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“Glenn Beck reveals what’s happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they’ve morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it’s best to operate outside the realms of oversight. Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the “wrong” political view” is a summary of The Blaze’s article “Weaponizing Crisis.”
About half way into the article, Glenn Beck talks about the fact that the Capitol Police “operate outside the realms of any oversight.” Did you know that the Capitol Police do not have to release any information – that the ‘Freedom of Information Act’ does not apply to them, and that the Capitol Police is a private police force (army) for the Congress? The head of the CP Attorney General reports to the Police Board which reports to Congress. The CP has complete authority to make arrests, even outside of the Capitol grounds. The Capitol Police board responded to an email from a Roll Call journalist as follows: “please be advised that the US Capitol Police, as a legislative branch entity, is not an ‘agency’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq., under the Freedom of Information Act. Therefore the USCP is NOT subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act.”
Because the USCP only reports to the head of the House of Representatives, the only information that is getting released to the public fits a certain narrative and those 14,000 hours of evidence is being withheld from the people charged with crimes at the January 6th protest.
There is no transparency or public oversight of the Capitol Police Agency. At a time when certain US representatives are promoting defunding local police departments, Congress has significantly increased the budget for the Capitol Police (from $379 million to $417.1 million in salaries, etc.; from $85 million to $103 million for cars, weapons and equipment increase, etc.). Besides this, recent legislature approved the 2022 budget in which the USCP will have access to $1.9 BILLION of emergency funds to boost security which would include surveillance equipment and systems.
The CP Board released a statement, “The Department is also in the process of opening Regional Field Offices in California and Florida with additional regions in the future to investigate threats to Members of Congress.” Another report release stated that the CP has a loan from the Dept. of Defense to have access to ‘state of the art’ campus surveillance technology, which would enhance the ability to detect and monitor threat activity. Isn’t this the responsibility of the FBI (an agency that is accountable to the public) in DC and throughout the US? There is absolutely no good reason for the USCP to have offices outside of DC. This sounds like a very expensive private security force to protect members of Congress and gain surveillance information on US citizens.
In summary, next year the USCP will have a budget of over $520 million with another $1.9 Billion if needed – just for the security of the members of Congress and the USCP is NOT accountable to the public, their budget has expanded and they are expanding to offices outside of the Capitol.
Remember the Russian KGB which was originally created to protect the government officials and then was expanded. According to Britannica, “During the Soviet-era the KGB’s responsibility also included the protection of the country’s political leadership, the supervision of border troops, and the general SURVEILLANCE of the population.” And remember the Nazis security forces? Do you see any similarities?