Journalist Glenn Greenwald’s Harrowing Home Invasion Story

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Journalist Glenn Greenwald's Harrowing Home Invasion Story glenn greenwald speaks in court US journalist Glenn Greenwald, founder and editor of The Intercept website gestures during a hearing at the Lower House's Human Rights Commission in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 25, 2019. (EVARISTO SA/AFP via Getty Images)

By Jim Thomas | Monday, 05 April 2021 06:03 AM

Reading like a script from a thriller crime drama, journalist Glenn Greenwald shared a true-to-life story about what it was like to have his own home invaded by a group of 5 men at gunpoint.

He was inspired by a similar story he was working on involving an Oakland, California family who were also the victims of a home invasion, where that family was tied up, beaten, and threatened with death, mediaite.com reported.

His story begins at an isolated house on a farm near Rio de Janeiro that his family has been renting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thinking ahead, he had hired an off duty local cop to provide security for him and his family. During the invasion, he was unfortunately in the farmhouse, but luckily his family was in Rio.

Suddenly on March 5 around 9:30 p.m., Greenwald’s dogs signaled something was wrong by loudly and frantically barking. Curious as to what all the fuss was about, Greenwald ventured outside to discover, "three men wearing full black face masks descending on me, all pointing guns at me."

The men then shoved their way into the house as two others held the security guard at bay with guns drawn. The intruders demanded cash; "they did not believe that there wasn’t much in the house, which drove them to a considerable amount of anger," he wrote.

"They repeatedly threatened to shoot the security in the head, repeatedly kicked him so hard that they cracked several of his ribs, ordered me to open my mouth and stuck a gun in it as they demanded to know where the rest of the money was, smashed my phone and tablet against a wall when they could not figure out how to erase the hard-drive, and just generally tried to create a climate of extreme fear," according to Greenwald.

The invaders bound his and the security guard’s arms and legs with cords, and then escaped in the Greenwald’s car after an hour of ransacking the home, Greenwald said.

All they got away with was "a couple hundred dollars, some kitchen appliances, and clothes for ourselves and our kids." Greenwald added.

Greenwald opined that the invaders were not professional criminals rather they were more the desperate kind. Following the invasion, they went on to commit "at least three other armed invasions of stores in the area using the car they stole from us."

Fortuitously, police spotted the car — registered to Greenwald’s husband, a member of Congress in Brazil — on security cameras, and soon uncovered the identity of the criminals.

Report: President Trump racked-up more support from Latino community

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Democrats are still scratching their heads over how President Trump gained ground in the Latino community in 2020. According to reports, the Latino vote for President Trump surged during the 2020 presidential election. His popularity jumped more than 120 percent in several key states.

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Democrat-aligned research organizations, including Equis Labs, claimed the newfound supporters favored President Trump’s immigration policies. Supporters were also critics of Democrat lawmakers shutting down schools and economies.

Political analysts are champing-at-the bit to see if this trend continues into the 2022 midterm elections and beyond.

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11-year-old girl dead following Fla. street race crash

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An 11-year-old girl was killed following a street race crash in Florida. According to witnesses Friday, a Dodge Charger and a Kia Optima were racing on the U.S. Route 192 when the 19-year-old man driving the Dodge crashed into a Toyota after failing to slow down.

Troopers said the Charger hit a speed limit sign while the Toyota crashed into a median. The 35-year-old woman driving the vehicle, along with a 23-year-old woman in the passenger seat, were both reportedly in serious condition.

Additionally, an 11-year-old girl, whose identity has not been disclosed, died at the hospital.

“The back of the Toyota 4 is intruded past where the little girl was sitting in the backseat,” Kim Montes of Florida Highway Patrol stated. “She never had a chance to survive. We are seeing people get hurt and now we have an eleven-year-old girl dead on Easter weekend and that family is forever changed and they did nothing wrong.”

Troopers said an investigation into the crash remained ongoing and charges were pending.

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