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Following Riots, Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick Dies

Following Riots, Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick Dies

“More than 50 officers were injured and 15 hospitalized”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrk6B3LhE9g

Though prematurely reported Thursday, it has since been confirmed that Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away Thursday evening.

From The Hill:

Brian D. Sicknick, a Capitol Police officer who took part in defending the Capitol during a mob onslaught, died Thursday evening, according to the United States Capitol Police.

“The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague,” a USCP spokesperson said.

Sicknick’s death was prematurely reported earlier in the evening, garnering notes of sympathy from members of Congress. He succumbed to his wounds at approximately 9:30 p.m.

The officer’s death brings the death toll from Wednesday’s riot to five. The other four deaths were among the rioters, including one woman whom Capitol Police shot as she attempted to enter the House Chamber, and three others who died of unrelated health emergencies, including one heart attack.

More than 50 officers were injured and 15 hospitalized in the standoff against supporters of President Trump, who breached the Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden‘s election.

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How did Officer Sicknick die? I read the Hill article and it didn’t say, either. The cynic in me thinks he was probably morbidly obese and died of a heart attack.

    mark311 in reply to snopercod. | January 8, 2021 at 8:57 am

    The statement from the state police is in the link below

    https://www.uscp.gov/media-center/press-releases/loss-uscp-colleague-brian-d-sicknick

    Only mention of injuries sustained during the demonstrations from some protestors. No particular detail

    My thoughts and prays go to his family

    He doesn’t appear to be morbidly obese in that photo. But who knows when that was taken (ala Saint Trayvon) or what other health conditions he may have had.

    Chewbacca in reply to snopercod. | January 8, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Does he look morbidly obese?

    david7134 in reply to snopercod. | January 8, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Have you ever visited Washington and seen the Capitol police? They all look like they are one day away from a myocardial infarction. Their method of control is normally their obesity. If the picture is real, this guy is not fat but he does show risk for CV disease. but, the real people causing violence were the antifa mixed in.

    buckeyeminuteman in reply to snopercod. | January 8, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    The only way anybody dies anymore…COVID!

    Sally MJ in reply to snopercod. | January 8, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Doesn’t look morbidly obese in his photo. And I don’t think he could be a Capitol Police officer if he were morbidly obese, because he wouldn’t be able to deal with unruly civilians.

    It says he died of his “wounds,” not “injuries.” “Wounds” sounds like he was shot, stabbed, or was beaten.

    Merriam-Webster defines it as:
    “an injury to the body (as from violence, accident, or surgery) that typically involves laceration or breaking of a membrane (such as the skin) and usually damage to underlying tissues.”

    Horrible. And tragic.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Sally MJ. | January 8, 2021 at 8:05 pm

      Just a victim of Antifa and/or BLM. Conservatives need to go in with ample security.

      dunce1239 in reply to Sally MJ. | January 9, 2021 at 10:54 am

      If he was “wounded”,who wounded him and why were they not identified and arrested??? If he was attacked it would be at least negligent manslaughter if he died as a result even if it was a heart attack.

Unconfirmed says he was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher

    snopercod in reply to exfed. | January 8, 2021 at 8:06 am

    They were wearing helmets, no?

      SField in reply to snopercod. | January 8, 2021 at 8:25 am

      I looked up a picture of the officer, and he was not obese. There are numerous photos taken that day and you can see plenty of officers wearing ball caps and/or wool watch caps rather than helmets. As has been mentioned he was allegedly hit in the head with a fire extinguisher, but there’s no confirmation of that. A person who claimed to be there called into Rush’s show yesterday and said he saw a rioter discharging a fire extinguisher at police on the capitol steps. Make of that what you will.

    ThePrimordialOrderedPair in reply to exfed. | January 8, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Unconfirmed .,.. and those reports seem to come and go on the media sites. The only actual fact we know about his condition is that he had a stroke.

Capitol Police Officer…Had Medical Emergency During Protest

A source has told TGP that he had a “medical emergency” (possibly a stroke) while on duty during the protest…It is not clear if it was connected or related to the unrest.

I note that the article reports injuries among the police, but not the protesters…

Was he the officer suspended for shooting the Trump Supporter?

I Think it is premature to blame the violence on “..supporters of President Trump”. There has already been one violent BLM participant identified and there will be more. I watch several Trump rallies and never saw participants who looked like the clowns who stormed the Capital.

A full listing of injuries is needed. Would be interesting to compare to injuries sustained during attack hemOrrhoiDs this summer. We need to find and punish the true rioters. That said, we have now entered a totally different world of news reporting than under any other Dem admin in history. the GOP now has bought into the story line of no fraud. Witness now Tom Cotton. All those legislators in swing states appealing for time just to sort things out…all ignored. The UniParty is now fully in control…all praise the UniParty.

Ashli Babbitt was shot by a police officer, Brian Sicknick died of something related to a fire extinguisher and three other people died due to medical emergencies linked to the protest.

If 300,000 people had not traveled to Washington DC, these five people might still be alive, but maybe not. The authorities know, but they are not going to tell us because they want us to think the worst.

This is the ‘White Supremacy Terrorist’ narrative being played out to its fullest.

My attitude is simple: Everyone involved in Wednesday’s riot should be arrested and punished — right after everyone involved in every left-wing riot for the last four years. The moment that backlog has been dealt with, these people should be given sentences in the same range. But not a moment before. This is not “what-aboutism”, it’s a matter of simple justice. The prosecutors have set the standard, and should now be estopped from changing it, unless they do so retroactively for all.

    stablesort in reply to Milhouse. | January 8, 2021 at 11:04 am

    The problem the establishment has is that the ‘White Supremacist Terrorist’ narrative has not yet caught on so they continue to push the narrative at every opportunity.

    MarkS in reply to Milhouse. | January 8, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Ain’t happening! Prosecutorial discretion and all that.

    lichau in reply to Milhouse. | January 8, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Milhouse, your posts are always thoughtful and sometimes I agree.
    You hit a home run on this one. A fantastical idea, but one I wholly agree with.
    The part to watch: some of the perps appear to be antics and/or crisis actors. The tattooed dude with the Viking hat. Do you suppose they will be able to find him? My guess is that they will only be able to find clearly Trump supporters.

    mark311 in reply to Milhouse. | January 8, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    I agree although I would respectfully point out that a lot of people were arrested during the BLM protests.

    Mac45 in reply to Milhouse. | January 8, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    If there is probable cause that a person broke the law, then they should be charged and the case against them heard in court. That is the American wy; except if you are part of or closely allied with the Establishment, of course.

    People keep decrying the actions of the Capital invaders. A full court press is play to identify and prosecute all who were involved. While the optics of the incident are ugly, no context is being provided. Why did these people do this? The popular answer, from all authority figures, is that they were insane anarchist bent on destroying the United States of America. Conservatives are running around tying to blame this on left wing groups such as AntiFa and BLM. The liberal Establishment is trying to use this to paint 74 million Trump supporters as racist Neo-Nazis. The problem with thee pictures is the fact that, except for damage done to gain entry to the building, there was no significant vandalism, arson or theft committed, even though the demonstrators managed to thoroughly infest the building. What then was their purpose? Perhaps to make a statement, And, what was that statement? Perhaps, “Listen to us”? The same message that these people have been screaming for years. When a person continues to ignore you, sometimes it is necessary to smack them to get their attention. Yet, none of the people, in any position of authority, seem to care WHY this happened.

    As to the casualties, thee should not have been unexpected. How many time have we seen liberal groups infest the Capital and its attendant offices? How often are they met with force? When a group took over Nancy Pelosi’s office, not onyl were they not met with violence, Pelosi actually met with them. In this case, NO member of Congress met with or confronted the demonstrators. Why would rhe members of Congress feel safe in the presence of creaaming Code Pink and other demonstrators, at the Kavanaugh hearings? Why would they automatically assume that they were at risk from the demonstrators? Perhaps because they know that the complaints of the demonstrators are valid and that the, the politicians, have pushed the common man to the point where violence is now likely? Maybe because they were not THEIR demonstrators?Who was really responsible for this incident? The demonstrators? Yes. The President? Not really. The Establishment political class which refused to listen to their constituents? Probably.

    That people, associated with this incident died, is horribly unfortunate, I think that I will wait to find out why they died, before I assign blame.

      randian in reply to Mac45. | January 9, 2021 at 3:27 pm

      Why would they automatically assume that they were at risk from the demonstrators?

      Because, as usual, progressives project their own sins onto others. Conservative members of Congress would almost certainly be at risk if an unfettered Antifa riot got hold of them.

“Antics” should be “antifa”. $%&&- spell check.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | January 8, 2021 at 11:34 am

He succumbed to his wounds at approximately 9:30 p.m.

He had a stroke.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | January 8, 2021 at 11:42 am

From MSN news:

US Capitol Police officer dies after suffering stroke following riots, union chair says

    It did say that earlier today, now the “story” has been changed. There’s no mention of a stroke now. ALL so-called “reporting” is suspect, and not to be trusted.

    Its a bit more nuanced than that. He suffered injuries then later had a stroke. Potentially as a result of those injuries. Clearly this is early in the day and no investigation has been completed so I would treat any cause if death stated with a pinch of salt.

OK, all you folks who down voted me can now FOAD: US Capitol Police officer dies after suffering stroke following riots, union chair says

WASHINGTON — A police officer with the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) died after he suffered a stroke at the Capitol during riots, according to US Capitol Police in a late statement Thursday night.

Brian D. Sicknick was a 15-year veteran of the force and 40 years old. No information was given on where the officer was stationed around the Capitol on Wednesday as a mob of Trump supporters breached the Capitol.

    stablesort in reply to snopercod. | January 8, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    They have changed the story to “died of injuries suffered”

    mark311 in reply to snopercod. | January 9, 2021 at 7:55 am

    I’m not clear where you got that statement as the link says access denied when I tried it. The actual statement direct from source is very specific. “At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening (January 7, 2021), United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty.

    Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the USCP, and our federal partners. “

After decades of vilifying and attacking police officers — rhetorically, and, physically — with increasing fervor, especially since vile Obama’s tenure, and, during the year 2020, now, all of a sudden, we’re supposed to believe that the vile Dhimmi-crats love law enforcement officers?

Such nauseating hypocrisy.

The fundamental problem is that the news media continues to deny that the Dims cheated. We need to clearly state our argument the proves they cheated.

It’s undeniable that Dems illegally changed election rules to facilitate cheating in 4 battleground states.This made their elections unconstitutional and allowed the Dems to cheat their way into power.

I would like to know what are the consequences of violating the constitution and of violating election laws? We can’t accept that there are no consequences for these criminals.

At the very least they should spend the rest of their lives in prison for millions of cases of election fraud. It this doesn’t happen then patriots should exercise their 2nd amendment right to remove tyranny by deliver justice.

    mark311 in reply to ConradCA. | January 9, 2021 at 7:58 am

    The problem with your argument is that it hasn’t been proven at all. I’ve yet to see a well informed source that makes the case. Every aspect of the evidential case has fallen over.

Jan 5, 2021
Mayor Muriel Bowser @MayorBowser

To be clear, the District of Columbia is not requesting other federal law enforcement personnel and discourages any additional deployment without immediate notification to, and consultation with, MPD if such plans are underway.

https://twitter.com/MayorBowser/status/1346530358674792466

Do you think that those who illegally changed election laws could be charge with any crimes? Millions of instances of election fraud? Violating the civil rights of everyone voting in the election? Or what?

I would love to know Andrew Branca’ s take om the legality of the shooting.Did not appear to be anyone in imminent danger.She would have to navigate the stacked chairs slowing mobility in order to get to someone and I was astonished that no recognizable command to stop was issued when time was certainly available to do so
Looked bad to me,

I find the most intriguing aspect is the anti police left now celebrating the shooting of a Trump supporter.
I am old enough to remember the time when the pussy hat brigade pushed past the Capital Police , occupied Senators offices and no one suggested they be shot.
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Who knows whom or what to believe at this point. Granted, it’s been this way for quite some time now, but these past few days the noise level of “reporting”, if you could even call much of it that, has increased to a fever pitch like I’ve not seen in recent memory.

Too much furtive noise, too few verifiable facts.

Found this on Daily Wire:

From ABC News:

“According to sources familiar with the matter, authorities currently believe that Sicknick’s death was driven by a medical condition. They are also vigorously investigating reports that he was attacked with a fire extinguisher or other item at the Capitol, sources said. So far, those reports of an attack have not been confirmed, and authorities are hoping to locate video or other imagery from the scene that can shed light on what led to Sicknick’s death.”

“More than 50 officers were injured and 15 hospitalized”

And no video of all the injuries live as they were happening. Uh-huh.

The only injury video seen is Ashli Babbitt being executed by police.

As for the dead policeman- the following fron the link:
At approximately 9:30 p.m. this evening (January 7, 2021), United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty.

Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters. He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the USCP, and our federal partners.

Officer Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department’s First Responder’s Unit.

The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick’s family and friends on their loss, and mourns the loss of a friend and colleague.

We ask that Officer Sicknick’s family, and other USCP officers’ and their families’ privacy be respected during this time.

He returned to his division offices and collapsed? If he died as a results of injuries- he wouldn’t have made it back to his division offices to collapse there. More will eventually come out, maybe, but sounds like a heart attack. Where’s the video of him getting injured so we can help find his assailant?

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