(noah) This is very tragic on so many levels.
by noah, August 2nd, 2021
I’ve covered the so-called “Clinton Kill List” many times before on this site and others and I always ask the same question: How many of you have 75 friends and close acquaintances who have all died by suicide?
Of course none.
I bet most of us don’t even know FIVE close friends who have died by suicide.
At least I hope you don’t.
But definitely not 75, that’s almost statistically impossible.
You know what else is almost statistically impossible?
THREE police officers who were all involved in the January 6 Capitol “riot” (and yes I put that in quotes) have all killed themselves.
The most depressed group of people ever?
Or did they know too much?
Getting ready to talk?
Going to ruin the whole narrative?
This is all so terribly sad.
Here is the latest from today:
New: 3rd officer who responded to Jan 6 attack dies by suicide: “Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Div., was found deceased in his residence on Thursday, July 29," Met Police spokesperson told CNN’s @WhitneyWReports pic.twitter.com/KYhg8yRTAa
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) August 2, 2021
NEW TODAY: Sadly, a third police officer who responded to the US Capitol on January 6 has died by suicide. DC's Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the death of Officer Gunther Hashida. (h/t @WhitneyWReports)
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) August 2, 2021
From The Guardian:
A third police officer who defended the US Capitol during the 6 January insurrection by extremist supporters of Donald Trump has taken his own life, Washington DC’s Metropolitan police department confirmed on Monday.
Officer Gunther Hashida, who was assigned to the emergency response team within the special operations department, was found dead at home on 29 July, the department said.
DC Metropolitan Police office Michael Fanone said he received a death threat after his Tuesday testimony.
Hashida, 44, joined the force in May 2003 and was among those who responded to the Capitol attack, spokesperson Brianna Burch confirmed to the Guardian.
“We are grieving as a department and our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Hashida’s family and friends,” Burch said.
Hashida is survived by his wife, Romelia, and three children, his sister and other members of a “wonderful family”, according to an online fundraising campaign established in his memory.
The death of Hashida is the third known instance of a suicide by law enforcement officers related to the 6 January insurrection, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in a violent attempt to stop the certification of Biden’s election win.
The attempt failed and Biden’s victory over Trump from the 2020 election was certified by Congress in the early hours of the following morning.
The justice department’s decision marks a sharp departure from the Trump era, when the department repeatedly intervened on behalf of top White House officials.
But the attack on the Capitol, which lasted several hours, involved rioters attacking outnumbered officers to break into the building in a failed effort to hunt down lawmakers, including then-vice president Mike Pence.
Trump was impeached, for an unprecedented second time, on the charge of inciting the insurrection, and acquitted in February by the Senate.
Officer Jeffrey Smith, a 12-year veteran of the force, and Officer Howard Liebengood, a 16-year Capitol police veteran, also responded to the 6 January attack and later died by suicide.
New: DC Metro Police Officer Gunther Hashida, who defended the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection by extremist supporters of Trump has taken his own life, the department confirmed to @GuardianUS. https://t.co/Sz0Wibf9WZ
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) August 2, 2021
Shot himself while driving. Seems legit. pic.twitter.com/H9K18bk9zv
— Trey 🌞 (@traeaey) August 2, 2021
Third DC Metro Police Officer Who WAS AT CAPITOL ON JAN 6 Dies by Suicide. Was he going to be a whistleblower?
— Susan St. James (@SusanStJames3_) August 2, 2021
No Hillary, that’s not how this works….that’s not how any of this works:
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