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CBS News 7 Jan 2021

Why race is central to the police response during the U.S. Capitol assault


Soon after pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol, social media erupted with anger. Many questioned why law enforcement hadn't reacted with the same firm hand that it has for years against protesters of police brutality. CBS News political contributor and democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright joins CBSN to break down the news.

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A violent mob loyal to President Donald #Trump stormed the #US Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe #Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. Stephen Dreyfus, american lawyer and former prosecutor, discusses the police's strategy during the storming of the capitol by rioters.
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