For much of today, newspaper pundits have speculated on whether the Capitol Police, DC Police, and the officers under the aegis of the House and Senate Sergeants and Arms were complicit in yesterday’s domestic terrorism attack on the Capitol.
Now we have an answer. Yes. Yes, they were.
A Daily Kos blogger named Cara Zelaya spent some time on Twitter compiling videos and organizing them. I am shamelessly ripping off her work. Thank you, Ms. Zelaya.
(Want to come at me about using a DK site? Go ahead. You’ll be banned and the story will stand. Don’t waste my time with that internecine shit. Not today.)
(Also, due to the nature of Twitter, sometimes you get two videos from a single link. Enjoy the freebies; they’re on the house.)
Did the cops let them in? Why, yes, they did.
THEY JUST LET THEM IN ?????? yeah i’m logging off pic.twitter.com/QJ0JCARWOC
— joy⁷ (@sugaspov) January 6, 2021
Check the guy who is ALREADY INSIDE THE BARRICADES motioning them to come on in.
(I’m aware that the photographer who shot the video says the cops were “overwhelmed” and “forced” to let the terrorists in. To quote the person who posted this, the cops “just walked them in like it was six flags [sic].” I know what I see. I don’t see overwhelmed cops.)
Look at this motherfucker.
— Steven Bumbera (@bumbera_steven) January 7, 2021
“Come on! Come on inside! Hot dogs and balloons for the kids!”
Here’s a better look.
Looks looks like some of them were in on it. pic.twitter.com/6o6dc42pVn
— Dawn (@AlternativeDon) January 7, 2021
Once inside, the terrorists were greeted by the friendly security guards, who posed for selfies.
Cops are taking selfies with the terrorists. pic.twitter.com/EjkQ83h1p2
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 6, 2021
I agree with this Twitter person. Let’s ID this guy. Send him back to his previous career as a mall cop.
Can we ID this guy? pic.twitter.com/Rpu1fYiFuE
— Baby Yoda supports President Biden!! (@BrettAlex) January 6, 2021
“Murder the Media.” “Engraved” with a knife. But, no, these people weren’t dangerous.
Can we talk about the new engraved inscription on the door? pic.twitter.com/NtyFZ6gPyE
— Charles Louis Richter (@richterscale) January 6, 2021
This fucker straight up assaulted the cops. No biggie. Certainly no arrest or restraints. Dear peaceful black protesters, don’t try this during the next BLM protest. You know why.
Guy in “fuck antifa” hoodie swung at cops a few times and they were just like ‘well okay i guess’ pic.twitter.com/uAvvucIarG
— TALIA JANE (@itsa_talia) January 7, 2021
He took a better shot a minute before. Look at the smirk on his face. “Duh, Imma gettin away with it! Let’s go find us a Demmercrat and straing him up! Ain’t nobody stoppin’ us today!”
Here he is minutes earlier punching a cop. Clean hit right to a cop’s chest plate. I have never in my life seen someone swing at a cop and not get immediately overtaken and arrested. pic.twitter.com/TXC79fpYqz
— TALIA JANE (@itsa_talia) January 7, 2021
Here’s a cop holding the door open for the exiting protesters like they’re helping customers out of Walmart.
I’ll say …. politely holding the door as the “protesters” exited, fist pumping and hollering like they’re leaving Six Flags!! pic.twitter.com/SiF9Bsl5eY
— ESan5 ☠️?? (@San5E) January 7, 2021
Here’s a longer version.
A line of people exit the Capitol building. One bloodied in the head and more came out who previously stormed the building. pic.twitter.com/0MF2aAp3Ly
— Matthew Miller (@mattmiller757) January 6, 2021
“Thank you, sir. Thank you, ma’am. Come back and vandalize our Capitol again. Next time string some of those Congresscritters up for us, willya?”
Well, if the cops won’t get ’em, maybe the Covid will.
Here is another, going in the door and coughing. “MOVE! MOVE! MOVE!” pic.twitter.com/kTd9AQfYri
— Brad McElhinny (@BradMcElhinny) January 6, 2021
Oh, look. A New Hampshire police chief was one of the terrorists.
A New Hampshire police chief was apparently one of today’s terrorists. I’d love to know how many other cops participated in street clothes. Bet it’s not a small number. https://t.co/KqHZTXNgMw pic.twitter.com/1SS7vHPeph
— Jamie ?’Grady (@JamieOGrady) January 7, 2021
What she said.
They’re not even pretending anymore about who they consider citizens and who are nuisances to be controlled. https://t.co/NDhzycuEHj
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) January 7, 2021
I am disgusted beyond belief. We now know the rot of racism and white privilege has thoroughly corrupted the DC and Capitol Police.