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    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer A journalist for more than three decades, Sara Rimer worked at the Miami Herald, Washington Post and, for 26 years, the New York Times, where she was the New England bureau chief, and a national reporter covering education, aging, immigration, and other social justice issues. Her stories on the death penalty’s inequities were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision outlawing the execution of people with intellectual disabilities. Her journalism honors include Columbia University’s Meyer Berger award for in-depth human interest reporting. She holds a BA degree in American Studies from the University of Michigan. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Why a White Mob Felt They Could Storm the US Capitol without Fear

  1. “They called a curfew in Washington Wednesday, but it seemed like they didn’t enforce it. ”

    I saw videos of them beating protestors. I believe they enforced it, or at the very least, attempted it.

  2. I have yet to see where our justice department go after: military retirements, military disability, social security benefits disability, PTSD disability, and other specious payments these terrorists have accumulated. These terrorists have a lot of time on their hands. Don’t they have jobs? They spend hundreds of thousand of dollars on merchandising, travel expenses, military gear, weaponry, etc.

    We were lightening fast to follow ISIS and Al Queda money and debilitate their plans or slow them down.

    Where is the news of finding and removing their funding?

  3. I disagree with the term “white mob” which suggest white people of Anglo-Saxon descent. This mob included plenty of non-white people, among them Latinos and blacks. The term correctly describing this mob should not be a product of race but of a political inclination. We know it was a MAGA crowd consisting solely of Trump supporters. The term describing the mob should be “MAGA mob.”

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