Lots has been written and reported about the breach of the Capitol by the rabid mob of overweight in-bred Trump supporters…..and the reports are not finished…..a new one of the policing of the crowd has been released….
For me this report is disturbing on several levels….
A new report from the Capitol Police force’s internal investigator says that even though the force had advance warnings about the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, officers were told not to use their most powerful tools for crowd-control. The New York Times calls the watchdog report “the most devastating account to date of the lapses and miscalculations” surrounding the attack. The 104-page document from inspector general Michael A. Bolton will be addressed during a House Administration Committee hearing Thursday. It reveals that the Civil Disturbance Unit was instructed not to use tools like stun grenades to disperse the mob. Per NPR, it also reports they received “cumbersome” protective gear and riot shields that shattered upon impact due to having been stored improperly or simply being too old.
This despite the fact that, as the report reveals, the warnings in the lead-up to Jan. 6 were more clear than previously thought. “Unlike previous postelection protests, the targets of the pro-Trump supporters are not necessarily the counterprotesters as they were previously, but rather Congress itself is the target on the 6th,” a threat assessment sent three days before the siege read. Yet, the report says, officers were woefully ill-prepared to handle the attack due to intelligence breakdowns and discrepancies and poor leadership decisions. In addition, some members of the CDU had not undergone the mandatory annual training in years, and some critical equipment was in short supply.
Let me get this right…..
There were a handful of DC police on hand for a mob of thousands….and for a group of black protesters there is hundreds of cops and national guard…..is that equal response?
Don’t give me the excuse about some vandalism possibilities…..what do you think those overweight in-bred morons did to the Capitol?
Once again we see the inequality in this nation.
What will it take for this country to start waking up to the cancer of bigotry that is creeping slowly through our society and destroying piece by piece the very fabric of this nation?
I wanted to give my readers the pdf of the document but since it is restricted the best I can do is a short pdf for them to read….
Click to access HHRG-117-HA00-Wstate-BoltonM-20210415-SD003.pdf
Read the 4 pages carefully and then look at other protests and then tell me what you see.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”
2 thoughts on “New 06 January Riot Report”
One law for one group, it has always been the same. I doubt this report ill change that, sadly.
Best wishes, Pete.
The culture will not change without politicians with a spine…..chuq