NYT editorial argues that extinction of the human race would be good for planet Earth

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NYT editorial argues that extinction of the human race would be good for planet Earth

https://www.depopulation.news/2019-01-07-nyt-editorial-argues-extinction-of-humans-good-for-planet-earth.html

01/07/2019 / By Vicki Batts

The mainstream media is now trying to “normalize” the depopulation agenda. In a recent NYT editorial, Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?, Clemson University professor Todd May argues that the end of humanity wouldn’t be so bad after all. The left-wing has been using the global warming narrative to conjure up fear about imminent human extinction for years now, but declaring that the end of humanity would be good for the planet is taking the global depopulation agenda to a whole new level.

It would seem that the left-wing media is now launching the next phase of this grand extinction scheme. By publishing the opinion of Mr. Todd May, The New York Times is at the very least showing that this point of view is worthy of such a lofty platform, if not a full-blown endorsement. As Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, recently reported, there are many, many signs that the “extermination agenda” has already begun — and with headlines like Mays’ NYT piece floating around, it’s clear that the media is trying to push depopulation as the new “normal.”

What starts off as a “fringe” idea can very quickly become mainstream thought, if its publicized the right way. And it looks like the globalist Left is moving towards adopting depopulation as the next big thing on the party line.
NYT editorial says human extinction is “good”

In a recent opinion piece for the Times, Mr. Todd Mays states, “Human beings are destroying large parts of the inhabitable earth and causing unimaginable suffering to many of the animals that inhabit it.” He notes that humans are destroying the Earth through at least three different means: Factory farming and animal suffering, climate change, and an increasing human population. None of these things are going away any time soon, Mays contends.

“Humanity, then, is the source of devastation of the lives of conscious animals on a scale that is difficult to comprehend,” the chemistry professor states.

Throughout the article, Mays compares and contrasts the sins of humanity against the greatness our species has also managed to achieve, asking if the things some select humans have accomplished have been worth the price our planet has been forced to pay.

While Mays does not come to an official conclusion on the matter, he does state, “It may well be, then, that the extinction of humanity would make the world better off and yet would be a tragedy.”
Advancing the depopulation agenda

As writer Michael Snyder notes, Mays’ arguments also seem to insinuate that only cultures which have contributed something worthwhile are worth preserving. While other academics have pointed to population control or population reduction, Mays is jumping straight to total extinction.

In a recent article, Mike Adams, founder of Natural News and creator of Brighteon.com, revealed that many of the events happening in our world today are tied to one ultimate cause: Ending humanity. Adams writes:

Inescapably, a core feature of everything happening today is an anti-human agenda to exterminate humankind. Every major trend taking place today is preparing humankind for a mass extermination event, making sure humans cannot fight back, think for themselves or even reproduce.

Adams points to the aggressive calls to disarm citizens, cultural attacks on fertility and masculinity, poisoning of the food supply and other key issues as signs that there is a plan to take down the human race — and it’s already been put into action.

You can see more coverage of the globalist agenda at Depopulation.news.

Sources for this article include:

InfoWars.com

NYTimes.com

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Diet Products Are Killing Us!

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STOP eating or drinking ‘diet’ products: The artificial sweetener found inside can destroy brain function

https://www.naturalhealth365.com/artificial-sweetener-dementia-2821.html

Posted by: Sharon Thomas, staff writer in Dangerous Chemicals, Nutrition News December 30, 2018 0 Comments

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artificial-sweetener(NaturalHealth365) According to the great physicist, Albert Einstein, insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Well, in the case of diet soda or other products that use an artificial sweetener, millions of consumers hope to lose weight or ‘get healthy’ by drinking these products, yet end up ruining their health.

The reason is simple: research shows that aspartame – the main and most popular type of artificial sweetener on the market – causes oxidative stress in the brain, a dangerous type of cell damage associated with inflammation, accelerated aging, and chronic disease.

Editor’s note: If you have any doubt about the dangers of aspartame – which is used in MANY diet products, I urge you to look (and listen) to this epic podcast. (shocking details!)

Consuming any artificial sweetener will INCREASE your risk of brain problems, according to research
In a 2017 study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines, researchers discovered some disturbing data: the level of brain neurotransmitters serotonin, GABA, and dopamine were reduced in rats who had been fed aspartame compared to a control group.

Additionally, the aspartame-fed rats had higher levels of norepinephrine (a stress hormone) and acetylcholine and lower levels of brain antioxidant activity.

Based on their data, the authors concluded that consuming aspartame disrupts normal neurochemical function and causes oxidative damage to brain cells. They also pointed out that the effects of aspartame were dose-dependent – meaning that the more artificial sweetener consumed, the greater the negative effects.

This should be a major warning bell, especially when we realize that at least 20% of Americans consume diet soda every day, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And it’s not just soft drinks: remember that aspartame is also things like gum, candy, diet fruit juice, and yogurt!

Diet soda drinkers will probably NOT like this message, but it’s just the truth
Of course, this isn’t the only study (by a long shot) that shows how aspartame is hazardous to your health. We already reported on findings from the famed Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort, which assessed dietary habits of over 4,372 participants.

This study showed that people who consumed even just ONE can or bottle of a diet soft drink had nearly TRIPLE the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

And another 2014 study published in PLOS One found that while rats fed with aspartame had lower body masses, they also had disrupted gut bacteria, higher blood sugar, and increased insulin resistance…yet somehow, people are supposed to believe drinking diet soda is good for people with diabetes!

Other research on animal models has also shown that aspartame is carcinogenic, too…rings a bell?

Two other types of artificial sweetener (cyclamate, aka Sucaryl, and saccharin, aka Sweet’N Low) were pulled off the market back in the 1970s because lab test showed they cause cancer in animals.

Yet somehow American consumers are supposed to believe that any other artificial sweetener is ‘perfectly safe.’ Let’s be real: if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck…you get the idea.

Besides, aspartame is 200 times sweetener than sugar and can keep you in the food craving trap even worse than real sugar (which still isn’t a good choice, by the way).

Your best bet: avoid artificial sweeteners. If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, opt for natural alternatives instead, including Stevia, organic local raw honey, and blackstrap molasses.

Sources for this article include:

Healthline.com
Journals.sfu.ca
CDC.gov
AHAJournals.org
NIH.gov
NIH.gov

“The Ocean is Dying”: Marine and Animal Life Die Offs, California Coast Pacific Ocean is “Turning Into a Desert”


“The Ocean is Dying”: Marine and Animal Life Die Offs, California Coast
Pacific Ocean is “Turning Into a Desert”
By Mac Slavo
Global Research, November 11, 2018
The SHTF Plan
Region: USA
Theme: Environment
(This article was first published by Global Research in May 2015)

It was the dying cry of Charlton Heston in the creepy 1973 film Soylent Green… and it could resemble our desperate near future.

The ocean is dying, by all accounts – and if so, the food supply along with it. The causes are numerous, and overlapping. And massive numbers of wild animal populations are dying as a result of it.

Natural causes in the environment are partly to blame; so too are the corporations of man; the effects of Fukushima, unleashing untold levels of radiation into the ocean and onto Pacific shores; the cumulative effect of modern chemicals and agricultural waste tainting the water and disrupting reproduction.

A startling new report says in no uncertain terms that the Pacific Ocean off the California coast is turning into a desert. Once full of life, it is now becoming barren, and marine mammals, seabirds and fish are starving as a result. According to Ocean Health:

The waters of the Pacific off the coast of California are a clear, shimmering blue today, so transparent it’s possible to see the sandy bottom below […] clear water is a sign that the ocean is turning into a desert, and the chain reaction that causes that bitter clarity is perhaps most obvious on the beaches of the Golden State, where thousands of emaciated sea lion pups are stranded.

[…]

Over the last three years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has noticed a growing number of strandings on the beaches of California and up into the Pacific north-west. In 2013, 1,171 sea lions were stranded, and 2,700 have already stranded in 2015 – a sign that something is seriously wrong, as pups don’t normally wind up on their own until later in the spring and early summer.

“[An unusually large number of sea lions stranding in 2013 was a red flag] there was a food availability problem even before the ocean got warm.”Johnson: This has never happened before… It’s incredible. It’s so unusual, and there’s no really good explanation for it. There’s also a good chance that the problem will continue, said a NOAA research scientist in climatology, Nate Mantua.

Experts blame a lack of food due to unusually warm ocean waters. NOAA declared an El Nino, the weather pattern that warms the Pacific, a few weeks ago. The water is three and a half to six degrees warmer than the average, according to Mantua, because of a lack of north wind on the West Coast. Ordinarily, the north wind drives the current, creating upwelling that brings forth the nutrients that feed the sardines, anchovies and other fish that adult sea lions feed on.

Fox News added:

The warm water is likely pushing prime sea lion foods — market squid, sardines and anchovies — further north, forcing the mothers to abandon their pups for up to eight days at a time in search of sustenance.

The pups, scientists believe, are weaning themselves early out of desperation and setting out on their own despite being underweight and ill-prepared to hunt.

[…]

“These animals are coming in really desperate. They’re at the end of life. They’re in a crisis … and not all animals are going to make it,” said Keith A. Matassa, executive director at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, which is currently rehabilitating 115 sea lion pups.

The same is true of seabirds on the Washington State coast:

In the storm debris littering a Washington State shoreline, Bonnie Wood saw something grisly: the mangled bodies of dozens of scraggly young seabirds. Walking half a mile along the beach at Twin Harbors State Park on Wednesday, Wood spotted more than 130 carcasses of juvenile Cassin’s auklets—the blue-footed, palm-size victims of what is becoming one of the largest mass die-offs of seabirds ever recorded. “It was so distressing,” recalled Wood, a volunteer who patrols Pacific Northwest beaches looking for dead or stranded birds. “They were just everywhere. Every ten yards we’d find another ten bodies of these sweet little things.”

“This is just massive, massive, unprecedented,” said Julia Parrish, a University of Washington seabird ecologist who oversees the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a program that has tracked West Coast seabird deaths for almost 20 years. “We may be talking about 50,000 to 100,000 deaths. So far.” (source)

100,000 doesn’t necessarily sound large, statistically speaking, but precedent in the history of recorded animal deaths suggests that it is, in fact massive. Even National Geographic is noting that these die off events are “unprecedented.” Warmer water is indicated for much of the starvation faced by many of the dead animals.

Last year, scientists sounded the alarm over the death of millions of star fish, blamed on warmer waters and ‘mystery virus’:


Starfish are dying by the millions up and down the West Coast, leading scientists to warn of the possibility of localized extinction of some species. As the disease spreads, researchers may be zeroing in on a link between warming waters and the rising starfish body count. (source)

[…]

The epidemic, which threatens to reshape the coastal food web and change the makeup of tide pools for years to come, appears to be driven by a previously unidentified virus, a team of more than a dozen researchers from Cornell University, UC Santa Cruz, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and other institutions reported Monday. (source)

Changing temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, driven by the natural cycle of gyres over decades, shifts wildlife populations, decimating the populations of species throughout the food chain, proving how fragile the balance of life in the ocean really is.

Recently, the collapse of the sardine population has created a crisis for fisheries and marine wildlife alike on the West Coast:

Commercial fishing for sardines off of Canada’s West Coast is worth an estimated $32 million – but now they are suddenly gone. Back in October, fisherman reported that they came back empty-handed without a single fish after 12 hours of trolling and some $1000 spent on fuel.

Sandy Mazza, for the Daily Breeze, reported a similar phenomenon in central California: “[T]he fickle sardines have been so abundant for so many years – sometimes holding court as the most plentiful fish in coastal waters – that it was a shock when he couldn’t find one of the shiny silver-blue coastal fish all summer, even though this isn’t the first time they’ve vanished.” [emphasis added]

[…]
“Is it El Nino? Pacific Decadal Oscillation? [La] Nina? Long-term climate change? More marine mammals eating sardines? Did they all go to Mexico or farther offshore? We don’t know. We’re pretty sure the overall population has declined. We manage them pretty conservatively because we don’t want to end up with another Cannery Row so, as the population declines, we curb fishing.” said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) official Kerry Griffin. (source)

According to a report in the Daily Mail, the worst events have wiped out 90% of animal populations, falling short of extinction, but creating a rupture in food chains and ecosystems.

And environmental factors are known to be a factor, with pollution from chemicals dumped by factories clearly tied to at least 20% of the mass die off events of wildlife populations that have been investigated, and many die offs implicated by a number of overlapping factors. TheDaily Mail reported:

Mass die-offs of certain animals has increased in frequency every year for seven decades, according to a new study.

Researchers found that such events, which can kill more than 90 per cent of a population, are increasing among birds, fish and marine invertebrates.

The reasons for the die-offs are diverse, with effects tied to humans such as environmental contamination accounting for about a fifth of them.

Farm runoff from Big Agra introduces high levels of fertilizers and pesticides which createoxygen-starved dead zones which fish and aquatic live is killed off. Also preset in agriculture waste are gender bending chemicals like those found in Atrazine, used in staple crop production, and antibiotics and hormones, used in livestock production, which creates hazardous runoff for fish populations:

Livestock excrete natural hormones – estrogens and testosterones – as well as synthetic ones used to bolster their growth. Depending on concentrations and fish sensitivity, these hormones and hormone mimics might impair wild fish reproduction or skew their sex ratios. (source)

Pharmaceutical contaminants are also to blame for changing the sex of fish and disrupting population numbers, while a study found that the chemicals in Prozac changed the behavior of marine life, and made shrimp many times more likely to “commit suicide” and swim towards the light where they became easy prey.

Fish farms also introduce a large volume of antibiotic and chemical pollution into oceans and waterways:

The close quarters where farmed fish are raised (combined with their unnatural diets) means disease occurs often and can spread quickly. On fish farms, which are basically “CAFOs of the sea,” antibiotics are dispersed into the water, and sometimes injected directly into the fish.

Unfortunately, farmed fish are often raised in pens in the ocean, which means not only that pathogens can spread like wildfire and contaminate any wild fish swimming past – but the antibiotics can also spread to wild fish (via aquaculture and wastewater runoff) – and that’s exactly what recent research revealed. (source)

Mass die offs of fish on the Brazilian coastline have linked to pollution from the dumping of raw sewage and garbage.

In the last few days it was reported that a massive die off of bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico was connected by researchers to BP’s Deep Water Horizon oil spill. Evidence was found in a third of the cases of lesions in the adrenal gland, an otherwise rare condition linked with petroleum exposure. More than a fifth of the dolphins also suffered bacterial pneumonia, causing deadly lung infection that is likewise rarely seen in dolphin populations.
How Ocean Pollution Affects Human Health
The original source of this article is The SHTF Plan
Copyright © Mac Slavo, The SHTF Plan, 2018

Lionel: An Existential Fight to the Death with the Globalists

Lionel: An Existential Fight to the Death with the Globalists
October 20, 2018
https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/lionel-an-existential-fight-to-the-death-with-the-globalists/

It seems like all of the righteous rage and frustration over the evils and inequities perpetrated over the past half century by the US Government; anger that would have rightly been directed toward George W Bush for 9/11 and the Endless Wars or toward Barack Obama for doubling down on drone strikes and pumping up the surveillance state is being displaced onto Donald Trump. It seems like all of the the hatred that is so richly deserved by the Neocons is being diverted onto Trump, even though he defunded ISIS and has been much less warlike than his predecessors. Seriously, where was all the outrage that we see being hurled at the President in the Mainstream Media when Bush took us to war with Iraq on a lie?

I expressed many of these thoughts the other day but Lionel, who is a living, breathing thesaurus and articulates these ideas with his own inimitable panache:

“Paleoconservatism of the Reagan era is dead. The Conservatism of William F Buckley and of all those grand GOP-ers is dead. Neoconservatism is dead. New Deal FDR Democratic policy is dead. Anything from the past, today is dead. It’s a brand new world and if you’re using antiquated, antediluvian, archaic almost Paleolithic concepts of Conservatism and supply-side, the world is different, the problems are different, the scope of the problems are different…

“We’re in a war right now, not against Liberalism but against unipolar Globalism, New World Order, Deep State, police state, intel state, government-within-the-government, permanent government, shadow government. We’re in a in a war with a Soros-backed, Bilderberg-backed, a multi-layered conspiracy; world involving dark forces and people and methodologies that transcend anything from the past.

“Ronald Reagan wouldn’t know what to do and if you’re spouting 30-year old National Review, Bill Buckley, supply-side and all of this hyper-moralistic, simplistic, Antediluvian, tissue-thin; this kind of a rehash, recycled, regurgitated Conservatism; if you think that’s what this is…Pick the greatest argument from the past; the greatest argument that we have ever had from the past and nothing compares today…

“I mean, we’re dealing with threats to our system that the Gipper could not even fathom. He worried about the ‘Evil Empire.’ That’s nothing. You know who the Evil Empire is now? It’s NATO! and Russia is this perfect wedge, this perfect ‘Bad Guy’!

“Remember: no Russia, no NATO – no Russia, no NATO!

“The fill-in-the-blank ‘Bad Guy’ – and they tried everything. Let me tell you where they shot their wad and where they absolutely made a huge mistake: …when they decided that they were going to use Russia and Putin and others as the fill-in-the-blank, generic explanation and the basis for everything that involved Hillary Clinton…

“She provided you with the basis and the provision of her reason, her excuse for losing and with that came this contrived and incredibly-orchestrated, the machinations of the conspiracy to blame Trump and as that was exposed…everything from Fusion GPS, to dossiers, to PissGate, to Russian hookers, you know, soiling the percales of beds, I mean, it’s just unraveled – and Rosenstein – and then this monumentally huge, inordinate superstructure of corruption involving people being fired, removed, expurgated, bowdlerized, yanked, jettisoned, whatever you want to call it.

“Let me leave you with what I said before: this is not about Reaganomics. This is not about Neo-Classical Conservatism. Anything from those days, anything from the days of the Gipper and…this Manichaean war between Liberalism and Conservatism, and Good vs Evil and Right vs Wrong – that’s over. It’s a new game and a new day, Sparky. Believe me.”

EPA Whistleblower Exposes the Ongoing Geoengineering Omnicide Op-Ed by Peter A. Kirby

EPA Whistleblower Exposes the Ongoing Geoengineering Omnicide (AUDIO)
TOPICS:EPA Geoengineering Peter Kirby Whistleblowers
https://www.activistpost.com/2018/09/epa-whistleblower-exposes-the-ongoing-geoengineering-omnicide-audio.html
September 3, 2018
Op-Ed by Peter A. Kirby

We have passed another major turning point in our noble anti-geoengineering movement. Chalk up another huge ‘W’ for Dane Wigington at GeoengineeringWatch.org. The man is on a tear.

On the 16th of last month, Dane published an interview with a retired U.S. Air Force Major General named Richard H. Roellig. Major General Roellig expressed that he is aware of and concerned about the current, ongoing large-scale uncontrolled climate geoengineering experiments.

Outdoing even this, on the 21st of last month, Dane posted an interview with a former employee of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) named Michael Davis. Mr. Davis is an expert who has firsthand knowledge of the hard scientific evidence proving that we are being sprayed with massively destructive substances that work synergistically with the so-called ‘fluoride’ in our drinking water to make us die and ruin our planet.

Davis expounds upon the abject cowardice and selfishness of the legions of chair-warmers at the EPA who are willing to watch the world burn so that they may receive a big paycheck. People like that are anathema to a healthy and prosperous society. Television controls their minds. The corporate superstate is their mother and father. Complimenting Davis’ revelations, Wigington breaks protocol and names names of people in important positions of power who are fully aware of the geoengineering situation, but do nothing about it. Listen to the tension in their voices and how carefully they choose their words. They are both fully aware of just how crucial this information is.

I don’t want to hear any more complaints about cuts to the EPA’s budget. The EPA does not protect us. They protect the corporate establishment and make sure that the citizen is effectively murdered. The entire agency should be abolished.

I’m so glad I never ever said a bad word about Dane Wigington. I’ve heard lots of them spoken about him to me by fellow anti-geoengineering activists; people I trust and respect. There may still be some validity to what they say, but the proof is in the pudding. My response to criticism of the man has always been to say that the bottom line is that he is doing good work by raising awareness. Before I cancelled my account, I criticized Alex Jones on Twitter for only ever having Dane as a guest to the exclusion of all other anti-geoengineering activists, but that was a criticism of Jones only, not Wigington. And everybody knows Alex Jones is an asshole anyway, so who cares?

I’m kind of jealous to tell you the truth. Don’t worry, though, my upcoming essay “Chemtrails Exposed: The Deep State and the New Manhattan Project” is on track and poised to be the definitive work exposing exactly WHO is currently responsible for this wholesale, industrial strength wrecking of our environment. Brennan’s disclosure at Pratt House was particularly telling. God willing, the article will be made available before the end of the year.

GeoengineeringWatch.org

Peter A. Kirby is a San Rafael, CA researcher, writer, and activist. His comprehensive exposé “Chemtrails Exposed: A New Manhattan Project” is available from Amazon.com here.

Also, one may subscribe to his email list at his website peterakirby.com.


Toxic 9/11 dust & smoke linked to nearly 10,000 cancer cases in New York
https://www.prisonplanet.com/toxic-9-11-dust-smoke-linked-to-nearly-10000-cancer-cases-in-new-york.html
RT
August 13, 2018

Almost 10,000 people have a cancer diagnosis that is somehow linked to breathing in hazardous particles following the September 11 Twin Tower terrorist attack in New York City, the Post has learned.

Inhaling particles from the leaked jet fuel, asbestos, cement dust and glass shards following the destruction of the World Trade Center has led to cancer proliferation among at least 9,795 first responders and other New Yorkers, the federal World Trade Center Health Program revealed to the New York Post.

The numbers continue to grow exponentially ever since the program at Mount Sinai Hospital kicked off in 2013. In 2015 the number of 9/11 cancer-linked patients stood at 3,204 while the next year it jumped to 8,188.

“We get these referrals 15 to 20 times a week,” said Dr. Michael Crane, medical director of the WTC Health Program, noting that 17 years following the tragedy older people tend to turn for medical help more often. “In an aging population, you’re going to see a rising cancer rate, no matter what.”

Since the tragedy, more than 1,700 affected persons have died, including 420 of those stricken with cancer, officials told the publication. First responders tend to suffer from thyroid cancer and skin melanoma and also face a higher risk of bladder cancer. The rest of New Yorkers exposed to toxic dust exhibit higher-than-normal rates of breast cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Leukemia and other blood-cell disorders have also been noted to be on the rise, Crane said.

This article was posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:51 am

Image of Pentagon alleged attack

Amazingly, the Bush Family had more to gain than anyone else, especially since little boy Bush was president and daddy Bush is a globalist with the New World Order regime.

The military, FBI, CIA, Secret Service all told to stand down, then when Bush is informed of the attack while with the kids in school in Florida, next thing Bush said to the public was a lie, he said that he had seen the second plane hit. Proven to be a lie.
Amazingly, downstairs in the basements of the trade center buildings, all of the stored gold was already gone. Who had access to those vaults? the Bushes.

All Images from: https://indianexpress.com/photos/picture-gallery-others/rare-photos-of-september-911-attack-the-day-that-changed-the-world-wtc-twin-tower-pentagon-us-4838430/4/

FAMILY CALLS FOR HELP WITH SUICIDAL CHILD, COPS SHOW UP AND KILL HIM

FAMILY CALLS FOR HELP WITH SUICIDAL CHILD, COPS SHOW UP AND KILL HIM
Published: July 15, 2018

https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/67142/family-calls-for-help-with-suicidal-child-cops-show-up-and-kill.html

SOURCE: THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT
(Support Free Thought) – Chanhassen, MN – A family is devastated after they called the police to help their 16-year-old son and the officers who responded shot and killed him instead, highlighting an ongoing trend in which the officers who promise to “serve and protect” their community are taking the lives of its most vulnerable members.

Archer Amorosi was killed on Friday morning after his parents reached out to the same police officers who said they would help with no questions asked, as the teenager was battling mental health issues, and appeared to be suicidal. His father told KARE 11 News that the family called a crisis hotline and the police on Thursday, and then called the police again on Friday, which resulted in the fatal encounter.

“My ex-wife called them because they said if they came back they would take him in for an evaluation. They said wouldn’t ask questions. Instead, they killed him,” His father said.

It is unclear whether there is video footage of the shooting, as reports claim that the Carver County Sheriff’s Office does not use body cameras—however, the scene may have been recorded by the dash camera on one of the squad cars.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) agency is already attempting to defend the unnamed officers responsible for Amorosi’s death, by claiming that the deputies used a Taser on the teenager before two of them opened fire with their guns.

Amorosi was pronounced dead at the scene, and while reports claim that police were called after he threatened his mother with knives and a baseball bat, a family friend told The Free Thought Project that Amorosi was unarmed, and was killed because he tried to get up off of the ground.

“My daughter spoke directly with a close friend of the mother of Archer, the mom specifically told her that he was unarmed, that they shot him for trying to get back up,” the friend said.

While the public waits for more details to be released, the community is heartbroken and the Associated Press reported that “distraught relatives were openly crying in the driveway of the home” and that “people coming and going from the home said they were friends and classmates of the teen but declined to comment until the family had decided to do so.”

Amorosi was preparing to start his junior year at Minnetonka High School, where he was an active member of the student body and he played football and lacrosse. The school’s principal, Jeff Erickson, released a statement via email sharing his condolences regarding the devastating loss of the young student.

“It has been widely reported in the local media that MHS incoming junior, Archer Amorosi, passed away Friday,” Erickson wrote. “This situation is heartbreaking and I want to extend my thoughts and prayers to Archer’s parents and family, his friends, and the entire Minnetonka High School community. I know this situation is particularly devastating to those of you who knew Archer well.”

Rest easy Archer 💙 pic.twitter.com/ljiR3jAMAL

— Minnetonka HS Lax (@MHSLaxCapts) July 13, 2018
As shocking and heartbreaking as this loss is, it is, unfortunately, not uncommon in the United States. Even if the boy had threatened to take his own life at one point, his life was ultimately taken by the officers who were supposed to help him and to talk him down off of the ledge.

Today I lost a Brother 😓 I was just talking to Archer the other day and we was talking bout the good times we had during football. This day came to early 🤦🏾‍♂️😓 Long Live Archer A 7-13-18 🙌🏾 Love you boa watch over us 🙏🏾@archeramorosi pic.twitter.com/MVC9qdno6o

— Carvon T Gurley (@GurleyCarvon) July 13, 2018
As The Free Thought Project has reported, while police officers receive extensive training on how to accurately fire their weapons, they often receive very little training on how to handle mentally ill individuals, or how to de-escalate situations where a person claims to be suicidal.

In the case of Archer Amorosi, many of the details are still unclear, and it remains to be seen whether the public will be able to see the video footage of the shooting, or whether the officers responsible will be held accountable for their actions.

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