“We’re going to drag Trump out of the White House and torch everything” – Transverse Waves

https://transversewaves.ca/2021/01/15/were-going-to-drag-trump-out-of-the-white-house-and-torch-everything/

The “Black Lives Matter” activist John Earle Sullivan, 26, from Utah, confessed to the FBI that he was involved in the “Assault on the Capitol” on January 6th. Sullivan is said to have instigated the storming of the Capitol together with CNN photographer Jade Sacker and to have been present at the death of Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt.

“We did it!” Cheered the CNN reporter in Sullivan’s camerashortly after the shot at Babbitt. She then asks him if he filmed it, to which Sullivan says yes. “Isn’t that going to be the best film of your life?” The leftist activist asks the journalist, and then assures her that he will delete the material, which he apparently did not do.

Sullivan, who appears under the name “Jayden X” for the left-wing radical group “Insurgence USA” and had traveled to an anti-Trump demo, was arrested on Thursday by the FBI for trespassing. In his speech at the “Kick These Fascists Out” demonstration, Sullivan called for “the whole shit to be burned” and “Trump out of the White House”. “We’re going to get this motherfucker now,” Sullivan said.

Tennessee Prosecutor Accused of Telling Deputies to Destroy Pictures of Brutal Beating – JONATHAN TURLEY

https://jonathanturley.org/2021/08/28/tennessee-prosecutor-accused-of-telling-deputies-to-destroy-pictures-of-brutal-beating/

A very disturbing case of alleged police brutality just got far worse after defense counsel for Jim Jones, 62, alleged in open court that a prosecutor with the District Attorney for Lawrence County, Tennessee told a deputy sheriff to delete pictures of the beaten Jones. The prosecutor “has been terminated” but the question is whether the disclosure will feature in a trial for civil damages.

Two Lawrence County deputies with the 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force, Eric Caperton and Zach Ferguson, arrested Jones on a rural road. They reported that, after they first tried to pull over Jones in his truck, he took off and triggered a police chase. They claim that he threw drugs from the truck but there is no dash camera recording of the chase. They also say that, while he first put his hand outside of the truck as instructed, he pulled them back inside as they approached. He is then accused of resisting arrest.

The family insists that Jones is disabled after breaking his back and that he would not be able to resist, even if he was inclined to do so. According to the complaint, Jones suffered extensive damage to his eye sockets, his sinus cavity and his nose — requiring multiple surgical procedures to reconstruct his face.

Lawrence County Sheriff John Myers issued the following statement:

“With regards to the incident that happened last October involving two of our deputies obviously, this matter is the subject of an ongoing investigation. The Sheriff’s Department has and will continue to cooperate with that investigation. The deputies have been placed on administrative leave pending that investigation in accordance with departmental policy. However, the facts currently understood by the County differs from those alleged by Mr. Jones and the County has no reason to doubt the details reported by either deputy. It is our belief that both of our deputies acted within their scope as certified law enforcement officers and used the minimal amount of force necessary to effect the arrest of Jones. Based upon the information reported by the deputies and the level and nature of the resistance exhibited by Mr. Jones, the deputies involved responded appropriately and acted in accordance with the policy and training of the Sheriff’s Department.”

In court, his counsel told the court that officers took pictures of Jones’ beaten face and “Deputy Ferguson texted photographs of Mr. Jones injuries to” a prosecutor in District Attorney Brent Cooper’s Office. The prosecutor then alleged instructed “Ferguson to delete the photos.”

District Attorney Brent Cooper released a statement saying “[t]he prosecutor referenced in this article has been terminated and no longer works for this office.”

The family filed a civil lawsuitunder 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for deprivation of civil rights secured by the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. It alleges a “savage, willful, malicious, sadistic assault of Mr. Jones.” [Warning the complaint contain very disturbing photos of the injuries to Jones). The complaint describes not just an unwarranted and unjustified beating but part of a pattern for the officers:

For no apparent reason, and certainly no legitimate law enforcement purpose, the officers jerked Mr. Jones from the vehicle, and commenced a savage attack. Together, they slammed him to the ground face first. Defendant Caperton then placed his knee in the back of Mr. Jones and then Defendant Ferguson viciously punched Mr. Jones in the face and head multiple times.

Upon information and belief, this was not the first time, nor would it be the last that Caperton and Ferguson engaged in behavior of this sort- specifically the unjustified use of excessive force, a fact well known to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.

The complaint seeks punitive damages.

The question is how the alleged attempted cover up would play in such a case. The instructions to destroy the evidence violate both police regulations as well as ethical rules. Indeed, the prosecutor could face bar proceedings. Under Tennessee bar rules (and those of other states):

RULE 3.4: FAIRNESS TO OPPOSING PARTY AND COUNSEL

A lawyer shall not:

(a) unlawfully obstruct another party’s access to evidence or unlawfully alter, destroy, or conceal a document or other material having potential evidentiary value. A lawyer shall not counsel or assist another person to do any such act; …

In a trial, it would be clearly relevant if the officer destroyed pictures of the abuse. The disclosure would also be highly damaging for the defense. One question is whether the unnamed prosecutor could now be added as a party in an amended complaint as part of a post-incident conspiracy.

If admitted, the officers’ counsel is likely to say that he was doing the right thing by sharing the photos with the District Attorney’s office. Rather than hide the incident, he was disclosing it. Moreover, they could argue that he was following legal instructions if he did in fact delete the photos.

Conversely, the destruction of the photos could be alleged as evidence that the officers and prosecutor understood that they conduct violated Section 1983. Moreover, the destruction could be cited as adding to the need for punitive damages to deter future such misconduct.

The case also highlights the need for all police departments, even small departments, to have dash cameras and body cameras for officers.

Officer Byrd Who Shot Ashli Babbitt During Capitol Riot Breaks Silence: ‘She Was Posing a Threat’ – Nwo Report

Comment by tonytran2015: Was the deadly force reasonable in the eyes of a common man? Was Babbitt more threatening than a BLM protestor?

https://nworeport.me/2021/08/27/officer-byrd-who-shot-ashli-babbitt-during-capitol-riot-breaks-silence-she-was-posing-a-threat/

Source: Breitbart

Lt. Michael Byrd said in an exclusive interview with NBC News that he opened fire on January 6, after Ashli Babbitt failed to comply with his commands to stop breaching the glass doors leading into the lobby of the House of Representatives chamber.

About 60 to 80 House members and staffers were inside pushing furniture to block the doors.

Byrd said, “My name is Michael Byrd. Lieutenant for the United States Capitol Police.”

He continued, “I believe I showed the utmost courage on January 6. And it’s time for me to do that now.”

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‘Case closed’: Police shooting of Ashli Babbitt during January 6 riots ruled ‘lawful,’ officer will NOT face disciplinary action — RT USA News

https://www.rt.com/usa/532853-ashli-babbitt-killing-lawful-case-closed/

The Capitol Police officer who shot an unarmed Trump supporter
dead during the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill won’t face disciplinary
measures, and will remain unidentified, the force announced after an
internal probe concluded.
Ashli Babbitt, a military
veteran and supporter of former President Donald Trump, was shot dead by
a Capitol Police officer as she pushed forward with a group of
protesters inside the US Capitol in January. Her death was the only
death that day to have been conclusively linked to the actions of
another person.

Babbitt’s death outraged many conservatives, but the officer responsible will face no consequences, the Capitol Police announced on Monday. An internal investigation found that “the officer’s conduct was lawful,” and as such they “will not be facing internal discipline.”

Furthermore, the officer will remain unidentified due to “numerous credible and specific threats,” the announcement continued, adding that the officer’s conduct “potentially saved Members and staff from serious injury and possible death.”



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Capitol rioter accused of
‘egregiously’ violating release terms by accessing internet &
watching symposium on ‘election fraud’

With the closing of the investigation, the likelihood that
Babbitt’s killer will ever be identified is slim. The Justice Department
closed
an investigation into the shooting back in April, and Babbitt’s husband
has failed to uncover their identity via a Freedom of Information Act
request (the United States Capitol Police is exempt from FOIA oversight,
but Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police Department reportedly ignored
the request). The husband, Aaron Babbitt, has since filed a lawsuit in a bid to force more details around the shooting into the open.

Conservatives,
including Trump, have repeatedly demanded that Babbitt’s killer be
unmasked, and some theories as to his/her identity have been floated.
One of these theories, promoted by Trump, is that Babbitt’s killer was
the “head of security” for a top Democrat. Another names a 53-year veteran of the force as the shooter.



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Pelosi wants Republican leadership to condemn Trump’s ‘threat’ against Ashli Babbitt shooter

Aside from Babbitt, three other protesters died at the Capitol
that day, two of natural causes and one of a drug overdose. A Capitol
Police officer, Brian Sicknick, died of a stroke hours after the riots
concluded, rather than by being bludgeoned to death by protesters, as
initial media reports claimed. Four other Capitol Police officers have allegedly died of suicide in the months following the riot.

Capitol Police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt is exonerated

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/08/23/capitol-police-officer-who-shot-and-killed-ashli-babbitt-is-exonerated/

Months after the Justice Department declined to pursue criminal charges against the officer, the Capitol Police have decided against internal discipline.

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Author: {Just The News}

US Capitol riot: FBI finds ‘no grand scheme’ by Trump supporters | The Wentworth Report

https://wentworthreport.com/2021/08/23/us-capitol-riot-fbi-finds-no-grand-scheme-by-trump-supporters/

US Capitol riot: FBI finds ‘no grand scheme’ by Trump supporters. By Mark Hosenball.

The FBI has found scant evidence that the January 6 attack on the US Capitol was the result of an organised plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.

Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally co-ordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then president Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations.

“Ninety to 95 per cent of these are one-off cases,” said a former senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation.

“Then you have 5 per cent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organised. But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages.” …

FBI investigators did find that cells of protesters, including followers of the far-right Oath Keepers and Proud Boys groups, had aimed to break into the Capitol. But they found no evidence that the groups had serious plans about what to do if they made it inside, the sources said. Prosecutors have filed conspiracy charges against 40 of those defendants, alleging they engaged in some degree of planning before the attack.

Well duh. Mr Mueller sends his condolences.

But there were at least 20 FBI undercover agents egging things on. Did they have a grand scheme?

Some “insurrection” — no plans, no weapons, riddled with deep state undercover operatives and leftists like John Sullivan (head of Insurrect USA). Its only actual effect was to scotch the sole planned debate on election fraud. Funny that.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

I keep saying it: cop culture hates sunlight. – The Tumalo Lookout

https://tumalolookout.com/2021/07/02/i-keep-saying-it-cop-culture-hates-sunlight/

When they don’t want you to watch, you’d better watch closely.

Meet Alameda County Sheriff’s Sergeant David Shelby. He tried using a new cop trick for preventing transparency, and it backfired. Badly.

Another person off camera says, “Are you playing pop music to drown out the conversation?”

Shelby tells the protesters, “You can record all you want, I just know it can’t be posted on YouTube.”

Moments later, a different person off camera says, “You’d only do that if you knew you were being an a——, dude.”

When Burch asks, “Is this procedure for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department?,” Shelby responds, “It’s not specifically outlined.”

Later, Shelby says, “I’m playing my music so that you can’t post it on YouTube.”

Cop Plays Taylor Swift Song During Confrontation to Keep Footage off YouTube | PEOPLE.com, July 2, 2021

Sgt. Shelby heard of a cute little meme floating around in American cop culture. It seems that cops believe that they can prevent recordings of them from being uploaded to YouTube and social media if they play copyrighted music while they’re acting out. So this tube, Sgt. Shelby, tried to use YouTube against you and me, and it went viral. Like, worldwide.

Never mind that it’s legal for the public to record cops on the job.

Never mind that Sgt. TubeHead’s little trick just furthers the public perception that cops hate transparency. That they don’t believe in the public’s right to know about their activities, misdeeds and misconduct.

Never mind that this little trick makes all cops look like they’re always trying to hide something. (Which, after all, so many of them are.)

Well, the “good” Sgt. Shelbywas too clever for his own good. More importantly, he was too clever for the good of his colleagues, his department, and all of law enforcement. He made them all look like fools and worse: he made cops everywhere look like they’re always trying to hide something, again…

Confirmed: Undercover Agents Were Working Capitol Rioters on January 6, Court Documents Reveal | The Most Revolutionary Act

https://stuartbramhall.wordpress.com/2021/08/01/confirmed-undercover-agents-were-working-capitol-rioters-on-january-6-court-documents-reveal/

The criminal complaint, filed by FBI special agent Jason Jankovitz, provides details on the FBI’s monitoring of Duong and a “Bible study” group that served as a front group.

Hellbound and Down

At least one undercover agent was working the extremist groups that would show up at the Capitol on January 6th, new court documents reveal. The revelation was disclosed in an affidavit accompanyingcriminal chargesagainst Fi Duong.

“An accused U.S. Capitol protester spoke with an undercover Washington police officer on Jan. 6 who later connected the man to an undercover FBI worker,” the Epoch Timesreported.

“On the morning of January 6, 2021, Fi Duong and an associate of his (Associate 1) introduced themselves to a Metropolitan Police Department Undercover Employee (MPD UCE) in the vicinity of Freedom Plaza, Washington, D.C,” thecriminal complaintstates. “Duong asked the MPD UCE if he/she was a ‘patriot,’ to which the MPD UCE responded in the affirmative and asked Duong the same question. Duong responded by claiming to be an ‘operator’.”

“Later that afternoon, the MPD UCE observed Duong kneeling by a…

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EXCLUSIVE: Second Eye-Witness Steps Forward — CONFIRMS Capitol Hill Police Killed Trump Supporter Rosanne Boyland Then Attacked Those Who Tried to Save Her (VIDEO)

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/exclusive-second-eye-witness-steps-forward-confirms-capitol-hill-police-killed-trump-supporter-rosanne-boyland-attacked-tried-save-video/

Earlier this month Trump supporter and activist Philip
Anderson confirmed to The Gateway Pundit that Capitol Police killed
Trump supporter Rosanne Boyland on January 6.

Philip knows this because he was next to her when she died. He was holding her hand. And Philip nearly died himself…