Was the 'Capitol Riot' really such an incredible attack?

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/18/fbi-releases-capitol-riot-videos-seeks-tips-on-police-attackers.html 

Here is an actual page at the FBI website devoted to videos of the 'Capitol Riot'.

https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/capitol-violence/ 

A person has to wonder, has anybody at the FBI actually spent any time on Youtube looking at the daily videos of police abuses?

How could any rational person consider a hillbilly invasion of a federal building, using walking canes, crutches and misspelled protest signs, as worse than the almost daily videos of police beating or shooting unarmed people and routinely lying about those shootings?

This page is in the Worldview wars section because it shows such a blatant attempt by people at the FBI to conflate facts. They want to portray a fairly minor protest as a major 'threat to democracy' because it is a threat to their power. The simple solution to their problem is to tell the truth, but that is not in their playbook. Their videos come with warnings about sensitive or graphic content, but where is that 'disturbing content'? Is tapping a police officer with a stick really a horrendous crime?

In the U.S. there are many people in prison for minimally defending themselves against attacks by police. There are almost no police in prison for violent attacks on unarmed people.

What is the FBI promoting?

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Initially the media reported four, then five deaths from the riot.

One woman was shot by police

Three more protestors died of medical issues like heart attacks.

At this point, four civilians dead and no noticeable police injuries, it looks bad.

Then, suddenly, a Capitol police officer was announced to have died.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/us/capitol-mob-deaths/index.html 

Later it would leak that he was fine after leaving the scene, but had a stroke some time later. The incidence of fatal strokes among 42 year olds, his age was 42, is extremely low. In fact so low that 42 is not on most charts that tally the age of stroke victims.

Then two police officers committed suicide.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/27/second-officer-suicide-following-capitol-riot-463123 

Interestingly, one of the two officers who committed suicide was the son of an influential lawyer who worked on the Church Committee https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_Committee investigating abuses by the CIA.

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Video of Sicknick at the protest clearly shows a person doing something they do not want to be doing. His eyes stay low and move slowly and he clearly does not want to be doing that work that day.

In fact Sicknick was 'an outspoken supporter of Trump'. Was he preparing some kind of public statement or act in support of his personal beliefs?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Sicknick 

The two suicides also were most likely in a similar situation.

According to Politico

"Sixty-five MPD officers reported injuries from the attack, and many more had wounds such as “scratches, bruises, eyes burning from bear mace—that they did not even bother to report,” he said."

https://www.thedailybeast.com/police-officer-jeffrey-smith-who-defended-capitol-during-riot-dies-by-suicide 

Which is ridiculous, of course. Police generally report roughly 65 times more injuries than they receive so its likely one police officer sustained minor injuries. It's virtually certain that once word got out that four protestors were dead and no police were even seriously injured, a call was made to drum up injuries among Capitol police. The supposed 'injuries' police are seen receiving on videos are trivial, getting maced for example, or getting poked with a walking stick.

A few weeks later the number of injured officers jumped to 140 https://www.1011now.com/2021/02/18/family-seeks-line-of-duty-recognition-for-dc-officer-who-died-by-suicide-after-capitol-riot/ 

Then publicity started becoming a problem. Some geriatric Trump fans push their way into a public U.S. building. Most of them are veterans. Police kill four of them. 

How do you fix that?

 

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