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As the U.S. House Select Committee charged with “investigating” the January 6 riot at the Capitol gleefully prepares for its primetime debut, a desperate political prisoner is going on a hunger strike until a real investigation is conducted.
Edward Jacob Lang, who goes by “Jake,” has issued a statement from his cell in what many refer to as “D.C.’s Gitmo,” declaring he will go on a “prolonged hunger strike” until his demands are met.
The letter was received and published by Gateway Pundit, which has been a strong ally to all the Jan. 6 prisoners who have reportedly been housed in terrible conditions, denied due process, and forgotten by the mainstream, liberal media.
“Hello my fellow patriots, it’s Jake Lange — the time has come to draw a line in the sand, to say enough is enough,” the letter begins.
“I am currently in the basement of the DC Jail, the ‘hole,’ where my phone account and tablet has been cut off, leaving me with absolutely no access to my family or my attorney, as well has [sic] no visitations because of COVID,” Lange continues. “Completely silenced and cutoff to the outside world before being found guilty of any crime.”
“The alleged crime? Standing up with 1 million+ other unarmed American patriots against tyranny; defending women and the elderly, my life, my country, my Constitution and even saving a life on January 6th!” Lang writes.
Lang, 26, was indicted on multiple felony charges alleging that he fought with Capitol police for nearly two and a half hours.
According to a Dec. 2021 Gateway Pundit report, “Lang was trampled when Capitol Police attacked and then without warning pushed Trump supporters down the stairs outside the US Capitol in Washington DC.”
Lang witnessed two people trampled — one, Roseanne Boyland, died after losing consciousness in the crush — before managing to pull himself and another protester, Philip Anderson, to safety. It is Anderson’s life that Lang is credited with saving.
“I can no longer in good conscious, with my faith in the Most High God, identify or have any part with the defacto Federal Government, and their corrupt Departments of Justice and Corrections,” Lang says in his letter.
“Monday, (1/31/22) I am entering a prolonged hunger strike of 23+ days until my next court date on Wednesday, February 23rd, where there will be a large peaceful protest and press conference by my lawyer Steven Metcalf outside DC Federal District Court House at 2:30pm, followed by a press conference at 3:45pm,” he announced, adding, “Media and patriots will be present in strong numbers.”
Lang then lists four demands, vowing, “I will not eat until these demands are met”:
- A thorough Bipartisan Congressional investigation into the Jan 6th Capitol Police brutality and murders of Ashli Babbit and Roseanne Boyland.
- The immediate release of ALL January 6th detainees with no prior violent criminal history.
- Equal Treatment Under the Law/similar lenient wrist slap sentences as 2020 BLM and ANTIFA rioters.
- Constitutionally protected right of redress of January 6th 2021 grievances, the obvious and overwhelming Will of The People being heard and obeyed: to send back the 2020 Presidential Election vote counting to the State legislatures for a recount.
“I will try to release statements daily, whenever I can get a friend to help me — including updates on my health, lists of the egregious human rights violations I have suffered at the hand of the DC jail; and details of the gross indifference shown by the DOJ to these human rights violations, and the OBVIOUS selective, politically motivated, prosecution and illegal prolonged solitary confinement/detainment,” wrote Lang, adding that updates and more information will be available on J6Truth.org.
“I would be eternally grateful for your prayers and support on getting this hunger strike with its list of demands and my daily updates as much media attention as possible — culminating on the February 23rd court date and peaceful protest,” he wrote.
“On February 23rd, in court, my lawyer Steve Metcalf and I will be submitting some groundbreaking documents and Declarations that will most certainly shift the momentum and the perspective of all January 6th court cases,” he promised, imploring fellow patriots to please show up for the date.
“I need your help!” he wrote. “Americans need your help! 750 January 6ers need your help! United We Stand under God.”
Lang has been incarcerated since January 16, 2021. He has reportedly endured more than 200 days in solitary confinement.
For his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 riot, he has been offered a plea deal that would keep him locked up for nine long years.
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