In the wake of the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol, one unarmed participant, Ashli Babbitt, was shot and killed by an officer at the Capitol building.
Video footage taken by rioters demonstrates that Babbitt was unarmed and testimony from police and federal court filings do not allege that Babbitt was armed at the time of her killing. In fact, she was crawling through a window at the time of her killing, meaning her hands and legs were not free to do anyone any harm.
However, in the Congressional hearings and criminal investigations following the riots, liberals have repeatedly insisted that the officer responsible for killing an unarmed rioter should not be named because his identity should be protected against retaliation. This kind of protection is not advocated for by liberals in any Black Lives Matter riot or other incident of an officer shooting an unarmed citizen.
Liberals rabidly accuse Ashli Babbit of being a “terrorist” and “insurrectionist” despite being totally unarmed. If she is a terrorist, she is certainly a failed one. They do not seem to think any BLM rioters who lit federal courthouses, government buildings and private property on fire and attacked people’s homes are “terrorists” despite their political motivation and desire to inspire fear. In fact, when BLM rioters attacked the home of the St.Louis based McCloskey family who drew weapons to defend themselves – but did not discharge those weapons – liberals were pretty quick to condemn not the rioters, but the McCloskeys. And in fact, charges were filed against the McCloskeys.
In the case of the officer who shot Ashli Babbitt, apparently it’s not justice which will motivate him to own his actions but instead a massive paycheck from NBC news. He very well may have had his reasons to shoot at a woman crawling through a door but American citizens will only get to analyze his reasoning and judge for ourselves once he is adequately paid by the leftist mouth pieces in the mainstream media.