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2022-01-26 8:08:33 AM  
It was never going to be a bloodbath. The protestors where predominantly white.
 
2022-01-26 8:10:19 AM  
I enjoy watching Republicans squirm with things like this.  So many contradictions.
If ANTIFA and BLM were the real perpetrators of the insurrection, why are they chasing a black man?
If Conservatives claim to back the blue, why are they hunting down a cop?
If the GOP values safety and security and believes in honoring actual Heroes, why stay silent whenever this man speaks?
 
2022-01-26 8:11:13 AM  
Hero. Straight up.
 
2022-01-26 8:12:49 AM  
Best example of a swoop I've ever seen.

I can't stand cops, but he definitely saved lives that day.
 
2022-01-26 8:13:17 AM  
Give that man a medal! And a healthy raise.
 
2022-01-26 8:15:39 AM  
This was a serious rope-a-dope maneuver, drawing these clowns away from their targets. In the moment, under pressure.

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2022-01-26 8:17:09 AM  
Legendary tank showing how you kite a mob.
 
2022-01-26 8:19:55 AM  
Tom Sawyer "No you can't paint this fence."

Eugene Goodman: "Stop, you can't come down this particular hallway."
 
2022-01-26 8:20:18 AM  

MLWS: It was never going to be a bloodbath. The protestors where predominantly white.


It could have.    Shots being fired in the middle of that chaos could potentially lead to other officers using their weapons or those in the crowd drawing weapons or really rushing the outnumber officers.
 
2022-01-26 8:20:27 AM  
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2022-01-26 8:22:47 AM  
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2022-01-26 8:24:46 AM  

LeoffDaGrate: I enjoy watching Republicans squirm with things like this.  So many contradictions.
If ANTIFA and BLM were the real perpetrators of the insurrection, why are they chasing a black man?
If Conservatives claim to back the blue, why are they hunting down a cop?
If the GOP values safety and security and believes in honoring actual Heroes, why stay silent whenever this man speaks?


Because lying and hypocrisy are the first tools in the box when it comes to American conservatism, which is nothing more than attempting to preserve and expand  white privilege and male authority.
 
2022-01-26 8:26:10 AM  

gopats: Legendary tank showing how you kite a mob.


Until some idiot breaks CC.
 
2022-01-26 8:35:55 AM  
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2022-01-26 8:36:18 AM  
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Now let's see Pence and Romney step up and stand with this man against the Seditionists, especially those still in office.
 
2022-01-26 8:37:03 AM  
Eugene Goodman deserves to be treated as a national hero. A big chunk of the country instead thinks of him as one of Biden's Brownshirts.
 
2022-01-26 8:41:27 AM  

MLWS: It was never going to be a bloodbath. The protestors where predominantly white.


Which is why no white people were shot.
 
2022-01-26 8:41:58 AM  

gopats: Legendary tank showing how you kite a mob.


COTY candidate. You win the internet for the day.
 
2022-01-26 8:47:05 AM  

Serious Black: Eugene Goodman deserves to be treated as a national hero. A big chunk of the country instead thinks of him as one of Biden's Brownshirts.


The descriptions of Capitol police officers who testified about 1/6 being yelled at or having drinks thrown at them while going about their lives with their families are just disgusting.
 
2022-01-26 8:49:02 AM  
If I were him I'd avoid the publicity too.

It only takes one deranged person with a weapon to kill or injure yourself or your family.
 
2022-01-26 8:50:05 AM  
They are not racists, but they got baited by their worst nightmare, a n bong with a badge.
 
2022-01-26 8:50:09 AM  

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Now let's see Pence and Romney step up and stand with this man against the Seditionists, especially those still in office.


That would be encouraging, but so far, they're still aligned with TFG and his mob.
 
2022-01-26 8:50:23 AM  
"Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who helped defend the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, said that the riot could have "easily been a bloodbath" had it not been for the restraint shown by law enforcement."

Obviously the police showed restraint, the insurrectionists were white.
 
2022-01-26 8:51:09 AM  

RTOGUY: MLWS: It was never going to be a bloodbath. The protestors where predominantly white.

Which is why no white people were shot.


No worthwhile ones anyway
 
2022-01-26 8:52:04 AM  

LeoffDaGrate: I enjoy watching Republicans squirm with things like this.  So many contradictions.
If ANTIFA and BLM were the real perpetrators of the insurrection, why are they chasing a black man?
If Conservatives claim to back the blue, why are they hunting down a cop?
If the GOP values safety and security and believes in honoring actual Heroes, why stay silent whenever this man speaks?


Like everything else, they half-ass their lies.
 
2022-01-26 8:52:35 AM  
From the comments...

"All staged by the left to cause chaos and blame the right. Not buying the BA anymore." I assume the poster meant BS, but it's hard to tell. And this is a prime example of why the Republic is falling.
 
2022-01-26 8:52:56 AM  
Down, down
Down, down
The reality star is screaming
Beneath the lies
Lie, lie
Tschay, tschay, tschay
Careful, careful, careful with that axe, Eugene
 
2022-01-26 8:53:11 AM  

Peki: Best example of a swoop I've ever seen.

I can't stand cops, but he definitely saved lives that day.


I will take each cop as a separate person and judge them accordingly.

/ I farking hate people
 
2022-01-26 8:53:58 AM  

Peki: Best example of a swoop I've ever seen.

I can't stand cops, but he definitely saved lives that day.


What's a "swoop" in this context?
 
2022-01-26 8:54:29 AM  
Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who helped defend the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, said that the riot could have "easily been a bloodbath" had it not been for the restraint shown by law enforcement.

Careful with that axe, Eugene.

Or, you know, not.
 
2022-01-26 8:54:34 AM  

RTOGUY: MLWS: It was never going to be a bloodbath. The protestors where predominantly white.

Which is why no white people were shot.


You can't pretend not to know that you guys would've killed far more black people than white people if black people made up a larger portion of the crowd.
 
2022-01-26 8:57:07 AM  
Hero, that word gets thrown around, but this man absolutely defines it.

He made a choice which at great risk to his own personal safety saved countless lives and prevented the Insurrection from becoming a bloodbath. I get choked up thinking about the level of courage this man represents and how he has not asked for anything in return for how it defined him.
 
2022-01-26 8:58:04 AM  
He is not kidding, even a little, that it could have been a bloodbath.
 
2022-01-26 8:59:00 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: "Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who helped defend the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, said that the riot could have "easily been a bloodbath" had it not been for the restraint shown by law enforcement."

Obviously the police showed restraint, the insurrectionists were white.


I mean, that's true, but also the CP were vastly outnumbered, and they knew there were armed cops in the crowd. But no doubt some of the CP were on the mob's side and weren't going to put up any fight anyway.
 
2022-01-26 8:59:21 AM  
FTFAHe recalled hearing from his fellow Capitol officer Harry Dunn - who publicly testified about enduring physical and verbal attacks during the riot - about how he had a drink thrown in his face when he was with his daughter.

What ever happened to that thin blue line?
 
2022-01-26 9:00:00 AM  
If we had shot the first ones to breech the doors we could have avoided the worst of damage to the capital and the capital police.

These terrorists only respect force, go back and watch that MAGA biatch getting what she deserved. Watch the group around her, when she hits the floor the others find themselves needing to be somewhere else real quick.
 
2022-01-26 9:01:57 AM  

BeansNfranks: FTFA: He recalled hearing from his fellow Capitol officer Harry Dunn - who publicly testified about enduring physical and verbal attacks during the riot - about how he had a drink thrown in his face when he was with his daughter.

What ever happened to that thin blue line?


Do you know what that means?
 
2022-01-26 9:02:17 AM  

TFerWannaBe: Peki: Best example of a swoop I've ever seen.

I can't stand cops, but he definitely saved lives that day.

What's a "swoop" in this context?


In this or a protest context, a swoop occurs when a group is led by an agent of the state in a direction other than the goal. Sometimes, cops lead a swoop of a march into a dead end street or alley, so arresting the group is easier. Other times it's simply to wear the group out (by leading them on an endless march) or by avoiding a target (say if the march is headed to City Hall, and the cops swoop instead to a courthouse). It's also not always cops that do this; sometimes the city will pay someone else to enact the swoop.
 
2022-01-26 9:02:35 AM  

Rattlesnake Rattles Me: You can't pretend not to know that you guys would've killed far more black people than white people if black people made up a larger portion of the crowd.


He's not - he's boasting of it.
 
2022-01-26 9:04:21 AM  
I would not have questioned any of the officers if they started shooting once they got in the doors and windows. If that was the BLM protestors they would have been shot the second they tore down the barricades.
 
2022-01-26 9:05:02 AM  

Rattlesnake Rattles Me: RTOGUY: MLWS: It was never going to be a bloodbath. The protestors where predominantly white.

Which is why no white people were shot.

You can't pretend not to know that you guys would've killed far more black people than white people if black people made up a larger portion of the crowd.


Sure he can. That's what right-wingers do.
 
2022-01-26 9:05:27 AM  

dogdaze: He is not kidding, even a little, that it could have been a bloodbath.


And yet if it had been, I can't help think it would have solved a lot of the problems we still face.
 
2022-01-26 9:09:12 AM  

gilgigamesh: dogdaze: He is not kidding, even a little, that it could have been a bloodbath.

And yet if it had been, I can't help think it would have solved a lot of the problems we still face.


It would be interesting to see an alternate universe where the insurrectionists did kill Pence and some Congresspeople. Would Republicans still be supporting Trump?

\assuming the coup still failed; they'd obviously be supporting him if it succeeded, no matter how many people died.
 
2022-01-26 9:12:14 AM  
Eugene
I just met a girl named Eugene
Eugene
 
2022-01-26 9:16:26 AM  

Your_Midnight_Man: LeoffDaGrate: I enjoy watching Republicans squirm with things like this.  So many contradictions.
If ANTIFA and BLM were the real perpetrators of the insurrection, why are they chasing a black man?
If Conservatives claim to back the blue, why are they hunting down a cop?
If the GOP values safety and security and believes in honoring actual Heroes, why stay silent whenever this man speaks?

Because lying and hypocrisy are the first tools in the box when it comes to American conservatism, which is nothing more than attempting to preserve and expand  white privilege and male authority.


Male authority.

Yep.

So I just spent a few days in the hospital.  Still here actually.  Every single nurse, doctor, tech, PA, NP, food service person, etc, literally everyone has been a woman.  This has been BY FAR the best hospital experience I've ever had.  I've felt cared for and attended to.  I can ask for anything.  It's been a completely different experience.

So let's get some more female authority going!
 
2022-01-26 9:16:46 AM  

gilgigamesh: dogdaze: He is not kidding, even a little, that it could have been a bloodbath.

And yet if it had been, I can't help think it would have solved a lot of the problems we still face.


Terrifying to think about isn't it? One bloodbath to possibly stop countless others. The capitol police would have been well within their rights to open fire and start mowing these idiots down.

They were invaders to the capitol.

They posed a threat to elected representatives of the people.

How do you not give the command to open fire? The amount of restraint showed is incredible.
 
2022-01-26 9:16:53 AM  

Gestalt: Hero, that word gets thrown around, but this man absolutely defines it.

He made a choice which at great risk to his own personal safety saved countless lives and prevented the Insurrection from becoming a bloodbath. I get choked up thinking about the level of courage this man represents and how he has not asked for anything in return for how it defined him.


He was real quick on his feet when he got them to head down the wrong way and avoid congress members.
 
2022-01-26 9:18:59 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: gilgigamesh: dogdaze: He is not kidding, even a little, that it could have been a bloodbath.

And yet if it had been, I can't help think it would have solved a lot of the problems we still face.

It would be interesting to see an alternate universe where the insurrectionists did kill Pence and some Congresspeople. Would Republicans still be supporting Trump?

\assuming the coup still failed; they'd obviously be supporting him if it succeeded, no matter how many people died.


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If they had succeeded in killing Pence or other officials Trump would have immediately declared martial law. In that scenario, the ballots probably would have been abandoned in the Capitol because the mob was moving too quickly, and Trump would have had the military seize them in alignment with the Executive Order we know he already had prepared. Or he would have had the military seize them from the Congressional staffers who were guarding them.

At that point, the mobs they had at 24 state capitals would have also gone into action.
https://ballotpedia.org/Events_in_state_capitals_during_electoral_vote_count_(January_6,_2021)

Trump would still be President right now and America would be a lot more V for Vendetta than anything.
 
2022-01-26 9:20:07 AM  
Hope the rest of this nations police take a good hard look at how those "back the blue" folks will treat them and keep it in mind as they escort their little protests through urban cities this summer.
 
2022-01-26 9:37:20 AM  
Not enough of those "protesters" were killed.  Security should have started shooting when windows were being broken and definitely when said "protesters" breached the entrances.
 
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