The anniversary of the shooting of Ashli Babbitt passed without mention. She was an unarmed woman shot to death by Lt. Michael Byrd of the Capitol Police. George Floyd's murder was accidental, yet an officer using poor judgment is rightfully going to prison.

The killing of Ashli Babbitt was intentional and yet Byrd got an award for heroism and is still on the job.

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Carlos Ponce

Byrd refused to answer the investigator's questions despite claims made by by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD) and he was cleared.

"Cop Who Killed Ashli Babbitt Never Interviewed By Investigators, Now Back In Charge Of House Security"

"...he refused to answer their questions, according to several sources and documents reviewed by RealClearInvestigations."

https://thefederalist.com/2022/01/12/cop-who-killed-ashli-babbitt-was-never-interviewed-by-investigators-now-walks-free/

"Cop Who Killed Ashli Babbitt Was Cleared of Criminal Wrongdoing Without Interview"

https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2022/01/06/capitol_police_officer_who_shot_ashli_babbitt_refused_to_answer_investigators_questions_810720.html?mc_cid=f4331a3ef8&mc_eid=848bcee76a#!

Documents:

https://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/JW-v-DC-Babbitt-October-2021-001710.pdf

Charles Douglas

I didn't find out who shot Ms. Babbitt for at least 6 months after she was killed! Why? What was all the secrecy about?

I tell what! I use to be a cop just like Byrd! Byrd admitted he saw no weapon or firearm in Ms Babbitt's possession as she was making her way through the opening ...as she was demonstrating, so why was the latal, deadly force Byrd used against her necessary?

I will tell you why, ...IT WASN'T!!!!! Babbitt by right should be at home with her family now but instead she is in a six foot grave somewhere because of a cop who didn't want to do his job! Killing another human being should be a last result in saving one's life or that of a third party which are imminently in danger by a threat deserving of someone shooting to kill! Babbitt was not that kind of threat! You can't tell me that I could not have stopped Babbitt with pepper spray of my telescopic baton! You can't do it! This mother, wife, daughter, and sister was killed because of political, WOKE, BS, going on and multiplying in DC BY THE MINUTE!

Charles Douglas

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] Mr. Nanos.

Dalton Logan

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] Mr. Douglas

Pete Nanos

Letter writer to editor: Let the public decide if it was an insurrection. You have already demonstrated your obvious bias on the matter.

Carlos Ponce

Use of the word "insurrectionists" shows über Liberal bias in the "Editor's note".

Paula Flinn

“Insurrectionists” is the correct term to use. They were breaking the law being on the Capitol Bldg. premises that day, much less the damage they did in the hours they were there.

Carlos Ponce

“Insurrectionists” is a specific crime in the US Code- 18 U.S. Code § 2383. NO ONE has been convicted of insurrection. NO ONE. To use it flippantly shows either hyperbole or ignorance.

Jim Forsythe

Insurrectionist is someone that does this. "a violent uprising against an authority or government:"

Carlos Ponce

Since NO ONE has been convicted of insurrection, calling them insurrectionists is WRONG.

Jim Forsythe

If someone does it, it still is an insurrection. Just if some is murdered, it still a murder regardless of if anyone is ever convicted.

Jim Forsythe

"Any rational person recognizes the attack on the Capitol was an insurrection organized by seditionists."

Ed Buckner

[thumbup], Ms. Flinn. Best to ignore the naysayers. If you argue with them they will submit a link to a videotape that *proves* they're wrong, then swear up and down it doesn't and refuse to look at the linked video again. And this isn't just hypothetical--I can post the link to what Mr. Ponce first submitted about Ms. Babbit again, if he wants me to.

Paula Flinn

Mr. Buckner, 👍👍👍

Bailey Jones

So, if there's a riot, and the mob breaks into my home or business, and a law enforcement officer shoots one of them he needs to go to jail? Is that the new Republican position on crime?

Would our Clown Car Conservatives be crying these crocodile tears if a couple thousand ANTIFA and BLM rioters breached the capitol? I don't think so.

Carlos Ponce

Why does Bailey ignore the FACT these Capitol Hill Officers OPENED THE DOORS to allow them in? And why is the man who urged storming the Capitol not arrested?

Here's Bailey's rationale: "Let me open the doors to my house and allow you in. ( moments later) Now you're under arrest for trespassing." An overwhelming number of arrests and convictions are for TRESPASSING.

NO ONE

NO ONE

NO ONE

has been convicted of insurrection.

Paula Flinn

Only because it’s harder to prove intent, Carlos.

in·sur·rec·tion

/ˌinsəˈrekSH(ə)n/

Learn to pronounce

noun

a violent uprising against an authority or government.

Watching on TV, and hearing the chanting of “Hang Pence,” & “Where’s Nancy,” it looked like and sounded like “insurrection” to most of us.

Carlos Ponce

Paula, go to the law. NO ONE has been convicted of insurrection. NO ONE.

Bill Broussard

Let’s make Carlos happy Bailey:

“ Byrd shot Babbitt as she and other seditious conspirators were attempting to break through a barricade of furniture Capitol Police officers had erected in effort to protect about 80 House members and staffers, as was their sworn duty.”

And Carlos, in answer to your other absurd question, I think more than half of the American people are hoping the guy who encouraged the riot will be arrested it’s just that with Trump, DOJ wants to make sure they have all the facts. Like you usually say, Carlos will be surprised when the truth comes out

Bailey Jones

Bill, and let's not forget to celebrate those brave Patriots who shoved a young unarmed women ahead of them into a group of law enforcement officers who had taken up a defensive position with guns drawn. "Where we go one, we go all - ladies first."

Carlos Ponce

I will not be surprised by the truth, Bill Broussard, but it may SHOCK you![scared]

Carlos Ponce

Bailey, indications are Ashli was trying to inform the officer in view what was going on.... but he shot her .

domenico nuckols

Carlos> All your comments open up a great lawsuit for all of your students to get their money back for tuition.

Bill Broussard

By last election results, Domenico, at least a majority would but to be objective, I’ll bet they’re just happy to be done with him. They had to answer “Jesus Christ” too many time to questions like “Who is called the Father of our Country?” Or “ Who won at the battle of Saratoga?” Or “Who was the first Democrat to eat a baby?”

Carlos Ponce

Demonico, you are one silly puppy!

Carlos Ponce

Obama ate a dog.

domenico nuckols

Carlos> All ways blaming some one else

Carlos Ponce

Calling BALLS AND STRIKES, Demonico.

Pete Nanos

Read the law and you'll get your answer.

Ed Buckner

[thumbup], Mr. Jones--not that Carlos Ponce will hear you or understand your precisely correct analogy.

domenico nuckols

LOSER Trump incited the insurrection. Take him to court. Oh, that’s what happening now!

Carlos Ponce

There was NO INSURRECTION, Demonico.

Ed Buckner

Not that it's a surprise to anyone, but Carlottabull not only is still hopelessly ill-informed about Trump and the insurrectionists of 6 Jan 2021, he is also unable to spell others' names right.

domenico nuckols

Carlos> You left out the insurrectionist are on trial.

Carlos Ponce

Demonico, you left off that there was NO INSURRECTION.

Ed Buckner

Not that it's a surprise to anyone, but Carlottabull not only is still hopelessly ill-informed about Trump and the insurrectionists of 6 Jan 2021, he is also unable to spell others' names right.

domenico nuckols

And more are on the way.

Carlos Ponce

Terse.

domenico nuckols

The battle of Saratoga was in now Stillwater NY. I'm from Satatoga Springs NY

Gary Scoggin

I find it interesting how MAGAs say they love law enforcement, back the blue, etc., but when a bunch of traitors break into the Capitol to stop the peaceful transfer of power and one of those traitors is killed trying to push past the barricade, they act like folks at a George Floyd rally. Or worse.

Charles Douglas

I find it interesting that when WOKE-LEFTISTS get caught out in the opening lying and violating the rules of law they start poing fingers like Joe Cool did to Trump recently, knowing full well that he had stolen TOP Secret-Classified Documents himself, and stored them all over Deleware and DC in a Red Chinese financed building...including his garage at one of his homes!

I also find it instructing and laughable that the WOKE would talk about police protocol as to when or when not to.use deadly force like they had spent time in Law Enforcement but never have! I'm not saying.....but I am just saying! Another thing I am in no way backing what those demonstrators did on January 6th,...the incident should not have happened, but that was no reason that Ms Babbitt should have been gunned-down like she was ....and I as an ex.police officer think it was totally unnecessary then and I still do! I could have stopped Ms Babbitt in her tracks without taking her life and feel sorry for those anywhere including this platform who valued a young woman's life so cheaply,...then brag about her death!

Carlos Ponce

"MAGAs say they love law enforcement, back the blue, etc." But bad cops need to be removed. Del Rio Chief of Police Frank Ramirez, Jr (an O'Connel graduate) says the same thing. He's my cousin's son.[beam]

Jim Forsythe

You mean your first cousin.

Charles Douglas

Another thing just for the record, and anybody who served with me while I was in Law Enforcement can testify to my frame of mind and sincerity. If I had been on the seen where George Floyd was being traumatized.....Ole George would be alive today because I will standby and watch NOBODY do something to another human being of that nature and I would stand there like fool and let it happen! I have ALWAYS respected authority, but I have NEVER been afraid of it! I am a free thinker, always have been, and always will be. That is one reason I am not a Democrat ...dancing to the " YOU ARE A VICTIM MUSIC" ...they lay on Minorities!

domenico nuckols

The only reason the Republicans don’t badmouth Trump, because the NRA funnel all the money to their campaigns. The money came from the Russians.!

Carlos Ponce

Demonico, you are one silly puppy!

Dan Freeman

The term insurrection is a crime that does have a legal definition found in US Code- 18 U.S. Code § 2383. At this time no one has been convicted of insurrection.

However Stewart Rhodes, the founder of right-wing militia group Oath Keepers and Kelly Meggs, the leader of the organization’s Florida chapter were both convicted of seditious conspiracy (the agreement between two or more people to overthrow the government) in November 2022 due to their roles in the insurrection. This marks the first time in over two decades that the Justice Department has found someone guilty of sedition; less than 12 people have been convicted of this crime.

At present nearly 1,000 people have been charged with crimes related to the attack on the Capitol. Near 500 rioters have pleaded guilty for their roles in the attack. At present about 335 have been sentences of whom 200 have been sentenced to time in prison.

Any rational person recognizes the attack on the Capitol was an insurrection organized by seditionists.

domenico nuckols

And take that Carlos

domenico nuckols

Carlos he’s going to jail just as his cfo did.

Carlos Ponce

"Any rational person recognizes the attack on the Capitol was an insurrection organized by seditionists." The FBI doesn't. Garland's Department of Justice doesn't.

domenico nuckols

Just a matter of time. They are getting low hanging fruit right now. Are you taking everything from your little fort with the cushions of the couch and hiding from the world?

domenico nuckols

Stop trying to change the subject Carlos he’s a criminal and he’s gonna go to jail.

Carlos Ponce

Wrong again, Demonico!

Ted Gillis

This guy that the republican apologists on the page are referring to is not Donald Trump, it’s the elusive Deep State character Ray Epps. Apparently everybody is butt hurt because Epps has not been charged with anything, so now they claim he is an FBI plant, informant, and a liberal opportunist who used his status as a contingent of “one person” to encourage and lead thousands of mindless goons to storm the capital, because they were all too stupid to think themselves, so they have to have this guy to blame.

This poor Donald Trump supporter has had to close his business up and go into hiding out in some undisclosed trailer park, just to stay one step ahead of these right wing crazies who want to threaten him and his wife just because he made the choice to not lie to the FBI.

I don’t really have any sympathy for him, because he choose to be there. He knew the risk that he was taking, but I don’t blame him for not lying to the FBI. I just find it amusing that people want to single him out of the thousands of others who were there to make him their scape goat, when the real goat is enjoying life, playing golf, and making outrageous comments daily from Mar a Lago.

Carlos Ponce

Epps instigated storming the Capitol.

domenico nuckols

AND carlos, LOSER Trump will see the inside of a jail cell. But where will be the Secret Service?

Carlos Ponce

President Trump is no loser as you will soon discover.

Carlos Ponce

"Newly released footage shows Ashli Babbitt begging Capitol Police to intervene with rioters"

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/newly-released-footage-shows-ashli-babbitt-begging-capitol-police-to-intervene-with-rioters/

And she was trying to get Lt. Byrd's attention to intervene.... but he shot her .

domenico nuckols

Carlos if there was a law of being stupid, you get a life in the electric chair. There’s no way that LOSER Trump is going to be president again anytime OH, Never 👎 I think the authorities should be watching you for planning a coup.

Carlos Ponce

I love you too, Demonico![love]

Ed Buckner

Aw, ain't that sweet? Carlottabull Ponceygirl is in love.

Carlos Ponce

Jesus loves Ed Buckner![love][love][love][love][love]

Sandra Tetley

Why does the Galv News feel the need to add their own editorial to this opinion letter especially from such a left-winged view? Not that we don't know where you stand but there is no need to add such a biased opinion to a letter from your customer.

Bailey Jones

"Byrd shot Babbitt as she and other insurrectionists were attempting to break through a barricade of furniture Capitol Police officers had erected in effort to protect about 80 House members and staffers, as was their sworn duty" isn't an opinion, it's a statement of fact.

Carlos Ponce

"If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself." Joseph Goebbels

That's why Bailey keeps repeating it.

domenico nuckols

Look in the mirror Carlos!

Bill Broussard

Carlos. I expect better from you than “ I’m rubber your glue….Bailey”.

Look, anyone with even a rudimentary science background knows Goebbels statement when he said it is at best an opinion and a worst a poorly stated hypothesis but certainly not any factual statement

Fast forward to January 6 and we now have conclusive factual evidence for the Goebbles hypothesis and can say with some certainty that what Gobbels said my be a valid hypothesis. In fact, we can perhaps start to parse the crowd into experimental sub catagories. For instance, those who have an IQ below 75 and those with higher or those who fall prey to any fantasy available and those who show resistance to BS and even those who came out of a desire to subvert the constitution and those who honor that document. In second thought, no we can’t do that after all

Carlos Ponce

"Fast forward to January 6 and we now have conclusive factual evidence for the Goebbles hypothesis " Indeed! The oft repeated lie of an "insurrection" is a good example of Goebbels.

Carlos Ponce

For all the naysayers, there is clear video taken from inside the doorway that Pelosi and company refused to release. ...... But Kevin McCarthy will.

Ed Buckner

Carlos Ponce, if you had not proven to be so wrong so often on your predictions, maybe I'd think--maybe--there was something to this claim. But I certainly don't.

Carlos Ponce

Just wait for Kevin McCarthy to release the Capitol videos.

Jim Forsythe

I cannot wait. Hope he includes this.

Leaked audio shows House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy supporting a congressional inquiry into the January 6, the total opposite to the opinion he later argued in public. The audio, recorded five days after the riot.

It undermines the fervent arguments McCarthy made in public against the creation of the bipartisan House committee investigating the riot. In the audio, McCarthy can be heard addressing Republican leaders. In one part he describes how on the day of the riot he asked then-President Donald Trump to call off the rioters.

"When they started breaking into my office, myself and the staff got removed from the office. In doing so, I made a phone call to the president, telling him what was going on, asking him to tell these people to stop, to make a video and go out. And I was very intense and very loud about it," he said.

Carlos Ponce

Wait for Pelosi's computer contents to reveal her role in the events of January 6.

David Smith

Byrd should have faced a grand jury..cold blooded murder.. she was NO THREAT

Bailey would be singing a differant tune if that was his/ here daugjter

domenico nuckols

So the officer should ask the person if she’s a threat when there’s thousands of people out there inciting a riot

Ed Buckner

Watch--actually watch--this video of the shooting and see if Mr. Ponce's description holds up. Hint--it doesn't. https://www.nbcnews.com/video/capitol-shooting-that-led-to-ashli-babbitt-s-death-captured-on-video-99180613572

Paula Flinn

Ed Buckner, 👍

Herbert Broussard jr

After reading the editors note, I was wondering if I was actually on the New York Times site or what....lawd these liberal freaks are everywhere.

And for the sake of it officer bird shot an unarmed woman that he could have just tased. So I call BS on the editor.

Ed Buckner

The editor can speak for himself, of course, but facts matter. The officer shot a woman clearly trying to break in/force her way in to the US Capitol space the officer was sworn to protect (and not just the space--congressional reps, and VP Pence, too).

Watch actual video of the event, Mr. Broussard, and then tell me if he could have just tased her.

domenico nuckols

Should of could of? They are how can you make that decision.

domenico nuckols

Ed, you should know by now if it’s even in black-and-white, they don’t think it’s real only what they are a god loser Trump

Dalton Logan

I normally do not go back and look at some of these older postings but when I see it is Mr. Nuckols then I just have too. It dose my heart good to know what is on his mind. He is a good representative of the liberal thought process.[wink][innocent][rolleyes][whistling]

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