January 6th was a lot of things – one thing it wasn’t was an “armed insurrection.”
There has been a lot of fake news surrounding the melee that took place at the Capitol building – like everything else in this country, that incident was completely twisted and politicized by Dems, media, and GOP establishment who were seeking to remove President Trump from the face of the map for good.
It didn’t work.
The stories of cops being bashed in the head with fire extinguishers made the rounds on the mainstream media for quite a while. We were told that Trump supporters “killed” people at the Capitol “insurrection,” and were so dangerous and vicious, that our brave elected officials were reduced to quivering masses of goo, believing their lives were over.
In actuality, the only people who were armed were the Capitol Police. And while half of the police were battling with protesters, the other half were plating “tour guide” and allowing MAGA patriots inside to wander around like tourists.
The biggest and most gut-wrenching tragedy of that day was the murder of Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed by an unnamed federal police officer, who was never charged with her killing, even though the Medical Examiner listed her death as a “homicide.”
One 19-second video taken just before Ashli was shot and killed is a chilling reminder of what actually happened, and it’s giving online sleuths a reason to keep digging into the case.
The person online who posted it, who goes by the name “Michael Moore” said this about the “phantom fed” who shot Ashli: “At this point he had already decided to shoot someone. He just hadn’t picked the person yet.”
But the one thing in this video that a lot of people are talking about is the cuff on the shooter’s shirt.
And I mean, a lot of people – if you go on social media and type in “Cuff Babbitt” a lot of stuff pops up.
That’s not the uniform of a standard Capitol Police officer. That’s a French cuff, and the man is wearing a bracelet as well.
Definitely not “standard” garb for a police officer, yet we’ve been led to believe that Ashli was shot by a Capitol Police officer.
At this point he had already decided to shoot someone. He just hadn’t picked the person yet. pic.twitter.com/MV39ll98ky
— Michael Moore (@mbracemoore) May 4, 2021
Here are some of the comments about this shooting from folks online:
“How is there filmed footage as if they knew when and where to look”
“There was literally no reason for the gun to even be out much less finger on the trigger. No deadly threats have been presented nothing even warranting a use of force had presented yet. The people in question were surrounded by other cops who warranted no force necessary.”
“It slows down enough to see the slide rack back if a shot was fired. This may well be before the shot was fired, but his finger surely appears to squeeze the trigger far enough. It’s just weird. Not to mention the cops in tac gear in the line of fire, none of whom did a thing.”
“Seems to be aiming pretty low for where the victim was shot isn’t he? Also, has he been identified or questioned as to why he shot an unarmed person?”
“The cameraman, John Sullivan, knew it too.”
“What even are capitol police protocols? The reaction between all the officers tells a highly confusing story. Some ppl getting walked out and some dying it’s inconsistent. Also I see no taser.”
“There seemed to be a lot of posing for the camera scenes during this event. Almost like it was staged for other purposes. AmmI rite!!!!??????”
“The shooter doesn’t look too competent/proficient in the handling of a gun & his shirt appears to have a French cuff. I’m guessing the shooter is a House Representative. That would explain why the shooter hasn’t been identified & why DOJ isn’t pressing charges.”
I have looked online and I can’t see any “Capitol police uniform” with a cuff like that – except for high-ranking officials in their dressy gear:
The plot thickens.
And because our government won’t be transparent on this issue, people will continue to “investigate” this themselves.
People are fed up and want the truth.
When it comes to transparency, the Capitol Police are “the worst I’ve seen,” said Daniel Schuman, policy director for the group Demand Progress.
The Capitol Police still have not publicly identified the officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt, the 35-year-old Air Force veteran killed during the Capitol riot, or provided a thorough account of the shooting.
Babbitt was seen on video inside the Capitol carrying a backpack, and was flanked by rioters using a pole and a helmet to try force their way past a barricaded door into the Speaker’s Lobby. When Babbitt attempted to climb through a smashed window, a Capitol Police officer fired a single shot, killing her. Babbitt, it was later determined, was unarmed.
The Department of Justice announced on April 14 it had closed its investigation into the shooting and would not file any charges against the officer, a decision praised by the officer’s attorney. “His actions stopped the mob from breaking through and turning a horrific day in American history into something so much worse,” the attorney, Mark Schamel, told NPR in a statement. Schamel noted, “The officer has faced serious and credible death threats since January 6.” A spokesperson for the Capitol Police said the officer remains on paid administrative leave.
Babbitt’s widower, meanwhile, told NPR he plans to sue the agency, in part, to get more information.
The best way to stop the flow of disinformation or theories is to come clean and tell the truth.
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