The following contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
WASHINGTON, DC- Truth commission? We have heard this repeatedly since the November elections, with Democrats still obsessed over former President Trump.
He literally still lives 24/7 in their heads…they just cannot let go. It’s like one of those psycho girlfriends from a Lifetime movie, who just cannot move on after her boyfriend breaks up with her.
The latest incarnation of a “truth commission” is the brainstorm proposed by Democrats to conduct an “investigation” into the January 6 incident at the US Capitol.
Fresh off yet another failed bogus impeachment attempt, Democrats have now moved on to their ridiculous idea of a 9/11-style “commission” to look into the Capitol incident.
The Trump trial is over but local, state & federal investigations continue. There might be a 9/11-type commission. News organizations continue to investigate. And @realBobWoodward is working on a book on Trump’s final days in office. Bottom line: we are going to learn a lot more.
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) February 15, 2021
The last time we had such a commission, subsequent to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our country, we ended up with the PATRIOT Act. In fact, some theorize that the PATRIOT Act was in fact already written by and large prior to those attacks.
Do not kid yourself if you think that power-hungry Democrats don’t have the same thing in mind this go around.
Democrats pushed the notion that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was killed by a rabid Trump supporter (or supporters) striking him on the head with a fire extinguisher.
Even after that theory was widely debunked, Democrats and the fake news media continue to push the false narrative.
Let’s examine the Capitol riot, which let’s face it, was NOT an insurrection attempt. If it was, it was the lamest in the history of insurrections.
What you had was a bunch of knuckleheads, numbering maybe 200-300 at most, who breached the Capitol.
Also despite the fact that there is some evidence that much of the incident was planned in advance, Democrats continue to push the notion that the mob was incited by President Trump, which is absurd.
This brings us back to the death of Off. Sicknick, as well as four others who died at the Capitol that day.
The Democrats have laid all of the deaths at the feet of the rioters and President Trump; however an examination of the deaths finds that only one person died specifically from a homicide, and that was Ashli Babbitt, who was shot by a law enforcement officer.
Three of those who died suffered medical emergencies, with one of those having been reported as possibly “trampled” by those trying to get into the Capitol. One suffered a heart attack, while another suffered a stroke.
Therefore, the only person who died at the Capitol, Ashli Babbitt, was a Trump supporter. In fact, the other three were also Trump supporters. That leaves Brian Sicknick.
That bastion of fake news, the New York Times, rolled with the fire extinguisher story, citing two “unnamed” police sources. The rest of the mainstream media went along with it, and Democrats proudly trumpeted that story, and used it as a basis for the impeachment of President Trump.
However news had come out prior to the impeachment “trial” that Sicknick did not die as a result of being hit with a fire extinguisher, nor had he been transported to the hospital from the Capitol on that date where he succumbed to his injuries.
In fact, only two days later, on January 8 KHOU in Houston reported that Sicknick had died from a stroke and passed away the next day.
Not only that, but according to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, relying on a report from Revolver News reported that not only was Sicknick not killed at the Capitol, but that he texted his brother hours after the incident, telling him that he had been “pepper sprayed twice,” however was “in good shape.”
Carlson also cited a CNN report, which in a rare moment of actual journalism actually reported that according to unidentified law enforcement sources, medical examiners found no evidence whatsoever of blunt-force trauma on Sicknick’s body, therefore debunking the fire extinguisher claim.
Yet despite all of that, Democrats are using the death of Off.
Sicknick, who they claim was “at the hands” of Trump supporters, as a basis for this “commission.”
Yet Democrats haven’t once questioned the narrative behind the death of Ashli Babbitt. She was allegedly killed by a police officer, yet he has yet to be identified and no information has been forthcoming as to the status of the investigation.
Remember, these are the same Democrats whose party was responsible for the phony Russia collusion hoax, drummed up false allegations about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, ran guns to Mexican drug gangs in Fast and Furious, who covered up what happened in Benghazi, and Crossfire Hurricane, to name just a few.
This whole “insurrection” hoax is basically one big, orchestrated non-event by Democrats, and everything they do is being done to create an illusion.
For example, last summer as police officers were being assaulted and killed across the country, Democrats were silent. Police were excoriated, called racists and white supremacists, referred to as Nazis, Gestapo and storm troopers.
But, according to Mr. Mika Brezenski, Joe Scarborough, those business owners don’t matter.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough says that local businesses being vandalized in antifa/BLM riots over the summer is not equatable to the Capitol building:
“No, jackass… I’m not going to confuse a taco stand with the United States Capitol.” pic.twitter.com/Za4X1uGuL9
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 16, 2021
Then suddenly when it was politically expedient, Democrats suddenly held police officers…or in particular one police officer, Brian Sicknick…as a hero.
They praised the Capitol police, singing their praises.
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Why? Because believed THEY were under attack.
They couldn’t care less this past year when the “peasants” were getting attacked, beaten and killed, or the police officers who were protecting those peasants. This was an attack on the ruling class! And it would not be allowed to stand.
The most obvious indication of the theater the Democrats were trying to portray was having Off. Sicknick’s cremation urn inside the Capitol Rotunda, oddly timed to occur just prior to when the second impeachment of President Trump was to take place.
It was all for optics, period. Why wait a month to do it?
One did not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out exactly what they were up to. This was to remind the American people that Officer Sicknick was killed by Trump supporters and Trump was responsible. Period.
Look at our nation’s capital right now. Surrounded by National Guard troops, barricades, and fences with razor wire. The very same people who claim that walls don’t work at the southern border have no problem protecting themselves with a wall, do they?
As Byron York of the Washington Examiner notes, “…significant parts of the Capitol riot are now shrouded in official secrecy. And the existence of multiple investigations will only make that worse, giving officials an excuse not to speak publicly because there is an active investigation going on.”
Among other things, I asked Capitol Police how many firearms were confiscated at Capitol riot, and whether any rioters fired any guns. Got no answer. (Also asked about Sicknick death; no answer on that, either.) https://t.co/x1sRThss9E https://t.co/97JZzEtxBV
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 16, 2021
Indeed, journalist Glenn Greenwald of Substack said:
“It is absolutely impossible that authorities, including those who performed the autopsy, didn’t know very early on that the story being spread over and over by the media—that Sicknick was killed with a fire extinguisher by a pro-Trump mob—was false.”
How and why did the media spend an entire month definitively affirming what appears to be a completely false story about the only person said to have been killed by the Capitol mob: Officer Brian Sicknick?
Why do we not know how or even when he died? https://t.co/XLg2OR0EoA
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 11, 2021
Greenwald it should be noted is a liberal, although he’s not a leftist. He is an old school liberal, of which there are far too few of these days.
Of anything needing to come out of the incident on January 6, what happened to Off. Sicknick is among the most important. It is his death that is being used by Democrats in Congress to push for their “9/11-style commission.” Why?
Because it is a far road between him getting intentionally beaten over the head with a fire extinguisher by angry Trump voters to having a heart attack or stroke, or perhaps some type of reaction to pepper spray.
Laws in every state provide degrees of punishment between someone who accidentally or recklessly causes the death of another and someone who intentionally causes that death.
There are some journalists who are doing some solid work trying to find the truth of what happened on January 6, sorting through Democrat hyperbole and what really happened.
For example, York reached out to the Capitol Police to ascertain how many firearms were seized at the Capitol on January 6, since it has been widely circulated especially by Democrats that it was an “armed mob of insurrectionists” who “stormed” the Capitol.
York said he got no answer, or did he receive one on the cause of Off. Sicknick’s death.
Moreover, Michael Tracy said that despite Democrats and some media outlets reporting that one of those who breached the Capitol had zip ties “to tie up Congress members with intent to kidnap them,” that was debunked by the Department of Justice, who said the zip ties were found on a table by one of the intruders.
Oh, by the way, Democrats also used the “zip tie guy” in their impeachment “case” against Trump.
According to the DOJ, the zip ties were left sitting on a table that one of the intruders happened to randomly encounter. The falsity of the initial “zip tie” narrative was the now-discredited suggestion that they indicated some kind of premeditated mass kidnapping plot https://t.co/lPeM6WL70w
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 16, 2021
Let’s get this out of the way. Clearly the riot was a factor in the death of Sicknick, as well as the others who died, at least in some way. How much of a factor is what needs to be determined.
However Democrats appear to be forming a conclusion in search of an investigation. And that doesn’t do justice to the five individuals who died on that day.
Clearly, the Democrats want to use this incident as a means to further infringe on the rights of Americans, especially those with whom they disagree.
As we have seen over the past year or so, Democrats are mad with power and they see the January 6 US Capitol incident as a means to further capitalize on that power.
If Joe Biden had any interest whatsoever in healing and bringing this country together, he would tell Pelosi and Schumer to calm down and hold off on this commission. It’s probably too late for that, since Pelosi seems to have already started the wheels rolling.
However justice demands that we find out exactly how Off. Brian Sicknick died. Nothing more, nothing less.
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