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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:43 AM

Texas Had An Outsized Presence At The Capitol Insurrection. Why?

More than three dozen Texans have been arrested and charged with various crimes in connection with the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. That's more than from almost any other state in the country.

Those arrested range in age from their early 20s to their mid-60s. They hail from Houston and Dallas, Lubbock and Midland. They include veterans, police officers, and Realtors — people you might find in any Texas community.

The question is what drew so many of them to march on the Capitol.

Jenna Ryan is perhaps one of the best known Texans accused of breaching the U.S. Capitol. The Frisco real estate broker allegedly livestreamed herself on Facebook throughout the riot, according to court documents. The video went viral.

Read more: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/criminal-justice/2021/04/06/394948/why-texans-had-such-an-outsized-presence-at-the-capitol-insurrection/

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Reply Texas Had An Outsized Presence At The Capitol Insurrection. Why? (Original post)
TexasTowelie Apr 7 OP
rampartc Apr 7 #1
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 7 #2
empedocles Apr 7 #7
empedocles Apr 7 #11
dem4decades Apr 7 #3
rownesheck Apr 7 #4
joshdawg Apr 7 #5
Javaman Apr 7 #12
PubliusEnigma Apr 7 #6
whopis01 Apr 7 #8
TwilightZone Apr 7 #10
TwilightZone Apr 7 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:51 AM

1. jade helm?

millions of texans were radicalized in those concentration camps that obama made out of closed wal marts. only trump can save those patriots from similar treatment from biden.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:05 AM

2. According to this Washington Post piece...

... the insurrectionists from Texas came from areas that were among the highest in white population declines. It was a pattern for all of the insurrectionists, according to the article, from all over the country.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/06/capitol-insurrection-arrests-cpost-analysis/
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The Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST), working with court records, has analyzed the demographics and home county characteristics of the 377 Americans, from 250 counties in 44 states, arrested or charged in the Capitol attack.

Those involved are, by and large, older and more professional than right-wing protesters we have surveyed in the past. They typically have no ties to existing right-wing groups. But like earlier protesters, they are 95 percent White and 85 percent male, and many live near and among Biden supporters in blue and purple counties.
The charges have, so far, been generally in proportion to state and county populations as a whole. Only Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri and Montana appear to have sent more protesters to D.C. suspected of crimes than their populations would suggest.

Nor were these insurrectionists typically from deep-red counties. Some 52 percent are from blue counties that Biden comfortably won. But by far the most interesting characteristic common to the insurrectionists’ backgrounds has to do with changes in their local demographics: Counties with the most significant declines in the non-Hispanic White population are the most likely to produce insurrectionists who now face charges.

For example, Texas is the home of 36 of the 377 charged or arrested nationwide. The majority of the state’s alleged insurrectionists — 20 of 36 — live in six quickly diversifying blue counties such as Dallas and Harris (Houston). In fact, all 36 of Texas’s rioters come from just 17 counties, each of which lost White population over the past five years. Three of those arrested or charged hail from Collin County north of Dallas, which has lost White population at the very brisk rate of 4.3 percent since 2015...

... CPOST also conducted two independent surveys in February and March, including a National Opinion Research Council survey, to help understand the roots of this rage. One driver overwhelmingly stood out: fear of the “Great Replacement.” Great Replacement theory has achieved iconic status with white nationalists and holds that minorities are progressively replacing White populations due to mass immigration policies and low birthrates. Extensive social media exposure is the second-biggest driver of this view, our surveys found. Replacement theory might help explain why such a high percentage of the rioters hail from counties with fast-rising, non-White populations.
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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:13 AM

7. Deep article. TY

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:18 AM

11. 'Replacement theory' is a Biden border situation threat.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:32 AM

3. Maybe Texas has an outsized presence of idiots?

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:14 AM

4. I'll second that.

I live here. Lots of "ain't no gubbmint gonna tell me what to do" style of thought.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:27 AM

5. Yup!

But those same folks will take the stimulous checks, still take Medicare, Social Security, etc. ad nauseum.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:04 PM

12. Hey HEY! I live in Texas! yes, we have a larger share of morons than any other state.

as they say, "everything is bigger in texas" even the stupidity. lol

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:01 AM

6. Everything's dumber in Texas.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:45 AM

8. Florida has 33 on this list

Which puts them even higher on a per capita basis.

https://www.insider.com/all-the-us-capitol-pro-trump-riot-arrests-charges-names-2021-1

And when you actually look into the numbers a bit, I think it just comes down to population.


There have been 398 people arrested.
Texas has somewhere around 36 of them (from the article you linked - slightly different in the one I got the total # from - but close).

So 9% of the arrestees came from Texas.

Texas has a population of 29 million and the total US population is 328 million.
That means Texas has 8.8% of US population. Pretty close to the same number.


https://www.insider.com/all-the-us-capitol-pro-trump-riot-arrests-charges-names-2021-1

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Response to whopis01 (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:16 AM

10. Apparently, math is hard.

The second most-populous state in the country had a lot of people there (and, as you noted, a representative sample).

What a surprise.

Sometimes, we overthink these things.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:14 AM

9. Because it's the second most-populous state in the country?

This isn't really that complicated.

"That's more than from almost any other state in the country. "

And it has more people than almost any other state in the country.

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