TSA Harasses And Shames Yet Another Disabled Veteran

Medal adorned soldier was wearing “too much metal” for security officers

Steve Watson
Infowars.com
July 9, 2013

A Purple Heart Marine was groped and swabbed by TSA agents recently at a California airport while on his way to a ceremony to honor him as veteran of the year in his district.

Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz sustained severe injuries from a IED detonation while on duty in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004. While traveling to Sacramento, to receive the award, TSA agents at Sacramento International Airport pulled Kemnitz aside for additional screening.

When the screeners ordered him to lift up his arms for a full body scan, the decorated veteran told the TSA goons that because of his injuries, he cannot lift up his right arm.

‘My right arm doesn’t work. It’s a lot of hassle for me to do that,’ Kemnitz told The Military Times.

The screeners then proceeded to probe underneath Kemnitz’s medals, while feeling under the Marine’s waistband and swabbing his shoes for explosives.

Disgusted with his treatment, Kemnitz’s escort Patricia Martin snapped photos of the search and made them public.

“At some places I’m treated like royalty and at some like a terrorist. There’s got to be something in the middle,” Kemnitz told reporters.

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FEDS SUED FOR SECRETS ON HPV VACCINE DEATHS

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Other reported injuries include seizures, paralysis, blindness, memory loss

 

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WASHINGTON – A widely popular HPV vaccine the federal government has recommended for girls and boys as young as 11 has caused thousands of adverse reactions, including seizures, paralysis, blindness, pancreatitis, speech problems, short-term memory loss, Guillain-Barré syndrome and even death.

Now a government watchdog is suing the federal government, demanding it release records related to the vaccine for the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus, or HPV.

Judicial Watch announced that it filed a Feb. 14, 2013, Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services to obtain those records. The group is seeking records related to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, or VICP, a program that compensates patients who have been adversely affected by vaccines.

The HHS website describes the program as a “no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system.”

Judicial Watch wants all records relating to the VICP, any documented injuries or deaths associated with HPV vaccines and all records of compensation paid to the claimants following injury or death allegedly associated with the HPV vaccines.

HHS originally received the FOIA request on Nov. 2, 2012. The department was required by law to respond by Dec. 4. However, as of the date of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit, the agency has failed to provide the documents, indicate when a response is forthcoming or explain why the records should be exempted from disclosure.

The number of successful claims made under the VICP to victims of HPV will provide further information about any dangers of the vaccine, including the number of well-substantiated cases of adverse reactions.

According to the Annals of Medicine: “At present there are no significant data showing that either Gardasil or Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline) can prevent any type of cervical cancer since the testing period employed was too short to evaluate long-term benefits of HPV vaccination.”

“From the very beginning the federal government has attempted to shield the public from the truth about Gardasil,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “Despite safety concerns, the vaccine continues to be pushed for both girls and boys.

“For the supposed most transparent administration in history to stonewall on an urgent matter of public health is particularly galling.”

In addition to obtaining records from the FDA through the agency’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, which has documented thousands of adverse reactions to Gardasil, Judicial Watch also published a special report in 2008 detailing Gardasil’s approval process, side effects, safety concerns and marketing practices.

As WND has reported:

• There are more than 100 strains of HPV; Gardasil and Cervarix, the most commonly prescribed vaccines, offer protection against two of them.

• Even then, the staying power of the vaccine is only five years.

• Cervical cancer is preventable without the vaccine. Because it takes so long for HPV to develop into cancer, there’s time to head it off it with regular Pap tests.

• There are serious side effects including, occasionally, sudden death. Many Gardasil recipients experience normal vaccine aftermath like redness, soreness and fainting. But thousands of women have also reported crippling fatigue, paralysis, blindness, or autoimmune complications. Some have even died, according to CDC and FDA data.

Dr. Joseph Mercola has noted that the pharmaceutical companies making billions from the vaccines have spent a substantial portion of those revenues on promoting the drugs to doctors, universities, health journals, the Food and Drug Administration and CDC.

Mercola cited other side effects, including:

• Bell’s Palsy and Guillan-Barre syndrome;
• seizures;
• cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer;
• blood clotting and heart problems, including cardiac arrest;
• miscarriages and fetal abnormalities amongst pregnant women;
• vaccinated women show an increased number of precancerous lesions caused by strains of HPV other than HPV-16 and HPV-18.

“It’s clear to me that this is another case where the precautionary principle needs to be applied, as currently no one knows exactly whether or not the vaccine will have any measurable effect as far as lowering cervical cancer rates,” Mercola said.

“The results will not be fully apparent until a few decades from now, and in the meantime, countless young girls are being harmed, and we still do not know how Gardasil will affect their long-term health, even if they do not experience any acute side effects.”

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Hate crime, murder alleged in Philly basement case

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This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Linda Weston.

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A grand jury in Philadelphia alleges that several disabled adults were confined in subhuman conditions in a scheme to steal their Social Security benefits, and that two people died as a result. The indictment unsealed Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013 charges 52-year-old Weston and four others with offenses including hate crimes, kidnapping, murder in aid of racketeering and forced human labor. Prosecutors say it’s the first time the federal hate crimes statute has been used to protect the disabled.

PHILADELPHIA — A paroled killer targeted mentally disabled adults in a scheme to steal their Social Security benefits, confining them like “zoo animals,” forcing some into prostitution and causing the deaths of two victims through abuse and neglect, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Linda Weston, 52, of Philadelphia, was indicted on charges including hate crimes, kidnapping, murder in aid of racketeering and forced human labor. It’s the first time the federal hate crimes statute has been used to protect the disabled, authorities said.

“Shocking does not begin to describe the criminal allegations in this case, where victims were tied up and confined like zoo animals and treated like property akin to slaves,” U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger said.

The case came to light in October 2011 after a landlord discovered four malnourished victims locked in the basement of a Philadelphia apartment building, one of them chained to a boiler. Authorities soon began untangling a complicated web of relationships among victims and their alleged captors in an investigation that spanned several states.

Weston has been jailed since then and pleaded not guilty to related state charges. Her lawyer, George Yacoubian, said Wednesday that federal prosecutors had “over-reached for effect” with the new charges and that Weston maintains her innocence.

The 150-page grand jury indictment describes Weston as the ringleader of a “family” that included her daughter and three men who prosecutors say helped control and subjugate the victims.

Weston used “cunning, trickery, force and coercion” to get mentally disabled people to designate her as their caretaker, allowing her to illegally collect about $212,000 in Social Security payments over 10 years, Memeger said.

In all, authorities allege six disabled adults and four children were held captive in “subhuman” conditions in basements, attics and closets at various times between 2001 and 2011. The victims were often drugged, deprived of food and medical care, and forced to use buckets for bathrooms, officials said.

The victims’ diminished mental capacity, coupled with the fact that Weston continually moved the family to elude law enforcement, meant that “escape for these individuals seemed impossible,” Memeger said.

Weston forced two female victims into prostitution to earn more money for the family when they lived in Texas and Florida, authorities said.

Two other women died while living with Weston, leading to murder charges that make her eligible for the death penalty. Memeger said prosecutors are weighing whether to pursue it.

Maxine Lee, a disabled Philadelphia woman, died of meningitis and starvation while living with Weston in Virginia in 2008, authorities said. Another woman identified in court papers as D.S. died in Philadelphia in 2005 after prosecutors said Weston fed her drug-laced food while keeping her captive in a laundry room. Weston staged the death to look like an overdose, authorities said.

Weston already has served time for the starvation death of a man she locked in her Philadelphia apartment nearly three decades ago.

Others charged in the indictment unsealed Wednesday are Weston’s daughter, Jean McIntosh, 33, of Philadelphia; Gregory Thomas Sr., 49, of Philadelphia; Eddie Wright, 52, of Killeen, Texas; and Nicklaus Woodard, 26, of West Palm Beach, Fla.

McIntosh, Thomas and Wright had already been named as co-defendants in the state case against Weston. Jury selection for that trial was scheduled to start Monday, but the Philadelphia district attorney’s office said it will withdraw all charges in light of the federal indictment.

Woodard is a new defendant in the case who Memeger said was arrested in Florida on Wednesday morning. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

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