LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The arsonists are now posing as firefighters

Posted 1/21/21

To the Editor: Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer all his life. He joined the Capitol Police in 2008 after honorably serving in the New Jersey National Guard, having been deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan during the wars in Iraq and

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The arsonists are now posing as firefighters

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To the Editor:

Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer all his life. He joined the Capitol Police in 2008 after honorably serving in the New Jersey National Guard, having been deployed to Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

During the recent Washington riot, he was hit on the head with a fire extinguisher. Apparently thinking he would be fine, he returned to his office. He later collapsed and died becoming only the fourth Capitol policeman to be killed in the line of duty since that force was founded in 1828.

Who killed Brian Sicknick?

Ashli Babbitt was a 35-year-old Air Force veteran who was shot and killed during the riot of Jan. 6.

Just before the riot, in a video, she is seen walking along with a beautiful smile on her young face as she talks lovingly of President Trump. In a second video a gun is seen flashing and she drops to the floor, bleeding to death, inside the Capitol building.

Ashli had once voted for Barack Obama and felt a deep love for her country. How did this beautiful young woman come to take part in such a hateful event?

Who killed Ashli Babbitt?

The answer is clear: Donald J. Trump and his enablers!

These and others died because of fear and anger stoked by false claims about an election being stolen and America under attack by “very bad people.” Attacks on the news media, the FBI, Trump’s political opponents and others, all while proclaiming he was being threatened by a mysterious and dangerous “Deep State,” fanned the fires leading to this tragedy.

However, Trump was not alone.

Over the past 30 years, charlatans of every sort have made fortunes peddling groundless and inflammatory lies and conspiracy theories, via talk radio, Fox News, right-wing websites, books and on Facebook.

They have talked, even screamed, about America being stolen by Democrats, death panels in the health care bill, birtherism, freedom being lost, Christianity under attack, Sharia Law about to be imposed, citizens about to be “taken to a place and slaughtered” claims that the Sandy Hill massacre was a hoax designed to disarm Americans, disgusting allegations about a Clinton-run pizza parlor sex ring, Obama portrayed as a closet Muslim and hundreds, if not thousands of conspiracy theories, all capped off with baseless, unproven talk of a stolen election and the need for “2nd Amendment remedies.”

Wave their flags though they may, these people and those that support them, are the true killers of Officer Brian Sicknick and Ashlie Babbitt.

Will this egregious assault on democracy change Trump or his supporters?

In spite of the violence created, the needless deaths, the total lack of credible evidence the election was stolen, roaming gangs destroying property in the nation’s capital, mobs calling for the killing of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the hanging of Vice President Pence – in spite of all this, six Republican senators and over 100 House Republicans, nevertheless, voted to refuse to accept the results of the Electoral College, thus continuing to sow baseless doubt about the election.

They, and many others, however, do express their disgust at the violence. The arsonists are now posing as firefighters!

Will they change?

Friday, after the riot, Republicans met and installed a Trump pick to lead the party. Ronna Romney McDaniel lavishly praised Trump as did GOP members from all over the country. They piously prayed that this sort of thing never happen again but not a word was said about Trump’s role in the attack. Many baselessly blamed leftist groups.

The highlight of the event was Trump speaking to members via phone and video where he received an enthusiastic reception and again recited his grievances. During the call someone shouted out, “We love you!”

Charles Lawrence

Johnston

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Straightnnarrow

The Warwick Beacon along with the Boston Globe, NY Times, Washington Post, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, Facebook, Twitter etc have MERGED with the Democrat Party and will only parrot the PARTY line. Compare the front page of the NYT Jan 22, 2017 to same date 2021; the bias is as clear as darkness & light- guess which one is which. The media model for "news" is Red China and to see how the establishment media works there google "China censorship" and read how they scrubbed the the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989 and the silencing of Dr Li Wenliang who first exposed the Wuhan virus. What do you think the people of Hong Kong are protesting? Total control of the media is their object and that is 1984 where according to the PARTY, 2 plus 2 is 3. It is called totalitarianism, not Americanism!

Friday, January 22
Straightnnarrow

When all schools in America are in session all the exterior doors around the building are locked and access can be gained only by a secure, electrified entrance. The same is true for all Federal buildings in Providence or Washington DC without going thru a secure, guarded entry. Charles, please ask yourself how it happened that the Capitol building doors were purposely left unlocked for access by these thugs when there was going to be a known protest by tens of thousands outside and notice that the media does not & will not address that question either.

Friday, January 22