Joe Gilbertson | Jun 20, 2022 | 12
Democrats Present Jan 6 Video of “Violence” – Sorry, Not a Riot.
In the hearings yesterday on the January 6th protests, the Democrat-dominated committee presented a high production value video with footage of the protests intersperse with recordings of Donald Trump in the background.
Representative Bennie Thomas gave a dramatic introduction. The video itself was designed as an emotional piece, it kind of had a Nazi marching on the Jews feel to it. But the content was a nothing burger.
Lack of crowd control? Yes. Ask Travis Scott what happens when you don’t have proper crowd control.
People where they shouldn’t be? Yes.
This was truly a dog and pony show. Anyone with a critical eye and any real world experience will look at this video and say it represents nothing except the incompetence of the Capitol Police.
But no, that’s not fair. Nancy Pelosi refused to allow additional support to the Capitol Police when she was warned the day before that protests might occur. With a decent number of officers and some added physical barriers (the Capitol is already set up for this), no one would have gotten into the building.
You can see the video in the link below if you like. But ignore the drama, watch the actual footage. Remember this is not incidental footage showing samples of a larger conflagration. This is EVERYTHING they could come up with best investigative force on the planet gathering video data for two years.
Yes, there were clips of a few unruly people fighting with police, maybe a handful total. We saw a window being broken. We saw a crowd of many hundreds walk through a police barricade manned by five officers. And yes, we saw a lot of angry swearing and emphatic declarations. And signs.
Funny, on the footage of people walking in the door of the Capitol, the door didn’t appear to have been forced. Some idiots broke the window right next to it, not really any reason for that since the door was already open.
They described ominously the Proud Boys marching on the Capitol. I just saw a bunch of guys walking.
Oh yes, and lots of shaky video where you can’t see anything but you are supposed to believe that violence is happening. If you observed closely one of them was just some guy falling down.
This is straight up, a propaganda piece. I should probably do through this scene by scene, it really is a masterful work of persuasion with no evidence.
If you are a security professional and have worked concerts, you would know that the real problem was that there were not sufficient preparations for crowd control. Crowds will push through a weak barrier, it is not a willful thing, it is the natural flow of an anonymous crowd. Police know better than to stay at an undermanned barrier, so they left.
How many fights would you normally see at a good-sized rock concert? Certainly more than this. As mentioned before, think about the Travis Scott incident last November when a “crowd surge” left eight people dead. And that was a friendly crowd.
In short, crowds can be dangerous even with a happy audience and proper security. The Jan 6 protests were much tamer than the BLM/Antifa riots (ACTUAL riots) we have seen since then.
Was the crowd angry? Hell yes, and rightfully so. This was the first time in American history that a Presidential election was obviously and notoriously stolen.
My conclusion? The Democrats had no right to expect the protests to be this mild.
And this was not a riot.