The Most Significant and Egregious Event on Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol was a Congressional Security Agent Gunning Down an Unarmed Female Protester; Credibility and Motives of So-Called Jan. 6 Committee Collapse in the Face of Their Failure to Address and Prioritize That Human Rights Violation

The most significant event at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was the gunning down, at fairly close range, of unarmed female protester Ashli Babbit by Congressional Security.

The failure of the so-called "January 6 Committee" to prioritize, address and remedy what is one of the most egregious governmental human rights abuses in U.S. history, demolishes any credibility that committee ever might have attempt to claim, and casts in ill repute their actual motives.

Indeed, if a different party gains control of Congress after 2022 elections, the new Congress should remedy the wrongdoing by holding new, more legitimate hearings addressing the actual facts and egregious problems associated with the events of January 6, 2021, starting with the killing of an unarmed protester.

There also is the need to remove, and take any other appropriate, against Congressional security personnel, local federal prosecutors and Congressional leaders who failed to take action over the killing, making themselves the moral equivalent of accessories-after-the-fact, and committing de facto obstruction of justice.

The killing had the de facto effect of carrying out a summary execution imposing death as a penalty for being disruptive in a government building without a proper building pass. That fact makes it one of the most significant and infamous human rights violations ever carried out by an agent of the United States Government, or perhaps any would-be civilized government.

That it occurred inside the seat of a national legislature makes the killing of an unarmed civilian all the more horrific, even potentially posing an existential threat to the legitimacy of American democracy.

In the past, it has been not at all uncommon for protesters to pose as duly admitted visitors attending Congressional hearings, only to deliberately become disruptive, forcing their removal. In the case of the protests of Jan. 6, 2022, the protesters apparently did not have proper visitor credentials, even as video evidence did show at least some were passively allowed to enter by Congressional security.

Despite grandiose, fantastical attempts to rebrand the context of Ashli Babbitt's killing as a supposed "coup" or "insurrection," the context apparently was almost exclusively nothing other than a noisy, somewhat disruptive protest by what were apparently unarmed protesters. No rational person would believe that the protesters were going to remove a government or install a new government. While the protesters were unarmed, apparently some limited instances have been alleged of someone, for example, grabbing a fire extinguisher to hurl.

Ashli Babbit's killing at close range should be regarded as a summary execution carried out by a Congressional security employee, acting as judge, jury, and executioner, imposing the death penalty for simply being an unarmed activist present in a government building without a pass while others were, almost exclusively, simply noisy and disruptive.

She also stood atop something, looking at an opening where someone smashed a small hole in an interior window. Her motion perhaps raised the prospect of advancing a few more feet in position, with multiple security personnel both behind her and in front of her, who could easily have grabbed her and subdued her.

Under those circumstances, it would be irrational to suggest that the use of deadly force was necessary to meet any supposed threat of the unarmed woman advancing further. The circumstance raise the question of whether the Congressional security agents were following a pattern that third world countries have sometimes been accused of, deliberately picking off a mostly defenseless target in order to "make an example of someone" to terrorize others into being subdued.

Ashli Babbitt's murder by a Congressional security employee, and subsequent efforts by both administrative branch and Congressional bureaucrats to let the killer go unprosecuted, additionally manifest an egregious human rights violation, attack on the rule of law, and an attack on fundamental American principles.

The failure of Congress, the Congressional security, or federal prosecutors to take legal action against the killer implies endorsement of the killing, making Congressional leaders, Congressional security, and relevant federal prosecutors the moral equivalent of accessories-after-the-fact to the killing. And they have done so in their governmental capacities, while drawing taxpayer-funded salaries.

Despite efforts from some quarters to revise history, by rebranding the protests as some kind of unarmed "insurrection," no evidence has been advanced regarding any supposed effort to overthrow any government, or any use of arms beyond, perhaps, some limited number of individuals using a handful of blunt objects to break some windows.

Essentially, for the most part, the vast majority of the protesters were simply in a government building without a pass, a number of them making noise or walking around. A number of them apparently were actually admitted freely by Congressional security employees. While a limited number of individuals were later accused of using some kind of force, such conduct did not characterize Ashli Babbitt nor, apparently, the vast majority of prosters.

Judging from on-the-scene video, when Babbitt saw a broken window, Babbitt stood on top of something to look through the window, with multiple police both behind her and in front of her beyond the window, at which time she was unarmed, posed no threat, and could easily have been subdued just by grabbing her.

Instead, a Congressional policemen, of the so-called U.S. Capitol Police, fired his gun at her, killing her like a dog. Another Congressional policeman stood not far off, acting calm and unbothered while arguing with other protesters like he has having a social media debate, while Ashli Babbitt lay dying nearby.

In the left-wing so-called District of Columbia, often arguably a bit of a troubled backwater with a smaller population than Indianapolis but a bloated budget, federal prosecutors play the role of local prosecutors. They failed to bring charges over the killing, implictly endorsing the extrajudicial summary execution as a punishment for being an unarmed protester. Instead, the head of those prosecutors released a vague, somewhat rambling reflection on the nature of the broader occasion during which the killing occurred, as if composing a social media post or public relations release rather than coherent legal analysis.

The Congressional police, the so-called "U.S. Capitol Police," likewise failed to take action over the matter, essentially endorsing the summary execution.

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Key Words: U.S. Capitol Police, January 6, Ashli Babbitt, Congress, Senate, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Murder, Human Rights

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