I'm not in to fear porn or stories promoting unfounded fear without a foundation. When intel is rough or hard to validate one should search out multiple sources to prove or disprove what information is presented. Sometimes, information is not straight forward or black or white. Some intelligence may be a compilation of weak information that when pieced together may create a solid set of points or potential threats one should start to look harder at for a growing threat or compilation of threats. It is much easier to put the puzzle together when you are grounded and prepared vs the individual who is not prepared and believes most of what the fear mongering mafia wants one to believe.
I am reading multiple sources feeding the story line to the article title. Here are some key points that one could use to build a case to support possible mass riots in America.
Think about these points as you read the article below:
- As discussed in my book Hope For Survival, what happens with public works and first responders stop coming to work? In NY Ctiy, 12% of the police force is positive for C-Virus and unable to work.
- What happens when a nation weakened by economic circumstances plunges to a 30 to 40% unemployment rate in a short period?
- Consider the invisible virus that is sweeping through the nation sickening and killing citizens while small businesses are closing doors and will go out of business without government support. How long can the government maintain carrying the financial burden of the citizens and business owners with an existing $23 trillion dollar starting point?
- Consider the President has authorized a recall of up to 1 million U.S. military reservist for 2 years. Do we believe the virus will last 2 years? If so, imagine the damage to our nation two years from this point. If the virus does not last two years, why would we need the activated military for two years? Think outside the box.
- As supplies and jobs begin to dry up and gangs begin to take control, block by block, emergency response elements are unable to work....who will control and protect communities?
Now to the article. Enjoy.
Retail stores in large cities appear to be preparing for MASS RIOTS by boarding up their windows
Thursday, April 02, 2020 by: Franz Walker
As cities all over America have placed stay-at-home orders in response to the coronavirus, high-end retailers are worrying about potential civil unrest. Several shops, including those in one of Hollywood’s most famous shopping districts, are taking measures to protect themselves against possible looters.
Shops on or around Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive seem to be preparing for the worse possible scenario during this current outbreak. Photographs have surfaced online of several of these stores having their doors and storefront windows boarded up with giant slabs of plywood. This is in addition to said stores clearing out their shelves of expensive merchandise.
When interviewed by TMZ, construction workers boarding up the Pottery Barn off Beverly Drive and Dayton Way, right near Rodeo, stated that what they were doing was only a temporary measure to protect that specific branch from bad actors. However, other photographs have now come in showing other stores in other major cities also doing the same.
The defensive measures by retailers come after police departments have been hit hard by the ongoing pandemic. In some cities, hundreds of police officers have tested positive for the disease, while thousands have called in sick or are in isolation.
High-end stores anticipating looting and civic unrest all over
Rodeo Drive isn’t the only high-end shopping district that’s seeing it stores board up due to fears of possible looting and civil unrest. Numerous photographs have popped up over Twitter, showing shopping districts in cities around the country such as Chicago, San Francisco and more boarding up their windows.
Closures of high-end retailers such as Dolce & Gabbana and Hermes at Chicago’s Magnificent Mile have prompted Luigi Zingales, professor of finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business to compare the situation to the 2019-20 Chilean protests where rioters looted shops and even churches in the capital of Santiago and other cities.
Meanwhile, stores boarding up in San Francisco have caused others to compare the situation to hurricane preparations — something that normally doesn’t have to be done in California, which rarely, if ever, experiences direct landfall from storms.
A shortage of police officers is a worry in the U.S.
While open civic unrest and rioting have yet to happen in the U.S., retailers aren’t taking any chances. One of the reasons for this is that police departments themselves are being walloped by the coronavirus.
A survey of over 40 law enforcement agencies done by the Associated Press shows that over 690 officers nationwide have been quarantined because of the virus. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been the hardest hit of all the departments surveyed. When the survey was conducted, 512 NYPD police officers had tested as positive for the virus. City officials, however, now expect the number to have ballooned to over 900 NYPD officers by March 30. (Related: Police officers are starting to die from Coronavirus in US cities… what will happen if law enforcement can’t function?)
One of the officers who tested positive has since died over the weekend, bringing the total of NYPD officers who’ve succumbed to it to three. Meanwhile, an even larger number of officers are in out sick or in isolation, with NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea confirming that 5,000 officers were out sick as of Sunday.
With police being hit as hard as they are, it’s no wonder that business owners are looking to other means to protect their stores. Should any mass riots occur, police departments may be too depleted to handle them. As such, more businesses are likely to follow suit and board up their storefronts to protect themselves.
Bravo Echo Out,