White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki falsely claimed that “a number of officers” died the day of the Jan 6. riot.
Obviously, the president’s view is that there were a number of officers who lost their lives, paid a tremendous sacrifice, on a day that will be a stain on our democracy for many years to come, and certainly, many who survived. This will be a long-lasting trauma.
In actuality, no officers died the day of the riot, although officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes the day after. The coroner’s office ruled that death to be a stroke and noted there were no external injuries, nor did there appear to any sort of allergic reaction to chemical irritants. Two officers also killed themselves in the days after the riot, but there is no evidence it was because of the riot. Dealing with riots isn’t exactly a rarity for police officers, making them an unlikely catalyst.
Of course, even if no officers were killed during the riot, it was still a serious event. Psaki made her untrue comment after being asked about an open letter written by officer Michael Fanone about the Capitol Riots.
In open letter to elected officials released to @wusa9 by @DCPoliceDept Officer Mike Fanone, severely injured by angry mob in #CapitolRiots, Fanone writes "The indifference shown to my colleagues and I is disgraceful." "The time to fully recognize these Officers actions is NOW!" pic.twitter.com/JQebPB7rsk
— Eric Flack (@EricFlackTV) May 5, 2021
Many officers were assaulted, pepper-sprayed, threatened and one of the rioters, Ashli Babbitt, was shot to death. Many members of Congress, quite reasonably, were also afraid for their lives. Of course, this is something that citizens and police officers experienced all over America last year because many liberal cities allowed Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA to run wild.
The whole idea that liberals have that you can pick or control which political groups of people get to riot, loot and break the law was doomed to spiral out of control and it has. The Jan 6th riot is a direct outgrowth of that. So are the groups of Palestinians attacking Jews in Los Angeles and New York City right now. You don’t get to turn law and order on and off like a light switch. It’s either on or it’s off and if it’s off, no one will like the things that happen in the dark.
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