Very sad. I don't know the story behind this and I don't need to know, although officials trying to understand the whole set of events might.
Don't know if I said it here or somewhere else but I suspect that there are a whole range of things that affected how the Capitol Police acted - from failure of their leadership and the administration supporting them and hanging them out to dry, taking a stand to do their job when faced with a clusterfuck, trying to tone things down when the mob entered the building, allowing their preconceived biases in favour of trump to affect how they did their job, and probably more complications of human nature. They aren't all the same person.
I think his worst pardon was to a bunch of mercenaries who murdered unarmed civilians and tried to cover it up, but maybe that's just me
I have this feeling that we could debate this for 25 minutes and then end up in each other's arms bawling our eyes out.
In theory or is that according to one narrative? ..... Americans are supposed to inflict atrocities on foreign non-white people in distant lands. Going along with that narrative, it is always shocking when Americans inflict atrocities on people within their own borders. Or maybe it no longer is.
Here's an excerpt of the article: A police sergeant later testified that he was approached by Mohrâs supervising officer who said, âHey Sarge, we got a new dog. Mind if it gets a bite?â The sergeant gave consent, and Mohr set her dog to attack Mendez, an undocumented immigrant whose only crime was seeking a safe place to eat and sleep. Mohr testified that she was doing her job as trained, and the victim needed âonly 10 stitches.â
The article would criminalise the publication of images of on-duty police officers with the intent of harming their "physical or psychological integrity". It was passed by the National Assembly although it is awaiting Senate approval.
The controversy over the law and police violence is developing into another crisis for the government as Macron confronts the pandemic, its economic fallout and a host of problems on the international stage.
In a sign that the government could be preparing to backtrack, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Friday that he would appoint a commission to redraft Article 24.
But he was forced into a U-turn even on this proposal after parliament speaker Richard Ferrand — a close Macron ally — accused the premier of trying to usurp the role of parliament.
For critics, the legislation is further evidence of a slide to the right by Macron, who came to power in 2017 as a centrist promising liberal reform of France.
The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, has acknowledged the force âis not free of discrimination, racism or biasâ as London mayor Sadiq Khan announced plans for an urgent review of stop and search tactics disproportionately used on black people.
Dame Dick said she recognised trust in police was âstill too low in some black communities, as is their trust in many other institutionsâ.
âI feel very sorry about that. It is something I have worked to change and I commit now to stepping up that work further."