Funny how the color of one’s skin plays a large role in where the left comes down on an issue.
For several years now, the shooting of unarmed black men, many times occurring as they are in the process of committing crimes, has brought major unrest to American cities.
Yet, when an unarmed white female who happens to be a 16 year Air Force veteran, is shot dead, many of these same forces justify her death. Some go further and celebrate her being shot and killed.
The woman being Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed inside the U.S. Capitol by a police officer on Jan. 6, as she tried to climb through a broken window next to a door outside the Speaker’s Lobby, which leads to the House chamber. A Trump supporter, Babbitt was unarmed and there was no warning heard before the shot suddenly rang out.
Democratic Party activist Chris Hahn took to social media this week to declare that Babbitt “was a terrorist,” which is a furtherance of the party’s “insurrection” narrative that claims the Capitol riot was worse than 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.
Michael Flynn is a traitor.
Ashli Babbitt was a terrorist.
Putin is our adversary.
— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) June 16, 2021
The narrative allows Democrats to hang the riot around the neck of the Republican Party like an albatross, in the pursuit of electoral success.
Chuck Ross, an investigative reporter with The Washington Free Beacon, replied to Hahn: “It’s really interesting seeing so many on the Left support a police shooting of an unarmed person.”
His tweet prompted a response from “Will & Grace” actress Debra Messing justifying Babbitt being gunned down.
Short on facts, Messing tweeted: “She was breaking through a door behind which were our CONGRESSPERSONS! She was trying to assault our govt leaders and was warned SEVERAL times by POLICE to stop trying to broach the chamber. But you know that.”
Richard Grenell, who served as Acting Director of National Intelligence under former President Donald Trump, proceeded to interpret what she was saying: “Actress Debra Messing wants police to shoot unarmed people if they feel threatened.”
Actress Debra Messing wants police to shoot unarmed people if they feel threatened. https://t.co/i1TCYF48r0
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) June 17, 2021
As it stands, the police officer who killed Babbitt has never been identified — he has also been cleared in case.
In April, after having “conducted a thorough investigation,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said in a statement that they “will not pursue criminal charges against the U.S. Capitol Police officer involved in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt.”
Babbitt’s family filed a lawsuit earlier this month in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia asking for the records revealing the identity of the police officer who fatally shot her. The family also demands access to video footage of the shooting, witness statements, and documents gathered during the Metropolitan Police Department’s investigation of the incident.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter, including Messing being mocked for using the term “broach” instead of “breach.”
Once more into the broach https://t.co/rUpV2vhcvb
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) June 17, 2021
How do you broach a chamber https://t.co/SM6Xy5p29a
— Mairead McArdle (@JohnsonHildy) June 17, 2021
Debra has decreed she deserved to die. Because we, as a society in our wisdom, have declared her a judge…except…she didn’t get a fair trial before Judge Debra as our system demands…🤔 https://t.co/wdPWnBgXgg
— SarahLee (@sarailola) June 17, 2021
I don’t know whether the shooting was justified, but suddenly left of center people think someone unarmed but engaged in criminal behavior should just be shot no questions asked?
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) June 17, 2021
Great now do George Floyd. 🙄🙄🙄
— Cass-iani the Hymnographer😜 (@cassielafasto) June 17, 2021
She was unarmed and of no danger to the officers or personnel. George Floyd was actually being combative yet folks feel he should still be with us.
So which one deserved to die? According to your logic the answer is both
— amithatidiot (@amithatidiot) June 17, 2021
The glee you people take in this veteran being killed is truly sickening.
— @danfromdc (@danfromdc) June 17, 2021
Why no taser? Why didn’t he aim for the arm or leg? Why weren’t mental health workers there? Hate for Trump is driving progressives to use different rules for the same situations. She was an unarmed person.
— Tracy Wright (@tw1970) June 17, 2021
The usual standard applied in order to shoot someone is that either the person is about to try/is trying to kill you or somebody else. Breaking the law isn’t a justification for shooting someone.
— Richard Phillips (@PhillipsDicky) June 17, 2021
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