Critics see disproportionate response in how police handled Capitol attackers

Critics see disproportionate response in how police handled Capitol attackers
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[Ed. – Police were often ordered to stand down during the months of non-stop protests following the death of George Floyd. When police were called in to control riots that appeared on the brink of going ballistic, they exercised extreme caution to minimize loss of lives. Is this Biden’s dementia speaking or does he really believe his own drivel.]

President-elect Joe Biden, Democratic lawmakers and civil rights groups on Thursday decried what they described as dramatically different responses by law enforcement to the Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, compared with those who gathered at Black Lives Matter marches last summer.

“You can’t tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol,” Biden said during a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware. “We all know that is true. And it is totally unacceptable. Totally unacceptable. The American people saw it in plain view.”

Images and video posted to social media of Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol showed pro-Trump demonstrators overwhelming U.S. Capitol police, with officers in several instances stepping aside as the crowd spilled into the hallowed halls of Congress.

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