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'A day from hell': After rioters overrun Capitol, lawmakers have harsh words for president

'I would impeach him.' Rep. Anna Eshoo says President Trump 'incited' rioters

Supporters of President Donald Trump showed up to a rally he hosted in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6. Many attendees participated in a riot that followed at the Capitol. Courtesy J.M. Giordano.

Locked in a windowless room in an undisclosed place, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo said the last five-plus hours she has spent hiding from mobs of President Donald Trump supporters who stormed the nation's Capitol building is the worst day of her life in politics.

"I think it's been a day from hell for everyone who's here and across the country," she said during a phone call on Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C., where she was still in lockdown.

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, speaks at a town hall in Mountain View on July 22, 2019. The congresswoman said she and her staff had to shelter in an undisclosed location after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 seeking to overturn the result of the presidential election. Photo by Sadie Stinson.

"This is the tabernacle of our democracy. To see a mob break through, break windows ... it really leaves one so shaken," she said.

The country has never experienced such an extraordinary event as the takeover of its congressional halls by a citizen mob seeking to overthrow the election of a president. The last time the government was attacked in such a manner was in the 1800s when a foreign power attacked the White House, she said. (During the War of 1812, the British Army raided and set fire to the White House, the Capitol and other structures in D.C.)

Eshoo said she was walking from her office through a tunnel to the House chamber when a mob breached the building. She was headed to the gallery to observe the proceedings, as only those who were speakers were allowed on the floor due to COVID-19 protocols.

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Capitol police came running toward her. "They said, 'Turn around! Turn around! Go back! Go back!'" she said. She had not been allowed to return to her office in the Cannon Building, one of two buildings that were evacuated, she said, but was with other people.

When she came to work, she thought the security seemed "totally inadequate." There didn't seem to be many more officers in place than on any other day and she didn't understand why the perimeter of the Capitol plaza wasn't closed off, she said. She said she thought perhaps they would add more security protections later in the morning.

"When I looked at the plaza, I didn't have a good feeling," she said. "Why isn't there a full force out there?' she said she thought.

"I think there was totally inadequate preparation for this. … This was a determined, vicious crowd driven by and embracing the lies of the president," she said.

Eshoo said she hoped Congress would return to their certification proceedings of the presidential election sometime later in the evening. (Congress did reconvene on Wednesday night.)

"Despite the horrors of today, and the attack on our democracy that we will be resilient and continue. Specifically, with the count of the electoral balance. I think that would send a very strong message across the country that we are not going to be (threatened) that we that we must continue, and that we will," she said.

Beyond personal losses such as losing family members, Eshoo said Wednesday was the saddest day of her life.

She hasn't heard any Republicans condemn the actions of the president or his followers, she said. She doesn't know whether they plan to continue arguing against the certification, she added.

"They certainly don't seem to have very much to say," she said. "I mean, (they) obviously, wrapped themselves around the, the axle of Donald Trump for four years, and I haven't heard one of them today say far 'This is terrifying.' It needs to be called out. I haven't heard anyone say anything. And you're talking about other people in Congress and in the Senate -- Republicans. Republicans, specifically, were complicit in this."

She had strong words for the president.

"Demonstrators have a Constitutional right to protest," she said. But "(the president) urged them to do more than that. He did damage to not just a building and its room. This is where the representatives of the people speak on their behalf. This is where they govern … This is not a window broken in the basement of public works," she said.

On Jan. 6, the U.S. Capitol was locked down due to a riot of President Donald Trump supporters who entered the building as legislators were preparing to certify the presidential election results. Photo by Gagan Kaur/Pexels.com.

This undertaking started with the president "inciting people. He incited them," she said.

Asked what actions she thinks should be taken against Trump, she said," I would impeach him. I would impeach him in the next 24 hours. He should not be president. He's brought our country, he's brought our democracy to its knees. … Beyond his party registration, I think he's a sick, broken individual."

Eshoo was among hundreds of legislators who fled the House floor on Wednesday as thousands of rioters supporting Trump stormed the Capitol building.

Protesters against the election of Joe Biden as president entered the Capitol on Wednesday morning as both houses of Congress met to certify the Electoral College votes, according to multiple media reports. Trump had spoken to his followers earlier in the day at a rally and told them to march to the Capitol to protest the election results, which he has claimed against all evidence was fraudulent.

One woman was reportedly shot inside the building and has died, according to The Daily Mail. The Washington Post reported that three others succumbed to medical emergencies during the riot.

The National Guard has been ordered to assemble and help restore order, according to news reports, which said the request was made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco.

Pelosi tweeted at about 1 p.m. that she and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer are jointly calling on Trump "to demand that all protestors leave the U.S. Capitol and Capitol grounds immediately."

In a televised address, Biden also told Trump to step up and call off the violence.

"Let me be clear: the scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not represent who we are. What we are seeing is a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness. This is not dissent, it's disorder. It borders on sedition, and it must end. Now," he said.

He also took his demand to Twitter. "I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution by demanding an end to this siege," he wrote.

At about 1:30 p.m. Trump went on television and told people to go home. He insisted, however, repeatedly, that the election was stolen.

Rep. Jackie Speier tweeted updates to her followers Wednesday afternoon, offering the news that Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been escorted out. "We are in lock down. Thank you, POTUS!" she wrote, followed a couple of hours later by, "We are in a safe place. I will have lots more to say about this. We are not a 3rd world country but you couldn’t tell that today."

She also called for removing Trump from office.

"Trump has given us no choice. The 25th Amendment must be invoked now. We need to immediately wrest control of the country from him. He is not the commander of (sic) chief of the U.S. He is commander of chief of the Trump mob & proud boys. Pence must step up and defend our democracy," she wrote.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said what was being witnessed in the Capitol was reprehensible and "an outright assault to our democratic institutions."

"The people of California have spoken, and our congressional delegation should never have to fear for their lives to represent Californians," he said in a statement.

Assemblyman Marc Berman of Palo Alto said in a tweet, "We are watching in real time an attempted coup of the American government, and it's being led by the President of the United States. Shame on all who have emboldened, coddled, and made excuses for him and his seditious actions. All of them."

On Wednesday afternoon, Facebook announced on Twitter a 24-hour block on Trump's account that will effectively prevent any posts from going up on the president's official Facebook page, which has 32.5 million followers.

"We've assessed two policy violations against President Trump's Page which will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time," a Twitter post from Facebook Newsroom said.

By Thursday morning, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg extended the block indefinitely.

"The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden," Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page.

Over the last few years, Facebook has allowed Trump to use the platform consistent with its rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violated the policies. Zuckerberg said they did so because they believe the public has a right to broad access to political, if controversial, speech.

"But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.

"We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete."

The action follows a wave of condemnation from Silicon Valley leaders and other moves from tech companies to stop the spread of false information on the election results and encouragement of violent protests.

Late Wednesday afternoon, Twitter first announced a 12-hour block on @realDonaldTrump, an account with 88.7 million followers and is separate from Trump's official government Twitter account, after the social media company removed three tweets from the president, including a video where he told supporters to "go home," but not before he said he "loved" his supporters and continued to double down on his false claims that the election was stolen from him. (The video has since been removed from YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.)

Citing the company's "civic integrity policy," Twitter name-dropped Trump and said in a post that "future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account."

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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'A day from hell': After rioters overrun Capitol, lawmakers have harsh words for president

'I would impeach him.' Rep. Anna Eshoo says President Trump 'incited' rioters

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Wed, Jan 6, 2021, 1:11 pm
Updated: Thu, Jan 7, 2021, 7:44 pm

Locked in a windowless room in an undisclosed place, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo said the last five-plus hours she has spent hiding from mobs of President Donald Trump supporters who stormed the nation's Capitol building is the worst day of her life in politics.

"I think it's been a day from hell for everyone who's here and across the country," she said during a phone call on Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C., where she was still in lockdown.

"This is the tabernacle of our democracy. To see a mob break through, break windows ... it really leaves one so shaken," she said.

The country has never experienced such an extraordinary event as the takeover of its congressional halls by a citizen mob seeking to overthrow the election of a president. The last time the government was attacked in such a manner was in the 1800s when a foreign power attacked the White House, she said. (During the War of 1812, the British Army raided and set fire to the White House, the Capitol and other structures in D.C.)

Eshoo said she was walking from her office through a tunnel to the House chamber when a mob breached the building. She was headed to the gallery to observe the proceedings, as only those who were speakers were allowed on the floor due to COVID-19 protocols.

Capitol police came running toward her. "They said, 'Turn around! Turn around! Go back! Go back!'" she said. She had not been allowed to return to her office in the Cannon Building, one of two buildings that were evacuated, she said, but was with other people.

When she came to work, she thought the security seemed "totally inadequate." There didn't seem to be many more officers in place than on any other day and she didn't understand why the perimeter of the Capitol plaza wasn't closed off, she said. She said she thought perhaps they would add more security protections later in the morning.

"When I looked at the plaza, I didn't have a good feeling," she said. "Why isn't there a full force out there?' she said she thought.

"I think there was totally inadequate preparation for this. … This was a determined, vicious crowd driven by and embracing the lies of the president," she said.

Eshoo said she hoped Congress would return to their certification proceedings of the presidential election sometime later in the evening. (Congress did reconvene on Wednesday night.)

"Despite the horrors of today, and the attack on our democracy that we will be resilient and continue. Specifically, with the count of the electoral balance. I think that would send a very strong message across the country that we are not going to be (threatened) that we that we must continue, and that we will," she said.

Beyond personal losses such as losing family members, Eshoo said Wednesday was the saddest day of her life.

She hasn't heard any Republicans condemn the actions of the president or his followers, she said. She doesn't know whether they plan to continue arguing against the certification, she added.

"They certainly don't seem to have very much to say," she said. "I mean, (they) obviously, wrapped themselves around the, the axle of Donald Trump for four years, and I haven't heard one of them today say far 'This is terrifying.' It needs to be called out. I haven't heard anyone say anything. And you're talking about other people in Congress and in the Senate -- Republicans. Republicans, specifically, were complicit in this."

She had strong words for the president.

"Demonstrators have a Constitutional right to protest," she said. But "(the president) urged them to do more than that. He did damage to not just a building and its room. This is where the representatives of the people speak on their behalf. This is where they govern … This is not a window broken in the basement of public works," she said.

This undertaking started with the president "inciting people. He incited them," she said.

Asked what actions she thinks should be taken against Trump, she said," I would impeach him. I would impeach him in the next 24 hours. He should not be president. He's brought our country, he's brought our democracy to its knees. … Beyond his party registration, I think he's a sick, broken individual."

Eshoo was among hundreds of legislators who fled the House floor on Wednesday as thousands of rioters supporting Trump stormed the Capitol building.

Protesters against the election of Joe Biden as president entered the Capitol on Wednesday morning as both houses of Congress met to certify the Electoral College votes, according to multiple media reports. Trump had spoken to his followers earlier in the day at a rally and told them to march to the Capitol to protest the election results, which he has claimed against all evidence was fraudulent.

One woman was reportedly shot inside the building and has died, according to The Daily Mail. The Washington Post reported that three others succumbed to medical emergencies during the riot.

The National Guard has been ordered to assemble and help restore order, according to news reports, which said the request was made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco.

Pelosi tweeted at about 1 p.m. that she and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer are jointly calling on Trump "to demand that all protestors leave the U.S. Capitol and Capitol grounds immediately."

In a televised address, Biden also told Trump to step up and call off the violence.

"Let me be clear: the scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not represent who we are. What we are seeing is a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness. This is not dissent, it's disorder. It borders on sedition, and it must end. Now," he said.

He also took his demand to Twitter. "I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution by demanding an end to this siege," he wrote.

At about 1:30 p.m. Trump went on television and told people to go home. He insisted, however, repeatedly, that the election was stolen.

Rep. Jackie Speier tweeted updates to her followers Wednesday afternoon, offering the news that Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had been escorted out. "We are in lock down. Thank you, POTUS!" she wrote, followed a couple of hours later by, "We are in a safe place. I will have lots more to say about this. We are not a 3rd world country but you couldn’t tell that today."

She also called for removing Trump from office.

"Trump has given us no choice. The 25th Amendment must be invoked now. We need to immediately wrest control of the country from him. He is not the commander of (sic) chief of the U.S. He is commander of chief of the Trump mob & proud boys. Pence must step up and defend our democracy," she wrote.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said what was being witnessed in the Capitol was reprehensible and "an outright assault to our democratic institutions."

"The people of California have spoken, and our congressional delegation should never have to fear for their lives to represent Californians," he said in a statement.

Assemblyman Marc Berman of Palo Alto said in a tweet, "We are watching in real time an attempted coup of the American government, and it's being led by the President of the United States. Shame on all who have emboldened, coddled, and made excuses for him and his seditious actions. All of them."

On Wednesday afternoon, Facebook announced on Twitter a 24-hour block on Trump's account that will effectively prevent any posts from going up on the president's official Facebook page, which has 32.5 million followers.

"We've assessed two policy violations against President Trump's Page which will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time," a Twitter post from Facebook Newsroom said.

By Thursday morning, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg extended the block indefinitely.

"The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden," Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page.

Over the last few years, Facebook has allowed Trump to use the platform consistent with its rules, at times removing content or labeling his posts when they violated the policies. Zuckerberg said they did so because they believe the public has a right to broad access to political, if controversial, speech.

"But the current context is now fundamentally different, involving use of our platform to incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government.

"We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete."

The action follows a wave of condemnation from Silicon Valley leaders and other moves from tech companies to stop the spread of false information on the election results and encouragement of violent protests.

Late Wednesday afternoon, Twitter first announced a 12-hour block on @realDonaldTrump, an account with 88.7 million followers and is separate from Trump's official government Twitter account, after the social media company removed three tweets from the president, including a video where he told supporters to "go home," but not before he said he "loved" his supporters and continued to double down on his false claims that the election was stolen from him. (The video has since been removed from YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.)

Citing the company's "civic integrity policy," Twitter name-dropped Trump and said in a post that "future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account."

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Andrea Gemmet contributed to this report.

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Betsy Roble
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Menlo Park: other
on Jan 7, 2021 at 10:36 am
Betsy Roble, Menlo Park: other
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on Jan 7, 2021 at 10:36 am
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Correctly there is (near) universal condemnation of the storming of the Capitol Building and the lack of meaningful response from the President.

My issue with this article is the headline: "As rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Anna Eshoo says she's safe". For all of 2020 the Press, including the Almanac, have referred to mobs as "mostly peaceful protestors" and yet the mob that entered the Capitol Building who did not spray paint slogans on the walls or set the place on fire were instantly branded as "rioters". To coin a phrase: if it is good for the goose, it is good for the gander.

I firmly believe that the Country will be better if it were governed from the center rather than from the extremes on both sides. The press could also do a much better job if their reporting was more dispassionate, and less editorial in nature.


Peter Carpenter
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Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 7, 2021 at 12:21 pm
Peter Carpenter, Menlo Park: Park Forest
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on Jan 7, 2021 at 12:21 pm
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These individuals committed a felony by their occupation of the Capital.
"18 U.S. Code § 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection
Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States."
During their illegal occupation someone was killed. Under the law they are therefore also accessories to murder.

This WAS a mob in every sense of the word.


Peter Carpenter
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Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 7, 2021 at 12:24 pm
Peter Carpenter, Menlo Park: Park Forest
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on Jan 7, 2021 at 12:24 pm
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Code of District of Columbia:
§ 10–503.16. Unlawful conduct.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons:

(1) Except as authorized by regulations which shall be promulgated by the Capitol Police Board:

(A) To carry on or have readily accessible to the person of any individual upon the United States Capitol Grounds or within any of the Capitol Buildings any firearm, dangerous weapon, explosive, or incendiary device; or

(B) To discharge any firearm or explosive, to use any dangerous weapon, or to ignite any incendiary device, upon the United States Capitol Grounds or within any of the Capitol Buildings; or

(C) To transport by any means upon the United States Capitol Grounds or within any of the Capitol Buildings any explosive or incendiary device; or

(2) Knowingly, with force and violence, to enter or to remain upon the floor of either House of the Congress.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons willfully and knowingly:

(1) To enter or to remain upon the floor of either House of the Congress, to enter or to remain in any cloakroom or lobby adjacent to such floor, or to enter or to remain in the Rayburn Room of the House or the Marble Room of the Senate, unless such person is authorized, pursuant to rules adopted by that House or pursuant to authorization given by that House, to enter or to remain upon such floor or in such cloakroom, lobby, or room;

(2) To enter or to remain in the gallery of either House of the Congress in violation of rules governing admission to such gallery adopted by that House or pursuant to authorization given by that House;

(3) To enter or to remain in any room within any of the Capitol Buildings set aside or designated for the use of either House of the Congress or any member, committee, subcommittee, officer, or employee of the Congress or either House thereof with intent to disrupt the orderly conduct of official business;

(4) To utter loud, threatening, or abusive language, or to engage in any disorderly or disruptive conduct, at any place upon the United States Capitol Grounds or within any of the Capitol Buildings with intent to impede, disrupt, or disturb the orderly conduct of any session of the Congress or either House thereof, or the orderly conduct within any such building of any hearing before, or any deliberations of, any committee or subcommittee of the Congress or either House thereof;

(5) To obstruct, or to impede passage through or within, the United States Capitol Grounds or any of the Capitol Buildings;

(6) To engage in any act of physical violence upon the United States Capitol Grounds or within any of the Capitol Buildings; or

(7) To parade, demonstrate, or picket within any of the Capitol Buildings.

(c) Nothing contained in this section shall forbid any act of any member of the Congress, or any employee of a member of the Congress, any officer or employee of the Congress or any committee or subcommittee thereof, or any officer or employee of either House of the Congress or any committee or subcommittee thereof, which is performed in the lawful discharge of his official duties.



Lou Moffett
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on Jan 7, 2021 at 12:31 pm
Lou Moffett, Menlo Park: The Willows
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The Almanac was correct in labeling the people who attacked our venerable Capital as "rioters."
Some may critique The Almanac for labelling prior mobs as "mostly peaceful protestors" rather than adding "some of whom were rioters," but the dishonorable people who assaulted our Capital were a disgraceful, unAmerican, unpatriotic, destructive mob. They could have simply stayed outside the building and peacefully protested. They were truly "deplorable."


ln
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Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 7, 2021 at 2:56 pm
ln, Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
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on Jan 7, 2021 at 2:56 pm
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Did not notice the Right Honourable Representative Eshoo condemning the BLM RIOTERS in any number of cities (Seattle, Portland, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Oakland,,,,,) this past summer. So, now, she's a law and order type? Great to see it, Anna! Violence is abhorrent whether left or right, white or black. Be consistent, at least. You owe your constituents at least that much.


Steve_J
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on Jan 7, 2021 at 3:12 pm
Steve_J, another community
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on Jan 7, 2021 at 3:12 pm
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All involved, including Trump, should face criminal charges and jailed for a period of time. A person was killed and they should be jailed. Trump needs to be immediately removed from office. He is a mobster.


margomca
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on Jan 7, 2021 at 5:36 pm
margomca, Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
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I’ve been sent several such petitions, which I have not signed—not because I think he shouldn’t go, but because I am concerned about the response all over the country from his supporters. There are many of them, they’ve been stockpiling guns and ammo and they are ready to march, riot and shoot. I think this move must be spearheaded by Republicans, or better yet, by his cabinet, invoking article 25 of the constitution.

If the Republicans in the house and senate don’t choose to impeach him and if the cabinet doesn’t invoke article 25, I think there must be another way to dampen the damage he can do in 13 days. I would sign any petition to urge either of those possibilities or one to demand that he resign (yeah, fat chance of that!!!). But if a move is made by the Democrats, without full Republican by-in, I fear mostly for the safety of those legislators who work to remove him and secondly for the rest of us and for our cities. We didn’t act to reduce weapon/ammo acquisition. Now we have to live with the reality of a “well-armed militia” full of angry, irresponsible individuals who have no brakes on their behavior.

Be careful of what you wish for.


Peter Carpenter
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Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 8, 2021 at 11:16 am
Peter Carpenter, Menlo Park: Park Forest
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"A US Capitol Police officer has died from injuries suffered when he reportedly was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher during Wednesday’s riots."

Every person involved in this riot is now an accessory to murder.

Felony murder is where a crime results in a murder - then all of the participants of the crime can be also be charged with murder.


Peter Carpenter
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Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 8, 2021 at 11:55 am
Peter Carpenter, Menlo Park: Park Forest
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The participants cannot argue that they did not know that there would be violence. Here was what was posted:

"You can go to Washington on Jan 6 and help storm the Capital" said one 8kun user a day before the siege."As may patriots as can be. We will storm the government buildings, kill cops, kill security guards, kill federal employees and agents, and demand a recount."

Web Link


insurrectionists
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Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 8, 2021 at 12:05 pm
insurrectionists, Atherton: Lindenwood
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on Jan 8, 2021 at 12:05 pm
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"yet the mob that entered the Capitol Building who did not spray paint slogans on the walls or set the place on fire were instantly branded as "rioters"."

Cop-killing insurrectionists who put 50+ law enforcement sent to the hospital, many with injuries sustained from assaults' with LEAD PIPES.

How dare you defend them because you haven't read enough yet to see the pictures of graffiti. How about the door that was defaced: "Murder the Media" ?

Web Link

You should apologize for painting this as both-sides and the need for some centrist - who the hell do you think Joe Biden is?!?


Peter Carpenter
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Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 8, 2021 at 12:07 pm
Peter Carpenter, Menlo Park: Park Forest
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on Jan 8, 2021 at 12:07 pm
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and fellow officers of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who succumbed last night to the injuries he suffered defending the U.S. Capitol, against the violent mob who stormed it on January 6th. The FBI and Metropolitan Police Department will jointly investigate the case and the Department of Justice will spare no resources in investigating and holding accountable those responsible.”

ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFFREY ROSEN


Peter Carpenter
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on Jan 8, 2021 at 2:59 pm
Peter Carpenter, Menlo Park: Park Forest
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Betsy Roble states - "My issue with this article is the headline: "As rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Anna Eshoo says she's safe". For all of 2020 the Press, including the Almanac, have referred to mobs as "mostly peaceful protestors" and yet the mob that entered the Capitol Building who did not spray paint slogans on the walls or set the place on fire were instantly branded as "rioters". "


Wrong:
"Call the zip ties by their correct name: The guys were carrying flex cuffs, the plastic double restraints often used by police in mass arrest situations. They walked through the Senate chamber with a sense of purpose. They were not dressed in silly costumes but kitted out in full paramilitary regalia: helmets, armor, camo, holsters with sidearms. At least one had a semi-automatic rifle and 11 Molotov cocktails. At least one, unlike nearly every other right-wing rioter photographed that day, wore a mask that obscured his face.

These are the same guys who, when the windows of the Capitol were broken and entry secured, went in first with what I’d call military-ish precision. They moved with purpose, to the offices of major figures like Nancy Pelosi and then to the Senate floor. What was that purpose? It wasn’t to pose for photos. It was to use those flex cuffs on someone."

Web Link


Menlo Voter.
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on Jan 8, 2021 at 7:32 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
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on Jan 8, 2021 at 7:32 pm
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Betsy:

you need to take a look in the mirror. There was an insurrectionist RIOT at OUR Capitol building. 5 people are DEAD. One a police officer trying to defend OUR Capital building. 50 police officers injured defending OUR Capitol building from a mob of insurrectionists. And you take issue with the headline? Really?


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