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Kadin Moore
Kadin Moore, a teen boy, thought it would be a hilarious prank to pull what appeared to be a gun on a group of strangers. News sources simply identify this young adult man as a woman – without qualifiers or explanations. (Courtesy: Washington County Jail)

Kadin E. Moore, a 19-year-old man, pulled a gun on a group of strangers at Vista Brook Park in Raleigh Hills in Beaverton, Oregon on Sunday, August 26 at 11:05 PM. Frightened, the group of three ran away and had a local homeowner call police.

Law enforcement discovered upon arriving to the scene that the item Mr. Kadin had brandished was an airsoft gun that only appeared realistic. The youth was charged with menacing, and released.

The most interesting thing about this story is comparing the photo attached to these reports with the headlines. While the photo of the menace clearly depicts a young man, the headlines scream: Woman’s gun ‘prank’ leads to menacing charge, and Deputies arrest woman who said she was playing a prank when she pulled gun on strangers.

The titles are intentional: Mr. Kadin, a teen boy, regards himself as a woman. While Beaverton, OR Patch clarifies that Mr. Kadin “identifies as a woman,” the other news sources don’t bother.

If this weren’t so scary, it would be hilarious.

How can we trust news organizations that blatantly state what they know, we know, and they know we know to be lies? It must be like living under a totalitarian regime that publishes only propaganda, and forces the people to recite in rote fashion what all know to be false.

This applies whether we the people are forced to declare against scientific facts and our solemnly held beliefs that “trans women are women,” or voice pretense that we see a woman when we look at Kadin.

Forced rote repetition of what a person’s eyes, ears, nose, touch, taste, and brain tells her or him is false is a tool of tyranny. Not only is it used as a form of torture, of psychological warfare, but it is a way of coercing and conditioning the mind.

Peer reviewed academic studies find that statements that are frequently repeated are subject to the illusory truth effect – meaning that the more often a lie is repeated, the more likely people will accept it as fact.

I don’t like where this is going. What reality will we be forced to collectively lie about next?

 

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Deputies arrest woman who said she was playing a prank when she pulled gun on strangers

KATU
BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman who said she was playing a prank when she approached a group of people with a firearm Sunday night. Deputies responded to a report of menacing with a handgun at Vista Brook Park in Raleigh Hills at 11:05 p.m.

Woman’s gun ‘prank’ leads to menacing charge

KOIN 6 News
BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — A 19-year-old woman was arrested late Sunday night after she allegedly pointed a handgun at a group of people. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect approached the friend group at Vista Brook Park in Raleigh Hills shortly after 11 p.m. The trio ran to a nearby house and asked the homeowner to call 911. They were able to describe the suspect and the firearm.

Poorly Planned Park Prank Ends In Arrest: Sheriff

Beaverton, OR Patch
RALEIGH HILLS, OR — Washington County deputies on Sunday arrested a suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at three people walking through Vista Brook Park in Raleigh Hills. The suspect, Kadin E. Moore, told deputies it was a prank, and the gun, investigators learned, was just a realistic-looking toy Airsoft pistol.

Deputies: Suspect arrested after pointing ‘realistic’ gun at three people in Raleigh Hills

KPTV – Fox 12
WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – A 19-year-old suspect was arrested Sunday night after pointing a realistic-looking gun at a group of people, according to Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called out to the Vista Brook Park in Raleigh Hills at around 11:05 p.m. on the report of menacing with a handgun.

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