As the Right attempts to turn a protester shot during the violent attack on the symbols of this country….something I tried to explain …….https://lobotero.com/2021/08/18/right-searches-for-a-martyr/
Now the cop that shot this slag is going public to answer to all the crap spread by Right wing news….
Now that he has been officially cleared by the Capitol Police, the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot wants the public to hear his side of the story. The officer, who has been denounced by Trump supporters and the former president himself, will reveal his identity in an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt at 6pm Eastern on Thursday, reports CNBC. “The officer will share his perspective on the events of that day, including the aftermath of the deadly insurrection and the threats he has received,” NBC said. He will also discuss his exoneration by the Capitol force’s internal review.
The officer—who shot the 35-year-old Babbitt as she tried to climb through a broken part of a door to an area leading to the House chamber—was also cleared of wrongdoing by federal prosecutors. In a Fox interview last month, Trump described Babbitt as an “innocent, wonderful, incredible woman.” He also described the events of Jan. 6, in which around 150 officers were injured, as “a lovefest between the Capitol Police and the people who walked down to the Capitol” and claimed to have heard that the officer was part of a high-ranking Democrat’s security detail, per Vox.
The officer’s lawyer, Mark Schamel, said Monday that exonerating the officer was “the only correct conclusion.” “The bravery shown by the Lieutenant in organizing and coordinating the defense of the House and its members and staff was nothing short of heroic,” Schamel said in a statement, per NBC. “The Lieutenant’s conduct saved lives and helped to end the violent insurrection.” He also said his client had been forced from his home by “many credible death threats.”
Personally I think this person, the cop, has done nothing wrong in the execution of his mandate.
On a side note….would things have been different if the insurrectionists had been black/brown?
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”
2 thoughts on “Going Public”
Sad to say, a part of me tends to think the event would have had a more bloody response from the cops if the rioters were black/brown. And having said that… I also think any black/brown cops would have responded as white cops would. Now.. consider this… by nature of my response just now, on the surface one might surmise an “open fire” response from cops if the rioters were all people of color would be partially motivated by a subliminal (or not) racial stereotyping. But wait….. would not the reverse be also true as events DID unfold where the cops.. all of them cept the one that shot Babbitt, failed to exercise to ANY degree, defensive violence against the crowd for the exact reverse reason. Meaning, if you ask me, I thought those cops who feared for their lives and were being pummeled, would have been absolutely justified in using their gun against the white rioters (assuming they could get to it).. yet they restrained… and no one came to their defense brandishing guns either. The greater psychological exploration for that response would be important to research.
Not much I can add because I agree with you 100%….chuq