Insurrection Update #10

News from the depths of the ugliest period in recent history…..the insurrection of 06 January.

This is my small attempt to keep the news and events around the insurrection in the minds of my readers and hopefully they will get more insight than they would normally.

First, I see that some of the worthless slugs that took an active part in a state insurrection gets off basically scott free….

A former Oregon lawmaker who was expelled for letting violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of official misconduct.

The Statesman Journal reports that Mike Nearman was sentenced to 18 months probation, during which he will need to complete 80 hours of community service and is banned from the Capitol building and grounds. He will also pay $200 in court fees and $2,700 to the Oregon Legislative Administration for damages done during the Dec. 21 riot.

The maximum penalty for the misdemeanor was one year in jail, a $6,250 fine or both.

As part of the agreement in Marion County Circuit Court, a count of criminal trespass was dismissed

(nbcnews.com)

During the insurrection there were cops that took part…..

Some more members of law enforcement have been charged with participating in the January 6 siege on the Capitol. The latest are the father and son duo, Kevin “Tito” Tuck and Nathaniel A. Tuck of central Florida. They were arrested last week and released on $25,000 unsecured bond.

The Apopka, Florida, police employed Nathaniel Tuck until August 2020 and later cooperated with the FBI’s investigation into his insurrection-related activities. Kevin Tuck resigned Thursday from the Windermere Police Department. Windermere is a well-off white suburb of the more racially diverse Orlando. According to a statement from Police Chief David Ogden, the elder Tuck joined the Windermere PD as a reserve officer in May of 2019 and advanced to full-time in October of the same year. He’d previously worked as a cop in Longwood, Florida. Tuck didn’t inform his superiors he was leaving the state to protest democracy, but a fellow Windermere officer raised concerns about his alleged conduct at the Capitol.

https://www.wonkette.com/no-big-just-more-cops-charged-with-taking-part-in-trumps-jacklegged-coup

If you were trying to make sense of all the police violence toward citizens then maybe this would be a good place to start…..the culture.

An ex-Ranger who took an oath to protect this country was part of the insurrection…making bombs…..

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Capitol rioter and ex-Army Ranger Robert Morss to remain in jail before trial, ruling that he was too dangerous to release and slamming him for using his military training to help organize the mob and eventually breach the Capitol.

This came hours after the Justice Department released new videos of Morss, which the judge said show how he took on an impromptu leadership role in the attack, coordinating with other rioters and instigating clashes with police.
“He is willing to use his training or experience to organize with the rioters on January 6 … thereby making their actions more effective, more forceful and more violent” Magistrate Judge Michael Harvey said. Harvey went on to say that the rioters “appeared disorganized” until Morss, who was “in his element” as a former Army Ranger, began issuing instructions.
 
For his part as a ‘leader’ he should suffer the loss of his citizenship to begin with….then further charges.
 
Some disturbing numbers about the possibility of the use of force against the government….

The poll also found that a majority of Republicans (55%) say “the traditional American way of life is disappearing so fast we may have to use force to save it.” About 15% of Democrats agreed with this statement, but more Americans disagreed (46%) than agreed (34%).

More Republicans (27%) than Democrats (18%) said that “strong leaders sometimes have to bend the rules in order to get things done.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/47-percent-gop-voters-patriots-take-law-own-hands-poll-2021-7

Traditional way of American life?

What the f*ck does that mean?

America has NEVER been what one would call ‘traditional’.

Does it have something to do with white religious BS…and the exclusion of everyone else?

Like I said….Disturbing.

Op-eds about what we Americans are getting wrong about the insurrection….this one from the Wall Street Journal…..

The harrowing testimony of four officers on duty during the Capitol riot has prompted the conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal to weigh in, and the editorial has plenty of criticism for both Democrats and Republicans. It blasts two “false narratives” that have emerged, one pushed by each side.

  • Republicans: They seem willing to downplay the riot and instead focus on the narrow issue of why security was so bad. For example, No. 3 House Republican Elise Stefanik said this: “The American people deserve to know the truth: that Nancy Pelosi bears responsibility, as speaker of the House, for the tragedy that occurred on Jan. 6.” The editors note the security question is valid and needs to be explored, but that it’s ridiculous to ignore the rest: “The GOP would be better off ceding weak ground by admitting that the election wasn’t stolen and Mr. Trump was wrong.”

Democrats: Yes, “the riot was a disgrace, and it’s a stain on Mr. Trump’s presidency,” but Democrats are exaggerating when they assert that our very democracy was put at risk by the rioters. “Even if they’d managed to steal or destroy the official Electoral College certificates, do Democrats think some knucklehead in face paint and a fur hat could have simply declared the election void?” Democrats are giving “the mob far too much credit.”

Summing up: Lawmakers must investigate security issues as well as former President Trump’s response to the unfolding riot, write the editors. “But defending his words and actions that day doesn’t do the public any good, and neither does pretending that the constitutional transfer of power was in jeopardy,” they note.

Read the full editorial.

There is so much more to come.

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11 thoughts on “Insurrection Update #10

  1. The way the offenders are being dealt with is a complete mess. Those involved should not be allowed to use this as a platform for repeating the same lies that caused the insurrection in the first place.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. There is no way on earth that the participants and provocateurs of the insurrection are ever going to have to suffer the penalties they deserve. This lack of consequences will inevitably result in a repeat of that horrible day. Nobody in Washington is smart enough to admit that or they just don’t care!

  3. It is all so disillusioning but sadly what I expected. I always knew their penalties would be small and the events would, in some bizarre way, be twisted into a fantasized necessity to maintain democracy.

  4. As I read your post one thing is making itself clear.
    The attention goes the attack on the Capitol.
    Rightly so, those that were part of it should be punished.

    I’m not for the kind of hard punishments the US system generally makes.

    These punishments for the attack seam just little more than a slap on the hand.

    Conclusion:
    Punishment is a temporary measure.
    In the longterm it’s important to look deeper to the courses that slowly but surely became part of US society.

    It’s strange that prevention, is it in infrastructure, watermanagement, gun controle, environment, militarism, waging war, is not the American way.

    If the US could/would try not to ignore signals in society, some things at least could be prevented or stopped getting worse.

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