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BusinessInsider | Some among America's military allies believe Trump deliberately attempted a coup and may have had help from federal law-enforcement officials

'Today I am briefing my government that we believe with a reasonable level of certainty that Donald Trump attempted a coup'

Someone that saw it all coming weeks ago:

Was it something that went too far? Or not far enough?

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by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]protonmail[dot]ch) on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 01:05:29 PM EST
These Black Capitol Police Officers Describe Fighting Off "Racist Ass Terrorists" - Buzzfeed
The officer even described coming face to face with police officers from across the country in the mob. He said some of them flashed their badges, telling him to let them through, and trying to explain that this was all part of a movement that was supposed to help.

"You have the nerve to be holding a blue lives matter flag, and you are out there fucking us up," he told one group of protestors he encountered inside the Capitol. "[One guy] pulled out his badge and he said, `we're doing this for you.' Another guy had his badge. So I was like, `well, you gotta be kidding.'"

Another officer, a newer recruit, echoed these sentiments, saying that where he was on the steps to the rotunda on the east side of the Capitol, he was engaged in hand-to-hand battles trying to fight the attackers off. But he said they were outnumbered 10 to one, and described extraordinary scenes in which protesters holding Blue Lives Matter flags launched themselves at police officers.

by Bernard on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 05:40:53 PM EST
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by Bernard on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 06:55:12 PM EST
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Washington DC is a majority black city and this is the first time they have had a black police chief?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 07:12:16 PM EST
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It's also majority female (52%) and this is the first time they have had a female police chief.....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 07:16:58 PM EST
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Either you are joking or are seriously disconnected from US reality. Mississippi is 40% African American and has not had a black senator since 1881. Louisiana and Georgia, both more than 1/3 black, never have.
by asdf on Mon Jan 11th, 2021 at 11:34:06 PM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 12:03:15 AM EST
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BusinessInsider | Some among America's military allies believe Trump deliberately attempted a coup and may have had help from federal law-enforcement officials
Insider spoke with three officials on Thursday morning: a French police official responsible for public security in key section of central Paris and two intelligence officials from NATO countries who directly work in counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence operations involving the US, terrorism, and Russia.

They said the circumstantial evidence available pointed to what would be openly called a coup attempt in any other nation. None were willing to speak on the record because of the absolutely dire nature of the subject.

The French police official believes that an investigation will find that someone interfered with the deployment of additional federal law enforcement on the perimeter of the Capitol complex because the official has direct knowledge of the proper procedures for security of the facility. The security of Congress is entrusted to the US Capitol Police, a federal agency that answers to Congress.

It is routine for the Capitol Police to coordinate with the federal Secret Service and Park Police, and local District of Columbia police, prior to large demonstrations. The National Guard, commanded by the Department of Defense, are often on standby too.

On Wednesday, however, that coordination was late or absent.

by Bernard on Sun Jan 10th, 2021 at 06:05:52 PM EST
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