SBPD Dispels National Guard Rumor

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By edhat staff

The Santa Barbara Police Department is confirming a letter announcing the mobilization of the National Guard is fake.

The department became aware of a letter circulating throughout the community that appeared to be from the National Guard warning of a federally imposed quarantine of two weeks.  The letter stated the National Guard will close all businesses and require residents to stay in their homes to envoke the "Stafford Act."

"The Santa Barbara Police Department has reached out to the California National Guard and the California Office of Emergency Services -- both agencies deem the letter FAKE," stated Public Information Officer Anthony Wagner.

A copy of the fake letter is provided below:


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Roger Apr 05, 2020 01:39 PM
SBPD Dispels National Guard Rumor

I don't know I hear 5 calls on the average every morning of people being transported to area hospitals with high fevers, dry, coughs, low oxygen levels, or trouble breathing then there are a bunch of Ya Hoo's out there partying not giving a crap about anyone else Hell make it for a month save more lives...If people cannot be considerate enough for their fellow humans then they should go elsewhere...

a-1590513813 Apr 04, 2020 09:29 AM
SBPD Dispels National Guard Rumor

FBI and/or local police should investigate this and charge and prosecute whoever was responsible. As of this morning, we have 152 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among a population of approximately 87,000 residents of Santa Barbara County (probably greater than that due to undocumented immigrants) - which is .02 percent with zero deaths. It is reprehensible to stoke more fear and anxiety among citizens that are susceptible to a lot of the fear mongering regarding this virus

GuestComments Apr 04, 2020 07:37 AM
SBPD Dispels National Guard Rumor

Telltale signs it's a fake: all the errors. Improper grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spacing. The word "evoke" instead of the intended "invoke". Plus, what formal document ends with "Please forward to your family/friends?" Just someone putting the false scare out there to rile people up.

a-1590513813 Apr 05, 2020 02:40 PM
SBPD Dispels National Guard Rumor

True, but what makes anyone think that the National Guard or the government, for that matter, has good grammar.

Yeti Apr 03, 2020 05:42 PM
SBPD Dispels National Guard Rumor

Maybe, just maybe, it is real but the government now is hiding their tracks and trying to dispel the rumor?? could be an ordered cover-up of a government covert action.. ;-) ,?

Luvaduck Apr 04, 2020 10:37 AM
SBPD Dispels National Guard Rumor

The real government is hiding it's tracks alright: Take a look at the legistlation quietly being passed or disabled in the Senate while people are distracted worrying about the epidemic.

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