The DC, New York, and other police agencies apparently knew about the DC riots before they happened and purposely took no steps to prepare for it. This hurts the narrative that Trump caused it, and makes the cops look incompetent at best, complicit at worst. That is why they are refusing FOIA requests, claiming that it would be ‘personally embarrassing’ to release the records.
Even though it’s come about that masks and vaccines accomplished nothing, there are some who still cling to what science has told us was wrong. It’s like masks are MAGA hats for the left.