The attempt to build a murder case against Capitol rioters over the death of Officer Brian Sicknick is looking less certain. It was originally speculated that he collapsed and died hours after the violence due to being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher. But that appears to be leftwing disinformation spread by social media and allowed to be repeated for a month with nobody “fact-checking” it.
CNN reports that medical examiners found no evidence of blunt force trauma. It’s been a month since he died, and there’s still no official word on his cause of death, with speculation now swirling around a stroke, a pre-existing medical condition or a reaction to pepper spray or some other chemical agent.
Officer Sicknick’s family asked that his death not be politicized. That request has been ignored. He and they deserve to be shown the respect of stopping the political exploitation of his death, certainly since it now appears that we don’t even know yet what caused it.