Saturday, July 3, 2021

'Who Shot Ashli Babbitt?'

 From The Post-Millennial:

Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, was the only person killed during the Capitol riot on January 6, when Trump supporters entered the Capitol Building illegally with the intention of stopping a congressional vote to certify the Electoral College's vote for Joe Biden. Babbitt was shot and killed by a Capitol Police Officer, and it was announced in April that no charges would be filed against that officer.

The Department of Justice closed the investigation into the police killing of veteran Ashli Babbitt, the unarmed woman who was part of the mob that unlawfully entered the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6. There has been little to no outcry over her death, though she was unarmed during that protest turned riot on that day, and her diminutive size posed no threat to the armed officers who sought to quell the crowd.

Babbitt was shot by an unnamed officer on Jan. 6 despite the fact that police were told not to use their most aggressive tactics in dealing with the mob on that day. The New York Times reported that "Capitol Police had clearer advance warnings about the Jan. 6 attack than were previously known, including the potential for violence in which 'Congress itself is the target.'" (Read more.)



Sansa said...

My opinion is that whoever shot and killed Babbitt, did it deliberately because she was a republican and Trump supporter. I could be wrong.

elena maria vidal said...

I agree. I am also wondering if maybe she was working undercover and was assassinated.

julygirl said...

Seems more like an assassination to me because there were plenty of other more serious threats posed who could have come under fire, and the fact that it is not being investigated gives even more credence to that theory.