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Jul 17, 2021Liked by Brendan Ruberry

They seemed like a bunch of poorly organized rioters. When I watched it live on TV I was enraged and blown away that anyone would dare to break into our Capitol. Sitting at Nancy Pelosi's desk and taking selfies was outrageous. Seeing the Confederate flag in our Capitol was horrific. But it doesn't appear to me that they were trying to take over the government at that moment. That would have inspired much more violence, which was rather minimal, although I'm sure being there and witnessing the events unfold was terrifying. Still, they (the rioters/ insurrectionists) didn't walk away from this looking very powerful. Definitely seems like more bathrooms are needed in Washington.

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It is quite rich that the Times recently published an article about how traumatized some Capitol police officers are. They could barely bother to report on the hundreds of serious injuries suffered by officers in BLM/antifa rioting thoughout 2020. In Portland they had to deal with riots for months on end, but we're still waiting for the sympathetic profile on those unfortunate officers.

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β€œMaybe for you it was peaceful but for the history books the thing that matters is that there was violence in it. When violence happens…”

So are we taking about the Jan 6 insurrection or the 2020 BLM protests?

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[i]the thing that matters ... is that people died[/i]

No police officer died in the US Capitol on January 6. Nor did any policeman die afterward from an injury inflicted on that day. Officer Brian Sicknick died two days later, but the coroner found that he died from a stroke resulting from a clot blocking an artery to the brain, and having found no evidence of blunt-force trauma concluded that the stroke resulted from "natural causes" -- i.e., was not caused by injury.

The only person who was [b]killed[/b] in the Capitol on January 6 was Ashli Babbitt. She was unarmed, was not assaulting anyone, and was guilty of nothing worse than trespassing, but a still-unidentified Capitol Police officer shot her without warning. Yet no charges were brought against him.

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