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Not a “fire extingisher attack”: Policeman who died after Capitol Riot had a stroke says Medical Examiner (finally)

Capitol Police Officer, Brian Sicknick

Things worth knowing: All the claims that violent Trump fan insurgents killed a police officer are and always were, wrong.

A medical examiner has finally issued a report on the sad fate of Officer Brian Sicknick who was working at Capitol Hill on Jan 6th.

by Jack Phillips, Epoch Times.

U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes a day after the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, the D.C. Medical Examiner’s office confirmed on April 19, ending speculation that he was beaten to death by Trump supporters.

Francisco J. Diaz, chief medical examiner for Washington, told The Washington Post that Sicknick died Jan. 7 after suffering two strokes, and didn’t suffer from an allergic reaction after being sprayed with chemical irritants as he engaged with the crowd, Diaz said.

The examiner said he found no evidence of internal or external injuries, but he added that “all that transpired played a role in his condition.” Diaz didn’t elaborate, citing privacy laws.

Why did it take so long for this to reported?

Will the ABC-CNN-MSNBC etc tell their audiences? Will they admit […]

Red pill #1: The “Armed Insurrection” was entirely unarmed

When is an Armed Insurrection an Unarmed Protest?

Armed with arms and legs?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Red-pill the West. No guns were found on any of the protesters who went into the US Capitol on January 6th. The most important part of this message is not about guns, or the lack of. It’s about The Media. People need to know they are being sold elite propaganda every night on TV — fake news that serves the Upper Class Swamp.

What are the odds that a group without a single gun would be able to overturn the US Government? And on one of the most important sitting days in the history of Capital Hill, with possibly the largest rally in history happening at the same time, all known weeks in advance. Clearly Capitol Hill would be well protected. Clearly we would expect they had tighter security than normal. Oh wait…?

What does this say about the people in charge of Capitol Hill security — which was Nancy Pelosi.

What does it say about the intent of the protesters. Were they there to overthrow the government, or were they just citizens who want free and […]

Time Magazine’s extraordinary admission, the election was no accident, it was “fortified” by a secret cabal

Let the bragging begin — Who manipulated the election to “Save Democracy”? A Corporate Cabal!

Now that the Left have the main levers of power, it’s safe for them to come out and tell the world how important they are. Indeed the race to the top of the vanity pile is on. This is not an accidental admission. When the real game is to get to the top of the pecking order, bragging is part of the plan.

And brag they do. Time actually published this:

The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election

by Molly Ball, Time Magazine

The Cabal decided the “proper outcome” of the election.

“Every attempt to interfere with the proper outcome of the election was defeated,” says Ian Bassin, co-founder of Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan rule-of-law advocacy group. “But it’s massively important for the country to understand that it didn’t happen accidentally. The system didn’t work magically. Democracy is not self-executing.”

Photo by Darren Halstead, Unsplash

Which rather flies in the face of that quaint old idea that the government is meant to be by the people and for the people? If it isn’t […]

Capitol Hill Police Officer Sicknick, who died, was fine on the night of the Capitol Hill riot

Capitol Police Officer, Brian Sicknick

Officer Brian Sicknick, 42. tragically died after the Capitol Hill mayhem. Allegedly he was “bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher”, and later got a blood clot and died the next day. His death is being used to score political points against Trump supporters yet there are some pertinent facts being left out, and questions that need answers.

Things the legacy media may have forgot to report:

Sicknik texted his family at night after the Capitol Hill event and said he was in good shape. The family did not expect him to go to hospital. The family didn’t want his death used for political purposes and say his death may be related to a medical condition. Brian Sicknik was a strong Trump supporter. The family only learnt of his death when reporters started phoning them.

It’s all a bit odd?

“This Political Climate Got My Brother Killed”: Officer Brian Sicknick Died Defending the Capitol. His Family Waits for Answers.

J. David McSwane, Propublica

“He texted me last night and said, ‘I got pepper-sprayed twice,’ and he was in good shape,” said Ken Sicknick, his brother, as the family drove […]

A $460m budget and the capitol police let in Mr Horns plus a spear?

The Capitol Hill Police Force has 2,300 officers and a budget of $460 million, it’s bigger than the entire Atlanta Police force, yet Jake Angeli, or “Buffalo man” made it all the way into the Senate Chamber with a full metal spear “disguised” as a flag staff with just a cable tie.

And they even had three days warning.

The whole force answers to Nancy Pelosi. If the storming of Capitol Hill was “a coup” in progress, Pelosi’s leadership was an incompetent failure. But if the storming was a Publicity stunt, allowing Mr Spear-n-Horns in to star in front page spreads was a success.

Jake Angeli, the Buffalo man, in Congress with horns and a Spear

h/t Mike

The Capitol Hill Riot Was Pelosi’s Fault, Not Trump’s

Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage Mag

The media has constructed a false narrative in which the White House overreacted to BLM and underreacted to the Capitol riot. But it wasn’t the White House’s job to protect Congress. That’s why Congress has a force of 2,300 people and a $460 million budget with just one job to do.

The question of why it failed at that job ought […]

Psychic? Capitol attack, not so spontaneously incited days before speech happened

It didn’t matter what Trump said, days before he said it, people were already planning the attack, and the FBI, NYPD, and USCP knew that too.

Is this a one day drive-by impeachment, asks John Solomon. Before the evidence is even presented? Reporter, John Solomon wants to know if Pelosi et al were advised in advance, what did they know? If they didn’t know, it was a failure of the police. If they did know, it’s a scandal that they didn’t say something in advance or put in proper security.

The US Attorney is bringing a conspiracy case which can’t happen if there wasn’t advance planning.

As usual, a whole lot of innocent law-abiding people, just can’t supply the evidence that shows how innocent they are. The DC police are investigating the Capitol attack, but won’t supply the evidence to an FOIA because, wait for it, it might be “personally embarrassing”? The whole event is being used to in an attempt to accuse, impeach and humiliate The President, but we must protect some underling (who) instead? Or perhaps we need to “protect” the citizens from being able to make up their own minds?

Just the News: “How could Trump incite […]

Steyn: some riots are OK — there’s been a complete collapse of equality before the law

Mark Steyn to Tucker Carlson:

They’re blathering, people from the Vice President on down, saying these riots are not “who we are”. Have you switched on a TV since Memorial Day? This is exactly who we are.

It’s OK to loot Macy’s, it’s OK to incinerate the precinct house in Minneapolis… but suddenly you expect the Capitol of the United States to be immune from this? If we have equality before the law, a Wendy’s franchisee is expected to have his property rights as respected as the United States Congress…

“Some groups have enjoyed a license to loot and burn at night…”

We’ve got a completely bifurcated system…the less law that applies to one group the more microregulated the lives of the other group are.



As for equality before the Media: A woman was killed in Congress, apparently shot by an agent of law enforcement. But on the news tonight, there were no candlelit vigils, no slo-mo replays. No demands for answers. It was the chaos that “led to her death”. It’s all in the phrasing.

@TweetBrettMcDonald Cops shoot a woman and MSNBC calls the conservative mob “deadly”

No memorials for […]