Philadelphia witnessed at least 90 carjackings during the first two weeks of 2022 following a sharp increase in 2021.
On January 13, 2022, NBC Philadelphia reported 90 carjackings had occurred in the city. FOX News noted that these early 2022 carjackings follow a 2021 that saw a 34 percent increase in carjackings compared to 2020.
The prevalence of carjackings has gotten so bad that Philadelphia police commissioner Danielle M. Outlaw tweeted special safety tips to help drivers avoid carjacking and/or cope with carjackers should they be targeted:
There is no single issue that is more important to me, or the members of the PPD, than fighting violent crime. One of the more disturbing trends that we have seen is the startling increase in the number of carjackings. Here is what we’re doing about it: https://t.co/mKJZZL363U pic.twitter.com/yVHsFNLdkM
— Danielle M. Outlaw (@PPDCommish) January 13, 2022
Drivers with guns have thwarted a number of Philadelphia carjackings.
Breitbart News reported that an attempted carjacking ended in a shootout between the driver and the alleged carjacker on Thursday.
The Philadelphia Inquirer noted the incident began when a 16-year-old carjacker allegedly tried to take a 60-year-old man’s “white Pontiac at gunpoint … around 7:45 p.m. at Sharpnack and Cherokee Streets.” The teenager was shot twice and hospitalized in critical condition.
On Tuesday, an armed driver shot an alleged carjacker in the Fairmont area of Philadelphia.
FOX 29 observed that the driver, a 32-year-old healthcare worker, “was meant to be performing a job for a person inside a residence,” but the alleged carjacker approached the driver’s door with a gun.
The driver, a concealed carry permit holder, opened fire.
The alleged carjacker fled and was later apprehended when he went to the hospital to get treatment for his gunshot wound.
On January 3, 2022, a Lyft driver opened fire on two alleged carjackers, wounding both suspects.
2/2 Carjacker in Honda passenger seat gets out with rifle, demands @Lyft driver give up Infiniti. Lyft driver with concealed carry permit asks to get his female passenger out,then pulls out gun&shoots carjacker in Infiniti,then shoots 2nd carjacker in Honda @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/ohO8g3i0CP
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) January 4, 2022
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300,000 Brits Have ‘Stealth’ Heart Condition That Could Kill Them ‘In 5 Years,’ Researchers Say
Doctors are urgently warning people in the United Kingdom that 300,000 Brits are living with a “stealth” heart condition that could kill them within five years.
A report by The Sun warned that some 300,000 Brits in the United Kingdom are living with a “stealth” heart disease that could kill them in five years, according to researchers in the UK and Australia.
A third of the people with the mysterious heart disease are “likely to have no idea they are infected because they do not show clear symptoms.”
The disease, aortic valve stenosis (AS) is a heart condition that “often shows no symptoms until it’s already too late.”
From the report:
The condition is when the heart’s aortic valve narrows, reducing or blocking blood flow from the heart into the main artery to the body (aorta).
This can cause chest pain, dizziness, fatigue, or a rapid, fluttering heartbeat in the more severe and life-threatening cases.
Some people are more prone to getting it, including those of older age, with diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart conditions from birth.
Given the ageing of the UK population, it is thought that there may be a large pool of as yet undiagnosed people.
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Researchers in the UK and Australia set out to estimate how many people could be living with the condition now, and of those, how many are at risk of death.
According to the researchers, 1.5% of people over the age of 55 in the UK at any one time could have severe AS, equal to around 300,000 people.
Just under 200,000 of them were symptomatic, indicating that they had a severe case of the disease and were eligible for surgery.
The remaining 90,000 had a “silent” case and will “probably not be diagnosed” unless they are screened for other issues.
Without timely treatment, researchers say, an estimated 172,859 people will die over the next five years heading into 2024, meaning 35,000 people every year, with 10,000 of those deaths being among 55-64 year olds.
Studies have shown that people with a severe case of AS who do not get treated with surgery have a 25% chance of dying within the first year after symptoms begin, with the risk increasing to 50% in the second year.
The researchers, led by Geoffrey Strange, a cardiologist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, said: “In conclusion, this study suggests that severe [aortic stenosis] is a common condition affecting many individuals within the UK population aged 55 [and older].
“Without appropriate detection and intervention, their survival prospects are likely to be poor.”
The researchers are concerned the NHS will not be able to cope with the wave of older people with aortic disease over the next few years.
The research comes as some remain concerned that myocarditis and other heart conditions known to be side effects of the controversial COVID-19 vaccines are not being taken seriously.
Some suggested the new warning regarding AS and the COVID-19 vaccines could be linked, though National File was not able to find evidence confirming this.
It’s the jabs!! Don’t flannel the truth! This stealth heart disease bollocks is just the cover up to justify the coming deaths!!!https://t.co/EPtx83GdMV
— Truthseeker1984 (@Truthseeker1985) January 27, 2022
they’re already setting up the excuse when you mindless sheep start dying.
300,000 Brits living with stealth disease that could kill within 5 years pic.twitter.com/K0RsnoXfjL
— Talking Surface Monkey (@blackbarthnews) January 27, 2022
Cover stories already circulating to cover long term vax injuries in the next 5 years???? https://t.co/9Q2zSJS2A0
— Marmite 🌸🌸🌸 (@marmite2021) January 27, 2022
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HERE IT IS: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Publishes Letter Announcing His Retirement
Justice Breyer on Thursday officially announced his retirement from the Supreme Court after 27 years on the bench.
Joe Biden and Stephen Breyer will be speaking at 12:30 on Thursday where the president will announce his new SCOTUS nominee to replace Breyer.
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Stephen Breyer, a Bill Clinton appointee, released a letter about his retirement.
Justice Breyer said he plans to retire at the end of the current SCOTUS term (June/July).
Read it here:
Judge Forces Trump Attorney to Turn Over 1,500 Pages a Day for Liz Cheney’s Amusement
A California judge is forcing Trump Attorney John Eastman to review and turn over at least 1,500 documents a day in the Democrat Party’s continued harassment and abuse of the opposition party.
Eastman, a staunch Trump supporter, is a major target of the communist left in their ongoing attempt to crush their opponents and send a message to the people of America. NO dissent will be allowed.
Liz Cheney and her committee members must be very pleased.
Eastman was outspoken in his belief that the 2020 election was stolen from the most popular president in American history. Trump recorded more votes by a sitting President in a national election. A majority of Americans to this day believe the election was decided by fraudulent means.
A federal judge Wednesday night ruled that former President Donald Trump’s lawyer must review at least 1,500 pages of records per business day and immediately transfer any unprivileged documents to the House Jan. 6 committee.
Judge David Carter, of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, ordered attorney John Eastman to begin producing pages to congressional investigators beginning Friday, Politico reported.
Any documents Eastman deems privileged must be given to Carter. If the committee challenges the lawyer’s claim, the judge will review the records to determine whether the assertion was valid before holding a hearing to adjudicate the privilege disputes.
Carter earlier rejected Eastman’s attempt to block the committee’s subpoena for 19,000 pages of emails held by his former employer, Chapman University. Eastman has claimed that many of the emails relate to his legal clients and therefore be subject to potential attorney-client privilege.
The Wednesday night ruling showed that Carter is taking a more hands-on approach than any federal judge so far to assist the Jan. 6 select committee’s effort to access specific documents from a reluctant witness.
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