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Capitol Police Request 60-Day Extension of National Guard Protection

The request was made by Capitol Police and is being reviewed by the Pentagon

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Democratic Representative from Michigan, Elissa Slotkin, said a request was made in the past 36 hours to keep the National Guard deployed at the Capitol for at least two more months. The request was made by Capitol Police and is being reviewed by the Pentagon, defense officials told the Associated Press.

The request comes after “intelligence uncovered a ‘possible plot’ by a militia group to storm the building” leaving law enforcement on high alert reports the AP. Reportedly, the alleged plot is tied to “the far-right conspiracy theory promoted by QAnon supporters that former President Donald Trump will rise again to power on March 4, the original presidential inauguration day” according to AP.

Rep. Slotkin said the Guard is searching for volunteers from around the country to fulfill the 60- day extension request. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations but confirmed the request is under review and states are assessing the availability of their troops if approval is given. Currently, the over 5,000 Guard members in D.C. are scheduled to leave on March 12, at the scheduled end of their mission.

Safety surrounding the Capitol has been a partisan issue as of late after Trump supporters were able to gain access and storm the Capitol on January 6th. Republican Senator from Oklahoma, Jim Inhofe, said of the request, “it’s outrageous. That’s not what they’re supposed to be, that’s not their mission. We have the Capitol Police, that is their mission.”

Rep. Slotkin said members have expressed concern; “we want to understand what the plan is. None of us like looking at the fencing, the gates, the uniformed presence around the Capitol. We can’t depend on the National Guard for our security.” Slotkin said on her way to her office on Thursday, “I’m not going to let these guys scare me away.”

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  1. Jim Morris

    March 5, 2021 at 10:12 am

    The NG is there to create a Democrat illusion that ‘white nationalist’ Trump supporters are going to violently storm the Capitol (the way BLM supporters riot, loot, burn and kill, to which Democrats turn a blind eye and more than that, encourage). It’s another attempt to demonize and vilify conservative white people and paint all other’s as ‘victims’ who need protection. It’s an outrage.

  2. Elisabeth brehm

    March 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

    This is nothing more than a prolog and a stunt at our expense. Antifa and BLM were the agitators. It was horrible but Trump aupporters were not there to cause trouble. It is really disgusting how truth is manipulated.

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BLM DC Makes Vile Comment about Officers Called ‘Heroes’ When Shot in the Line of Duty

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A suspect is still at large after opening fire on police officers in Northwest D.C. Sunday night. One officer was shot, and fortunately suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital after being treated.

Black Lives Matter took the opportunity to make vicious remarks about cops who are targeted. The D.C. Police Department gave a press conference detailing the situation that had occurred and applauded the police department for “courageously” chasing the suspect before he was able to evade police.

The Police Chief asked for citizens to avoid the area where the suspect was last seen and encouraged the public to reach out to their department with any information that could be helpful to the case.

Black Lives Matter took the opportunity to promote its #StopMPD campaign and warn against “copaganda.” Black Lives Matter DC’s official Twitter account posted:

“This is the point we’ve been making for months, Look at the reaction and coverage tonight. Tearjerker press conferences and proclamations of heroes coming soon. Imagine if people knew these folks’ names. Being Black in DC is more dangerous than any job.”

In a follow-up tweet, the account stated “This isn’t to say these scenarios represent what happened tonight, but it does explain our skepticism, interest in details, and highlights the difference in how people talk and act when an officer is hurt vs when they hurt a Black person. No one asks what the cop did wrong.”

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Another Victim Thrown on NYC Subway Tracks, 62-Year-Old Man Suffered Lacerated Leg

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Just over a week ago, 40-year-old Asian American Michelle Alyssa Go was pushed to her death in front of a train on the subway tracks of New York City’s Times Square. Another individual was shoved onto the tracks on Sunday.

New York Police Department said both attacks were unprovoked and called upon leadership officials to do more to protect the city’s citizens. Sunday’s victim was a 62-year-old man whose name has not been publicly released.

He was pushed onto the tracks in Lower Manhattan’s southbound train at the Fulton Street subway station. He sustained a leg laceration and police said there have not yet been any arrests in connection with the incident.

Go’s attacker was identified as Martial Simon, a 61-year-old homeless man with a history of violence and mental health issues. He was charged with second-degree murder. The New York Times reported that shortly before Go’s death, another woman saw him acting suspiciously and later told police she was afraid he was going to push her onto the tracks.

Subway attacks are the latest increase of issues that face Democrat New York Mayor Eric Adams. Adams has pledged to fight crime but has already implemented plans to minimize punishments for criminals in an effort to keep young men, particularly of color, out of prison.

Despite overall subway riding being down since the pandemic, the subway system has seen an increase in assaults last year. “According to the NYPD, 461 felony assaults were reported on the subway system in 2021, of which 30 involved a person being pushed onto the subway tracks. That’s an increase from the year before when there were 26 reported subway-pushing incidents” reports The Washington Post.

New York’s liberal leadership have been vocal supporters of the defund the police movement and saw the city turn to the wild west with protestors taking over the city during the Black Lives Matter movement shortly after George Floyd’s death. Rising crime and gun violence have plagued the city.

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