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Scary as hell.

https://apnews.com/article/us-...2c04f2a68acd6b55cace


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The planning for Wednesday’s assault on the U.S. Capitol happened largely in plain view, with chatters in far-right forums explicitly discussing how to storm the building, handcuff lawmakers with zip ties and disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s election — in what they portrayed as responding to orders from President Trump.

This went far beyond the widely reported, angry talk about thronging Washington that day. Trump supporters exchanged detailed tactical advice about what to bring and what to do once they assembled at the Capitol to conduct “citizen’s arrests” of members of Congress. One poster said, “[expletive] zip ties. I’m bringing rope!”

Such comments were not confined to dark corners of the Web. They were scooped up and catalogued by researchers who made their findings public weeks before a seemingly unprepared Capitol Police force was overrun by thousands of rioters, in an incident that left one officer, one rioter and three other people dead.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news...rump-ban/ar-BB1cBOYv


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Not the most important detail but... I saw a reference to zip ties somewhere else and didn't understand what they would be used for or why they would be problematic.

Sometimes I'm so naive...


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Think of them as plastic handcuffs to restrain someone. Like Pence as he is led to the gallows.


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Think of them as plastic handcuffs to restrain someone.


Oh I get it now.

I hope this whole insurrection is the wake-up call it needs to be, but I’m not all that confident.


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