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“ Watchdog says Capitol Police deficient at monitoring threats “
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 10, 2021 10:16PM
[apnews.com]


‘ “A stand-alone entity, with a defined mission dedicated to countersurveillance activities in support of protecting the Congressional Community, would improve the Department’s ability to identify and disrupt individuals or groups intent on engaging in illegal activity directed at the Congressional Community and its legislative process,” the report says, according to a summary released by the House Administration Committee ahead of the hearing. Bolton has not released the full report.

Bolton told the panel that the Capitol Police is in the process of opening up two regional offices so it can better protect lawmakers at home. The department confirmed that on Monday, saying they will be opening up offices in San Francisco and Tampa, Florida.

Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, the top Republican on the committee, said he hopes they open up more offices around the country and prosecute more people who are making the threats. He noted that he has received threats himself — a man was arrested in 2019 for threatening to shoot him.

“So I know firsthand that these threats are real, and that the people making these threats intend to act on them,” Davis said. “I do believe a truly more aggressive enforcement stance, more arrests and more prosecutions of those who make violent threats and intend to carry them out would be a very strong deterrent.”

In Friday’s statement, the Capitol Police said they have already taken “significant steps” to improve counterintelligence and agreed that a stand-alone intelligence division would be helpful, but said they’d need more money to achieve it. The statement said the Capitol Police have about 30 agents and analysts doing the same job as more than 100 in the Secret Service, while the Capitol Police had 9,000 cases in 2020 and the Secret Service had 8,000. ‘


Seems like just what the country needs, another government entity conducting more surveillance.

It’s become clear that the danger of what might happen on Jan. 6 was known and warned about, but was basically ignored. Add to that, the danger posed by domestic terrorists has been ignored for the last several years.

It seems like a better approach might be to insure that existing agencies plan better and improve communication. Wasn’t that supposed to happen after 911? Homeland Security?
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Re: “ Watchdog says Capitol Police deficient at monitoring threats “
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 10, 2021 10:49PM
In Friday’s statement, the Capitol Police said they have already taken “significant steps” to improve counterintelligence and agreed that a stand-alone intelligence division would be helpful, but said they’d need more money to achieve it

Bureaucratic mantra: Never let a crisis go by unexploited.
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Re: “ Watchdog says Capitol Police deficient at monitoring threats “
Posted by: Randalls
Date: May 11, 2021 09:41AM
Well you don’t have to be too astute to realize there was a lid kept on the actions of the police and military and they are not ashamed to ignore the elephant in the room
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Re: “ Watchdog says Capitol Police deficient at monitoring threats “
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 11, 2021 09:41AM
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btfc
...It seems like a better approach might be to insure that existing agencies plan better and improve communication. Wasn’t that supposed to happen after 911? Homeland Security?
Yes, but also no.

The concept of an over-arching "Homeland Security" was the idea. But as usual with agencies, sharing of information turned into a dick measuring contest. And since there isn't any caring, there certainly isn't much sharing.

But anyone who is concerned about anti-democratic forces and anti-citizen actions will realize that a well organized overarching federal force with no barriers is a BAD THING. Imagine a Secret Police organization under the direct control of a wannabe dictator like Orange Mussolini.

You can have perfect 'safety'. You just have to give up all your rights.
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