Florida Officials Institute Curfew amid Looting in Aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Florida Officials Institute Curfew amid Looting in Aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Officials from Florida’s Lee County announced a curfew on Wednesday following reports of looting and other criminal activity in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Lee County on Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, resulting in as much as $40 billion in property damage.

With local officials dedicating all their time and resources to the hurricane’s response, criminals took advantage and began looting and committing other crimes, Lee County officials announced.

For example, one gas station in Florida was reportedly looted.

“Earlier today, when law enforcement was unable to respond because of weather conditions, it was unsafe, there was a break-in on Cleveland Avenue and there was looting,” Lee County Manager Roger DesJarlais announced during a press conference.

DesJarlais noted that “a group of people” looted “one of the Speedway gas stations,” which prompted Fort Meyers city officials to talk to Lee County officials about instituting a curfew.

“To be sure, and I feel safe relaying this in on behalf of law enforcement, there’s going to be a zero-tolerance policy for looting and violence in this town,” DesJarlais added.

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno condemned the criminals in a separate press conference on Wednesday.

Marceno said:

I know we had a report of one incident where someone tried to loot into a gas station. I don’t know the details but it’s infuriating and we’re not gonna allow it. We are a great law and order state. We need to access the people that need to be helped, their life and safety is most important. But my message is very clear to those who think they’re gonna loot. Go somewhere else, leave the state, don’t do that in here, not in Lee County.

However, Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm since making landfall on Wednesday, but Florida officials warned that dangerous conditions remain.

Jordan Dixon-Hamilton is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at jdixonhamilton@breitbart.com or follow him on Twitter. 

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Veteran FDNY EMT Fatally Stabbed In “Barbaric” Unprovoked Attack In Queens

Veteran FDNY EMT Fatally Stabbed In “Barbaric” Unprovoked Attack In Queens

NEW YORK – Eric Adams and Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh announced the death of Emergency Medical Service Lieutenant Alison Russo-Eling, a 24-year-veteran of the FDNY who was stabbed and killed Thursday afternoon while working at EMS Station 49 in Queens.

At approximately 2:20pm, Lt. Russo-Elling was on duty in the vicinity of 20th Avenue and Steinway Street in Astoria near her station’s quarters. She was stabbed multiple times in an unprovoked attack. She was transported in critical condition to Mt. Sinai Queens Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Lt. Russo-Eling worked out of Station 49 in Astoria at the time she was killed.

Russo-Elingwas appointed to the FDNY as an EMT in March of 1998. She was promoted to Paramedic in 2002, and to Lieutenant in 2016. She has worked at multiple EMS stations, including Station 20, Station 17, Station 16, Station 45, Queens Tactical Response Group and Station 49.

Lt. Russo-Eling was a World Trade Center first responder, aiding in the rescue and recovery efforts. She is the 1,158th member of the Department to make the Supreme Sacrifice while serving our city. The last member of the Department to die in the line of duty was Firefighter Timothy Klein of Ladder 170 on April 24, 2022.

Lt.Russo-Eling was 61 years old. A Long Island resident, she is survived by her daughter and her parents. Wake and funeral information are pending.


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Tulsa PD: Man dressed as woman raped victim at gunpoint with elderly person present

TULSA, Okla. – On Tuesday, Officers were called out to the Trade Winds Central Inn near 51st and Harvard for a report of a rape.

The victim said she was standing by her hotel room when a Black male dressed as a woman walked by and asked where he could buy drugs. The victim said the man, later identified as Brandon Herd, was wearing a black wig, miniskirt, and black slides.

The victim said she told Herd she did not have any drugs, and when she went to shut the door, Herd hit her over the head with a gun, forced her back into the room, and then committed a rape while holding the victim at gunpoint. The victim’s elderly friend was also inside the room at the time.

The victim said Herd committed rape again, ransacked the room, took many of her personal belongings, then left in a yellow car.

On Wednesday, a hotel employee spotted Herd and called police.

The Tulsa Police Helicopter responded to the area, and with help from Officers in the air, Officers on the ground quickly located Herd at a nearby convenience store and he was taken into custody.

The victim identified Herd as the suspect, and he was in possession of several of her personal items.

Brandon Herd was arrested for:
– 1st Degree Rape AFCF (After Former Conviction of a Felony)
– Robbery by Force or Fear AFCF
– Failure to Register as a Sex Offender


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‘This baby is mine today’: Woman accused of kidnapping child from Florida Keys hotel

‘This baby is mine today’: Woman accused of kidnapping child from Florida Keys hotel

FLORIDA KEYS – A 49-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday for taking a woman’s child from a hotel.

Zita Gasperik was charged with child neglect and kidnapping.

The Sheriff’s Office was called to Fairfield Inn & Suites in Marathon at approximately 8:30 a.m. where an employee stated Gasperik took her 16-month-old child without her permission.

Gasperik was stopped on U.S. 1 shortly thereafter with the child in her lap and not in a child’s car seat. The child was not harmed.

The mother stated Gasperik, also a hotel employee, was stating how cute the baby was and took a picture. Gasperik also reportedly stated, “this baby is mine today.”

Gasperik took the child to a breakfast room, but when the mother went to get her child back, she discovered Gasperik left the property with the child.


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Pro-life Volunteer Shot in the Back Over Abortion Bill

The elderly Right to Life volunteer received a ‘gunshot wound to the back/shoulder while leaving a residence during a heated conversation.’

Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, is demanding justice for a broad range of attacks against pro-life volunteers, after an 84-year-old Right to Life Michigan volunteer was shot in the back.

In a September 24 press release, Right to Life reported that an as-yet-unnamed elderly volunteer from Lake Odessa received a ‘gunshot wound to the back/shoulder, while leaving a residence during a heated conversation.’

Interfering Assailant

The RTL volunteer was door-knocking in the area to inform citizens about the dangers of a pro-abortion bill known as Proposal 3, when the alleged shooter, who wasn’t part of the conversation, reportedly attacked the 84-year-old volunteer.

RTL added that there is no known motive for the attack. The assailant was also unknown to the victim, who is now recovering at home. Michigan State Police are investigating the incident.

Proposal 3 is a citizen bill designed to radicalise Michigan’s abortion laws through an anything-goes, vague redefining of “reproductive freedom.”

Current Michigan law only allows abortion where the life of the mother is threatened, and before a heartbeat can be detected.

Activists behind Proposal 3’s suggested legislative changes are largely funded by a far-left wing organisation, the monolithic extremist group ACLU, upwards to the tune of USD $10,628,722.73.

Hamfisted Legislation

Citizens to Support MI Women and Children PAC are opposing Proposal 3, with the support of the Michigan Catholic Conference and Right to Life Michigan.

Explaining the perils of the bill, Great Lakes Justice Centre said in a brief:

“This radical proposal is not solely about abortion; rather, this poorly worded change to [Michigan’s] State Constitution will create additional new rights and invalidates numerous existing laws protecting women, children, and parents.”

The pro-termination of life in the womb proposal opens a veritable Pandora’s box, justified by activists as protecting ‘black minorities and the LGBT community.’

Proposal 3’s ‘contradicts existing laws,’ GLJC argued, making the proposed ‘poorly defined’ amendments bad law.

P3 gives a blank cheque to abortion, allowing for partial birth termination, and would legalise the murder of a baby in the womb ‘based on disability, at any time based upon a child’s disability, gender, race, or for any other reason.’

Among the 16 points provided by GLJC (PDF), Proposal 3 also:

  • ‘Allows a minor child to have an abortion without the knowledge or consent of the child’s parents.’
  • Violates parental rights in directing their children’s upbringing and education…’
  • ‘Creates a right for a minor child to procure a sex change via permanent and irreversible sterilization without the knowledge or consent of the child’s parents.’
  • ‘Allows school clinics to provide contraceptives to children without the knowledge or consent of the child’s parents.’
  • Potentially protects paedophiles, by ‘prohibiting enforcement of criminal statutes against statutory rape and child sexual abuse (MCL 750.520), female genital mutilation — e.g. sex between a 12-year-old girl and a 45-year-old man will now be protected by this new right, so long as the child “consents.”
  • Promotes the exploitation of women by ‘allowing for a forced abortion in potential contracts for surrogacy.

Proposal 3, GLJC concluded, is ‘extreme, undefined, broad, and vague.’

The bill would create a constitutional ‘super-right’ that would ‘inevitably collide’ with civil liberties such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, informed consent, and freedom of conscience.

Forceful Measures

The attack preceded last Friday’s heavy-handed FBI raid and arrest of Mark Houck, after the Biden administration’s Department of Justice stormed the pro-life pastoral carer’s home, treated him like a terrorist, and took the father of seven at gunpoint.

Calling for justice, Live Action founder Lila Rose responded to the two incidents in a lengthy Twitter thread.

Rose rightly pointed out that the shooting was part of an alarming list of increased violence from far-left pro-abort activists, egged on by the Biden administration, post-Dodds v. Jackson, which saw the US Supreme Court repeal Roe v. Wade.

Rose stated:

“The past 12 weeks, we have seen acts of vandalism & violence toward churches & pro-life pregnancy resource centres. We have seen ZERO indictments or arrests from the DOJ. This bias in our justice system is a danger to our way of life & legitimacy of our institutions.”

“Every American must demand justice,” Rose asserted. “Justice for Mark Houck, facing political persecution from our government. Justice for the canvasser shot in Michigan. Justice for the more than 2,000 preborn children killed by abortion daily. Our nation must do better & we must demand it.”

The increase in violence follows Joe Biden’s so-called ‘rally for unity’ in early September, where the President encouraged the idea that “anyone not a Democrat, is to be viewed as a domestic terrorist.”

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Pro-life Volunteer Shot in the Back Over Abortion Bill

The elderly Right to Life volunteer received a ‘gunshot wound to the back/shoulder while leaving a residence during a heated conversation.’

Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, is demanding justice for a broad range of attacks against pro-life volunteers, after an 84-year-old Right to Life Michigan volunteer was shot in the back.

In a September 24 press release, Right to Life reported that an as-yet-unnamed elderly volunteer from Lake Odessa received a ‘gunshot wound to the back/shoulder, while leaving a residence during a heated conversation.’

Interfering Assailant

The RTL volunteer was door-knocking in the area to inform citizens about the dangers of a pro-abortion bill known as Proposal 3, when the alleged shooter, who wasn’t part of the conversation, reportedly attacked the 84-year-old volunteer.

RTL added that there is no known motive for the attack. The assailant was also unknown to the victim, who is now recovering at home. Michigan State Police are investigating the incident.

Proposal 3 is a citizen bill designed to radicalise Michigan’s abortion laws through an anything-goes, vague redefining of “reproductive freedom.”

Current Michigan law only allows abortion where the life of the mother is threatened, and before a heartbeat can be detected.

Activists behind Proposal 3’s suggested legislative changes are largely funded by a far-left wing organisation, the monolithic extremist group ACLU, upwards to the tune of USD $10,628,722.73.

Hamfisted Legislation

Citizens to Support MI Women and Children PAC are opposing Proposal 3, with the support of the Michigan Catholic Conference and Right to Life Michigan.

Explaining the perils of the bill, Great Lakes Justice Centre said in a brief:

“This radical proposal is not solely about abortion; rather, this poorly worded change to [Michigan’s] State Constitution will create additional new rights and invalidates numerous existing laws protecting women, children, and parents.”

The pro-termination of life in the womb proposal opens a veritable Pandora’s box, justified by activists as protecting ‘black minorities and the LGBT community.’

Proposal 3’s ‘contradicts existing laws,’ GLJC argued, making the proposed ‘poorly defined’ amendments bad law.

P3 gives a blank cheque to abortion, allowing for partial birth termination, and would legalise the murder of a baby in the womb ‘based on disability, at any time based upon a child’s disability, gender, race, or for any other reason.’

Among the 16 points provided by GLJC (PDF), Proposal 3 also:

  • ‘Allows a minor child to have an abortion without the knowledge or consent of the child’s parents.’
  • Violates parental rights in directing their children’s upbringing and education…’
  • ‘Creates a right for a minor child to procure a sex change via permanent and irreversible sterilization without the knowledge or consent of the child’s parents.’
  • ‘Allows school clinics to provide contraceptives to children without the knowledge or consent of the child’s parents.’
  • Potentially protects paedophiles, by ‘prohibiting enforcement of criminal statutes against statutory rape and child sexual abuse (MCL 750.520), female genital mutilation — e.g. sex between a 12-year-old girl and a 45-year-old man will now be protected by this new right, so long as the child “consents.”
  • Promotes the exploitation of women by ‘allowing for a forced abortion in potential contracts for surrogacy.

Proposal 3, GLJC concluded, is ‘extreme, undefined, broad, and vague.’

The bill would create a constitutional ‘super-right’ that would ‘inevitably collide’ with civil liberties such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, informed consent, and freedom of conscience.

Forceful Measures

The attack preceded last Friday’s heavy-handed FBI raid and arrest of Mark Houck, after the Biden administration’s Department of Justice stormed the pro-life pastoral carer’s home, treated him like a terrorist, and took the father of seven at gunpoint.

Calling for justice, Live Action founder Lila Rose responded to the two incidents in a lengthy Twitter thread.

Rose rightly pointed out that the shooting was part of an alarming list of increased violence from far-left pro-abort activists, egged on by the Biden administration, post-Dodds v. Jackson, which saw the US Supreme Court repeal Roe v. Wade.

Rose stated:

“The past 12 weeks, we have seen acts of vandalism & violence toward churches & pro-life pregnancy resource centres. We have seen ZERO indictments or arrests from the DOJ. This bias in our justice system is a danger to our way of life & legitimacy of our institutions.”

“Every American must demand justice,” Rose asserted. “Justice for Mark Houck, facing political persecution from our government. Justice for the canvasser shot in Michigan. Justice for the more than 2,000 preborn children killed by abortion daily. Our nation must do better & we must demand it.”

The increase in violence follows Joe Biden’s so-called ‘rally for unity’ in early September, where the President encouraged the idea that “anyone not a Democrat, is to be viewed as a domestic terrorist.”

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Pro-life Volunteer Shot in the Back Over Abortion Bill

The elderly Right to Life volunteer received a ‘gunshot wound to the back/shoulder while leaving a residence during a heated conversation.’

Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, is demanding justice for a broad range of attacks against pro-life volunteers, after an 84-year-old Right to Life Michigan volunteer was shot in the back.

In a September 24 press release, Right to Life reported that an as-yet-unnamed elderly volunteer from Lake Odessa received a ‘gunshot wound to the back/shoulder, while leaving a residence during a heated conversation.’

Interfering Assailant

The RTL volunteer was door-knocking in the area to inform citizens about the dangers of a pro-abortion bill known as Proposal 3, when the alleged shooter, who wasn’t part of the conversation, reportedly attacked the 84-year-old volunteer.

RTL added that there is no known motive for the attack. The assailant was also unknown to the victim, who is now recovering at home. Michigan State Police are investigating the incident.

Proposal 3 is a citizen bill designed to radicalise Michigan’s abortion laws through an anything-goes, vague redefining of “reproductive freedom.”

Current Michigan law only allows abortion where the life of the mother is threatened, and before a heartbeat can be detected.

Activists behind Proposal 3’s suggested legislative changes are largely funded by a far-left wing organisation, the monolithic extremist group ACLU, upwards to the tune of USD $10,628,722.73.

Hamfisted Legislation

Citizens to Support MI Women and Children PAC are opposing Proposal 3, with the support of the Michigan Catholic Conference and Right to Life Michigan.

Explaining the perils of the bill, Great Lakes Justice Centre said in a brief:

“This radical proposal is not solely about abortion; rather, this poorly worded change to [Michigan’s] State Constitution will create additional new rights and invalidates numerous existing laws protecting women, children, and parents.”

The pro-termination of life in the womb proposal opens a veritable Pandora’s box, justified by activists as protecting ‘black minorities and the LGBT community.’

Proposal 3’s ‘contradicts existing laws,’ GLJC argued, making the proposed ‘poorly defined’ amendments bad law.

P3 gives a blank cheque to abortion, allowing for partial birth termination, and would legalise the murder of a baby in the womb ‘based on disability, at any time based upon a child’s disability, gender, race, or for any other reason.’

Among the 16 points provided by GLJC (PDF), Proposal 3 also:

  • ‘Allows a minor child to have an abortion without the knowledge or consent of the child’s parents.’
  • Violates parental rights in directing their children’s upbringing and education…’
  • ‘Creates a right for a minor child to procure a sex change via permanent and irreversible sterilization without the knowledge or consent of the child’s parents.’
  • ‘Allows school clinics to provide contraceptives to children without the knowledge or consent of the child’s parents.’
  • Potentially protects paedophiles, by ‘prohibiting enforcement of criminal statutes against statutory rape and child sexual abuse (MCL 750.520), female genital mutilation — e.g. sex between a 12-year-old girl and a 45-year-old man will now be protected by this new right, so long as the child “consents.”
  • Promotes the exploitation of women by ‘allowing for a forced abortion in potential contracts for surrogacy.

Proposal 3, GLJC concluded, is ‘extreme, undefined, broad, and vague.’

The bill would create a constitutional ‘super-right’ that would ‘inevitably collide’ with civil liberties such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, informed consent, and freedom of conscience.

Forceful Measures

The attack preceded last Friday’s heavy-handed FBI raid and arrest of Mark Houck, after the Biden administration’s Department of Justice stormed the pro-life pastoral carer’s home, treated him like a terrorist, and took the father of seven at gunpoint.

Calling for justice, Live Action founder Lila Rose responded to the two incidents in a lengthy Twitter thread.

Rose rightly pointed out that the shooting was part of an alarming list of increased violence from far-left pro-abort activists, egged on by the Biden administration, post-Dodds v. Jackson, which saw the US Supreme Court repeal Roe v. Wade.

Rose stated:

“The past 12 weeks, we have seen acts of vandalism & violence toward churches & pro-life pregnancy resource centres. We have seen ZERO indictments or arrests from the DOJ. This bias in our justice system is a danger to our way of life & legitimacy of our institutions.”

“Every American must demand justice,” Rose asserted. “Justice for Mark Houck, facing political persecution from our government. Justice for the canvasser shot in Michigan. Justice for the more than 2,000 preborn children killed by abortion daily. Our nation must do better & we must demand it.”

The increase in violence follows Joe Biden’s so-called ‘rally for unity’ in early September, where the President encouraged the idea that “anyone not a Democrat, is to be viewed as a domestic terrorist.”

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Texas authorities arrest woman, juvenile for allegedly kidnapping Florida baby

Jenna Roark. (El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)

EL PASO – On Sept. 26, 2022, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Special Agents, with assistance from Texas Highway Patrol Troopers, the United States Border Patrol (USBP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Jenna Roark, 45, of El Paso, and a 15-year-old juvenile on charges of smuggling of persons and aggravated kidnapping.

The charges stem from a Sept. 16, traffic stop conducted by DPS Troopers working Operation Lone Star. Troopers discovered Roark and the juvenile were smuggling illegal immigrants and were also traveling with an unidentified 18-month-old boy. The child was in poor health and was immediately taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. He was then released to child protective services as officials investigated his identity and tried to locate family.

On Sept. 26, FBI El Paso contacted DPS CID Agents regarding information from Saint Petersburg, Florida, about a mother who’s baby was being held for ransom. FBI and DPS were able to confirm it was the child from the traffic stop. DPS, FBI and USBP personnel located and arrested Roark and the juvenile. Both have now been booked into the El Paso County Jail and the El Paso County Juvenile Probation.

“It’s an unthinkable situation to have your child kidnapped and held for ransom,” said Jose Sanchez, West Texas Regional Director. “DPS Troopers and CID Agents are specially trained in the Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) which gives them the skills to take action in these situations and save children from further harm.”

“Being caught in a kidnapping for ransom (KFR) extortion incident is frightening as it is, but when the subject kidnaps a small child to hold for collateral until the parent pays for their services, is utterly inhumane and heartless,” said Jeffery R. Downey, FBI El Paso Special Agent in Charge. “Thankfully, the victim contacted the FBI St. Petersburg Field Office to report that her child was being held ransom. They immediately contacted our office to locate the subject and the child. Working with our partners at the Texas Department of Public Safety, we were able to share intelligence about the KFR, locate the child and assist in arresting the subject of this heartless kidnapping. If you are a victim or are a family member of a victim of a KFR, please call the FBI at 915-832-5000 or local law enforcement immediately.”


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