The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Conroe and Montgomery County, January 11 – Driving-while-intoxicated arrests rose substantially during 2020, while murders declined from the previous year. The number of suicides largely remains a closely-guarded government secret, although the United States Centers for Disease Control indicated that, for at least one age group, suicide deaths substantially outnumber deaths from the Chinese Coronavirus.
According to date, which the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office made available to The Golden Hammer, driving-while-intoxicated arrests rose substantially during 2020 over previous years. The increase between 2020 and 2019 was thirty-five percent (35%), an enormous jump.
The data for DWIs follow:
- 2018, 463
- 2019, 438
- 2020, 593.
Despite some very misleading reporting by the Courier blog otherwise, murders in Montgomery County were actually fewer in 2020 than they were in 2019. Montgomery County actually enjoyed a 16.6% decrease in the number of murders.
The data for murders follow:
- 2018, 11
- 2019, 18
- 2020, 15.
Lieutenant Scott Spencer of the Administrative Services Division of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office explained, “We don’t have suicide numbers available for 2020, as the Montgomery County Forensic Center is not done classifying them.”
Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released a study the federal agency had conducted during a mid-July, 2020, webinar at the Buck Institute. The CDC study revealed that the number of suicides and drug overdoses surpassed the death rate for COVID-19 among high school students.
Redfield noted that “lockdowns and lack of public schooling constituted a disproportionately negative impact on young people’s mental health.”
The CDC study also examined Americans’ mental health during the government’s panicked response to the Chinese Coronavirus. The CDC study found that, among all Americans between February and June, 2020:
- 31% reported anxiety or depression symptoms.
- 13% started or increased substance abuse.
- 26% reported trauma or stress-related disorder symptoms
- 11% say they seriously considered suicide.
“But there has been another cost that we’ve seen, particularly in high schools,” Redfield said. “We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID. We’re seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID. So this is why I keep coming back for the overall social being of individuals, is let’s all work together and find out how we can find common ground to get these schools open in a way that people are comfortable and they’re safe.”
This newspaper will provide an update on this article once the Montgomery County Forensics Center permits the release of the suicide numbers.
By March 31, 2020, four days after the County government-mandated business closures, church closures, lockdown, and curfew, there were six (6) deaths in Montgomery County from the COVID-19 disease, but nine (9) economic-related suicide deaths from the County government’s lockdown orders which destroyed the local economy.