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More power for law enforcement would not have stopped Capitol riot, their inherent bias to the right is the REAL problem

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In the wake of the recent Capitol riot in the US, coupled with new information from the FBI that suggests all 50 state capitals could soon be under siege, political figures across the country are calling for legislation that could greatly expand the powers of law enforcement and stifle freedom of speech and assembly.

Much of the proposed legislation in state legislatures is actually refigured versions of similar bills that were meant to silence the nationwide Black Lives Matters protests that happened in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police in May last year.

As the country begins to perform an autopsy on what actually occurred at the Capitol on January 6, it is becoming more and more apparent that law enforcement had sufficient resources and intelligence to deal with the situation – but they decided not to. Police officers, several of whom were seen livestreaming with rioters, are now under investigation, and it’s apparent there were higher-ups who, for whatever reason, didn’t want to interfere with the mob.

The problem is not, as has been suggested, that law enforcement is needlessly shackled by bureaucracy, but exactly the opposite; police have too much discretion in selectively deciding how and when to........

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