a retired New York Police Department detective who now works with the Black Law Enforcement Alliance. “The post-incident analysis should include the removal of the entire executive management of the Capitol Police, because they not only endangered our government and its officials and properties but they also failed to provide even the minimal amount of protection to the frontline officers. This failure cannot go unpunished.” Phillip Atiba Goff, a Yale professor and the co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity, said that race was clearly a factor. “If you look at the pictures of how law enforcement was set up to protect the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial when Black Lives Matter protesters were walking past it,” Goff said, “it was all more militaristic than when armed white supremacists told us they were going to storm the Capitol in order to interrupt democracy.” *NM*

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