Closing Thought–05Aug21

More sad news about the consequences from the insurrection of 06 January…..

The fall-out from the riot is hitting deadly heights…..

Within days of the attack on the US Capitol on Jan. 6, two police officers who were at the scene took their own lives: Capitol Police Officer Howard Liebengood and Metropolitan Police Officer Jeffrey Smith. Now, two more officers who defended the Capitol that day have also died by suicide. A spokesperson for Washington DC’s Metropolitan PD announced Monday that MPD Officer Gunther Hashida, 43, was found dead at his home last Thursday and that MPD Officer Kyle deFreytag, 26, was found dead July 10, CNBC reports.

According to a GoFundMe campaign for Hashida’s family, the “devoted and loving husband and father” leaves behind a wife and three children. DeFreytag’s obituary says he “was kind, he had a quick wit and a great sense of humor & kept us laughing for 26 years.” He is survived by his parents and siblings. A fifth officer, Brian Sicknick of the Capitol Police, died Jan. 7 after collapsing the day of the riot and suffering two strokes, which the medical examiner said the attack contributed to. About 140 officers were injured. At a recent hearing before the House select committee probing the attack, CNN reports that a Capitol Police officer said officers who responded to the “traumatic” events should feel no shame in getting counseling to deal with “the emotions they are continuing to experience from the events of January 6.”

Sad news indeed.

And yet the US Congress, the representatives of the people, have basically turned a blind eye and deaf ears to the day of pain that Americans inflicted on its people.

I would like to apologize to the families for the pain they must endure thanx to the stupidity of some Americans.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”


10 thoughts on “Closing Thought–05Aug21

  1. So sad that those men took their own lives. This must speak to the actions of the rioters, and the lasting affects on those involved.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. The scum that attacked the capitol that day were by no stretch of the imagination, “American.” They were the enemies of America who were born as Americans but somewhere along the line became something else entirely. They all need to lose their citizenship and be expelled from the country as a minimum consequence for their treachery and traitorous actions on that day of infamy.

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