The D/S/C establishment continues to push the false, anti-American January 6 narrative, as The Post Millennial reports:
One reporter asked [Biden Press Secretary Jen] Psaki for a comment about a letter penned to the president from DC Metropolitan police officer Michael Fanone, who was brutally attacked on January 6 and says he’s living with lasting trauma from the incident who states that ‘It’s time to fully recognize the actions of the officers on that day.’
Psaki said she would have to check on the status of the letter, adding that ‘obviously, the president’s view is that there are a number of officers who lost their lives, paid a tremendous sacrifice on a day that will be a stain on our democracy for many years to come and certainly many who survived,’ said Psaki. ‘This will be a long lasting trauma.’
This particular feature of the narrative—police officers were killed by insurrectionists—is an essential feature of the attempt to brand Normal, law-abiding Americans domestic terrorists, the better to establish a police state to deal with such an existential threat, the worst threat America faces, according to an increasingly mentally deficient Joe Biden. Not a single police officer was killed that day. Only one person was killed—murdered—on January 6: Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran shot by a still unidentified federal agent.
To find my writings on the Babbitt case, enter “Ashli Babbitt” in the SMM home page search bar. At The New York Post, Miranda Devine adds additional details:
But in the face of nationwide bipartisan consensus that the riot was a lawless outrage, Democrats just won’t stop lying for rank political advantage.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was at it on Friday, declaring that ‘a number of officers’ died during the riot. Is she really so ignorant?
Which is worse? Psaki is that ignorant, or that dishonest? Is she both? Which is more damaging to the Republic?
The reason Democrats keep throwing extra corpses into the mix is because they want to dilute the impact of the one person who really was killed in the Capitol riot. That was Babbitt, an unarmed woman who appeared to pose no threat to the Capitol officer who shot her in the neck as she climbed through a window that day draped in the American flag.
The 35-year-old Iraq war veteran was petite, 5 foot 2 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds. In her backpack was just a sweater and a scarf. Her car was plastered with ‘Back the Blue’ stickers. She was a patriot who signed up for the Air Force straight out of high school in the wake of 9/11.
She had been honored with 12 service awards in her 14 years in the military and did four tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to her family’s lawyers.
She came home to a country she felt had lost sight of who the enemy was and instead had turned on itself.
A struggling small-business owner, she admired Trump’s efforts to ‘Make America Great Again.’
She answered his call to fly across the country from California Jan. 6 to attend what would be his last rally as president.
She made the mistake of entering the Capitol with the mob that day. But she did not deserve to die for that mistake.
She was not a villain, and that is what scares Democrats. It is why Pelosi is bending over backwards to suppress the circumstances of her death from the public, and it is why her devastated family has launched a $10 milllion-plus lawsuit against the Capitol Police.
Even as the execrable and also mentally failing Nancy Pelosi engages in criminal conspiracy and cover up, the government’s cases against those charged for alleged crimes on January 6 continue to fall apart, as Legal Insurrection reports:
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gilead Light admitted Julian Elie Khater, 32, did not use the bear spray he had in his hand during the January 6 Capitol Hill riot:
‘Julian Elie Khater, 32, of State College, Pennsylvania, and George Pierre Tanios, 39, of Morgantown, West Virginia, are charged in spraying the chemical irritant at Capitol police officers Brian Sicknick and Caroline Edwards, as well as Metropolitan Police Department officer Damian Chapman.
However, during the hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gilead Light acknowledged to Hogan that bear spray was never used, despite video clips presented earlier in the case.
‘It does appear the bear spray that Mr. Khater was holding 10 minutes earlier was not used,’ Light said, saying empty mace containers were recovered from Tanios and Khater’s homes.
Keep in mind the government had previously lied, claiming they had evidence that Khater “is seen on video discharging a canister into the face of Sicknick and two other officers.” Guess not. Sicknick died of stroke a day later. Ooops.
However, Light maintained purchasing and carrying the bear spray showed intent: ‘Why else would you bring bear spray — it’s an uncontested fact there’s no bears in downtown D.C.’
Prosecutors said “Khater and Tanios schemed for trouble”:
‘They prepared together, traveled together, planned together, and executed their attack, giving rise to a separate charge of conspiracy to attack law enforcement officers,’ prosecutors wrote. ‘This brazen, and ultimately cowardly act of spraying unprotected officers in the face while looking elsewhere speaks to the dangerousness of the defendants.’
Except they apparently didn’t do what they’re charged with doing, and possession of bear spray—which they appear to have possessed—isn’t illegal. One may “scheme” all manner of things, but unless that scheming manifests in an illegal act, scheming is just shooting the breeze–not illegal. As always, gentle readers, the conclusions I draw in analyzing these events are hampered by having little or no access to official documents, video and other evidence. If and when I discover I may have been wrong–you often help in that, and I appreciate it–I will immediately make all necessary corrections, however, it seems more and more the government is engaging in egregious prosecutorial misconduct:
Khater’s attorney, Joseph Tacopina, told U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Hogan that Light did not ‘mention the two defendants had been doused by pepper spray administered by police moments earlier.’ More from WTOP:
However, attorneys for Khater and Tanios said prosecutors have only shown video and photos in which the two ‘appear’ to be holding a canister, which was removed from a backpack.
In addition, the wind was blowing as much as 20 mph at the time of the incident.
‘Given these circumstances, the Government will seemingly have difficulty establishing that it was Mr. Khater and not another, even possibly law enforcement, responsible for the ‘something’ that struck the officers in this case,’ wrote Tacopina and co-counsel Chad Seigel and Alvin Thomas in their motion seeking pretrial bond.
Assuming what Tacopina has provided the court is accurate, I certainly wouldn’t want to be prosecuting the case. Keep in mind there is apparently an enormous amount of surveillance video footage the government is refusing to release, apparently even to defense attorneys who are legally entitled to it–due process, a fair trial and all that other annoying constitutional stuff.
I’ll not here go over the reasons—and they are clear and convincing—Ashli Babbitt’s death appears to have been a cold-blooded murder. That detailed information may be found at Capital Coverup 2: A Right To Know? which I posted in March of 2021. By all means, take the link and read it all. Suffice it to say I have seldom seen a clearer case of an unjustified law enforcement shooting. I make that statement understanding we’re not even absolutely sure the shooter was law enforcement or something else. Now Liberty explains additional legal maneuvering:
The family of late Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt is filing a civil lawsuit against the U.S. Capitol police after she was killed by a uniformed officer who shot the unarmed patriot.
The officer, whose identity has been shielded from the public by deep state forces, will not be charged for killing Babbitt with gun fire in the Capitol. The man shot Babbitt in close quarters with many people nearby, and, miraculously, his recklessness did not result in other protesters being hurt or killed.
‘The family and I were disappointed in the Department of Justice’s decision on this, but my role is really to bring a civil action and in that way, vindicate her rights,’ Babbitt family attorney Terry Roberts said during a Monday appearance on Newsmax.
Roberts explained that the Babbitt family is outraged at the Department of Justice (DOJ) protecting Babbitt’s killer. He noted that the officer ‘could clearly see that she was not armed’ and that he ‘required willfulness’ and failed to give any warning before the shooting.
To be absolutely fair, there is no legal requirement law enforcement officers provide any warning before using deadly force, if the circumstances are such deadly force is lawfully authorized. In this case, I can discover no evidence deadly force was lawful. Again, take the link to the aforementioned article, which explains in detail why it was not.
Roberts noted that the officer is likely being protected because he killed a Trump supporter. Trump supporters have endured an incredible amount of systemic oppression since the Jan. 6 mostly-peaceful protest against voter fraud erupted into a brouhaha inside the Capitol.
Surely anti-Trump fervor is part of the reason, but most likely is the Biden/Harris/Whoever Administration—Joe Biden, Temporary President—has to keep the systemic racism, white supremacist, domestic terrorist/insurrectionist narrative alive. It’s the only thing that gives them faux cover for unprecedented and unlawful abuses against innocent Americans whose only offense is refusing to praise Biden and the D/S/C cabal. It’s an essential element of their attempt to establish a one party police state. Also, Babbitt was white, the shooter Black, and even though D/S/Cs hate the police, Black lives matter. The Post Millenniel adds detail:
The attorney representing the family of Ashli Babbitt, the Air Force veteran who was shot dead by Capitol Police during the Jan. 6 riot, plans to sue the agency for more than $10 million. Officials have been placed on notice as the family demands accountability for Babbitt’s death.
‘Right now, we have no accountability—zero accountability—they give no explanation to justify the shooting and they do not even identify the officer. That is what they do in autocratic countries, not in the United States,’ said Maryland-based attorney Terrell N. Roberts III to The Washington Times on Thursday.
Roberts said he’ll sue the Capitol Police under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which requires six months notice before filing to sue in court. The family will also pursue claims against the unnamed officer who shot Babbitt.
The family attorney said he’s reviewing video of the shooting that was captured by private citizens via personal cell phones. He said he also won’t identify the officer by name at this time. ‘The purpose of the case is to hold the police officer and the Capitol Police accountable for violating Ashli Babbitt’s constitutional right—that is the purpose,’ he clarified to The Washington Times
The lawyer lambasted the members of Congress who oversee the Capitol Police but have not demanded transparency regarding the Jan. 6 shooting: ‘If we call ourselves a free people, you would think that Congress would be the first to demand transparency of its own police agency but you don’t hear that.’
If we’re a free people indeed. Kevin Downey at PJ Media provides information on an additional lawsuit:
The family of Ashli Babbitt is suing Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to learn the identity of the officer who fatally shot Babbitt in the Capitol on January 6.
Court documents show that the plaintiff, Aaron Babbitt, filed the lawsuit on April 21, 2021. Under Washington code, the MPD was supposed to produce the requested information or prove that the department is legally exempt from doing so within 15 days. As of June 4, the department has yet to do either.
Aaron Babbitt’s attorney, Terrell Roberts, stated the problem with the lawsuit is that Capitol Police are not subject to the law regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The Babbitts are suing the Capital Police—the Federal Government—and the shooter, so why also sue the DC police?
‘The complication here is that the Capitol Police are not subject to FOIA. However, they used the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia to conduct their investigation,’ Roberts explained. ‘In other words, the United States Attorney’s Office did a criminal investigation and relied upon the Metropolitan Police Department to conduct their factual investigation. And so now that they’ve decided against bringing charges I am going to seek any kind of records that they may have collected in their investigation, including any records which identify the officer.’
The Congress, as with so much else, has exempted themselves and their many minions from accountability and the laws everyone else must follow, but apparently, the DC Police have no such exemption, so hopefully, the information should be forthcoming.
Final Thoughts: The murder of Ashli Babbitt was unlawful and unconscionable, and stands as a symbol of the dictatorial and unlawful intentions of the current administration. Because she was white, a veteran, and worst of all, a Trump Supporter, her life doesn’t matter, not to them. But it matters to honorable Americans of any and all colors. She deserved better. America deserves better. Are the politicians, unelected bureaucrats and minions of DC our hired hands or our imperious, all-powerful masters? That remains to be seen.
Again, take this link and discover for yourself why Ashli Babbitt was murdered, and why justice—not social justice—demands her killer and those covering for him, be exposed and prosecuted.