Someone needs to ask the hard questions about the Jan. 6 Capitol riots

What is it that keeps law enforcement professionals from seeing what’s right in front of them?

2/25/2021 4:35:00 AM

Opinion | FrankFigliuzzi1: There was significant online chatter and numerous media reports that protestors were targeting the electoral vote count. So then, what is it that keeps law enforcement professionals from seeing what’s right in front of them?

What is it that keeps law enforcement professionals from seeing what’s right in front of them?

that protestors were targeting the electoral vote count. So then, what is it that keeps law enforcement professionals from seeing what’s right in front of them?Perhaps the dozens of intelligence professionals on Sund’s staff should include the cost of newspaper subscriptions and laptops in their next budget request.

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As these hearings continue, we will likely hear from the FBI and other law enforcement leaders. Importantly, we can expect to hear about the legal constraints on what that agency can and cannot do about monitoring social media, penetrating protests groups and investigating domestic extremism. These limits rightfully help preserve our civil liberties, free speech and freedom of association. And it’s true that law enforcement can’t possibly see and assess the universe of social media even if such monitoring were allowed. But plenty of social media posts prior to the insurrection spoke of violence, vandalism and targeting the Capitol — those things have little to do with exercising civil liberties.

After the insurrection, two ProPublica journalists interviewed19 current and former U.S. Capitol Police officersabout the assault on the Capitol. They also obtained confidential intelligence bulletins and previously unreported planning documents. Significantly, their reporting provides something other than the convenient “intelligence failure” rationale as to why planning was so poor when it came to protecting our iconic symbol of democracy.

The interviews also revealed officers’ concerns about disparities in the way the force prepared for Black Lives Matter demonstrations versus the pro-Trump protests on Jan. 6. Officers said the Capitol Police force usually plans intensively for protests, even if they are deemed unlikely to grow violent. Officers said they spent weeks working 12- or 16-hour days, poised to fight off a riot, after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police — even though intelligence suggested there was not much danger from protesters.

“We had intel that nothing was going to happen — literally nothing,” said one former official with direct knowledge of planning for the Black Lives Matter demonstrations. “The response was, ‘We don’t trust the intel.'"Law enforcement and security officials are trained to ensure that the planning, posture and presence for an event is commensurate with the intelligence, threat and risk. When those things don’t match up, cops notice — and they ask questions. What these cops are telling us is that when there’s no indication of threat or risk for a Black Lives Matter demonstration, they were told to prepare for a riot.

Yet, whensocial media was screaming threat and risk for Jan. 6, the planning, posture and presence didn’t come close to matching the available intelligence. This wasn’t about legal constraints or resources; this was about our collective inability to see people who look like us as a serious threat. Moreover, it’s about the ease with which we so quickly assess as a threat those who are different.

“Based on the intelligence, we all believed that the plan met the threat and that we were prepared," Irving testified,"We now know that we had the wrong plan."Did they really have the wrong plan? Or did they, like so many of us, have the wrong perspective? Sund urged intellience agencies to"open the aperture" and “provide a broader range of information to Capitol Police."

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But is it an aperture that needs to be opened, or is it our minds? We may not hear the questions I’ve asked here during the next rounds of Senate hearings. We still need to start asking them of ourselves — even if we won’t like the answers.Frank Figliuzzi

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FrankFigliuzzi1 Who is going to testify that they DID know what to expect? etzgalang FrankFigliuzzi1 And there you have it. The reason more people weren't arrested. The reason no one was alarmed about the protests. The reason an attempt to overturn election results isn't taken seriously. The reason an assault on our Capitol building isn't taken seriously. They were white.

FrankFigliuzzi1 Sorry but 90% of the people just wandered into the capital building calmly between the ropes. Stop lying and saying Trump supporters attempted a coup with 20 to 30 people. It was organised on FB some were BLM and antifa FrankFigliuzzi1 RT PDChina ChinaDaily Exactly, it was Capitol police conspiracy orchestrated ; rioters above fortress below. Senators and congress no injuries. Former Capitol police chief complicit. Rioters planned on social, why Capitol police unprepared? Who benefited from riots, CNN

FrankFigliuzzi1 Benghazi-style. butheremails FrankFigliuzzi1 I just don't get it. Anyone who has been breathing and taking nourishment for the last few years has seen this coming. We must get this under control and not sweep it under the rug like the Republicans would like to do. FrankFigliuzzi1 I hope ppl start asking questions that lead to solutions. Right now, Our country is sitting on a tinder box.

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FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily Here’s a hard question, why is the media trying so hard, to label 75 million Americans, (The guy with the horns) FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily That is a total misinterpretation, and if you look at Black Lives Matter rallies versus the white Supremus you see what happens there is usually rioting and looting on one and typically doesn’t happen on the other so get your facts straight please

FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily Follow the texts .... FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily We can only ask the questions you want to ask, and you only want to ask questions that push one sided narratives. So why ask any questions? MalcolmNance FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily BLM protesters might have to explain to their kids one day they were arrested for speaking up against institutional violence. 1/6thers will explain how they failed to overthrow the government.

MalcolmNance FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily QANON calls the CAPITOL RIOT the NEW NORMAL for AMERICAN POLITICS! QANON has been HIDING in PLAIN SIGHT for many years, and has never been SHY about sharing FACTS with the PUBLIC: FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily Fake news misinformation generated here MalcolmNance FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily It never occurred to them that Trump’s white supporters would beat them up. They only thought they might have to break up fights between proud Boys and Antifa.

FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily No. We didn't dream of BLM organizers on every other corner with megaphones trying to turn 'protests' into riots. When did MSNBC become full-blown far-left propaganda? FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily They will have to move out the way to see themselves. FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily And yet despite warnings of an actual riot they treat the Trump rioters as a peaceful march. Were they ordered to not take the threat seriously by the Trump Administration?

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FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily Because DC is not a State all authority MUST come from the office of the President. In this case both the attack & defense was in the hands of Trump who vindictively gathered & encouraged the Capitol Riot resulting in the death of 6. LISTEN TO TRUMP'S GA SPEECH BEFORE THE RIOT!

FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily Oh! So this riot was 100× safer? No worries. These gun wielding whites holding and jabbing your eyeballs out with U.S. flags are like childs play. Oh I see FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily AfricanaCarr karenhunter LurieFavors claycane DrewMcCaskill Frank gets it‼️ FrankFigliuzzi1 Daily Why did a “My Pillow” just show on the Rachel show!?!

FrankFigliuzzi1 Duh. Congress has proven exceptionally bad at questioning people over the last few years. The extremely time limited format completely works against them from getting real answers to real questions. FrankFigliuzzi1 Simple - none of those old white guys use social media. They are still stuck in old-fashioned modes of intelligence gathering.

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FrankFigliuzzi1 I want to know: who decided that there were so few protectors? Who prevented the National Guard from being there? Who prevented the National Guard from coming when the Capitol insurgents stormed? FrankFigliuzzi1 The 1/6/21 insurrection was the result of white conservatives spending the last 50+ years transforming the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln and abolition into the Right-Wing Grievance Party of George Wallace and segregation.

FrankFigliuzzi1 All the people in charge of the different agencies involved in what happened at the capital that day who say they never saw any intelligence about what was coming should be relieved of their jobs for incompetency trump put it out there way before hand it’s coming June 6 was it FrankFigliuzzi1 HELPFIYAH

FrankFigliuzzi1 Rain being McConnell got the smoking gun. Documents proving Pelosi sent half the police away, even though she was informed 3 times the previous week about an organised attack on the building. Organised in FB not parler as manywere told by the media FrankFigliuzzi1 FrankFigliuzzi1 Why did we never see Trump from 1/6 until 1/20? There were reports & pictures that all he did was golf & essentially abandoned the country until he was out of office & Pence covered for him.

FrankFigliuzzi1 FrankFigliuzzi1 Don't expect white conservatives to be honest in responding to 1/6/21 when they refuse to admit that they have been responsible for transforming the GOP from being the party of Abraham Lincoln and abolition into the party of George Wallace and segregation. FrankFigliuzzi1 Is Rep. Mo Brooks (R) from Alabama connected to any right wing extremists and white Supremacists or organizations? Was he or was anyone on his staff in communication with the domestic terrorists before, during and after the Capitol siege? I want to know what Mo Brooks knows!

FrankFigliuzzi1 Look into Act for America, Blue Lives Matter & Back the Blue - all White Nationalist movements! That says it all. FrankFigliuzzi1 Because questioning the government isn't a crime... yet. But they sure want it to be. FrankFigliuzzi1 As is so often the case, they are either lying or weren't prepared to be able to stop a determined enemy that was willing to use primitive weapons (bludgeons, flagpoles, massed bodies etc) to break through flimsy fortifications.

FrankFigliuzzi1 Orders from 'higher up' to stand back and stand by?! FrankFigliuzzi1 This issue goes back decades. Why don't you do a segment questioning why after all these years, supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan have STILL not been listed as a Domestic Terrorism group? Mainstream media not only sidesteps, but give them prime-time platforms for ratings.

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