Posted On: Tuesday - February 16th 2021 8:02AM MST
In Topics:   Elections '16 - '20  US Feral Government  Anarcho-tyranny  Legal Stupidity
Before I write anymore, let me just say that the title here was not written to disparage the Capitol cop Brian Sicknick, who died a day after the protesting and rioting on January 6th. From what I've read in the comments under Steve Sailer's R.I.P. post on the guy, he sounds like a guy I would have liked. He was a Trump supporter, in fact, but I especially like that he was a fan of Reno 911, a favorite of mine from way back that I'd about forgotten about.
No, it's just that this cop died from being sick, not from being "battered" with a fire extinguisher. It wasn't the COVID-one-niner that got him, though I suppose the coroner could be persuaded it was after the fact. Gotta keep those numbers up, but right now this death was needed for other narratives more pressing. Mr. Sicknick had some heart problems. That doesn't make him "sick" in the common usage of the word, but doctors talk about "heart disease", do they not? Not all sicknesses involve germs. Hey, but I'm no doctor, I don't play one on TV, and I don't even play a coroner on TV, cause, how many TV shows will people watch about coroners? (Just the one, Quincy, was it?)
The guy shown below, whom I'm sure has been ID'd by now, threw that fire extinguisher at the cops gathered on the other side of a low retaining wall.
The assailant threw this firex at the cops because it was handy, and this was a riot. In the video pasted below one can see this this rioter clearly throw it at the cops. It was not specifically directed at Mr. Sicknick, which may sound like it's irrelevant, but not if this rioter is accused of "battery"*. Throwing stuff around is part of any riot, and those cops had their helmets, shields, the whole get-up. Shit is going to get thrown around in a riot purely by definition.
If this is the most egregious thing the Lyin’ Press has on the patriotic Capitol Gang, they’ve got nothing at all. They could have already seen what a real riot looks like, as they’ve had all last summer and fall (some is still on-going). Antifa Commies and black violent thug looters have had all manner of things in their hands, including guns, rocks, bike locks, batons, and, in the case in Charlottesville way back, even a spray can of flammable fluid used as a makeshift mini flame-thrower. (No, that guy didn't spent ONE NIGHT in jail, as did none of the violent people on the "right" side of the law there!)
The cops usually have all the great gear in a riot, compared to rioters, and there was no exception on January 6th. Besides those helmets and face shields, the cops had plexiglass 2 or 3 ft high hand-held shields too. They just didn't have them in place in time for this projectile. Certain people didn't duck, and I can't say I'd have done better. Peripheral vision only goes so far. There was no murder or manslaughter happening though. When you're in the middle a riot, shit happens. These guys were getting paid at least, while the rioters were the ones that pay their taxes ... to sometimes beat on them ... and what you can see right at the beginning of the video is that the rioters were trying to get the cops to stay back behind that wall. Was that too much to ask? I wasn't there - I don't know.
Because I don't take in the media narrative, I had not much of an idea until the Sailer post yesterday that the Lyin' Press has made this Capitol cop into a martyr deserving a big State funeral. Will we be lowering the flags? Are they even back up from the last whomever-the-hell-we-should-be-mourning-memorial (Juan McAmnesty? George H.W. Bush? Who knows?) I've read that the late Mr. Sicknick's family wanted no part in the turning of his death into a big political deal.
One stupid idea I've read floated around is that this assailant killed Mr. Sicknick because the officer died a day later from his heart problems. I could easily believe that being in the riot and maybe taking a blow could exacerbate his condition. He may very well NOT have died for a long time after, had he not been there in that spot the previous day. It was his job though! What happened being a contributing factor to his early death does not make it a crime of murder, manslaughter, or anything like that.
Look, if 5 black thugs run after me for 2 blocks trying to rob or Polar Bear me, and I die of a heart attack due to the exertion, would they be accused of murder? That'd be stupid. It'd be my heart that stopped, unless those guys stopped it themselves with a blade or a 9mm diameter piece of lead.
I'm really sorry for Brian Sicknick and his family, because it sounds like he was a good guy. He didn't deserve to die, as he didn't deserve to have heart problems, as far as I can imagine.
The fact that Mr. Sicknick died just a day after** the Capitol Gang rioted invaded the People's House for a few hours does not make him a victim of those patriotic Americans. That narrative is just completely stupid, enough I think, to where most American can see that the Lyin' Press KNOWS Americans see the stupidity. (This is the subject of a recent John Derbyshire column - "Strategic Silence"—Ruling Class Knows We Know It’s Lying. and It DOESN’T CARE..) We at Peak Stupidity call it Anarcho-Tyranny of the media, just another branch of the US Feral Government.
Now, all that written, the American Greatness blog reports The New York Times Retracts the Sicknick Story . Oops:
The paper continued to revise its story within the body of the original January 8 story: “Law enforcement officials initially said Mr. Sicknick was struck with a fire extinguisher, but weeks later, police sources and investigators were at odds over whether he was hit. Medical experts have said he did not die of blunt force trauma, according to one law enforcement official.”"...laid in honor at the Rotunda"! Man, they've been laying it on thick. I used the word "sick" at the top. I can say that what's really sick is the narrative being spread that makes me wonder if the USSR's Pravda could have been any worse than the NY Times and the rest of our Lyin' Press.
What’s missing, however, is how the Times first described what happened to Sicknick. “Mr. Sicknick, 42, an officer for the Capitol Police, died on Thursday from brain injuries he sustained after Trump loyalists who overtook the complex struck him in the head with a fire extinguisher, according to two law enforcement officials.”
Not only was the Times’ untrue story about Sicknick’s death accepted as fact by every news media organization from the Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post, political pundits on the NeverTrump Right also regurgitated the narrative that Sicknick was “murdered” as did lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
In an outrageous effort to create more favorable optics before the impeachment trial, House Democrats honored Sicknick in a rare memorial at the Capitol Rotunda on February 3. Joe Biden, in a statement issued after Donald Trump was acquitted Saturday afternoon, repeated the lie about Sicknick. “It was nearly two weeks ago that Jill and I paid our respects to Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who laid in honor in the Rotunda after losing his life protecting the Capitol from a riotous, violent mob on January 6, 2021.”
Here's the video (takes place in about 5 seconds):
PS: In the meantime, there’s still no story in the Lyin' Press, almost 6 weeks later, about who the black cop who MURDERED Ashley Babbit was. Maybe the NY Times could spend a little time on that story.
* In the legal sense, this probably is battery, as in "assault and battery", but not in the common use of the term that the public is hearing from the Lyin' Press. The guy was not over there beating Brian Sicknick over the head with that fire extinguisher or with anything else.
** He died Thursday evening, from what I've read, so that is something just over 24 hours later.