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Juan Williams: What if the coup had worked? | TheHill

Juan Williams: What if the coup had worked? | TheHill 1What if…they had taken a senator hostage?

What if they had kidnapped Vice President Pence?

Think about it.

Then Congress could not have certified President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

That would have extended President Trump’s control of the White House — and the military — possibly past Inauguration Day until the radicals relented.

The Trump seditionists wanted just such a coup. And they came close.

This is the dream for the violent white supremacists and Proud Boys who identify Trump as their defender of white, Christian dominance.

At the Capitol they waved Confederate flags and wore T-shirts with anti-Semitic slogans. One man wore a hoodie with the slogan “Camp Auschwitz.”

Their years of talking about lynching liberals led them to hang a noose from wooden gallows they erected on the mall.

Their invitations to violence fit with the profile of the people who made a social media hero out of Kyle Rittenhouse, the then-17-year-old who killed two men during protests over the police shooting of a black man in Kenosha, Wis., last year. Rittenhouse, now 18, pleaded not guilty to all charges at his arraignment last week, claiming self-defense.

Source: Juan Williams: What if the coup had worked? | TheHill

Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis blames protesters for their own deaths.

On Wednesday, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested in Illinois on charges of first-degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing two protesters the night before during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake earlier this week.

During the Kenosha Police Department’s first press conference in response to the Blake shooting and subsequent protests, Chief Daniel Miskinis blamed the unidentified victims in Tuesday night’s shooting for their own deaths, saying the violence was the result of the “persons” involved violating curfew:

Persons who were out after the curfew became engaged in some type of disturbance, and persons were shot. Everybody involved was out after the curfew. I’m not going to make a great deal of that, but the point is the curfew is in place to protect. Had persons not been out involved in violation of that, perhaps the situation that unfolded would not have happened.

Source: Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis blames protesters for their own deaths.

Two dead as gunfire erupts at Wisconsin protests over shooting of Black man – Reuters

Two dead as gunfire erupts at Wisconsin protests over shooting of Black man - Reuters 2KENOSHA, Wis. (Reuters) – Two people died and a third was wounded after street protests over the police shooting of a Black man erupted into gun violence late Tuesday and early Wednesday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, police said.

The Lake Michigan city of about 100,000 has been rocked by civil unrest since Sunday, when police shot Jacob Blake, 29, in the back at point-blank range. The incident, captured on video, has reignited protests over racism and police use of force in the United States.

The third straight night of protests, which coincided with the second night of the Republican National Convention, had appeared to turn calm after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who defied a curfew.

Source: Two dead as gunfire erupts at Wisconsin protests over shooting of Black man – Reuters