BLM and Democrats in Washington made the claim that if it were Blacks that rioted, the police would have shot them. But of the riots in Washington by BLM exactly no Blacks were shot but one three hour riot that did not include the assault of police officers like you get from antifa or BLM and a young white girl was murdered b a Capitol cop. The Capitol police are still keeping the officer’s name from the public.

Now, for the first time, the family through their lawyer has made a statement and it’s pretty obvious they plan on suing once the name is revealed. They are also requesting that anyone with evidence or the video of the unprovoked attack to notify them to hand it over. What’s worse is that the government has not released any information on the shooting. How many nights in how many cities would the killing of a Black girl would it have caused. No riots for Ashli Babbitt.

Here is the statement in part:

The shooting of Ashli Babbitt on January 6, 2021 by an unidentified U.S. Capitol Police Officer was an unjustified use of deadly force which violated her constitutional rights. It is clear from video footage that Ashli did not pose a danger to the officer, or any other person, when she was shot. Ashli was unarmed. She did not assault anyone. She did not threaten to harm anyone. There was no excuse for taking her life.

It is a universal law enforcement standard that a police officer should use no more force than necessary to accomplish a lawful purpose.  At 5′ 2″ tall and 110 pounds, an arrest of Ashli could have been accomplished by a single trained officer with a set of handcuffs. At the time of the shooting, there were over a half-dozen police officers in close proximity to the Speaker’s door where Ashli was standing. Some of those officers had just allowed protesters access to the door by stepping aside.

Other officers, dressed in full tactical gear, stood among the protesters just a few feet behind the door. Still others stood casually at the opposite end of the Speaker’s Lobby, unconcerned with the activities of Ashli and the protesters around her. All of these officers were in a position to have aided in the apprehension of Ashli if it was necessary. Given her background as a 14-year veteran of the Air Force, it is likely that Ashli would have complied with simple verbal commands, thereby making the use of any force unnecessary.

However, the officer who shot Ashli never attempted to arrest her. Nor did he call on his fellow officers to arrest her. Instead, he fired a shot into her chest. Witnesses confirm that the officer did not give Ashli a single verbal warning prior to firing. In fact, Ashli was not even aware that the officer was present, as he was located in the doorway of a room off to the side of her field of vision.

To date, the officer who shot Ashli has not been identified. Neither the Capitol Police nor any other governmental authority has given an account of the facts surrounding the shooting. There has been no official explanation or justification for the use of lethal force in this matter.

This lack of transparency impedes the public scrutiny which is necessary to hold government officials accountable in a free society. It also interferes with the ability of Ashli’s family to obtain justice for their loss.

My law firm and I represent Ashli’s husband and family members. We will continue to investigate this matter.  We intend to take appropriate legal action when our investigation has been completed.  We call upon the Capitol Police as well as the United States Congress to make public the facts and circumstances of Ashli’s shooting.

If you have information regarding this matter, you may contact us and receive updates on Twitter at Justice for Ashli Babbitt @ForAshli.  Emails can also be to the address alone.

Terrell N. Roberts, III

Roberts and Wood

Riverdale, Maryland

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  • Ashli babbitt.was a unarmed woman. Shot murdered killed. Ashli babbitt.had pose no harm to anyone with both hands on door frame.that was out and out murderd. Ashli babbitt.lady liberty. An American hero.her smile so lovely. Her heart full of love for her country. Shame on government. Take her from her mother and husband and loved ones .ashli babbitt.stood for her right to a fair election. Her rights.her rights.and she was murderd. God bless ashli babbitt.was family.America lost a great hero ashli babbitt.

  • ???? SIGN PETITION to place a memorial plaque marking the spot where #AshliBabbitt was killed by Capitol Police on Jan. 6th 2021
    ✝️ “The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.” Czesław Miłosz
    #JusticeForAshli
    #RREVOLUTION
    ???? https://bit.ly/AshliBabbittMemorial

  • SIGN PETITION to place a memorial plaque marking the spot where #AshliBabbitt was killed by Capitol Police on Jan. 6th 2021
    “The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.” Czesław Miłosz
    #JusticeForAshli
    #RREVOLUTION

  • The vicarious liability rest also with those in the Capitol who were responsible for failing to plan for the various scenarios given the intelligence they knew before hand, as well as, the continue political banter about the supposed “violent nature” of the Trump supporters, which I believe set the tone and fear of the “surer toon” rumor!

  • Funny I thought all the reports were that she was shot in the neck. The footage that I saw looks also like it was the neck. Which was it?

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