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Derek, the Capitol police have a $460m annual budget yet they failed in their duty.

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I spent about 3 hours watching coverage last night. Mostly on Sky News and for about an hour on CNN while Sky had a news review program on. 

The lack of security was scandalous. There had been ample warning of demonstrations so serious questions to be answered. The Capitol Police are I believe under Federal control.  

I was amazed by the CNN coverage. The presenters and reporters made no attempt to disguise their visceral hatred of Trump supporters. If CNN's regular news coverage is as partisan I'm hardly surprised that the thugs distrust the media and inhabit a world of internet conspiracy theories. 

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Think the trouble is after all the agro the American cops are getting ,,they dare not use force ,,never thought you would see American cops backing down like that ,,,,

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Stephen

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Without wading through the hundreds of Trump related BC pages I assume that the "Daily Show's" Jordan Klepper interviews at MAGA rallies have been highlighted?  If not, a trawl through YouTube on the subject explains quite a lot.

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At least 21 military or police members or recent ex-members now identified in the storming of the Capitol, including a Lt Col who was photographed with handcuff zip ties for hostages: https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/america-votes/u-s-capitol-rioters-included-highly-trained-ex-military-and-cops-1.5267962

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Frightening stuff but sadly not surprising.

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Probably the USA's greatest current threat to peace is from within despite and likely in part because of the Donald telling them he loves them all. The rest of January must be a worrying time for internal security services.
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There were claims of evidence of capture / kill teams, but this has since been rolled back.

The count of current / ex police and military who have been charged in relation to events at the Capitol continues to rise.

I was amazed by the CNN coverage. The presenters and reporters made no attempt to disguise their visceral hatred of Trump supporters. If CNN's regular news coverage is as partisan I'm hardly surprised that the thugs distrust the media and inhabit a world of internet conspiracy theories. 

Unfortunately there is no such thing as news shows in the US, just hyper-partisan networks pushing opinion and comment.  If you think CNN is bad, you should try Fox, OAN and NewsMax.  This is an interesting article about the history of Fox and CNN.

Police officers who were on duty at the Capitol on the 6th share their stories. 

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