Saturday, June 1, 2024

N.J. Gym Owner Who Defied COVID Lockdown Cleared of 80+ Charges, Attorney Says; Covid Fearmongering Worked So Well, The Government Is Now Creating A Poultry Panic, and other C-Virus related stories

Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for
N.J. gym owner who defied COVID lockdown cleared of 80+ charges, attorney says:
The South Jersey business owner who defied Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID lockdown orders by keeping his gym open, racking up dozens of court summonses, has been cleared of all charges, his attorney said Tuesday.
Ian Smith, co-owner of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, opened his facility during the coronavirus pandemic in May 2020 in defiance of a state-ordered closing of nonessential businesses. Police arrested some gym members as they left after workouts at the facility.
Smith and co-owner Frank Trumbetti faced more than 80 summonses charging them with violating a governor’s orders, operating without a mercantile license, creating a public nuisance and disturbing the peace.
At one point, the state Attorney General’s office recommended fines of up to $10,000 a day and imprisonment for the owners of Atilis if they did not shutter their business. Many of the charges also carried up to six months in jail, said Smith’s attorney, John McCann of Oakland in Bergen County.
Following an appeals court ruling on the state fines, the gym was ordered to pay about $165,000 in fines for violating the public health emergency rules issued by Murphy and state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.
Though the state and municipal cases were separate, McCann said now that the local charges have been dismissed he’s looking to see if he can retrieve the money the gym owners paid in state fines based on the dismissal of the municipal charges.
“When you look at this, it didn’t make a lot of sense at the time. It kind of looked like they were throwing everything they could at these guys,” McCann said.
McCann said the summonses were written up by the Bellmawr Police Department, but the cases were later transferred to Winslow Township Municipal Court due to a conflict.
“Those charges hung over these guys’ heads for over four years,” McCann said. --->READ MORE HERE
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Covid Fearmongering Worked So Well, The Government Is Now Creating A Poultry Panic:
n 2020, the supply chain experienced disruptions that no one in my generation had ever seen. It became even more apparent to those who believe in the power of self-reliance that it is up to us to take care of ourselves. Backyard farming began booming, along with an increased interest in raising chickens.
Since then, efforts to balance self-sustainable lifestyles have been threatened. Government interference in normal healthy practices continues to grow amid concerns over “public safety.”
During the pandemic, my family added fruit trees to our already-growing vegetable garden and discussed getting chickens. It offered a sense of peace in a time of unprecedented government overreach.
The years to come offered plenty of related concerns. In 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled its “People’s Garden Initiative.” This encouraged Americans to register their backyard, school, and community gardens and is still being presented as a beneficial collaboration.
But if you read the full breakdown, it advances “equity” and other “DEI” and Green New Deal initiatives that reek of a government takeover. I, like many other Americans who value their freedoms, have not registered my garden because my food belongs to me and is no one else’s business.
Now as avian flu is making headlines, fears that “they’re coming for your chickens” are being realized.
Although the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) admits that “the current public health risk is low,” it also posted that more than 90 million detections have been found in wild birds and backyard and commercial flocks across 48 states.
Yet, in the fine print, they note that this number was compiled over a two-year period and offer no information on how the testing was administered, how deadly the virus is, or how many birds have recovered.
So once again, the numbers are being stacked to breed fear. Why? --->READ MORE HERE
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