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Capitol Riots-My honest and raw Thoughts and Opinions

I CERTIFY THAT THESE ARE MY OWN THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS.

ALL PHOTOS ARE NOT MINE AND WERE USED TO ILLUSTRATE MY POINT. I DO NOT OWN THEM AND CERTIFY THAT I DO NOT GET COMPENSATION FOR THIS POST.

Republican AGs called people ahead of Capitol riot and said to 'march' -  Business Insider

I could not believe my eyes when I turned on the news and saw this image. The terror and fear came soon after.

FBI, NYPD told Capitol Police about possibility of violence before riot,  senior officials say

Whether you are a Trump supporter or not, if you don’t agree that what happened at the Capitol was unacceptable, YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.


The Capitol was desecrated, violence ensued, people died. People are proud of this. WTF?

Man shown carrying Nancy Pelosi's lectern at Capitol riots arrested -  POLITICO


The things that were chanted…”Hang Mike Pence” “Take it Down” and “Kill them All” That is terrifying. It is terrifying to see people with zip-ties, proving that they came to do more than “peacefully protest.” There were bombs defused by police. There was a guillotine outside of the Capitol!!!

US Capitol riots: Attack far more sinister than first appeared - NZ Herald


There have been groups already saying that they plan on coming back and that this was a rehearsal.

That is terrifying.

Capitol riot suspects who allegedly brought zip ties, wore tactical gear  arrested - ABC News


Confederate flags were dragged through the Capitol. Inexcusable. American flags were taken down and replaced with Trump flags. This is unacceptable. We are American’s not Trumpeters. I’m so sick of seeing Trump fan the flames of racism in this country.

FBI Calls For Public's Help In Finding 'Confederate Flag Guy' From Capitol  Riot | HuffPost


I keep hearing people say that the BLM protests were worse. Yes, they were. Our police, our president, attacked the crowds. They cleared peaceful protests.

You know what I think of when I think of the BLM protests? A Painful History.

Why are we in 2021 still treating black citizens like criminals? Why are they targeted? Why is it, when they die, there is little outrage? Why do they have to live in fear? Why? Enough is Enough.

Black Lives Matter.

For immigrants, marching with Black Lives Matter has risks | PBS NewsHour


If you say, All Lives Matter. You are right, they do. But if you are not black, you have NO idea how it feels to be black. So, you have no idea why they need to demonstrate as they do.

The Black Lives Matter movement will never go away until they are treated as equals. I’m deeply saddened that we are still fighting this.


The sitting president stirred the crowd and said his speech was “appropriate”. He also refused to send the national guard and had to be BEGGED to call off this mob by multiple people. He refused and waited until almost 6pm before the numbers of police showed up in the streets. BY THEN IT WAS TOO LATE.

Federal murder probe opened for Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who  died following riots - ABC News


If this was any other group, they would have been there the second the crowd began to gather. If you think this isn’t true, you are blind and deaf, or you simply do not care.


Trump’s family was cheering and dancing and enjoying themselves as they watched tv screens of the mob! Despicable, all of them.

Donald Trump celebrates before US Capitol riots: Video of Ivanka, Donald Jr  at rally


This was NOT a peaceful protest. This was domestic terrorism incited by the president of the United States of America. I’m deeply ashamed for what our country displayed on January 6, 2021. This will leave a stain for years to come.

Shaun King on Twitter: "Trump supporters hold down, surround, and beat a  Capitol Police Officer during their violent insurrection. He's literally  surrounded by Trump flags and hats. Waiting on confirmation on whether


This was a group of people believing a lie! The election was not stolen. It was disputed by over 60 courts when Trump claimed voter fraud. Both Democrats and Republicans combined to reject such a claim. Chanting “Stop the Steal,” supporters believe this lie perpetuated by Trump.

Brennan Center on Twitter: "Voter fraud has been debunked by academics,  experts, and the courts. Here's the evidence: https://t.co/4exUwyZdI9… "


The people have spoken.

The President of the United States on January 20, 2021 is Joe Biden. The Vice President of the United States is Kamala Harris.

Biden, Harris to receive first intelligence briefing Monday | WJHL |  Tri-Cities News & Weather


So, if you think that this was nothing less than an insurrection, nothing but domestic terrorism, I don’t understand your thought process.

I don’t understand how you can call yourself an American.


I worry about what my kids are seeing on tv. I worry about what world we are leaving to them. I try to respect people for their opinions, I listen, and I try to see where they are coming from.

On this, I cannot do so.

Are there holes in the Constitution? - Harvard Law Today


I will not see it as anything other than this: Our president sought to overturn the election, threatened state officials, and incited a mob to block the certification of the president-elect.

This is the damage rioters caused to the Capitol building - CNN
This is the damage rioters caused to the Capitol building - CNN
Taxpayers likely to pay for Capitol damage because it lacks insurance -  Business Insider
Video shows extent of damage, disarray inside US Capitol building following  riot | Watch News Videos Online
This is the damage rioters caused to the Capitol building
Photos show damage to historic Capitol building | ABC27
Capitol Riot Aftermath Pictures, Video Show Widespread Destruction
Photos: Damage seen in aftermath of US Capitol riot
Shocking photos of the violent riot at US Capitol | News | DW | 07.01.2021
US Capitol Riots: Chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupies  Congress, 1 killed | World News – India TV
After violent Capitol riot, cracks in Ohio GOP support for Trump start to  appear - cleveland.com
US Capitol is shut down amid violence. This is on you, Republicans
Our President Wants Us Here': The Mob That Stormed the Capitol - The New  York Times

They did not win! Violence will never win.

So, If I know you personally, know you in writing circles, or you are a stranger to me, you know my position. You know how I feel.

I’m outraged and you should be too.

Ruth Anne Garcia

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