People fearing space
weapons target one California town
California, police chief Chris Magnus speaks to reporters in front of Richmond
High School November 2, 2009.
RICHMOND — Richmond police have been inundated with calls
for help from people who feel under attack from space-based weaponry because of
a city council resolution passed last month, according to Mayor Tom Butt.
Councilwoman Jovanka Beckles introduced the Richmond resolution
in support of a 2001 bill introduced by then-U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio,
in an effort to ensure that Richmond residents would not be targets of
space-based weaponry, reports CBS
“It is imperative that Richmond adopt this resolution in
effort to stand in solidarity with residents who claim to be under assault from
space-based weapons that should be outlawed by the Space Preservation
Act,” Beckles said at the May 19 city council meeting, where the
resolution passed 5-2.
Kucinich’s resolution never passed, but versions of it referred
to alleged technologies including chemtrails, particle beams, electromagnetic
radiation, plasmas, extremely low-frequency or ultra high-frequency energy
radiation and mind control technology.
Beckles said at the May 19 meeting that the resolution was
intended to “include all of the things people are feeling the pressure of
and feeling the attacks of.”
But some other council members interpreted the resolution as
standing opposed to technologies like the “Star Wars” program
proposed by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and other such potential
Regardless, since the resolution passed, the police department
has been fielding calls from people throughout the world who feel targeted by
anything from surveillance to mind control to insidious nanotechnology.
“We are getting numerous requests from individuals all over
the country–some even from other countries related to the Council’s recent
resolution,” police chief Chris Magnus said in a statement released by the
mayor’s office. “Richmond now seems to be known as the ‘resource or
helpers’ for folks from many states with a myriad of mental health and other
The department does not have the resources to field such a large
number of calls, Magnus said.
Butt said his office has been receiving requests for help as
well, including a message from a woman living in her car in Carson City,
Nevada, who says she has been electronically stalked but has received no help
from law enforcement.
The complaints appear to be coming from a worldwide network of
people who think they are under constant assault from such technology and refer
to themselves as “targeted individuals.”
Richmond’s resolution has been perceived as a heroic and
validating step to those feeling inundated by electronic surveillance and
stalking through secret military technology, according to Butt.
Butt and Councilman Vinay Pimplé both voted against the
Vice Mayor Jael Myrick said in a statement that he now regrets
voting in favor of the resolution.
“It has become clear in the past two weeks that this
resolution is being used by some to validate very dangerous conspiracy theories
that may be having a real negative impact on the lives of people with serious
mental illness and those around them,” Myrick said.