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    Default Jan 6th DC Police Officer: "I went To Hell And Back."

    "WASHINGTON — A group of uniformed officers on Tuesday implored Republican members of Congress to stop downplaying the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol as they described in striking detail what one said felt like a “medieval battle” with insurrectionists.

    “I remember thinking there was a very good chance I would be torn apart, shot to death with my own weapon,” Michael Fanone, a D.C. police officer, told a House select committee tasked with investigating the events of that day.

    “What makes the struggle harder and more painful is to know so many of my fellow citizens, including so many of the people I put my life at risk to defend, are downplaying or outright denying what happened,” Fanone said. “I feel like I went to hell and back to protect them. But too many are now telling me that hell doesn’t exist, or that hell wasn’t that bad.”

    Their pleas came hours before a group of former President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters in the House, including U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Tyler, were set to hold a press conference outside the Justice Department casting insurrectionists now in jail as political prisoners — the latest example of Republican lawmakers downplaying the violence that left five people dead.

    GOP lawmakers have cast the panel as a political device for Democrats to keep the events of that day front and center ahead of the 2022 midterms, even as they’ve resisted efforts to form a bipartisan commission and declined to take part.

    “Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi will only pick people onto the committee that will ask the questions she wants asked,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said before the hearing. “That becomes a failed committee and a failed report, a sham that no one can believe.”"

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    If McCarthy wanted an independent, 9/11-style commission to investigate the insurrection, why did he prevent that from happening when Pelosi was ready to move forward with it?

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    "The officers who delivered emotional testimony in the committee’s first hearing described being dragged to the ground and beaten as they struggled with rioters trying to take their batons, shields and guns.

    Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn, who is Black, described the crowd repeatedly shouting a racial slur at him. [The Trump-supporting racists repeatedly called him a you-know-what.] Others said they were called traitors as rioters shocked them with Tasers and squirted them with pepper spray and other chemical irritants. Six months later they said they are still recovering from injuries and trauma from that day.

    “What we were subjected to that day was like something from a medieval battle,” said Aquilino Gonell, a Capitol police sergeant.

    Gonell, an Army veteran, said it was the first time he “was more afraid to work at the Capitol than my entire deployment in Iraq.”

    Gonell said he couldn’t sleep that night because irritants sprayed on him that day reactivated after he took a shower and burned his skin. Gonell described injuries on both of his hands, his left shoulder, left calf and right foot. He said he had to have surgery on his foot and was just told he will need surgery on his left shoulder, as well. He expects to need physical therapy for more than a year."

    'I went to hell and back': Capitol Police testify as House begins inquiry into Jan. 6 riot
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    It was a lot of "nice people," a "lovefest," besides, the Capitol police "let they into the building"

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    “Even though there is overwhelming evidence to the contrary, including hours and hours of video and photographic coverage, there is a continuous and shocking attempt to ignore or try to destroy the truth of what truly happened that day, and to whitewash the facts,” Gonell said. “There are some who express outrage when someone kneels while calling for social justice. Where are those same people expressing the outrage to condemn the violent attack on law enforcement, the Capitol and our American democracy? I’m still waiting for that.”

    The officers also said it was clear the rioters were there at Trump’s urging. The former president, who was impeached for inciting the insurrection, hosted a rally before the attacks, where he told his supporters to to “fight much harder.”
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    Why were the police not supported and prepared?

    This must be answered.
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    so the takeaway from these testimonies is that the people, when angry, can indeed be frightening and terrifying????????

    something to think about
    In a combat situation it is about 16 times better to do something useful and violent right away than to wait and figure out something even more useful and violent later.
    “whenever you put your faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you end up an apologist for mass murder.”

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    "“There was an attack on Jan. 6, and a hit man sent them,” Dunn said.

    The testimony came as the events of Jan. 6 and the response to the riots — including the select committee — have become increasingly partisan.

    Republicans earlier this year shot down a push by Democrats to establish an independent, 9/11-style commission
    to investigate the insurrection. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy this month pulled GOP members, including U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls of Fort Bend County, from the committee after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi objected to some of his picks, who had sought to downplay the riots."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Why were the police not supported and prepared?

    This must be answered.
    Trump controled the National Guard, McCarthy wasn't pleading for local police, so I guess Trump is the one who must supply the answer you are looking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterthanYou View Post
    so the takeaway from these testimonies is that the people, when angry, can indeed be frightening and terrifying????????

    something to think about
    And when those people who were angry were the ones attacking the Capitol, injuring the police protecting the Congress, and threatening Congress members and VP inside fulfilling their Constitutional duties, it is a bit more than just "something to think about"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Why were the police not supported and prepared?

    This must be answered.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


    NO IT WASNT NANCY

    THAT LIE WONT FLY

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    And when those people who were angry were the ones attacking the Capitol, injuring the police protecting the Congress, and threatening Congress members and VP inside fulfilling their Constitutional duties, it is a bit more than just "something to think about"
    no doubt. what it SHOULD do is give EVERYONE something to think about.............though i'm going to hazard a guess that you won't get what that would be
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterthanYou View Post
    so the takeaway from these testimonies is that the people, when angry, can indeed be frightening and terrifying????????

    something to think about

    Being angry doesn’t make illegal action legal

    Fucking idiot traitor

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    Kneel, disavow Trump, leave the Republican party, apologize and pledge fealty to the USA publicly.

    Anything less and you are nothing but a traitor. Dead to me. Please get on with dying, scum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterthanYou View Post
    no doubt. what it SHOULD do is give EVERYONE something to think about.............though i'm going to hazard a guess that you won't get what that would be
    Your racist buddies are going to prison for this shit


    It was criminal and traitorous

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    Trump controled the National Guard, McCarthy wasn't pleading for local police, so I guess Trump is the one who must supply the answer you are looking for
    posse comitatus, much?

    seriously, though, the potential for the events on 1/6 happening were all but confirmed. local DC and federal officials KNEW something was going to happen. they should have been prepared with all hands on deck......why were they not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    Being angry doesn’t make illegal action legal
    Fucking idiot traitor
    something about 'victors get to write history' comes to mind, you racist traitor.....
    In a combat situation it is about 16 times better to do something useful and violent right away than to wait and figure out something even more useful and violent later.
    “whenever you put your faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you end up an apologist for mass murder.”

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