Capitol police chief defends response to ‘criminal’ rioters

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      Chief Steven Sund, in his first public comment on the mayhem from Wednesday, said in a statement that rioters “actively attacked” Capitol police and other law enforcement officers with metal pipes, discharged chemical irritants and “took up other weapons against our officers.”

      The siege, as the House and Senate were affirming President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory, was “unlike any I have ever experienced in my 30 years in law enforcement here in Washington, D.C.,″ said Sund, a former city police officer. ”Make no mistake: these mass riots were not First Amendment activities; they were criminal riotous behavior. The actions of the USCP officers were heroic given the situation they faced.″

      Lawmakers from both parties have pledged to investigate law enforcement’s actions and questioned whether a lack of preparedness allowed a mob to occupy and vandalize the building.


      DC mayor called their response “a failure”

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

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      The government had at least several days warning something like this was in the works.
      If they didn’t, then why are we spending so much money illegally spying on us citizens?

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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      ”lack of preparedness”? See that’s what happens when you don’t prepare properly for an angry protest in front of the U.S. Capitol Building that you’ve known about for days. About a dozen cops guarding Congress get confused and decide they should nonchalantly open the barricade and send the crowd through to the Capitol. They just weren’t properly prepared enough to know that they shouldn’t do that.

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