Saturday, January 30, 2021

‘Permanent’ Wall in D.C. to Protect Congress from Citizens? D.C. Military Occupation Not a Good Look for America, and related stories

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Capitol Police Chief: U.S. Capitol Needs ‘Permanent’ Wall to Protect Congress:
The United States Capitol needs a “permanent” security wall around it to protect members of Congress, Acting U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) Chief Yogananda Pittman says.
In a statement on Thursday, Pittman said the security at the Capitol building must include a “permanent fencing” barrier — a similar barrier to the one halted by President Joe Biden’s administration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“As I noted earlier this week, even before September 11, 2001, security experts argued that more needed to be done to protect the U.S. Capitol,” Pittman said in a statement. “In fact, a 2006 security assessment specifically recommended the installation of a permanent perimeter fence around the Capitol.” --->READ MORE HERE
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D.C. military occupation not a good look for America:
Concerns over “civil disturbance” have led the powers-who-be in Washington, D.C., to extend the stay of members of the National Guard in the nation’s capital city.
A military occupation in America — who knew.
Military troops are not law enforcement officers. Nor should they be treated as such. The first is designed for war; the second, for fighting crime. Mixing the two can have disastrous results for citizens’ rights.
The mindsets are completely different.
“Police killing more likely in agencies that get military gear,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in October. “Hardware designed for war exerts subtle pressure on police culture, experts say.”
That’s just common sense. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

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