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No charges for capitol police officer who shot Ashli Babbit


Conservative TreehouseThe U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice will not pursue criminal charges against the U.S. Capitol Police officer involved in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt, the Office announced today.

I've personally watched the video where Babbit was shot. Babbit was arguably entering into the house building by force, but she was unarmed and threatening no one. I observed no threat of deadly force from her. I observed the still-unidentified police officer shoot her from effective concealment (only his hands and arms were visible), without an audible warning. He had a clear path to retreat, additional officers close by on the other side of the doors, and every opportunity to deescalate the situation with Babbitt personally.

Even if he was legally in the right (which, for all practical purposes, depends on the details of federal and DC laws combined with the proven lack of stomach for actual prosecution of this case), this was an easily avoidable shooting.

Should he still have one, that officer's conscience should torment him for the rest of his life.

This entry was published Sat Apr 24 23:26:24 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-04-24 23:26:24.0. [Tweet]

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