Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Rules of Engagement for Facing an Insurrectionary Mob — Rafiel Deon Warfield

Last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol has sparked renewed soul-searching in regard to law enforcement standards for the use of force. On Monday, the chairman of the committee that has oversight over the U.S. Capitol Police, Rep. Tim Ryan, said that multiple law enforcement members have been suspended for appearing to take selfies with and offer guidance to the rioters. “I want to understand better the rules of engagement, why some people quite frankly didn’t get shot while they were coming into the Capitol,” Ryan told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell....
Rules of Engagement for Facing an Insurrectionary Mob
Rafiel Deon Warfield

A Justice Department “strike force” is seeking to assemble a sedition case against some of those involved in last week’s riot at the Capitol, which is now being treated as a massive crime scene, a top prosecutor said Tuesday.

The acting U.S. attorney in Washington, Michael Sherwin, said a team of his colleagues was examining whether to file those serious charges, which carry a potential penalty of up to 20 years in prison.

“We are looking at significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy,” Sherwin said at the Justice Department’s first televised news conference since the violent takeover of the Capitol last Wednesday.

“Just yesterday, our office organized a strike force of very senior national security prosecutors and public corruption prosecutors,” he added. “Their only marching orders from me are to build seditious and conspiracy charges related to the most heinous acts that occurred in the Capitol.”

Sherwin said that more than 70 people were already facing criminal charges and that he expected that number to grow “geometrically.”
Additional, nonpublic information will be “shocking” when it comes out, he said....

“I think there are a lot of misconceptions about what happened in the Capitol,” the veteran prosecutor said. “I think people are going to be shocked at some of the egregious contact that happened.” ...

Security should have been such that it never got to this point in the first place.

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Just one day before angry Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released an internal report that warned of a potential "war" at the federal building amid the Congressional hearing to certify the Electoral College vote.
Reminiscent of the FBI warning to Alan Greenspan in December 2004 that fraud was rampant in the mortgage market and Greenspan dismissed it.

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1 comment:

Peter Pan said...

Hire Hessian mercenaries. It worked for the Brits.