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US Capitol incident

Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:03 pm

A Capitol Police officer was killed today when a car rammed two officers guarding the United States Capitol, and then a subject emerged from the car and attacked officers with a knife. The subject was subsequently shot and killed.

That's essentially all the information available right now. Very tragic for those officers. The Capitol Police has had a very challenging 2021, losing one officer in the Capitol Riots on 1/6, having two more officers commit suicide in the aftermath, and now losing another one to an attack today.
 
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Re: US Capitol incident

Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:10 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-56620242

live feed from the BBC.

1 Cop and the attacker both dead.

Not believed be terrorism related.
 
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Re: US Capitol incident

Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:51 pm

Cue former President Trump if it's a white guy -- "They didn't mean any harm. They were very special." For those of you who still listen to the orange baboon, leadership matters. And he exhibited none with regards to January 6.
 
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Re: US Capitol incident

Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:03 pm

bennett123 wrote:
Not believed be terrorism related.


Then what the heck was it?
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Re: US Capitol incident

Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:13 pm

DocLightning wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
Not believed be terrorism related.


Then what the heck was it?


Suicide by cop?
 
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Re: US Capitol incident

Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:40 pm

DocLightning wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
Not believed be terrorism related.


Then what the heck was it?


Just a good old boy who didn't mean any harm?.
 
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Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:18 pm

Is unfortunate, the suspect is a follower of “Nation of Islam” Malcom X was his idol. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congre ... l-n1262917
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Re: US Capitol incident

Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:12 pm

DocLightning wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
Not believed be terrorism related.


Then what the heck was it?


Maybe he was having a bad day?
 
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Re: US Capitol incident

Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:19 pm

bennett123 wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
Not believed be terrorism related.


Then what the heck was it?


Just a good old boy who didn't mean any harm?.


Boy this didn't age well.
 
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Re: US Capitol incident

Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:22 pm

meecrob wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
Not believed be terrorism related.


Then what the heck was it?


Maybe he was having a bad day?


Yep - the dude had lost his job, posted about being spiritually lost. We should cut him some slack since he was having some bad days :boggled:
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Re: US Capitol incident

Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:26 pm

LabQuest wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
DocLightning wrote:

Then what the heck was it?


Just a good old boy who didn't mean any harm?.


Boy this didn't age well.


And just like that Jake Tapper didn't call him an "insurrectionist"
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Re: US Capitol incident

Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:32 pm

NIKV69 wrote:
LabQuest wrote:
bennett123 wrote:

Just a good old boy who didn't mean any harm?.


Boy this didn't age well.


And just like that Jake Tapper didn't call him an "insurrectionist"


Of course not - why would he? The perp had no stated aim to topple the government. He was a nutjob who thought he was under CIA mind control FFS
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Re: US Capitol incident

Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:37 am

DocLightning wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
Not believed be terrorism related.


Then what the heck was it?
Somebody with severe mental problems?
 
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Re: US Capitol incident

Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:51 am

NIKV69 wrote:
And just like that Jake Tapper didn't call him an "insurrectionist"


"The Nation of Islam is a Black nationalist movement that has advocated African-American self-sufficiency. It has been condemned by the Southern Poverty Law Center for “the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders,” including Mr. Farrakhan."

That pretty much puts them in the same category as a Trump supporter...

;)


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/us/politics/capitol-attack.html
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Re: US Capitol incident

Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:10 am

alfa164 wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
And just like that Jake Tapper didn't call him an "insurrectionist"


"The Nation of Islam is a Black nationalist movement that has advocated African-American self-sufficiency. It has been condemned by the Southern Poverty Law Center for “the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay rhetoric of its leaders,” including Mr. Farrakhan."

That pretty much puts them in the same category as a Trump supporter...

;)


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/02/us/politics/capitol-attack.html


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Re: US Capitol incident

Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:30 pm

The driver apparently had mental health problems, made worse by use of drugs. Why he decided to go to the Capitol may be just some desperate act to get attention for his problems. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/famil ... li=BBnb7Kz
 
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Re: US Capitol incident

Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:32 pm

ltbewr wrote:
The driver apparently had mental health problems, made worse by use of drugs. Why he decided to go to the Capitol may be just some desperate act to get attention for his problems. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/famil ... li=BBnb7Kz


So he was just having a bad day and we should just move on. Didn't we hear that recently with the Atlanta killings?
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Re: US Capitol incident

Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:51 pm

seb146 wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
The driver apparently had mental health problems, made worse by use of drugs. Why he decided to go to the Capitol may be just some desperate act to get attention for his problems. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/famil ... li=BBnb7Kz

So he was just having a bad day and we should just move on. Didn't we hear that recently with the Atlanta killings?


Sadly there is not much that can be done with these circumstances. We need to not give them excess attention as that is what the attackers want. Unlike Atlanta, this didn't involve a gun, but a car,. Improvements can and will have to be made in the barricade system to limit injury to police officers in the future. Likely the best idea would be a flat-S 'chicane' or 'dog leg' arranged by heavy but movable barriers at the entry point for cars and trucks, making all vehicles have to make a slight turn, slowing them down, more time for reaction for an unauthorized or attacking vehicle.
 
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Re: US Capitol incident

Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:24 pm

ltbewr wrote:
seb146 wrote:
ltbewr wrote:
The driver apparently had mental health problems, made worse by use of drugs. Why he decided to go to the Capitol may be just some desperate act to get attention for his problems. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/famil ... li=BBnb7Kz

So he was just having a bad day and we should just move on. Didn't we hear that recently with the Atlanta killings?


Sadly there is not much that can be done with these circumstances. We need to not give them excess attention as that is what the attackers want. Unlike Atlanta, this didn't involve a gun, but a car,. Improvements can and will have to be made in the barricade system to limit injury to police officers in the future. Likely the best idea would be a flat-S 'chicane' or 'dog leg' arranged by heavy but movable barriers at the entry point for cars and trucks, making all vehicles have to make a slight turn, slowing them down, more time for reaction for an unauthorized or attacking vehicle.


I just say ban vehicles within the district.
 
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Re: US Capitol incident

Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:20 am

NIKV69 wrote:
And just like that Jake Tapper didn't call him an "insurrectionist"


Much to my surprise, it doesn't appear he was. It appears he was very mentally ill and the outcome was tragic.
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