Do the Capitol Police really need 20,000 National Guard troops?

Daniel Greenfield, DC AG Shocked At Comparing Capitol Riot to BLM Riots.

When DC AG Karl Racine isn’t looking at charging speakers at a political rally with incitement for using the word “fight” in a speech, he’s shocked that anyone would compare riots by his favorite racist hate group to the Capitol riot.

“Let it be known that the office of attorney general has a potential charge that it may utilize,” Racine told MSNBC. “It’s law in DC since 2011. It makes illegal the statements of individuals that clearly encourage, cajole, and otherwise, you know, get people motivated to commit violence.”

Like you know… Democrats and Black Lives Matter.

Speaking to Stephen Colbert, Harris said of the rioters, “Everyone beware. They’re not gonna stop before election day in November, and they’re not gonna stop after election day…They’re not gonna let up and they should not.”

But that’s completely different. Utterly and completely.

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine on Friday blasted disinformation being circulated about last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, calling efforts to equate BLM rallies to the pro-Trump mob siege of the U.S. Capitol “shocking and outrageous.”

What disinformation? The BLM riots were by any objective definition much worse with at least 8 people dead, hundreds of wounded officers, and over $2 billion in damages.

The D.C. version of the riots attacked the White House and injured 150 officers.

When Black Lives Matter rioters, incited by Democrats and the media, besieged the White House, 60 members of the Secret Service’s Uniformed Division were injured holding the line while President Trump and his family were taken to a bunker. 11 members of the Service were hospitalized due to the violence of the BLM riot that Democrats falsely claimed was peaceful.

65 Park Police officers were wounded in the BLM riots and 11 had to be hospitalized.

This roughly matches the 60 Capitol Police and 58 D.C. cops injured in the Capitol riot.

Attorney General Barr listed a figure of 150 officers injured in total in the BLM riots in D.C.

Despite the heavy toll on the injured officers from the Secret Service and the Park Police, Democrats and the media falsely accused both forces of violently assaulting “peaceful protesters”. Instead of condemning the violence which included bricks, bottles, fireworks, and bodily fluids being thrown at law enforcement officers, Democrats formed a lynch mob.

Rep. Grijalva demanded that White House fencing come down and that the head of the Park Police come down to testify. The Park Police were attacked for using tear gas. The Washington Post assailed a Secret Service officer for using mace against a BLM rioter attacking him.

But Racine, a partisan hack, is huffing and puffing at the suggestion that Democrats endorsed the riots of a violent racist hate group and ought to be charged with incitement.

“The attempt to equate what occurred on the Capitol to BLM protest is shocking and outrageous, particularly when one counters that with a visual image of the manner in which the president of the United States protected the White House against BLM protesters,” Racine said.

The BLM rioters set the White House gatehouse and the Church of the Presidents on fire.  And D.C. Democrats responded by demanding law enforcement leave and naming a plaza after the racial supremacist name of the hate group.

Do the Capitol Police really need 20,000 National Guard troops, many of them sleeping in hallways, as backup? (Note the lack of concern about coronavirus spread and superspreader events from that massive concentration of troops literally sleeping next to each other in Congress from the same Democrats and media who were recently claiming that Republicans in safe rooms who weren’t wearing masks were a superspreader event.)

The Capitol Police have over 2,000 sworn officers. A police force dedicated to protecting Capitol Hill has more personnel in its service than the police forces of most of the country. Congress’ private cops are the 19th largest police force in the country. It’s a larger force than the police forces of Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, or Milwaukee with a massive $460 million budget.

While Democrats advocated defunding the police, their private police force budget shot up from $375 million in 2016 to $460 million in 2020.

That’s what I wrote in, The Capitol Hill Riot Was Pelosi’s Fault, Not Trump’s.

The Capitol Police have plenty of manpower and they’re backed by the D.C. cops and the Park Police, among others. Even when Democrats forced the National Guard to leave during the Black Lives Matter assault on the city and the White House, AG Barr was able to mobilize a sizable number of federal law enforcement personnel to the shock and horror of Democrats and their media. So the military occupation of D.C. by 20,000 troops is theater, but it’s also an excercise.

And it comes complete with political commissars.

U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press on Sunday that officials are conscious of the potential threat, and he warned commanders to be on the lookout for any problems within their ranks as the inauguration approaches. So far, however, he and other leaders say they have seen no evidence of any threats, and officials said the vetting hadn’t flagged any issues that they were aware of.

”We’re continually going through the process, and taking second, third looks at every one of the individuals assigned to this operation,” McCarthy said in an interview after he and other military leaders went through an exhaustive, three-hour security drill in preparation for Wednesday’s inauguration. He said Guard members are also getting training on how to identify potential insider threats.

Kirov could not be reached for comment.

American troops hadn’t been politically vetted in a long time. But then again they hadn’t been assigned to deal with domestic threats in a long time either.

Democrats howled that troops couldn’t be used at the border because of the Posse Comitatus Act. But once they declared that protests from the Right, unlike those from the Left, are insurrection, they can deploy 20,000 armed troops and vet them to eliminate any political sympathies for the enemy.

Like every bit of this creepy totalitarian exercise, it’s a test of how much totalitarian theater Americans are good with. And the answer is a lot. This is largely a drill by the Bidentito regime, but the next time it may not be.

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