Compare and contrast: NYPD line formed on Fifth Avenue during a peaceful protest over the death of George Floyd VS. Capitol police defending our nation’s seat of power pic.twitter.com/bxtTr0b2ED— Jennifer Morrow (@jenniferemorrow) January 7, 2021
Police drag away protesters, some in wheelchairs, outside of Sen. McConnell's office after draft of Senate health care bill is revealed pic.twitter.com/uWRR0uJniY— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 22, 2017
This is me getting arrested in the Capitol in 2012 for legally documenting a hearing on #fracking.— Josh Fox #BanFrackingNow (@joshfoxfilm) January 7, 2021
I was charged with “unlawful entry”.
There were two dozen cops present. I was arrested within 15 mins.
Never doubt what happened today.
Capitol police were complicit today. pic.twitter.com/wrLmrfD3et
Here is a picture I took in 2018 of Capitol Police calmly arresting scores of protesting women for sitting and chanting during the Kavanaugh hearings.— Josh Caplan (@TheJoshCaplan) January 7, 2021
Don’t know why I feel the need to do so. pic.twitter.com/46LpF12mCd
All the worst videos are of US Capitol Police standing down. Not DC Police. This must be investigated. https://t.co/K0lO6yG7tF— Dirk Schwenk (Esq, gddmit) (@DirkSchwenk) January 7, 2021
I know I've already made this point, but it's just mindblowing to see these videos. The Capitol police arrest protesters all the time for, say, sitting down in the wrong place and these guys went in through the windows and out through the front door. https://t.co/mz53m9AoD8— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) January 7, 2021
I can’t get over how thoroughly the Capitol Police, one of the nation’s largest and best funded police forces, failed today. Their utter abdication of their most basic role—hold control and secure the Capitol building—endangered every person inside, from the Vice President down.— Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) January 7, 2021
To be clear, this was a total strategic failure by Capitol Police—not a tactical one. This wasn’t like a couple protesters slipped in a side door that was accidentally unlocked. Rioters stormed up the main Capitol steps and waltzed in (and then, just as appallingly, waltzed out).— Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) January 7, 2021
i cant really wrap my head around the fact people who violently breached the building, and trashed it were allowed to just...leave the capitol.— Kate Nocera (@KateNocera) January 6, 2021
The Capitol Police must be investigated.— Kai Newkirk (@kai_newkirk) January 7, 2021
Why did their officers appear to enable insurrectionists to breach the building?
Why were there only 15 arrests when 1000s committed federal felony crimes?
Why was a radically different enforcement standard practiced?
We need answers.
. @RepMarciaFudge is among the lawmakers questioning security measures today. "The Capitol police were unprepared, ineffective and some were complicit,'' she said. "All of them should be held to account."— Deborah Berry (@dberrygannett) January 7, 2021
The Capitol Police regularly arrest more people in *wheelchairs* than this at ACA health care protests at the Capitol. Unbelievable. And unfathomable failure. https://t.co/XZOfIaILGI— Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) January 7, 2021
And the Capitol Police let them in. Otherwise this would have been a non-story. https://t.co/Rll2dMwN1q— Dan Froomkin/PressWatchers.org (@froomkin) January 7, 2021
“It was strange,” says @CoriBush, veteran of many BLM protests, about the Capitol Police's meek and inviting response to the Trump mob. “We wouldn’t have made it up those steps… We would have been shot.”— Dan Froomkin/PressWatchers.org (@froomkin) January 7, 2021
Better prepared? They were complicit. pic.twitter.com/zLUWYaO2zi— Gina Hannah (@1GinaHannah) January 7, 2021
We have an enormous illiberal-autocratic-extremist problem in American Law enforcement. The Capitol Police is ground zero- obviously. The floor of the House and Senate were breached. No shots were fired. They retreated and surrendered. What a dishonorable moment— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 7, 2021
Enforcement agency in charge of the Capitol. The cowardice and failure we saw today should lead to the abolishment of the Capitol Police as an independent Law Enforcement Agency. It’s apparently a den of cowardice, incompetence and sedition. The Secret Service should— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 7, 2021
Have jurisdiction.— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 7, 2021
It appears to me on the basis of video evidence that the US Capitol Police have been infiltrated and compromised. There is a fifth column within their ranks. They have surrendered the US Capitol to insurrectionists without a shot fired. It may be the greatest law enforcement— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 6, 2021
Failure in American history. The US Capitol Police abs their leadership have disgraced and dishonored themselves. There need to be a full accounting of their cowardice. Incompetence, malfeasance and complicity. #totaldisgrace— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 6, 2021
This failed Federal law enforcement organization cut and ran. They allowed the Capitol of the United States to be overrun by fascistic extremists. There needs to be a 9/11 style commission on this failure. Congress should immediately act to appoint a different Federal Law— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 7, 2021
There should be serious consideration of dissolving the Capitol Police and placing jurisdiction of the Capitol under the Secret Service. disaster— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) January 7, 2021
Police opened gates and offered them in 😡 pic.twitter.com/cFJmIekwzR— Still Vigilant Grandma 🇺🇸🗽 (@midlifewomanon1) January 6, 2021
Ex-U.S. Capitol Police chief says he would 'deserve to be fired' for Capitol takeover https://t.co/g3qwl19Y6U— CNBC (@CNBC) January 7, 2021
It is not just the embarrassment. It is a national security priority that the entire Capitol complex gets a revamped security plan because now everyone knows you can break in with 50 guys with purpose plus others for noise. https://t.co/IzpOvscJLR— Molly McKew (@MollyMcKew) January 7, 2021
this is a genuine constitutional crisis https://t.co/MqZK8ajdHd— Capitol Police Officer (@lib_crusher) January 7, 2021
The insurrection was incited by Trump to a GOP base that has become explicitly hostile to democracy - and the Capitol Police allowed it to happen. If the Look Forward Not Backward™ crowd gets its way & there are no consequences, expect things to get worse https://t.co/8kTwKonuye— David Sirota (@davidsirota) January 7, 2021
After one of the greatest security failures in American history, the House of Representatives gives the Capitol Police a standing ovation. pic.twitter.com/6eYNTEzqhD— Soundtrack to the End (@_WhatRiot) January 7, 2021
As you watch police gently escort MAGA fanatics around the Capitol they seek to destroy and disrupt, don’t forget how police treated an elderly man simply for attending a BLM protest. pic.twitter.com/kwbRwgeE6y— Robert J. DeNault (@robertjdenault) January 6, 2021
That's weird. I wonder if bombs around the Capitol and a truck full of guns nearby are connected. It's a mystery. Maybe when the Capitol Police is done helping people carefully walk down the stairs so none of the terrorists get a boo boo they can investigate what happened. https://t.co/g0PRwkK8Hj— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) January 7, 2021
Law enforcement arrested 15 people today in D.C, according to NBC.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 7, 2021
People were being arrested by the hundreds in Ferguson for peacefully protesting the killing of an unarmed black teenager. https://t.co/8iZp4KJyfD
Not a great look for a freshmen Congresswoman to be caught on tape at a rally in the Nation’s Capitol saying “Hitler was right.” @Miller_Congress— Margot 👀 McGowan Staebler (@always_margot) January 5, 2021
And for those who want to nitpick what she said, let me just stop you right there—Hitler was right on literally nothing. pic.twitter.com/KXbVT8jTr3