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ABC News 7 Jan 2021

Law enforcement during Capitol riot raises question of double standard


Despite Wednesday's riot being similar in size to previous protests over racial inequality, authorities responded less forcefully.

Trump supporters' storming of the U.S. Capitol is raising questions about law enforcement's lack of preparedness. And civil rights leaders suggest there's a double standard since authorities used much more violent tactics against Black Lives Matter protesters last summer. CBS News reporter Nicole Sganga spoke to "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano about what went wrong.
A growing number of lawmakers, including some Republicans, are calling for President Trump to be removed from office after his supporters stormed into the U.S. Capitol. CBS News senior national security analyst Fran Townsend, who served as Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on how law enforcement will go about prosecuting the criminal activity.
NBC's Pete Williams reports that the man seen wearing a "Camp Auschwitz" sweatshirt during the Capitol riot has been arrested in the Newport News, Va. area. This arrest is one part of a larger law enforcement operation to identify and charge those that stormed the Capitol building. Aired on 01/13/2021.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) recalls handing out masks to staff and colleagues during the Capitol riot. Aired on 01/12/2021.

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