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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:06 PM

The racial contradictions of T----'s 'law and order' mantra

Police treatment of the Capitol rioters “says a lot about who is an enemy combatant and who is not.”

Last summer, peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters were met with rubber bullets and tear gas outside the White House to clear the way for President Donald T----’s photo-op with military leaders and a Bible at a nearby church.

But on Wednesday, law enforcement officials allowed a mob of pro-T---- extremists to storm into a locked-down Capitol. One T---- fan even made his way inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, getting comfortable enough to prop his feet up on her desk.

The chaos on Capitol Hill — and the radically different responses from law enforcement — showcased a reality many activists, journalists and T---- opponents have long argued exists: T---- never really stood for law and order.

Politicians, former officials, activists and others on social media vented their fury, tweeting “#ThisisAmerica” posting pictures and videos that highlighted the different ways Black and Brown protesters were treated by police compared to the Capitol insurrectionists.

- Politico

You don't have to be black to see what you see.

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