So as we all know by now, domestic terrorism put on its best face in a brazen attack yesterday.
The violent attack by thousands of Trump supporters on and in the People’s House yesterday, has to date, resulted in the arrest of 52 people–47 relating to violations of the curfew with 26 of those involving those arrested on U.S. Capital grounds. Police overwhelmed by the viciousness of the crowd eventually were supported by members of the National Guard.
Peaceful protests in Lafayette Square in June 2020 resulted in 11 arrests. The law enforcement agencies involved included the U.S. Park Police (USPP), U.S. Secret Service, D.C. National Guard, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Arlington County Police Department, U.S. Marshals, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the national Guard.
The violent mob yesterday broke windows, entered both the Senate and House chambers and went into the offices of lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, they stole, they smashed, and left chaos and destruction in their wake.
“When the looting starts, the shooting starts,” said President Trump referring to the “thugs” creating unrest after the killing of George Floyd.
Meanwhile, as of this time according to the CDC, there have been 363,899 deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S–and the vaccine rollout is in chaos.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the unemployment rates for every state, industry, and major demographic group. Businesses are shuttered–some permanently. People are waiting in lines at food banks. People can’t pay their rent and landlords can’t pay their mortgages.
The Proud Boys are letting us know who they are.
Babies are still crying in cages.
“We believe the risks of allowing President Trump to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great, so we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks,” said Mark Zuckerberg today.
Folks are talking about invoking the 25th Amendment.
January 7, 2021: Are we having fun yet?
…Tomorrow is a new day.