaps you share this view. The media should largely be held accountable for the panic. For the fear mongering. I'll also go one further. Some of you YouTubers should close your mouths to. We at large come to your channels for more truth than we get from MSM. We do not want to visit your channels with all of this OMG it's the damn end crap in place of real world approach and real facts on the matter. Thank you to the YouTubers that have remained firmly planted on Earth while giving educated opinions and sharing facts.
The actual numbers at this point are are toss up. Over inflation or in this case, mass error margins are the case. Yet, with that know margin of mass error, the media plugs away at their approach to reporting all of this.
We are doing what we know to do in this situation. Washington state residents have done an amazing job of mostly being adults during all of this. The whole TP thing I will not really get for years, but overall the residents here have responded to this whole thing the way concerned citizens should.
Here is a link that you will find useful. It has some actual numbers on it to help give you an idea of what level we're at right now. This link comes via the Department of Homeland Security. https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus
Here's a COVID 19 tracker - https://www.bing.com/covid
Here is a direct quote from the Washington State Guard (WSG) regarding their activity and orders. This quote comes directly from their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateGuard/
"After watching the news tonight (Friday March 13th) concerning misinformation about a National Guard activation, which is not true, there is a need to eliminate any further misunderstanding. The Washington State Guard IS NOT ACTIVATED. We ask everyone to follow suggested protective measures and stay healthy. If you have questions about current virus information, please visit:
Attention Black Horse Militia team members and Black Horse NET, we have gone into CH3 radio comms monitoring. You know what this is and how it works. Report any traffic that is note worthy. Make sure you copy the information correctly before passing it on.
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Author: Chief Run InTheDark
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