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J.J. Sefton's A♠ Morning Report - Feb 11, 2021 - M-F, best news links source on the web

Bits & Bytes - Feb 11, 2021 - chrissy on PoliNation, news, views, and links to amuse
NYTimes blood libel headline

h/t Tami on A♠
MAGA Blood Libel: Why Are They Hiding The Medical Report?
revolver, Feb 8, 2021

…Officer Sicknick’s death is the only purported death by a largely tourist crowd that was let into the building by police, stayed inside the velvet ropes, seemed at least partly there out of confusion, for social media clout, or just for the memes, and that even the New York Times conceded caused limited property damage. … That's a far cry from murder. Yet MAGA is being blood libeled with a felony murder charge in the court of public opinion and at Donald Trump’s impeachment, while potentially exculpatory evidence is silenced or sealed.…

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Riot 'Deaths' examined

Matt Walsh @MattWalshBlog

We are told that the DC riot killed five people. Sometimes seven deaths are linked to the riot. But here’s the truth, as far as we’ve been officially told:

Of seven deaths, two were officers who committed suicide after the riot. We have never been given any evidence or any reason to believe that their suicides had anything to do with the riot. This is simply an assumption that many have made.

Of the five who died in or shortly after the riot, one was a man with a pre existing condition who suffered a heart attack. Another suffered a stroke at some point that day and died in a hospital.

One woman collapsed while in a rush of people outside the Capitol and died. We were told she was “trampled to death.” The medical examiner never confirmed that as the cause of death. We have not been given any additional information.

The fourth civilian death was Ashli Babbitt. She was an unarmed woman shot and killed by a Capitol Police officer inside the Capitol.

The fifth death was Officer Sicknick. We have been given absolutely no official information about his death at all. The only thing they’re telling us is that he was at the riot and later died. The autopsy results are being withheld. Nobody has been arrested for his murder.

So of the five deaths linked to the riot, only one — Babbit — can be conclusively considered a death caused by violence during the riot. Only the violence in this case was done by a cop. That is what we know right now. If anyone knows more, they aren’t telling us.…

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Megan McArdle @asymmetricinfo
Castro is making the correct point: the question of whether Trump's words legally constituted incitement to riot is a red herring. Trump's biggest crime is having convinced his followers that the election was being stolen, something that was itself culpable, and ended in violence

McArdle B.S.

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How DJT Lost the White House
Patrick Byrne, Deep Capture, Jan 23-Feb 8, 2021

What happened on the afternoon of January 6 is the worst thing that could have happened for the Freedom Movement. Millions of people had descended on DC to protest the theft of our national election and to support those standing up for the truth. However, in the course of their protest, Goons stormed the Capitol.…