Why did the local police on Maui barricade and block the only paved road leading out of Lahaina?
It boggles the mind as to why law enforcement officials would barricade the only route out of an area experiencing a natural disaster. …
Likewise, it defies explanation as to why Maui’s warning sirens did not go off. …
The only explanation, in my opinion, is that these local authorities were involved in a manufactured disaster, whether they realized it or not.
The Associated Press reports:
As flames tore through a West Maui neighborhood, car after car of fleeing residents headed for the only paved road out of town in a desperate race for safety.
And car after car was turned back toward the rapidly spreading wildfire by a barricade blocking access to Highway 30.
One family swerved around the barricade and was safe in a nearby town 48 minutes later, another drove their four-wheel-drive car down a dirt road to escape.
One man took a dirt road uphill, climbing above the fire and watching as Lahaina burned. He later picked his way through the flames, smoke and rubble to pull survivors to safety.
Many of our readers need to hear this, despite the fact that they may disagree with it: Law enforcement officers are completely bereft of critical thinking skills or any kind of independent thought. …They simply follow orders.
This is why they become nameless, faceless foot soldiers of the state to begin with—the police are not your friends. Not the ones at the local level and certainly not the ones at the federal level. …
So far, law enforcement authorities in Lahaina have not provided reasoning or even an excuse as to why they blocked the only paved route out of the disaster-stricken area. …
They simply continue to claim that they never blocked the road in the first place!
Numerous eyewitness accounts directly contradict the official statements made and the narrative coming from the Maui local police.
Directly following the disaster, CNN featured this article:
The statewide system, made up of more than 400 emergency sirens dotted across the Aloha State, is said to be the largest integrated emergency siren network in the world, alerting residents to natural disasters like tsunamis or wildfires or man-made threats.
It includes 80 alarms in Maui County, many in and around Lahaina, according to a county website.
But the sirens did not sound as wind-fueled wildfires spread on August 8, sending residents fleeing.
The blaze in Lahaina claimed dozens of lives, perhaps leaving as many as 1,000 people unaccounted for, according to authorities.