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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 07:29 AM

Officers maced, trampled: Docs expose depth of Jan. 6 chaos

Source: Associated Press

Officers maced, trampled: Docs expose depth of Jan. 6 chaos

By MARTHA MENDOZA and JULIET LINDERMAN
March 5, 2021

Two firefighters loaned to Washington for the day were the only medics on the Capitol steps Jan. 6, trying to triage injured officers as they watched the angry mob swell and attack police working to protect Congress.

Law enforcement agents were “being pulled into the crowd and trampled, assaulted with scaffolding materials, and/or bear maced by protesters,” wrote Arlington County firefighter Taylor Blunt in an after-action memo. Some couldn’t walk, and had to be dragged to safety.

Even the attackers sought medical help, and Blunt and his colleague Nathan Waterfall treated those who were passing out or had been hit. But some “feigned illness to remain behind police lines,” Blunt wrote.

The memo is one of hundreds of emails, texts, photos and documents obtained by The Associated Press. Taken together, the materials shed new light on the sprawling patchwork of law enforcement agencies that tried to stop the siege and the lack of coordination and inadequate planning that stymied their efforts.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-politics-law-enforcement-agencies-police-fd3204574c11e453be8fb4e3c81258c3

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 08:05 AM

1. And on that day, they were all allowed to just walk away.

And on that day, they were all allowed to just walk away.I sincerely hope the Biden administration take steps to see that that sort of bullshit can’t go on again.

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 09:55 AM

2. BLM protestors get maced, arrested, shot. White

Insurrectionists walk.

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