As much as the insurrection told the story of racism in America, the law enforcement response told it even more starkly. BLM vs Capitol protests: This was the police response when it was Black protesters on DC streets last year.

+ “The police force, which numbers about 2,000 officers and has sole jurisdiction over the Capitol’s buildings and grounds, was clearly outnumbered and unprepared for the onslaught, even as it was openly organized on social media sites like Gab and Parler. It took more than two hours, and reinforcements from other law enforcement agencies, before order was restored.” NYT: Capitol Breach Draws Sharp Condemnation of Law Enforcement.

+ “Black Lives Matter protesters are other to the Capitol Police. So are survivors of sexual assault or women who protest for the right to choose. But an armed mob storming the Capitol, and their Instigator-in-Chief, are, apparently, familiar enough to be dismissed as clowns. (Some of them, in their face paint and strange headgear, even seemed to embrace their identification as clowns.)” Masha Gessen in The New Yorker: The Capitol Invaders Enjoyed the Privilege of Not Being Taken Seriously.

+ Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready. Shit, the president himself planned in plain sight.

+ “The movement behind today’s attempted coup delivered exactly what it has promised for months on social media.” Trump’s Internet Is Celebrating.