Cop Seen Taking A Selfie With Rioter Who Stormed The Capitol
As of Wednesday evening, only 13 rioters who partook in Wednesday's insurrection were arrested.
January 06, 2021 at 10:41 pm
The entire country watched in horror on Wednesday as followers of President Donald Trump rioted through the halls of the U.S. Capitol, planting bombs and destroying the building while cops did little to nothing to either stop the attackers or arrest them.
Even as the Trump-led mobs attacked police, not much was done to put an end to the violence. For hours, insurrectionists roamed through the halls of Congress unencumbered, raising questions as to why the police in Washington, D.C. were not better prepared for the planned riot.
Police have found dozens of weapons and at least three bombs among the Trump-supporting rioters.
Thousands of people online also noted the sad irony of police doing nothing to stop the violent, heavily armed Trump supporters while justifying the heavy-handed response to peaceful protests during the 2020 summer.
A viral clip showed one police officer taking a selfie with a rioter who'd broken into the Capitol Building, something countless rioters took in which involved surpassing four levels of gates and multiple locked doors of one of the nation's most heavily-guarded buildings.
Cops are taking selfies with the terrorists. pic.twitter.com/EjkQ83h1p2
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 6, 2021
While the video continued to spur a tidal wave of anger toward the police that allowed the Capitol Building to be destroyed, dozens of other clips showed officers allowing the anarchists to desecrate the building and walk out.
According to The New York Times, police have so far only arrested 13 people despite hundreds pouring into the building and attacking police.
Many of the rioters did not have masks on and were livestreaming themselves rummaging through the officers of Congressional leaders like Nancy Pelosi. The New York Times and AP had dozens of photos showing Trump rioters gleefully strolling through the halls of Congress.
A line of people exit the Capitol building. One bloodied in the head and more came out who previously stormed the building. pic.twitter.com/0MF2aAp3Ly
— Matthew Miller (@mattmiller757) January 6, 2021