I don’t represent the media.
The police chief needs to do more than resign.
We’re LUCKY it was idiots.
Now that the security flaws are clearly know to the planet, it might not be idiots next time around.
But if that’s ok, that’s ok. I don’t think it’s ok.
The security of the Capitol building itself is lax and the security of the Metro DC area is compromised by that police chief who did NOT call in reinforcements: The call came in from INSIDE the Capitol building by a Senator and then Mike Pence, got the ball rolling.
The reinforcements should have been there ALREADY though and the DC Mayor herself called in for help days prior.
But she was ignored — and that — that political gaming of security — that is a problem.
Ultimately, only a very few people have the authority to call in security.
DC Metro Police.
President Trump (for DoD).
DC Mayor called in.
DC Metro Police dropped the ball (possibly intentionally?)
President Trump (for DoD) watched and waited as this was his show, however it was going to turn out.
So I don’t blame the Mayor. She did her best.
Delaware Governor had HIS State Police and National Guard ready to jump in… but nobody called.
INTERESTINGLY: _Both_ DC area BLM _and_ DC area Antifa made the calls nationwide to NOT show up at that day.
They knew, as I knew, as undoubtedly many other knew, what was going down.
I keep an ear to stuff but usually nothing significant happens.
I assumed they would : march to the capital, be stopped by DoD and Metro Police and they’d be noisy loud and fight (which they were) and that would be that.
https://wjla.com/news/local/save-america-march-draws-trump-supporters-to-dc ok the original permit was for 5000. That morning, the “Women for America First” asked for it to be amended to 30,000.
Women for America First was originally Women for Trump and is run by an interesting character, Amy Kremer, Tea Party.
That’s the closest thing I can get to for numbers.
Jan 6, 2021 number of attendees:
The original permit was for 5000.
That morning, the “Women for America First” asked for it to be amended to 30,000. Women for America First was originally Women for Trump and is run by an interesting character, Amy Kremer, Tea Party.
I don’t know if the attendees reached 5000 or passed it. I’d put it at 3000-4000 attendees which is an awful lot of people regardless.
“When we lost the steps, and then lost the upper deck on the east and west side, that was whopping trouble—that’s not supposed to happen.”
I’m still skeptical that it was ONLY incompetence but THEN AGAIN, all it takes is thinking “it’s somebody else’s problem” by a few people for all the dominoes to fall.
You’re welcome. I’m learning as I go too. I really hope the powers-that-be are successful at preventing another event like this.
I have my grievances about the govt and companies and all that like anybody else, but “burn it all down” is not on my to-do list and it’s embarrassing to look like a South American election change. But it’ll pass. Hopefully. Most of it.
They’ll find another host in no time. It’s not that difficult. I’ve switched web providers before, whether by choice or not. It’s a tad more complicated as they’re tied into the web services ,but there are 100% compatible web services to Amazon that should be simple enough to swap with.
Free market decides etc etc. not that I’m a fan of free market but there you go