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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:03 PM

Massachusetts Mom Loses Job After Daughter Outs Her as Capitol Rioter: 'This You?'

BY AILA SLISCO ON 1/13/21 AT 6:40 PM EST

A Massachusetts woman reportedly lost her hospital job after her daughter identified her at the U.S. Capitol during last week's riot in a social media video.

Therese Duke lost her job at UMass Memorial after her daughter, 18-year-old Helene Duke, identified her being punched in the face by a security guard outside the Capitol on January 6, according to The Hill. Helene retweeted the viral video with the comment "hi mom remember the time you told me I shouldn't go to BLM protests bc they could get violent...this you?"




The video shows uniformed security guard Ashanti Smith, who is Black, surrounded by the mob as a white woman, presumably Therese Duke, moves her arm towards Smith's chest. Smith then punches her in the face. A second video shows Therese, with a bloodied face, explaining that she had been punched by "the black girl," referring to Smith. Helene commented "mom I think you mean to say that powerful black woman punched you for harassment..." while sharing the second video.



https://www.newsweek.com/massachusetts-mom-loses-job-after-daughter-outs-her-capitol-rioter-this-you-1561384

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Reply Massachusetts Mom Loses Job After Daughter Outs Her as Capitol Rioter: 'This You?' (Original post)
George II Wednesday OP
MagickMuffin Wednesday #1
Catcar Wednesday #2
Sanity Claws Wednesday #6
Catcar Wednesday #8
Sanity Claws Wednesday #11
LuckyCharms Wednesday #15
muntrv Wednesday #3
Cha Wednesday #4
Progressive Jones Wednesday #5
IsItJustMe Wednesday #13
Progressive Jones Wednesday #14
mcar Wednesday #7
ornotna Wednesday #9
Takket Wednesday #10
Gothmog Wednesday #12
Buckeye_Democrat Wednesday #16

Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:06 PM

1. Relative KARMA


Beware it's out to get you!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:08 PM

2. I appreciate the difficult choices one is forced to make when a loved one chooses hate over democracy

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Response to Catcar (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:26 PM

6. It may not have been difficult for that young woman

I heard that the mother threw her out of the house because she was a lesbian. Being thrown out by your family is pretty hard to take.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:06 PM

8. Very true. I have not spoken to a loved one since May.

He chose hate. It made my choice much easier.

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Response to Catcar (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:16 PM

11. Family can be difficult


I have not spoken to anyone in my family in over ten years.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:14 PM

15. 8 years here...

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:11 PM

3. ......

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:13 PM

4. Helena's been on a rampage outting

her mom & fucked up family.

Didn't know they were in Massachusetts!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:14 PM

5. Play a stupid game, win a stupid prize. nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:37 PM

13. LOL!!!! or

You play with the bull, you get the horns.

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Response to IsItJustMe (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:12 PM

14. Yep !

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:02 PM

7. Holidays must be fun at their house

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:14 PM

9. On the plus side

A GoFundMe campaign to help Smith with legal fees had accumulated over $140,000 as of Wednesday, far more than the campaign's $85,000 goal. A separate "Help Helena Duke pay for college" fundraiser had raised over $43,000.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:16 PM

10. kudos to her for exposing her treasonous mother

Traitors should get what they deserve!!!!!!!!!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:29 PM

12. The mother deserved this

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:30 PM

16. I was terrified when I saw the immediate aftermath...

... of the punch as the black security guard was pulled toward a mob of insurrectionists, who completely surrounded her. Then she disappeared from view as they seemingly were going to rip her apart.

Then one of them with at least a kernel of decency pulled her away and created separation from the mob. Whew!

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