DOJ and media yawn about the shooting of Trump supporter
Consider this fictional scenario:
A black woman is protesting what she perceives as the injustice of a stolen election.
She marches into the U.S. Capitol, along with hundreds of protestors, as several police officers in the vicinity seem to go along with the actions of the peaceful crowd.
This black woman, a long-serving Air Force veteran, walks up a flight of stairs, as several heavily armed police officers walk up the stairs right behind her.
She heads toward a hallway, where some violent people—apparently unrelated to the genuine protestors—have broken out a large vertical window.
Apparently at the urging of nearby protestors, the woman steps up onto a ledge at the bottom of the broken window, to see what is inside the hallway on the other side.
Before she can even step forward toward the long hallway in front of her, she is struck with a bullet and falls backward, toward the stairwell.
There is no evidence that she actually planned to enter the hallway on the other side of the window. If she had even taken a small step toward the hallway, it is more likely she would have fallen forward, onto the shooter’s side of the window.
She is bleeding profusely and dies, as several people crowd around her.
This black woman was unarmed, and never expressed any intent to harm anybody. There was no evidence she was guilty of any crime, not even a misdemeanor such as trespassing.
It is a mystery as to who fired the fatal shot, because law enforcement and Congressional officials refuse to release his name or any information about him.
Video evidence recorded from the side of the window where the woman lay dying later reveals that the shot was fired by a white man who was wearing a suit, and was concealed from the view of the woman he shot.
It is later revealed that the shooter was a sworn officer of the U.S. Capitol Police Department. It was announced by the department that the shooter acted in perfect accordance with the policies and ethics of the department.
As soon as the word gets out that an innocent black woman was shot to death by a white officer, there are calls for demonstrations throughout the nation.
Killing of protestor results in nationwide riots
Buildings are set ablaze throughout Washington, D.C., police stations are besieged, and officers are accosted and injured throughout the city. The following day demonstrations take place in more than 50 other cities.
Mayors, governors and city council members declare an end to law enforcement as we know it, citing that the shooting of this black woman by a white cop was further proof of systemic racism within the U.S. government and America.
Activist gangs roam the streets of numerous cities, closing down streets and highways and attacking people eating at restaurants. They demand that customers put their fists in the air, to express solidarity with the dead woman.
Many customers tell their attackers that they agree with their outrage over this terribly unjust shooting.
All major media outlets express their outrage, sadness and shock that such a thing could happen. There is talk about putting a statue in honor of the slain woman in the Capitol Rotunda.
A week of mourning is declared in honor of this martyr in the cause of social justice.
Before her family has found an attorney to file a lawsuit, Congress announces an award of $100 million, and invites the family to make a speech to a joint session.
The most prominent members of Congress assemble for a photo shoot, in which they kneel, all wearing special jewelry related to a tribe possibly ancestral to the martyr, to symbolize their deep mourning.
The shooter is fired and indicted by a special session of a grand jury on 28 counts, including First Degree Murder, Hate Crime, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Violation of Civil Rights, and other federal felony counts to be announced later.
A jury trial is scheduled. U.S. representatives and senators announce that the jury had better convict the shooter of this innocent woman—or “heads are going to roll.” He is convicted on all counts, and sentenced to death.
In the case of 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt—a highly regarded 14-year Air Force veteran who was shot to death by a black officer while peacefully protesting on Jan. 6—justice has not been served.
The name of the shooter has not been officially released. There has been reporting that shows he was a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Was Ashli’s death of little importance—because she was a white woman killed by a black officer?
Would it have made a difference in the way it was handled if she had been shot and killed by a white officer?
Why is there more secrecy about this shooting than any other homicide by a police officer in recent memory?
I am confident that the truth about the murder of Ashli Babbitt will come out.
And justice will be served.
Supporters of President Donald J. Trump gather Jan. 6 outside the U.S. Capitol.