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Man kills himself after ramming U.S. Capitol barrier

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By MICHAEL BALSAMO

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The attack is reminiscent of an incident when a man drove a vehicle into two Capitol Police officers at a checkpoint in April 2021, killing an 18-year veteran of the force.

This guy wasn’t a “trump supporte” either. This one was memory-holed super quick.

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Well, he sure showed them!

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What an utterly stupid, pointless way to die.

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At least he didn’t hurt anyone else.

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Connect the dots. Insurrection. Mar-a-Lago. Cincinnati. Capitol. Typically stupid attack...no plan, no brains just drive thru a barrier and kill yourself (look Donald, look what I did for you. I support you forever!).

The Trump cult of crazy strikes again.

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There's a breakdown of late of Trump supporters doing self harm as shown in Cincinnati and this incident. I fear the latest proof of the FBI investigation taking top classified documents and all actions against a very wrong Donald Trump is breeding hopelessness to those ardent supporters.

It was and is a matter of time before the frustrations of realizing Trump's words are wrong, laden with lies and evil, leading to those who are waking up and smelling the roses of the total demise of Trump power.

They backed the wrong horse and some cannot handle it. Like the coward Trump is, they are doing cowardly deeds to 'prove themselves' and their loyalty to Donald by poorly constructed protests with the easy way out is to do a suicidal type act as in Cincinnati and Washington.

Truly a pathetic lot, Trump supporters.

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Expect more MAGA-violence - the pro-Trump armed Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, and Three Percenters are already forming up outside FBI offices...

https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/world/news/armed-trump-supporters-protest-outside-fbi-office-in-phoenix-following-mar-a-lago-raid-reports/articleshow/93556066.cms

Will Trump tell them to "stand-down and stand-by" or "fight like hell for your country?"

The answer to that is pretty obvious...

And today we find out why the "obstruction of justice" charge was included on the search warrant - Trump's attorney provided a written affidavit in June that said clearly "there is no more classified information at Mar-A-Lago". Yet half a dozen of Trump's insiders at Mar-A-Lago were telling the FBI it was still there.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-lawyer-told-justice-dept-141854929.html

What will this lawyer say now that he's caught directly in his own lie and facing an obstruction of justice charge? Who told him to make that statement? His client?

Given the number of Trump toadies that knew about this and stayed silent, they're going to need to build a new MAGA-wing at Rikers Island...

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“We don’t have any information that would indicate his motivation at this point,” Manger said.

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we went through all this speculation on the last guy who rammed into the Capitol.

"Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said the group is mourning its “brother” who died assaulting Capitol cops last week — saying the cop killer could have been a future “star” for the movement."

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.1 % chance a non Trump follower does this to 'frame' Trump supporters, or someone outside his cult.

99.9% chance it's a Trump follower.

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It’s true, we don’t know the motive yet. Could easily be from either side. US has become an equal opportunity hatred society. Everyone hates everyone

he sure as hell made America great again

he caused this. Be proud MAGA folk! Your guy did this

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Whoopz, left out one possibility!

the shooter could be an angry minority person!

(Sorry about that Blacklabel!)

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Washington D.C. has become a dangerous place to visit thanks to the GOP.

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he caused this. Be proud MAGA folk! Your guy did this

no, the politicization of the DOJ and FBI along with a two tiered justice system "did this".

Dems dont need BLM and Antifa doing their bidding anymore when they can have the courts, FBI and DOJ instead.

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the shooter could be an angry minority person!

it was last time.

Despite the other guy claiming only 0.1% chance of it being such.

So, Trump supporters have no reason to be angry? they dont get the right of "mostly peaceful" protest too?

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There was no more classified material, as it had been declassified.

“Might wanna look up the word “speculation”.”

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It looks like the suspect, richard a. york III, is a career loser.

Most likely drugs and or alcohol were involved.

Manger said: 'The subject has a criminal history over the past 10 years or so, but nothing that, at this point, would link him to anything here at the Capitol.'

In February 2017, York was charged with burglarizing a pharmacy in Hellerton, Pennsylvania. He was accused of stealing several controlled substances in the crime. 

York was charged with burglary (first-degree felony), criminal trespassing (second-degree felony), theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia 

 In January 2020, York viciously assaulted a co-worker while the two were in the victim's home in Pennsylvania. 

York accused his colleague of contacting the suspect's mother and proceeded to beat him, split his TV in half and force him to run from his own home in shorts and a t-shirt in 39 degree weather, reported WFMZ at the time. 

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