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Law Enforcement Draws Criticism
After Breach of Capitol Building

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/7/2021 8:44:28 AM

Americans looked on in shock Wednesday as a calm protest turned into an angry mob that swarmed past barriers and stormed the Capitol — spraying officers with chemical agents, breaking windows and doors and looting sizable objects — as the Capitol Police struggled to contain the violence and sometimes simply retreated. The police force, which numbers about 2,000 officers and has sole jurisdiction over the Capitol’s buildings and grounds, was clearly outnumbered and unprepared for the onslaught, even as it was openly organized on social media sites like Gab and Parler. It took more than two hours, and reinforcements from

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Seems like they were told to stand down.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flagstone 1/7/2021 8:51:23 AM (No. 651582)
Oh, Gab and Parler...subtle dig there. Your Twitter overlord approves.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mobyclik 1/7/2021 8:55:15 AM (No. 651588)
More garbage from the Slimes. They had no problem whatsoever when the leftist scum were rioting, burning, looting, beating, murdering, injuring the cops and destroying entire cities. But now suddenly...These riots must stop!!!!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MsMontana 1/7/2021 9:35:59 AM (No. 651647)
They wonder why the capitol police were overwhelmed? Maybe they should ask why the capitol police let them in? And maybe they could get us a list of the names of the Antifa thugs posing as Trump supporters while they're at it. The lying is so blatant.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Krause 1/7/2021 10:30:43 AM (No. 651719)
Certainly someone (Police?) should be able to identify the guy with the horns. Right? I think he wanted to be identified.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo 1/7/2021 10:46:25 AM (No. 651733)
Elementary, Watson...this is the case of "The Cops That Didn't Cop." Puzzled, Watson? Look up "Reichstag fire."
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Reply 6 - Posted by: marbles 1/7/2021 11:49:44 AM (No. 651789)
It was not a " riot " I was there. This is just more fiction for the crappy times.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 1/7/2021 11:56:50 AM (No. 651801)
People walked in, after a bit if mild pushing and shoving by the cops, the police just backed up and let them walk in. Nothing thrown, no punches, no fires, NO RIOT. I'd call it mildly disorderly conduct and an unwillingness to listen to the officers. But the officers folded up very easily, very cowardly.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone 1/7/2021 1:58:48 PM (No. 651930)
Common sense will tell you that the US Capitol Police were not ready to repel any sort of run on the US Capitol and that was because they did not have any credible intelligence about what was about to take place at the Capitol. Chances are the Capitol Police was basing their initial security actions upon their prior experiences in dealing with Trump Rallies in DC that were never violent. Obviously the Capitol Police did not take into consideration that in this highly turbulent time after the General Election, that President Trump and his 75 million or so supporters believe was a fraudulent election, and that there was a chance that such a huge Trump rally as occurred yesterday on the Capitol Mall would not therefore be infiltrated by covert Antifa anarchist types who would be doing that for the purpose creating as much violence and havoc as possible. Hopefully the now ongoing FBI investigation will identify the violent perpetrators and their organizations, we will have to wait and see? Are you confident of that happening?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mushroom 1/7/2021 2:04:29 PM (No. 651941)
Just thinking about #7 and #8. Capitol Police. Hmm, I wonder who manages them. Could it be the Sgt at Arms of the House? And who would be guiding him? I suspect it was well known and the Trump supporters that got baited by Antifa activists were allowed in by Nancy's tought crew to make Trump, and us, look bad. See NYT? I can play this games as easily as you can, I have no facts, just logic, and YOU have just no facts.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JL80863 1/7/2021 4:49:16 PM (No. 652134)
I just read that the FBI is requesting help in identifying the protestors. Wow, welcome back from vacation boys! Where have you been?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 1/7/2021 5:02:23 PM (No. 652146)
There was NO "breech"....people were basically allowed to walk in, with a small bit of pushing for a few seconds, then they cops backed up. After taking a "new line" this was repeated, a couple of shoves by cops to folks walking up, and then the cops backed up a bunch more. Happened in the stairs, and halls once inside, too.....with the occasional "You aren't allowed in here." at normal conversational levels. They LET THE PEOPLE IN.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JimBob 1/8/2021 12:13:07 AM (No. 652590)
I saw the video of the cops moving the barricades to the side, to let the Antifa crowd in.
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