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Man who sat at Pelosi's desk faces charges; FBI probes officer's death

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By Sarah N. Lynch and Makini Brice

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The theft of electronic devices from congressional offices has been a persistent worry following the invasion by pro-Trump followers.

Find each and everyone of the criminal thugs obeying their Trump in a failed attempt to overthrow the government and install Trump as ruler.

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They are already making arrests because as I said previously, these people were really really stupid. Telling reporters their names, wearing ID badges, posing for photos mid-federal crime.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the laptop is on Craigslist already.

Lucky trump passed an executive order with harsher penalties for this kind of thing.

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Perhaps the offices of top government officials shouldn't be guarded by weak kneed keystone cops who run off when they see a guy with squirrel hat approaching the gates.

The protestors weren't even armed, they just walked right past security.

Can't stop people power I guess.

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Perhaps the offices of top government officials shouldn't be guarded by weak kneed keystone cops who run off when they see a guy with squirrel hat approaching the gates.

Perhaps they should have gassed the crowd before any rioting took place and had the National Guard lined up outside first, you know, like trump would have.

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@Burning bush perhaps Trump could have called in extra security perhaps he could have walked in with them perhaps superman or spiderman could have shown up to save the day...Perhaps they were a bunch of brainwashed nutjobs....

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A mob of thousands stormed the Capitol Building, armed with baseball bats and shields, explosives, some with guns. Ransacked the offices and other spaces, Vandalised and destroyed property. Stole property. Killed a police officer.

Tried to enter the chamber to stop the vote.

The Capitol cops failed in their duty to protect the building.

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who run off when they see a guy with squirrel hat approaching the gates.

But ok, let’s try it your way. Imagine he was a BLM protester. “He was an armed violent criminal trespasser. He should have been taken down with lethal force.” Something like that?

“He was carrying a spear with an 8 inch metal blade, shouting and dressed in war paint. I thought my life was in danger” said Officer McImagination who fired the lethal shot.

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Perhaps the offices of top government officials shouldn't be guarded by weak kneed keystone cops 

We don’t really go for the Berkut/GRU solution.

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And the excuses begin. Someone said that ignorance of the law is no excuse.

I looked up the legal requirements for insurrection earlier today. Everyone who entered non-public areas of the Capitol without permission violated that law. The penalties, if found guilty, are up to 10 yrs in jail and/or a fine. These idiots probably need 30 days in jail and at least $2k fine each.

In general, I'm against "fence warrants" towards google, but not this time. Anyone dumb enough to bring their cell phone and/or be in a photo deserves the jail+fine. 2 yrs of parole cleaning up trash at their state buildings back home would be good too.

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They are all going to prison. And they’re damn lucky they weren’t black or several of them would be dead.

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The protestors weren't even armed, they just walked right past security.

That's an interesting description of scaling walls, breaching bullet-proof windows, battering down doors and bludgeoning a cop to death with a fire extinguisher. True patriots.

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Last year, heavily armed rightwing extremists storm a state capitol buildings. Their playbook is nothing new.

From Charlottesville to the Capitol: how rightwing impunity fueled the pro-Trump mob

"The playbook for the Maga invasion of the nation’s Capitol building on Wednesday has been developing for years in plain sight, at far-right rallies in cities like Charlottesville, Berkeley and Portland, and then, in the past year, at state capitols across the country, where heavily armed white protesters have forced their way into legislative chambers to accuse politicians of tyranny and treason."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/07/capitol-mob-attack-rightwing-rallies-trump

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Call them what they are: Domestic terrorists and criminals.

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Even Trump is not defending them anymore:

"To demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol: you have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction: you do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law: you will pay."

-- Trump, Jan. 8, 2021

"Capitol riots: The hunt to identify and arrest Capitol rioters"

https://news.yahoo.com/capitol-riots-hunt-identify-arrest-195419347.html

Perhaps the offices of top government officials shouldn't be guarded by weak kneed keystone cops who run off when they see a guy with squirrel hat approaching the gates.

Probably because the crowd is white

The protestors weren't even armed, they just walked right past security.

"Feds say police found a pickup truck full of bombs and guns near Capitol insurrection as wide-ranging investigation unfurls"

https://www.channel3000.com/feds-say-police-found-a-pickup-truck-full-of-bombs-and-guns-near-capitol-insurrection-as-wide-ranging-investigation-unfurls/

"FBI releases photo, offers $50k reward for suspect who placed pipe bombs in DC"

https://wgntv.com/news/fbi-releases-photo-offers-50k-reward-for-suspect-who-placed-pipe-bombs-in-dc/

"FBI looking for man in Senate with zip ties, tactical gear; experts call him a rioter 'hunting for people'"

https://news.yahoo.com/fbi-looking-man-senate-zip-031518048.html

"Horrifying video shows Capitol cop getting crushed by Trump supporters"

https://nypost.com/2021/01/08/video-shows-capitol-police-cop-getting-crushed-by-protesters/

"Holocaust-denying neo-Nazis among the Trump supporters who stormed US Capitol"

https://www.timesofisrael.com/holocaust-denying-neo-nazis-among-the-trump-supporters-who-stormed-us-capitol/

"Democracy defiled: Trail of destruction left inside US Capitol after Donald Trump's mob trashed offices, vandilized statues of America's heroes"

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9121935/Democracy-defiled-Trail-destruction-left-inside-Capitol-Trumps-mob-trashed-offices.html

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