Across America, protests and riots are rocking our cities due to fury over two police killings of suspects. Both suspects had criminal records and were resisting arrest, but that isn’t considered justification for their deaths by anyone. In one case, the officer reportedly followed his force’s guidelines for dealing with the situation, but is accused of going too far and is on trial for murder. In the other case, video shows the officer clearly made a tragic mistake by grabbing a pistol instead of a taser, but she’s already been fired, is under 24/7 protection from the mob, and just days later has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.
Meanwhile, in Washington, the Biden DOJ and the DC police announced that after a three-month investigation, no charges will be filed in the homicide (that’s the coroner’s ruling) of Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed Air Force veteran shot at point blank range by a still-unidentified Capitol Police officer during the violent protest on January 6th. They claim that they found no evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer violated any federal laws or “did not reasonably believe that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber.”
Again, a reminder: Ms Babbitt was unarmed and climbing through a broken window. She was not at the time attacking or threatening anyone. Yet the officer deliberately shot her.
The DOJ statement read, “Acknowledging the tragic loss of life and offering condolences to Ms. Babbitt’s family, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Department of Justice have therefore closed the investigation into this matter.” I’m sure that will give great comfort to Ms. Babbitt’s family, especially since they didn’t release any detailed findings of this investigation that led to this conclusion. In fact, her family has already hired an attorney to continue the legal battle.
Were there really extenuating circumstances that justified responding with deadly force to an unarmed protester who was merely trespassing, not attacking? Does this mean if someone climbs in through a window of our homes, we can shoot them dead with no consequences? I suspect that millions of Americans will believe this means deadly force is only okay to use against protesters if they’re Trump supporters, which will add more fuel to the fire of distrust in our justice system.
Tucker Carlson had a must-see commentary on the apparent two-tier justice system last night,
And if you’re now hopelessly baffled by what constitutes “justice,” the feds aren’t prosecuting the cop who shot Ms. Babbitt, but they did knock down the door of the citizen journalist who videotaped it and hauled him off to jail for “interfering with government business.” That's right: person who shot an unarmed protester will face no charges, but the person who shot video of the shooting will. Watch the Tucker Carlson report for full details.
To throw another curve into the mix, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back and paralyzed him when Blake resisted arrest and attempted to reenter his car (where a knife was later found) has been cleared of wrongdoing.
The police department said an independent outside investigation found that the officer acted “within the law and consistent with training” and he has been reinstated without charges. I wonder how this will affect Blake’s civil lawsuit accusing the police of malice and reckless indifference to his rights.
The police chief admitted that some “will not be pleased with the outcome,” but given the facts, the “only lawful and appropriate decision was made.” I’m sure “not be pleased” will be putting it mildly. But one thing is certain: anyone who takes to the streets to protest that Jacob Blake was denied justice but doesn’t speak up for Ashli Babbitt is a hypocrite of the worst order.
This just might be the least surprising series of shocking revelations Project Veritas has ever uncovered, but the group just released more footage showing that CNN is not a news network but a proud Democratic Party propaganda outlet.
The first video showed a CNN employee allegedly bragging to a woman whom he thought was a dating app date that CNN knowingly aired anti-Trump propaganda to get Biden elected, and he “100%” believes they were responsible for defeating Trump. The second showed him saying that they target Rep. Matt Gaetz with any dirt they can find because he’s an impediment to leftist legislation. And now, the latest release of the gift-that-keeps-on-giving shows him explaining how CNN manipulates people with fear of COVID by hyping death tolls because “it helps with ratings…Fear really drives numbers. Fear is the thing that keeps you tuned in.”
He said that’s why CNN puts that death toll counter right up front on screen and doesn’t report on COVID recovery rates because “that’s not scary.” He added, “If it bleeds, it leads.”
In that spirit, I gladly pass along this story in the hope that it will help CNN bleed more viewers.