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Wed Jan 6, 2021, 04:59 PM

How could we be caught so flat footed. Those in charge of security need to account.

We need to hold trials for treason, and all those individuals that are inside the capital doing damage and holding hostages of elected officials need to face the real rule of law.

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Reply How could we be caught so flat footed. Those in charge of security need to account. (Original post)
c-rational Jan 2021 OP
msongs Jan 2021 #1
Midnight Writer Jan 2021 #2
exboyfil Jan 2021 #9
Amishman Jan 2021 #11
C_U_L8R Jan 2021 #3
Ace Rothstein Jan 2021 #4
c-rational Jan 2021 #8
Hugin Jan 2021 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2021 #6
Bucky Jan 2021 #10
jrthin Jan 2021 #7
jimlup Jan 2021 #12
Buckeye_Democrat Jan 2021 #13

Response to c-rational (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:00 PM

1. should have a kill switch to shut off access to computers nt

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Response to c-rational (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:00 PM

2. Trump is in charge of security.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:04 PM

9. Capitol police seem to be the responsibility of the House and Senate

Both bodies ultimately supervise them. Chief Sund should be the first one to answer questions.

Oversight
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is overseen by the Capitol Police Board and has Congressional oversight by appropriations and authorizing committees from the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. This oversight affords the Department the support and opportunity to continually ensure that the USCP meets the safety and security needs of the Congress, the staff, and the many visitors who come to the United States Capitol each day.

Capitol Police Board
Michael C. Stenger, United States Senate Sergeant at Arms
Paul D. Irving, U.S. House of Representatives Sergeant at Arms (Chairman)
J. Brett Blanton, Architect of the Capitol
Steven A. Sund, Chief of Police (Ex-Officio Member)

Congressional Committees
Appropriations Committees
House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch

Chairman: Tim Ryan (Ohio)
Ranking Member: Jaime Herrera Beutler (Washington)

Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch

Chairman: Cindy Hyde-Smith (Mississippi)
Ranking Member: Christopher Murphy (Connecticut)

Authorizing Committees
Committee on House Administration

Chairman: Zoe Lofgren (California)
Ranking Member: Rodney Davis (Illinois)

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

Chairman: Roy Blunt (Missouri)
Ranking Member: Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota)


Steven A. Sund
Chief of Police

Steven A. Sund was sworn in as the tenth Chief of Police in June 2019. He joined the United States Capitol Police (USCP) in 2017 as the Assistant Chief of Police and Chief of Operations. Chief Sund is well known and respected in the law enforcement and academic communities for his senior command and operational experience as well as his specialized education and training.

Sund served with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, D.C., for more than 25 years. He retired from MPD as the Commander of the Special Operations Division, within the Homeland Security Bureau. In this assignment, then-Commander Sund oversaw a number of specialized units to include the Emergency Response Team; Aviation and Harbor Units; Horse Mounted and Canine Units; Special Events/Dignitary Protection Branch; Major Crash and Commercial Motor Carrier Enforcement; Automated Traffic Enforcement, and the Domestic Security Operations Unit. During his career, Sund coordinated a number of National Special Security Events (NSSE) by the Department of Homeland Security, to include the 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2013 Presidential Inaugurations.

Chief Sund is a recognized expert in critical incident management and active shooter preparedness and response. His experience involves being the on-scene incident commander on the 2009 shooting at the National Holocaust Museum, the 2012 shooting at the Family Research Council, and the 2013 active shooter incident at the Washington Navy Yard. In addition, he has handled dozens of criminal barricade and hostage situations with an impressive record of zero fatalities.

Sund has received numerous awards and certifications. Due to his knowledge and experience, he has been an instructor with the United States Secret Service in the area of major events planning and has taught Incident Command System (ICS) at the George Washington University as an adjunct professor. Prior to coming to USCP, he worked in the private sector for a nonprofit science, technology, and strategy organization as a director in the area of National Security and Intelligence.

Chief Sund received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Arts in Homeland Security from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:04 PM

11. yup, the mob organizer was also in charge of the security detail

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Response to c-rational (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:01 PM

3. Any dingleberry could see this trouble coming.

Some conveniently looked the other way.

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Response to c-rational (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:01 PM

4. This was likely intentional.

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Response to Ace Rothstein (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:04 PM

8. I do believe this was allowed to happen by the powers that be.

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Response to c-rational (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:01 PM

5. To be clear, the Republican enablers are entirely responsible for this. n/t

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Response to c-rational (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:02 PM

6. tRump fires Esper Nov 9 2020 so toady SecDef installed would obey his will


My memory of the reports is faulty, but ...
Reports are that tRump had security stand down after his rally speech and may have denied DC National Guard until reversing after terrorists inside the Capitol.

He'll say "I had no idea this could happen."

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:04 PM

10. Trump's storm trippers were standing by, until he nudged them along.

This is going to lead to another Patriot Act by the way.

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Response to c-rational (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:02 PM

7. Agreed!

They must be held to account.

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Response to c-rational (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:04 PM

12. Sedition would be the charge but ...

This will be white privilage all the way.

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Response to c-rational (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 05:07 PM

13. Absolutely!

Security was ridiculously inept or, more likely, complicit!

It would only take a few bad apples to let those Yahoos come inside.

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