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Governor Greg Abbott Gives a Sneak Preview of His Plan to Re-Open the Texas Economy

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott is in the process of writing up an executive order for steps Texas businesses can take to re-open the economy.

“We will focus on protecting lives while restoring livelihoods. We can do both,” Abbott stated on Friday, April 10, 2020 during a press conference.

The governor said more details will be unveiled in the next week, but said he wants to roll out this plan strategically and safely to prevent the virus from spreading even further.

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Abbott also shared the latest numbers for the Wuhan Virus pandemic. As of the afternoon of April 10, Texas has the following Wuhan Virus numbers:

  • 116,000 total Texans tested
  • 11,449 Texans tested positive
  • 1,532 Texans hospitalized
  • 221 Texans have died
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“Every life lost is one too many,” Abbott said.

Unlike other state governments, Texas has taken a measured approach to the pandemic.

The virus is real but the impact it’s having is not as great as the media is making it out to be.

In sum, the response should not consist of trying to completely shut down the economy

Thankfully, Abbott has recognized that.

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Portland Experiences Over a 100% Increase in Shootings After Anti-Gun Violence Police Force is Disbanded

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In July of 2020, the city of Portland experienced 15 homicides.

According to Portland police, this is the most killings the city has experienced in one month in over three decades.

So far in 2020, 24 people have died due to homicides in Portland.

Oregon Live reported that the most recent killing took place on July 28, 2020 when a 34-year-old woman was stabbed at a Northeast Portland home after coming back from a vigil mourning the death of 27-year-old Tyrell Penney, who was murdered in a shooting on July 29.

In July 2020, there have been 63 shootings, while there was 28 in July 2019 per a Police Bureau report.

Although homicides, assaults, burglaries and vandalism have increased this year compared to 2019, total person-to-person and property crimes have plummeted compared to previous years, according to the bureau’s report.

Police Chief Chuck Lovell said on July 30 that he’s very worried about the uptick in violence and is shifting officers from patrol units to the detective division in order to shore up follow-up investigations.

He also explained that the bureau had to cut its Gun Violence Reduction Team in accordance to new policy changes the City Council ushered in. The team, which counted on 34 members, was disbanded on July 1 in response to budget cuts to police units that have allegedly targeted a disproportionate number of blacks during routine traffic stops.

Like many cities in the country, Portland is starting to embrace leftist radicalism on matters of law enforcement by considering moves to defund the police.

Oregon is already one of the more anti-gun states in the country, so lawful individuals in Portland don’t have many options at their disposal for self-defense. With police being gutted, regular citizens have even fewer options at their disposal for security.

This has obviously not registered with political elites and represents why many Americans will likely leave cities in masse in search of jurisdictions that actually bother to provide basic law enforcement infrastructure.

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