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Sun May 23, 2021, 05:38 AM

Police records show threats to kill lawmakers in wake of Capitol attack

Source: Guardian

Jason Wilson 26 mins ago

Washington’s Metropolitan police department recorded threats to lawmakers and public facilities in the wake of the 6 January attack on the Capitol, according to documents made public in a ransomware hack on their systems this month.

The documents also show how, in the month following the Capitol attack, police stepped up surveillance efforts, monitoring hotel bookings, protests in other jurisdictions, and social media for signs of another attack by far-right groups on targets in the capital, including events surrounding the inauguration of Joe Biden as president.

The revelation of the seriousness of the threats comes amid Republican opposition to forming a 9/11-style commission to investigate the January attack, which saw the Capitol roamed by looting mobs hunting for politicians and involved the deaths of five people.

The police documents were stolen and published by the ransomware attack group Babuk, and some were redistributed by the transparency organization Distributed Denial of Secrets, from whom they were obtained by the Guardian. Various outlets last week published stories based on the data showing intelligence indicating that far-right Boogaloo groups planned to attack various targets in the capital.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/police-records-show-threats-to-kill-lawmakers-in-wake-of-capitol-attack/ar-AAKi7XE?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply Police records show threats to kill lawmakers in wake of Capitol attack (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 2021 OP
bucolic_frolic May 2021 #1
BumRushDaShow May 2021 #2
Grokenstein May 2021 #3
Champp May 2021 #4
Evolve Dammit May 2021 #5
2naSalit May 2021 #6
reACTIONary May 2021 #7
reACTIONary May 2021 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 23, 2021, 06:43 AM

1. Very Machiavellian, but the State must act to protect itself

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Sun May 23, 2021, 07:09 AM

2. "The police documents were stolen and published by the ransomware attack"

Yikes!

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Sun May 23, 2021, 07:10 AM

3. Dang, tourism be hardcore these days

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Sun May 23, 2021, 07:45 AM

4. The fuggin republiQon war on America, Truth, and Democracy

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 23, 2021, 11:35 AM

5. We are under attack from enemies foreign and domestic. Aiding and abetting should be treason. And

treated accordingly. Hope the FBI is getting lots of agents to deal with this. Sign me up. I would love to assist in that effort.

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Sun May 23, 2021, 12:01 PM

6. It's their emails!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon May 24, 2021, 12:55 PM

8. One bulletin...

One of the stolen bulletins...

....mentions a “possible second suspect” in the placement of pipe bombs near the DNC and RNC, who was “observed on video scouting/taking photographs in advance of the placement”, who “took a metro to the East Falls church stop and took a Lyft from there”.

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