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Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:04 PM

To protect the Members in the lobby, he discharged his weapon

What a horrible decision to have to make. The President did this.

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Reply To protect the Members in the lobby, he discharged his weapon (Original post)
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 OP
elleng Feb 2021 #1
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #2
Lars39 Feb 2021 #3
intrepidity Feb 2021 #4
DURHAM D Feb 2021 #5
bearsfootball516 Feb 2021 #6
2naSalit Feb 2021 #13
Progressive Jones Feb 2021 #14
roamer65 Feb 2021 #7
JustAnotherGen Feb 2021 #8
Demsrule86 Feb 2021 #12
Progressive Jones Feb 2021 #16
electric_blue68 Feb 2021 #9
XanaDUer2 Feb 2021 #10
Nevilledog Feb 2021 #15
PCIntern Feb 2021 #18
XanaDUer2 Feb 2021 #22
11 Bravo Feb 2021 #11
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #19
Beaverhausen Feb 2021 #17
bottomofthehill Feb 2021 #21
Bradshaw3 Feb 2021 #20

Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:06 PM

1. Was the right decision.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:07 PM

2. It was, but still what a horrible decision to have to make.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:08 PM

3. He was exonerated

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:10 PM

4. Absolutely. And there was better footage that showed the threat more clearly

I'm disappointed they didn't use it.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:13 PM

5. Not proud of the fact I am having a hard time

giving a shit about the person who was shot.

oh well

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:18 PM

6. I feel the same way.

The rioters pushed the Capitol police to the point where they could no longer control the rioters without using lethal force.

At some point, it was going to happen. I very, very rarely would use the term "that person was asking for it" but with what they were doing, it was only a matter of time before someone got shot.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:46 PM

13. +1

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:48 PM

14. Same here. The rest got lucky. Most deserved it. nt

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:19 PM

7. I would have made the same decision.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:31 PM

8. I'm still wondering

A month later - why more were not shot and or killed.

Every time I see these people - I imagine what would have happened if they had been in hijabs. Or in BLM t-shirts.

I want everyone treated the same. If they can't fix the 'bad apples' then treat everyone the same.

These are terrorists.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:43 PM

12. The cop who almost died...answered that...you couldn't get them all...and they had weapons

too in many case.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:50 PM

16. No doubt. We need to know why there wasn't a stronger force.

We need to know who made that decision. They need to pay.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:36 PM

9. To see that where first you see the last congress person was ..

really running to safety way near the top left, then just a little bit later that person comes through window. Officer probably had to shoot, bc others would have come right through. It shocked the terrorists and slowed them down.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:39 PM

10. I firmly believe she was going to unbar and unlock

the doors to let the mob in. Shooting her stopped them cold. Shit got real

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:50 PM

15. Absolutely

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:53 PM

18. Yes. I posted that the rioters froze

and flipped out

Its funny: my assumption is that if I pulled shit like this Id get shot. No question about it.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 08:50 PM

22. They were heady that day

and I'll swear thought Trump would exonerate them. Ha!

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:42 PM

11. Unless one is a sociopath, taking another's life stays with you forever.

Trust me.

And every bit this is on the head of Donald Trump.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 07:10 PM

19. This is exactly my point

He did his job, did what he had to do, and now has to live with the decision. It was the right thing to do in the totality of the circumstances, but still a life was ended and another life ( the USCP Officers, is changed forever)

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 06:51 PM

17. Seeing that made me understand how none of the congress or senate were hurt

The small number of officers couldn't keep them out of the capital but they managed to keep the rioters from getting to anyone else.

I wasn't really so clear on that for the past month...just how it was that crowd didn't manage to kill or hurt one or more of the congresspeople or their staff.

Now I understand - their main effort that was was keeping the rioters from getting to their prey.

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 07:14 PM

21. Correct, when Members lives were in danger

And only at that point, lethal force was used.

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Response to bottomofthehill (Original post)

Wed Feb 10, 2021, 07:10 PM

20. That officer's decision stopped them from getting to Congress people

She could have undone the barriers and let them all in. And whether we like it or not, her getting shot stopped the animals in their tracks and likely saved many innocent lives. Babbitt was not innocent and he made the right choice.

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