CITY IN COLLAPSE: Understaffed Austin police took so long to respond to DUI accident that the driver sobered up and avoided charges

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(Natural News) The defunded Austin police department is so understaffed that a drunk driver recently had enough time to sober up at the scene of a car accident and avoid criminal charges after slamming into a military family’s car.

Lacey Purciful was driving in North Austin with her husband and two children on the afternoon of March 18 when they were hit head-on by a male driver who cut across two lanes of traffic. She said: “Head on, didn’t hit the brakes, airbags deployed, screaming kids, smoke, adrenaline, we started screaming, and got the kids out of the car.”

The driver, who was in his 70s, was described by a bus driver who witnessed the accident as smelling like alcohol and refusing to exit his vehicle. Around 30 minutes later when he did get out of the car, he fell to the ground and began making unusual noises.

It’s not just the witness who believed the driver was drunk; the driver himself admitted at the scene that he had been drinking and had just come from a bar. Purciful noted: “Everyone could smell alcohol on this man. He openly admitted what he was drinking. He told my husband he was drinking High Noons. It isn’t just me making accusations; he was just straight-up coming out and telling us and there was no remorse.”

She added that he never asked them if their children were okay and never apologized.

Police took 2.5 hours to show up at accident scene

The family called 911 five times after the crash, but the overextended and underfunded police department kept them waiting 2.5 hours before an officer finally made it to the scene.


The city council of Austin moved to slash their police department’s budget during the George Floyd riots in 2020. Although the state has since stepped in and restored funding, they have not been able to recover their staffing levels, while low morale and police contract issues have led to a string of retirements.

The Austin Police Department confirmed that the call about the accident came in at 4:18 pm and the first officer did not arrive on the scene until 6:35pm.

“Our officers work hard every day to handle the high volume of calls that we may receive and answer them accordingly with the resources we have on hand,” a statement from the police department noted. “Unfortunately, this service level differs from the level we hope to provide our community. Still, we consistently review our processes and assess how we can improve in serving the city of Austin and those who choose to visit.”

Purciful’s personal injury attorney, Adam Loewy, told Fox News that roughly 25 officers would normally be in that area if they were fully staffed, and the 2.5-hour response time was sufficient for the driver to sober up enough to pass a field sobriety test. He walked away with just a minor traffic violation.

Purciful said her family members experienced injuries such as bruises and burn marks, while she suffered a fractured wrist. In addition, the impact of the crash caused a cyst on her ovary to collapse, causing what she described as “excruciating stomach pain.” Her daughter, meanwhile, woke up screaming in pain during the night due to a groin injury related to her four-point safety harness.

Now, she is trying to spread the word about what happened to her and try to bring the drunk driver to justice. While her attorney said that a case against the city is unlikely because of immunity protections, they may pursue civil options against the insurance company of the drunk driver and the bar who served him.

Loewy said that Austin simply does not have enough police officers. “The real-life consequence of that is what Lacey and Dustin just went through. You call a police officer, there’s not enough police officers, and you sit out there on a road injured with your children and no one shows up for two and a half hours. It is disgraceful.”

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Retailers, businesses continue to flee Portland due to rampant violence, theft and lawlessness

Image: Retailers, businesses continue to flee Portland due to rampant violence, theft and lawlessness

(Natural News) Just weeks after the last Walmart store closed up shop in Portland, Cracker Barrel decided to do the same thing.

Cracker Barrel had already closed some stores throughout the area when it announced, just like Walmart did, that all remaining stores will be shuttered in the coming days.

A company spokesperson cited the “pandemic,” referring to the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), as the impetus behind the closure of the final two remaining locations – one in Beaverton and the other in Tualatin.

The popular restaurant chain, which has a Southern country theme, did not make mention of the rampant crime that makes doing business in the Oregon city a no-go, though we suspect that this is part of why Cracker Barrel is fleeing as well.

We are also told that Cracker Barrel is closing its Bend location, which is located about a 3.5-hour drive east from Portland.

“We are saddened that we have been unable to overcome the impact the pandemic had on our business and have made the difficult decision to close the Beaverton, Tualatin and Bend locations,” the Cracker Barrel spokesperson said.

Last summer, Cracker Barrel also closed its restaurant on Hayden Island to the north of Portland, citing similar reasons.

“The decision to close a store is never one we take lightly, and our focus right now is on assisting our impacted employees during this transition,” the spokesperson added. “We extend our sincere thanks to our employees who worked so hard and to our guests.”

(Related: Back in 2020 during the summer of terror that ensued following the George Floyd psy-op, the Department of Justice [DOJ] declared Portland and Seattle to be “anarchy” zones.)


Is Portland dying due to rampant far-leftism?

Could it be that “covid” is really the only reason why Cracker Barrel is fleeing northwest Oregon? Or is there more to it than that?

In recent days, the following incidents have occurred in Portland that, quite frankly, are not all that common in most other American cities:

• An 82-year-old man died after he was brutally beaten in an unprovoked attack at a Portland bus stop.

• Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, rioters smashed windows and vandalized several buildings in Portland in “protest” of the ruling.

• Last April, Antifa terrorists participated in the so-called “People’s Convoy,” which involved standing on an overpass and throwing paint-filled balloons and rocks onto vehicles along 205 North.

• One woman and five others were injured in a mass shooting incident involving Antifa, which was “protesting” police violence.

• Numerous other local businesses besides Walmart boarded up and vacated Portland because of escalating theft, vandalism, and violence throughout the city.

When questioned about all this, including Portland’s ever-growing homeless and vagrant population, Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler appeared to laugh and scoff at a woman during a city council meeting. It is almost as if Wheeler supports all the chaos and breakdown of his city, or at least does not think it to be all that serious and worthy of addressing.

“Cracker Barrel is simply a middle-class eatery, and Portland has successfully expelled the middle class,” suggested one commenter about what he believes is happening to the city that anchors Oregon’s largest metropolitan area. “Hence no reason to expect a middle-class eatery to be able to survive.”

“Perhaps if they renamed themselves ‘Crack Barrel,’ they’d stand a better chance in Portland,” joked another, referencing Portland’s out-of-control drug problem.

Someone else wrote, that eventually Portland is going to have to start taxing its homeless population in order to make up for all the lost revenue from fleeing businesses, along with the exodus of normal people who are leaving the city in droves.

Numerous others questioned when corporate businesses are going to start admitting that the reason they are leaving cities like Portland is not because of “covid,” but rather because of all the crime and lawlessness.

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Confirmed: Nashville school shooter was a biological female who 'identified' as a male

Image: Confirmed: Nashville school shooter was a biological female who ‘identified’ as a male

(Natural News) The left-wing mainstream media did their best to try and spin it but in the end, the truth came out: The person who murdered three nine-year-old children and three adults at the Covenant Presbyterian School in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday was a biological female who identified as a male.

“Audrey Hale was the 28-year-old former art student accused of fatally shooting three students and three adult staff members at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 27, 2023, according to Nashville police,” notes a report by

“At 9:57 a.m., just minutes before the shootings, Hale’s former middle school basketball teammate received a message from Hale that read, ‘so basically that post I made on here about you, that was basically a suicide note. I’m planning to die today. THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!! You’ll probably hear about me on the news after I die,’” noted further, citing News Channel 5.

“This is my last goodbye. I love you. See you again in another life,” Hale, who used the name Aiden, added. The friend responded, “Audrey! You have so much more life to live. I pray God keeps and covers you.” Hale responded, according to the local station, “I know but I don’t want to live. I’m so sorry. I’m not trying to upset you or get attention. I just need to die. I wanted to tell you first because you are the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen and known all my life.”

The outlet noted further that Hale wrote: “My family doesn’t know what I’m about to do. One day this will make more sense. I’ve left more than enough evidence behind. But something bad is about to happen.”


According to police, Audrey Elizabeth Hale, a Nashville resident who was a former student of the private Christian school, is dead. Of the six victims, five were taken to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead, while the sixth was declared dead at the scene. Officer Rex Engelbert, who has served in the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department for four years, and Officer Michael Collazo, who has served for nine years, were the two officers who shot and killed Hale, according to a police news release.

Video of the takedown of Hale was released by the department and made its way to social media.


WOW – Here’s the moment the breeze Nashville police took out the deranged liberal mass shooter.

Who else thinks the Nashville PD are heroes?

— The Trump Train ??? (@The_Trump_Train) March 28, 2023

The Nashville police have also made public the footage captured inside the Covenant School during the shooting incident. The video shows a person, who police identify as Hale, shooting through the glass doors of the school and then walking around the building, opening doors, while dressed in camouflage pants, a red baseball cap, and a vest, and holding weapons.

Active shooter Audrey Elizabeth Hale drove to Covenant Church/School in her Honda Fit this morning, parked, and shot her way into the building. She was armed with 2 assault-type guns and a 9 millimeter pistol.

— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 28, 2023

Police have identified the victims as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all 9, along with 61-year-old Cynthia Peak, 60-year-old Katherine Koonce and 61-year-old Mike Hill. Koonce was the head of school, Hill was a custodian, and Peak was a substitute teacher.

“While police called the suspect a female and a woman and used she/her pronouns during their first press conferences, on LinkedIn, Hale indicated the use of he/him pronouns. Nashville Police Chief John Drake said in a later press conference that Hale did identify as transgender,” reported.

Subsequent reporting claimed that Hale was under treatment for a mental disorder.

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Elementary school teacher admits “the goal” is to brainwash and confuse children about gender in order to recruit them as new LGBTs

Image: Elementary school teacher admits “the goal” is to brainwash and confuse children about gender in order to recruit them as new LGBTs

(Natural News) An LGBT public school teacher who works at Mounds View Public Schools in Minnesota went viral this week after she admitted in a public social media video that “the goal” of her hideous androgynous look is to intentionally confuse her students into not being able to figure out whether she is a girl or a boy.

The teacher, who works specifically at Valentine Hills Elementary School in Arden Hills, a suburb of Minneapolis and St. Paul, expressed smug pride as she told her followers a story about how she overheard some students ask another teacher in the hallway if the teacher in the following video is male or female.

This teacher @VHelementary brags about her goal of confusing children.

— Inside The Classroom | Trans-Cult Enemy (@EITC_Official) January 23, 2023

(Related: The National Education Association [NEA] is colluding with LGBT perverts to exploit American public schoolchildren.)

Why did Valentine Hills Elementary School remove music teacher Kourtney Ryan’s bio from the school website?

It is being reported that the person seen in the above video is music teacher Kourtney Ryan. One parent revealed that she believes Ryan first started working at the school during the 2021-22 year – and in the above video, you can see her wearing a lanyard from Valentine Hills Elementary School.

The current webpage of “specialists” does not show Kourtney Ryan’s name. However, an archived snapshot of the same webpage from last week does list Kourtney Ryan, along with her contact information at the school – she is the only staff member listed who has no photo attached to her bio.


It appears as though Valentine Hills Elementary School scrubbed Ryan’s bio from its current page in order to protect her, now that her video has gone viral. Unfortunately for Ryan, the internet never forgets.

Since pretty much every other teacher at Valentine Hills Elementary School looks normal, it may have been decided by the school before she became a controversial figure to avoid showing the nose-ringed, androgynous Ryan. It might have upset some parents to see who was put in charge of teaching “music” to their little ones.

What appears to have happened is that Valentine Hills Elementary School tried to keep Ryan’s face hidden from parents even before she uploaded the above video. After the video was uploaded, Valentine Hills Elementary School tried to erase her from public view entirely, presumably in order to protect her.

“I am very upset that this teacher is saying that her goal is to confuse kids,” one parent of a student who attends Valentine Hills Elementary School is quoted as saying. “Her personal life has no place in an elementary school.”

“She is wearing a mask and her lanyard, which she wears while on the clock as a teacher paid by taxpayers.”

This same parent explained that Ryan once had her students engage in a “protest through music” exercise, this relating to the book “Change Sings” by Amanda Gorman. The two choices for topics that Ryan offered to her students were a prison hunger strike or Colin Kaepernick.

“This project felt more appropriate at the middle school or high school level,” the parent added.

Another parent of a former student of Ryan’s revealed that he actually pulled his child out of her class because of inappropriate lesson materials “about life, sexuality, and human development that parents should have with their children.”

“When an elementary teacher injects herself into that relationship between a parent and a child by making the child confused about gender and sexuality, they are violating the trust and relationship between a parent and child,” this parent added.

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COVID-19 vaccines can cause SEVERE MYOCARDITIS, warns Chinese cardiologist

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(Natural News) Dr. Wang Daowen, a respected Chinese cardiologist, has publicly acknowledged that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines can cause severe myocarditis.

Wang Daowen is the director of the Internal Medicine Department at Tongji Hospital in Wuhan and a professor at Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Wang’s areas of expertise include cardiomyopathy and myocarditis. Additionally, he is involved in politics and acts as a delegate to China’s rubber-stamp legislature.

Vaccines and myocarditis risk

Wang talked about his concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccines and myocarditis risk at an annual event called the “Two sessions.”

These refer to meetings held by both the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). (Related: Kids who develop vaccine-induced myocarditis will be dead in 5 YEARS: Canadian doctor.)

During the meeting, Wang encouraged China’s National Health Commission to set aside resources to help address the issue of rising fulminant myocarditis cases. He added that they could potentially be linked to the coronavirus vaccine.

Myocarditis is the inflammation of the heart muscle. The condition can reduce the heart’s ability to pump blood and result in cardiac shock, arrhythmia, multi-organ system failure or death.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), myocarditis is more common in male patients, especially those who are adolescents or young adults; following vaccination with an mRNA vaccine, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines; after receiving the second dose of an mRNA vaccine; and within a week of getting vaccinated.


A 2021 cohort study estimated that, overall, myocarditis affects 1.7 per 100,000 people within 28 days of receiving an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine.

The way that COVID-19 itself causes myocarditis is unknown. However, doctors and scientists have some theories, which include one or a combination of the following:

  1. COVID-19 could be directly infecting the heart muscle, which contains receptors for the virus.
  2. The activity of the immune system as it tries to respond to COVID-19 could be causing myocarditis.
  3. Hypoxia, or a reduction in the oxygen levels in your body’s organs and tissues, could also be linked to myocarditis.

Fulminant myocarditis

Vaccinated people are also at risk of developing fulminant myocarditis, an acute form of myocarditis that requires hemodynamic support for the patient’s recovery.

Wang explained that fulminant myocarditis is a life-threatening condition characterized by “a rapidly progressive course, with fatigue, circulatory failure, hypotensive shock, or even sudden death.”

He added that many doctors are not familiar with the condition, sometimes even mistaking it for a cold and missing the window for early treatment. Wang said the mortality rate associated with fulminant myocarditis is over 50 percent.

“Whether it is a protein vaccine, inactivated vaccine or mRNA vaccine, there is the possibility of causing fulminant myocarditis,” Wang noted. He theorized that all COVID-19 vaccines could be linked to fulminant myocarditis.

Wang’s report sparked fear and frustration among Chinese citizens. For example, one citizen reported chest pains since getting vaccinated but received no help from healthcare providers in the country. According to the affected citizen, it has been two years since the vaccination. He reported chest discomfort, but the hospital he went to was unable to give a clear answer.

Another Chinese citizen condemned the government for continuing to force the COVID-19 vaccine on children, calling government officials “shameless.”

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Vaccine-derived poliovirus outbreak in Burundi and Congo linked to Bill Gates vaccines

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(Natural News) Outbreaks of vaccine-derived poliovirus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi have been linked to vaccines supplied to both nations by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Health officials from both nations detected the cases and immediately informed the World Health Organization and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. (Related: 7 Kids in Africa left PARALYZED by vaccine-derived polio bankrolled by Gates Foundation.)

The WHO said the Burundian government declared the detection of the virus in children a national health emergency. The cases occurred in Burundi’s western district of Isale, near the major urban center Bujumbura and only around a dozen miles from the border with the DRC. Samples from environmental surveillance of wastewater confirmed the presence of poliovirus type 2.

In the DRC, at least six children in the eastern provinces of Tanganyika and South Kivu were confirmed to have vaccine-derived type 2 poliovirus.

These are the first internationally-recognized cases of poliovirus linked to the use of a new vaccine, the novel oral poliomyelitis vaccine type 2 (nOPV2), which was developed specifically to reduce the risk of polio in underdeveloped nations.

Unlike wild poliovirus, circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) causes infections when a weakened strain on the poliovirus present in oral polio vaccinations spreads among the population over an extended length of time. The last time Burundi had a cVDPV2 outbreak was over three decades ago.

Gates Foundation-led NGO claims more vaccines the right response to outbreaks

The non-governmental organization heading efforts to contain the outbreak is the GPEI. The GPEI is a partnership made up of the WHO, several other global health bodies and, most notably, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


With the help of the WHO and GPEI, Burundi plans to conduct a polio vaccination campaign in the coming weeks for all eligible children up to seven years old. The DRC has scheduled a similar vaccination campaign to be led by the GPEI in April.

“While detection of these outbreaks is a tragedy for the family and communities affected, it is not unexpected with wider use of the vaccine,” said the GPEI, which is also supporting local authorities in “neighboring countries.”

“Polio is highly infectious, and timely action is critical in protecting children through effective vaccination,” claimed WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti. “We are supporting the national efforts to ramp up polio vaccination to ensure that no child is missed and faces no risk of polio’s debilitating impact.”

The GPEI said that its mobilization in the region will involve “a thorough risk assessment” and figuring out how “to reduce the risk of further transmission.” The NGO will also conduct mass vaccination campaigns in the region.

The GPEI noted that around 600 million doses of the new vaccine have been administered in 28 countries since it became available to the public in March 2021. The NGO continues to claim that the vaccine is safe and effective.

“Throughout the vaccine’s extensive field use, the strains in DRC and Burundi are the only two cVDPV2 emergences detected that have been linked with nOPV2,” claimed GPEI.

The organization further claimed that were it not for the new Gates Foundation-funded vaccine, there would be “30 to 40” more cVDPV2 emergencies in the region due to the prevalence of oral polio vaccinations (OPV).

“As long as we keep using oral polio vaccine in some countries, OPV-derived viruses will continue to circulate and pose a threat to any unvaccinated people,” claimed virologist Vincent Racaniello of Columbia University.

Despite claims of lowering the number of vaccine-derived polio cases, the WHO has recorded more than 400 cases of cVDPV2 due to OPVs in at least 14 countries in 2022.

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