Alternate title is “The Insurrection That Wasn’t.”
Even though the FBI arrested over 570 people who were at the January 6 Insurrection, they haven’t charged even one person with participating in an insurrection.
Keep in mind that there were no guns carried by these so called insurrectionists. Keep in mind that with one exception everyone who died did so from medical conditions. The one exception was Ashli Babbitt. She was shot by a law enforcement officer from we don’t quite know which federal agency.
Babbitt was unarmed when she climbed through a window that someone else broke. Essentially she was killed for trespassing.
This story was posed by Reuters, a very mainstream media outlet, earlier today.
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) – The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized 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 coordinated 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.
No guns, no bombs, not swords, no beheadings. Not even a JV team for the crowd that just took over an entire nation in South Asia.
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.
Again, essentially trespassing. Yet, some of these people have been held without bail since January or February. At the same time, people arrested for murder in some states have been released with GPS monitoring (which is easily defeated) and then promptly committed more crimes.
Of the 570+ people arrested, 40 have been charged with engaging in some sort of conspiracy.
Reuters breathlessly tells us,
It was the most violent attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812, forcing lawmakers and Trump’s own vice president, Mike Pence, to scramble for safety.
Somehow they forgot to mention a bomb detonated by the Weather Underground in 1971. Or the 1983 bombing at the US Senate.
They also don’t seem to recall that in 1954 four Puerto Rican separatists show five Congressmen INSIDE the Capitol.
Remember the initial reports were that rioters beat a Capitol Policer to death with a fire extinguisher. Then it was that he died later on from those injuries. Then it was that he had a stroke caused by the stress of watching the “rioters” do… nothing.
Every other person who died did so from medical conditions not related to the riot.
Some federal judges and legal experts have questioned whether the Justice Department is letting defendants off too lightly.
Maybe because they know that they can’t prove any case for that. It’s odd that judges are urging more serious charges as opposed to overseeing the course of the case.
Prosecutors have also not brought any charges alleging that any individual or group played a central role in organizing or leading the riot. Law-enforcement sources told Reuters no such charges appeared to be pending.
Again, maybe because there was no evidence of this.
Maybe, just maybe, it was just a large rally where a small number of people got carried away and acted like idiots. If everyone who did that was charged with a crime, we’d need 1,000 more prisons.
Curiously enough, no one seems all that interested investigating why Ashli Babbitt was killed.
And some people wonder what a lot of people who were likely to have been at the January 6th rally distrust the federal government.
Maybe they should just call the whole thing off and stop wasting our money. They’re going to need that to investigate what I expect to be a wave of terror attacks inside the US over the next couple of months.
And, unlike this investigation, that’s no joke.