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US Capitol Attack a Wake-up Call for the Integration of Physical & IT Security
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1/14/2021 | 12:13:16 PM
I am not sure what you saw but I don't think it was not a lack of capability.
From what I saw,
  • The National Guard was told to stand down from the request made by the major of DC
  • They knew about the march to the capitol in November
  • After 5 pm, that is when most of the protection arrived from different parts of the country
  • Most of the individuals that breached the capitol were white
  • The security guards and capitol police helped the older individuals down the stairs (saws on CNN)


So let's be honest here, that building has state of the art video surveillance/cameras. They have a subway that is at a lower floor that allows congressman to travel to remote sites where they can get into their cars. 

So they knew what was going on but were told to stand down and the president (Chief Officer of the US) stated that they should march to the capitol and express their discontent with the voting process. No matter how much technology you have, it is dependent upon careful use also, security professionals had their hands in their pockets, slowly moving the crowd away from the capital.

Trump Says 'We Will Never Concede' as Mob Storms Capitol Building - The New  York Times

If this group were of color, it would have been a blood bath, so I have to respectfully disagree with your sentiments, they have the technology, they were told to stand down.



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