MADISON, Wis.—A Wisconsin woman accused of repeatedly poisoning her veterinarian husband with animal euthanasia drugs has been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
Amanda Chapin, 50, of Monroe, was charged Dec. 28 in Lafayette County. Authorities say she poisoned her 70-year-old husband, Gary Chapin, three times during July and August, by putting barbiturates in his coffee, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
According to a criminal complaint, the couple got married in March. Following the wedding, Amanda Chapin forged the signature of one of her husband’s children on a power-of-attorney document, then demanded her husband amend his house deed so she would get the home if he died. The complaint says she poisoned her husband for the first time less than three weeks after the quit claim deed on the house was authorized.
The third time he drank the allegedly poisoned coffee, in early August, he fell into a coma that lasted for four days, the complaint said. Bloodwork showed barbiturates in his system came from drugs he used to euthanize animals.
Gary Chapin’s son subsequently filed a restraining order against Amanda Chapin on his father’s behalf and Gary Chapin has filed for divorce, according to online court records.
According to the criminal complaint, Amanda Chapin violated the restraining order in September when she sent her husband a suicide note via email, writing that she had decided to kill herself because his children would “destroy” her. She repeatedly denied poisoning him.
“The only thing I am guilty of is loving you SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH,” the note, which was included in the complaint, said.
She survived the suicide attempt after paramedics took her to a local hospital. Gary Chapin filed for divorce the next day.
Online court records indicate attorney Adam Witt is representing Amanda Chapin in the homicide case. The Wisconsin Bar Association’s website indicates Witt serves as a public defender in Green County. He didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Source
I do not use CVS or Walgreens. And I will tell you this. If any of the readers do use these pharmacies, I beg you to get your scripts transferred to another pharmacy AFTER you confirm that the new pharmacy will NOT carry OTC Abortion pills!
Two of the largest pharmacy chains in the United States, Walgreens and CVS, confirmed that they plan to offer abortion pills after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a regulatory change on Tuesday allowing retail pharmacies to dispense mifepristone, according to Axios.
Before the rule change, mifepristone, the first pill used in a two-drug medication abortion regimen, was only allowed to be dispensed by a few mail-order pharmacies or by certain certified doctors and clinics. The new rule requires women to have a prescription from a certified health care provider, but “any pharmacy that agrees to accept those prescriptions and abide by certain other criteria can dispense the pills in its stores and by mail order,” the New York Times reported. The Times noted that abortion bans and restrictions in roughly half of states “would make it illegal or very difficult for pharmacies to provide abortion pills.”
A Walgreens spokesperson told the Axios that the company is taking steps “to become a certified pharmacy.”
“We are working through the registration, necessary training of our pharmacists, as well as evaluating our pharmacy network in terms of where we normally dispense products that have extra FDA requirements and will dispense these consistent with federal and state laws,” the Walgreens spokesperson continued.
After Walgreens went public, a CVS spokesperson told Axios the company plans “to seek certification to dispense mifepristone where legally permissible.”
The FDA made the move the same day President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) cleared the U.S. Postal Service to deliver abortion drugs to states with abortion restrictions and bans, offering “limited assurances that a federal law addressing the issue won’t be used to prosecute people criminally over such mailings,” according to Politico.
“A legal opinion, from Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel, concludes that a nearly 150-year-old statute aimed at fighting “vice” through the mail is not enforceable against mailings of abortion drugs as long as the sender does not know that the drugs will be used illegally,” the report states.
A nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine booster to a person at a hospital in Hines, Ill., on April 1, 2022. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Two hundred seventy-nine athletes and former athletes in the United States have died from cardiac arrests after taking COVID-19 vaccines, according to data from a recent peer-reviewed study.
Authored by structural biologist Panagis Polykretis, and board-certified internist and cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, the study’s cited data found that from 2021 to 2022, at least 1,616 cardiac arrests have been globally documented in vaccinated athletes, with 1,114 of those being fatal.
The global data also showed that between 2021 to 2022, former and current American athletes made up 279 of the mortalities.
Athletes have a lower chance of cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death as compared to nonathletes. A 2016 U.S. study calculated that nonathletes, compared to athletes, have a 29 times higher chance of sudden cardiac death.
One of the reasons is because “athletes are screened out for the common causes of sudden death on the playing field,” McCullough told The Epoch Times.
The intensive screening is what makes competitive-level sports safer than everyday sporting activities, McCullough argued.
Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Athletes Increased After Vaccination
McCullough pointed to a European study that tracked sudden cardiac deaths in European athletes over 38 years from 1966 to 2004. The study reported 1,101 sudden cardiac deaths over the interval, which Polykretis estimated would be around 29 deaths per year.
A number of groups are pushing for Jews in the US to be better prepared to defend themselves
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Also, I want the reader to know that I am NOT advocating for violence. Words – no matter how hateful, cannot take away our lives. I am saying that it’s time for my people to defend themselves against impending violence.
Antisemitism and antisemitic incidents are on the rise, but as Jewish people face hate at a higher rate than any other religious group in the U.S., there are organizations working to ensure that Jews can protect themselves and their communities – and in the process, perhaps dispel the idea that they are easy targets.
Bias against Jewish people has made recent headlines due to remarks and social media posts from celebrities. In reality, however, such sentiment is nothing new, as those who face it are well aware. While incidents involving Ye (formerly Kanye West), Kyrie Irving, and Dave Chappelle have led to warnings that antisemitism is becoming normalized in the U.S., others believe the country is well past that point.
“I think we’re already there. The normalization of antisemitism is in the United States,” Evan Bernstein, CEO of Community Security Services, told Fox News Digital. CSS is an organization that recruits and trains volunteers to provide security to synagogues and Jewish events.
Bernstein backed this up with a number of high-profile incidents that have occurred in recent years. These included synagogue attacks in Poway, Calif.; Colleyville, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pa.; recent threats against synagogues in New York City, and antisemitic chants at the Unite the Right event in Charlottesville, Va.
When it comes to legitimate threats and not just social media rhetoric, CSS’s role, according to Bernstein, is not just to protect Jewish communities from the threats but to push back against them.
“It’s actually fighting antisemitism,” he said, adding that members “actually feel like [they are] doing something.”
In addition to providing its own security, CSS works hand in hand with law enforcement agencies. They helped the FBI handle the aforementioned threat against New York synagogues.
The organization started in 2007, but Bernstein said it saw a “rebirth” in 2020 when he took over as CEO. While its biggest presence is in New York, it has expanded across 15 states, including recent plans for South Florida. He said CSS is focusing on particular regions of need but said they would not turn down a synagogue that asked them for assistance.
Bernstein said he saw a significant rise in volunteer numbers after Colleyville, and again this year ahead of the Jewish high holidays. He himself worked five shifts during the holiday season.
Volunteers undergo rigorous training, Bernstein said, which serves as a weed-out process to make sure only those who are truly committed are involved.
“It’s a serious commitment,” Bernstein said. “We want people who are serious, who are going to show up.”
An added perk to the demanding training, he said, is that even those who do not make it all the way through at least come away with something. The entry point training teaches situational awareness, so those who may not ultimately become security volunteers will still be community members with an added education in detecting something that may be out of place.
Bernstein said that community members are also better equipped than private security to recognize what is out of place.
“We know what belongs and what doesn’t belong,” he said.
While Bernstein is focused on keeping Jews safe on the community level, others are looking to empower individuals to be able to take care of themselves if need be.
Jon Loew, a media professional and volunteer firefighter, started Legion in 2014. The non-profit organization trains Jews (and others) in self-defense and began as a response to what was already a concerning rise in antisemitic attacks in New York. Since its inception, Legion has grown significantly, and its website lists participating gyms in states across the country, with additional expansion planned.
“We don’t believe that Jews will ever be safe if their instinct is to call someone else to protect them,” Loew told Fox News.
FILE – People attend the “NO FEAR: Rally in Solidarity with the Jewish People” event in Washington, Sunday, July 11, 2021, co-sponsored by the Alliance for Israel, Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, B’nai B’rith International and other organizations. A Jewish civil rights organization’s annual tally of antisemitic incidents in the U.S. reached a record high last year, with a surge that coincided with an 11-day war between Israel and the Hamas militant group, according to a report released Tuesday, April 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
While Loew stresses the need for Jews to be able to defend themselves, he is not scared by the recent rise in antisemitism, including remarks from influential figures like West and others.
“I don’t think we’re all gonna die,” Loew made clear, pointing out that there is a difference between people being antisemitic and actively seeking to hurt Jews.
“I don’t advocate violence in response to words,” Loew said. He is not concerned about people’s personal antisemitic beliefs, noting that Americans are free to believe and say what they want.
“We just have to make sure they don’t feel it’s easy to attack us,” he said.
Loew did note that a difference between celebrities making antisemitic comments today compared to in the past, is that now they no longer feel the need – or pressure – to apologize.
He likened his approach to self-defense to how people have smoke detectors in their homes to prepare for an unlikely event.
“The more prepared you are for war, the less likely it is to happen,” he said.
While people like Bernstein and Loew are focusing on Jews protecting themselves physically on the individual and community levels, others are trying to effect change at the institutional level.
Former Democratic New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind told Fox News that a big problem is that there is no such major institutional direction and that when it comes to those with the resources to address antisemitism, “there’s no plan” regarding how to actually do this.
“We don’t have the leadership,” he said.
Hikind specifically mentioned the Anti-Defamation League, which has historically had the mission of combating antisemitism. The ADL’s website currently features fighting antisemitism as one of six goals listed under the heading “What We Do.” Others include “Combat Extremism” and Secure Democracy,” which both have descriptions that reference the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
“They have gone so far off it’s unbelievable,” Hikind told Fox News Digital, saying they need to focus more on what to do about antisemitism.
Similarly, the Jewish Leadership Project – founded by activists Charles Jacobs and Avi Goldwasser – views a number of major Jewish organizations as being asleep at the wheel, focusing more on left-wing ideologies than keeping their own communities safe.
“They should be declaring a state of emergency,” JLP fellow Karys Rhea told Fox News Digital.
Rhea said organizations like the ADL have lost that focus.
Rhea said JLP has been trying to work with these large organizations to get them to focus more on protecting Jewish communities instead of devoting resources to other causes.
Both Rhea and Hikind observed that a commonly held viewpoint is that right-wing extremism is the biggest problem when it comes to antisemitism. Hikind pointed out that in New York City from 2018-2022, 97% of assaults against Jews were committed by other minorities, according to statistics compiled by Americans Against Antisemitism.
“It’s not about blaming a community, it’s about facing where a problem is from,” Hikind said. At the same time, he made it clear that the far-right is also a concern.
“Nobody’s saying there’s no white supremacy in this country,” he said.
Rhea observed that while right-wing antisemitism is a problem – particularly when it comes to violent threats – it remains on the “fringe” of the right. On the left, however, she claimed it is becoming more “mainstreamed,” which in turn emboldens the far-right to come forward more.
An ADL spokesperson, in a lengthy statement to Fox News Digital, rejected the criticism and accusation that they are not focused enough on antisemitism.
“Antisemitism is always 100 percent at heart of our work, full stop,” the spokesperson said. “ADL was founded with the clear understanding that the fight against one form of prejudice cannot succeed without battling prejudice in all forms. Everything that we do, whether it’s through our education programs, or exposing extremism, or responding to hate crimes, or advocating for stronger cyberhate protections, or working to counteract antisemitic attacks, is directly and intrinsically informed by our 110-year mission to fight antisemitism and hatred of all forms in society.”
The spokesperson dismissed the claim that the ADL is too focused on left-wing causes, arguing that they are “a nonpartisan American Jewish organization” that also faces accusations from the left who claim they are too right-wing.
The ADL statement went on to illustrate efforts that the organization has made, including drafting model hate crime legislation and working with law enforcement agencies so they can better understand and handle hate crime cases.
Even Hikind recognized that one thing the ADL does a good job of is compiling and releasing yearly statistics on reported antisemitic assaults. He did suggest that it would be even more effective to follow up on these cases and present findings regarding what ultimately happens with these cases. The ADL pointed out that many of the perpetrators of these assaults are never found.
“I criticize the ADL, but I want them to be successful,” Hikind said.
The ADL spokesperson also addressed the complexity of the problem, noting that “[t]here is no singular way or silver bullet to fighting antisemitism but rather it requires a multi-faceted, whole-of-society approach to tackle a complex and ancient hatred.”
The complexities of antisemitism have been demonstrated throughout the ages, Netanyahu told Fox News Digital in November.
“It sort of rises and falls, rises and falls, it changes its form, but it’s usually the same. It’s been around for about 2,500 years,” he said. “What you see is this: people look for a scapegoat. They have problems. You’re a capitalist, you blame the Jews who are the communists. You’re a communist, the Jews are the capitalists. You have a problem, blame the Jews.”
Writer and speaker Chloe Valdary, who runs an antiracism start-up that focuses on promoting love and inner peace instead of divisiveness, says this comes from people having psychological insecurity “and projecting their issues onto another group of people.”
In a conversation with Fox News Digital, Valdary pointed to West, saying that interviews he has given show that his self-worth depends on his wealth and access to women and that low self-worth has resulted in him and others looking for a scapegoat and being prone to conspiracies.
One thing Valdary advised Jewish people not to do in response to antisemitism is engage with bigots on social media – even prominent ones.
“I think it’s a terrible idea,” she said.
As for what can be done, Rhea gave several suggestions for how large organizations can focus their efforts. These included working with Congress, as well as state and local officials. Another is devoting more resources to security.
According to Loew, Jewish leaders have to do more than just provide security – they need to push community members to be able to protect themselves.
“We gotta get our heads straight,” he said. “It’s up to us. No one’s coming.” source
When I was a young girl, I asked my dad why most people hate Jews. He said to me “We are the world’s scapegoats. Whatever is wrong, they say it’s our fault.”
I do believe my dad was right. I literally had to fight my way through school, being called every derogatory name for my people. It made me angry.
I remember after I was born again in 1983, my oldest sister laughed at me when I told her that I was going to try a Baptist church. She shook her head and told me that the Baptist churches were filled with Jew haters. I was shocked and told her that she was wrong.
She asked me where I thought the KKK originated. I didn’t know, so she told me that many of the members were also members of Baptist churches. I still didn’t want to believe her.
But Tim and I attended four different Baptist churches and had to leave all of them. It was well known that I was a Jewish believer in Yeshua. That is when the Jew haters came out of the woodwork. They weren’t even subtile about the hatred. One guy told me that my father was the devil and that I belonged in a synagogue of Satan!
I have told people that when I was introduced as a Jewish believer, one of two things would happen in a church. A person would give me a ‘deer in the headlights’ look and then slowly walk away. Another person would smile and hug me and they could not contain their excitement. They would say “A daughter of Abraham who knows our Savior!”
I’m not sure if this is right, but it’s how I feel. The people who hugged me with such joy – I believe that they are TRUE believers. And through the years I would be able to pick out real remnant believers.
Satan HATES the Jews. This I know for a fact! He HATES us so much because Jesus came from the Jews and through Him we can go to heaven!
I think that with anti-Semism all over the world, it is a good idea for Jewish people to have arms in their homes, and to carry arms if they are going to unfamiliar places – especially after dark.