Virginia police arrest 30 child predators in Operation’ COVID Crackdown’
Virginia police arrested thirty alleged sexual predators in what they called Operation COVID Crackdown – an online sting that identified and apprehended predators who targeted vulnerable children.
As children spend time online with digital schooling and networking with friends. Major Crimes Bureau Commander Major Ed O’Carroll said detectives knew there would be a rise in online predators.
“I commend their ability to adapt during this unprecedented public health pandemic,” he said. “And to do so in the interest of protecting our children and bringing justice to those who commit these repugnant crimes.”
Fairfax Police Department (FPD) is urging parents to be vigilant about their children’s online security and implementing security measures.
The suspects were primarily apprehended from the state of Virginia, but some lived in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
FPD asked the public has that if they have information regarding this case, to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 6. Additional information can also be offered anonymously to Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477).
Keisha Lance Bottoms called N-word by someone who wants Georgia reopened
After publically speaking out about Georgia’s reopening Atlanta mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms received a text message calling her the n-word.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will have Georgia reopened this Friday and the state seems to be divided by the decision. Bottoms called the decision
On Wednesday, Bottoms tweeted a racist text message she received.
“With my daughter looking over my shoulder, I received this message on my phone. I pray for you,” she tweeted. “‘Conscientious stupidity or sincere ignorance.’ ~Martin Luther King, Jr.”
With my daughter looking over my shoulder, I received this message on my phone. I pray for you.
“Conscientious stupidity or sincere ignorance.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr. pic.twitter.com/dOimv9sdN3
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) April 23, 2020
President of American Progress replied, “I’m so sorry for this hatred and malevolence. But I’m grateful that your leadership is saving lives.”
The measures put into place by Gov. Kemp will reopen massage and nail salons, gyms, barbers, bowling alleys, and even tattoo shops. On Monday, April 27, movie theaters and private social clubs have the option to open.
Georgia’s Republican Governor Is Ready To Put Lives At Risk To Please President Trump
Georgia governor is causing quite a stir across the country as he plans to reopen the state on Friday. Leaders, experts and Americans alike are afraid that this reopening will create a new wave of infections and deaths.
The state’s shelter-in-place order will be lifted on April 30. The slow reopening is the most aggressive we’ve heard of and will begin with nail salons, massage parlors, bowling allies and gyms this Friday. Monday, restaurants and movie theatres will reopen. Bars and nightclubs will remain closed.
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision is even more eager than President Trump’s May 1 reopening prediction.
The Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms believes it’s a dangerous decision and said: “as a parent, I am concerned.”
“Our numbers are going up,” said Bottoms on Cuomo Primetime. She added that while she has a great “working relationship with the governor,” she was not informed about the decision before the announcement.
When asked about the governor’s remarks about how Georgia is doing better than they were a month ago, Bottoms responded and said the state is doing better because they are practicing social distancing.
“We have been aggressive about asking people to stay home. That’s why we’re in a better position,” retorted Bottoms.
Medical workers on the front line told MSNBC the state is absolutely not ready
“We had 15 funerals this weekend. 5 more deaths. We’ve got 60 people on ventilators.”
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 21, 2020
Georgia: 14th highest infection/7th lowest testing rate; less econ resilient & 1000s of low-wage workers already forced to risk their lives to make a living. Weakened healthcare w/closed rural hospitals, no Medicaid expansion & a doctor shortage. Reopen? Dangerously incompetent. https://t.co/FFfk9EoN3l
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) April 20, 2020
Stacey Abrams on Georgia reopening: “These businesses that are reopening are going to force frontline workers back to the work without having been tested.”
Trying to push a “false opening of the economy,” Abrams said, risks “putting more lives in danger.” https://t.co/sE2Fx4LUck
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 21, 2020
According to The Hill, Georgia has reported 19,398 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 774 deaths.