Let Them Go: Video Release Exonerates Peaceful January 6 Protesters
The Department of Justice has been forced to finally release a 35-minute surveillance video from the January 6 protests. This video completely destroys the last vestiges of the narrative that this event was anything other than a peaceful and lawful, First Amendment-protected petition for a redress of voters’ grievances. There was no “attack on the Capitol” and no insurrection. Meanwhile, the persecution and torture of the January 6 political prisoners continue to have their lives destroyed and their rights violated by the Biden regime. The prisoners are being treated worse than foreign terrorists.
The Biden regime is using the Patriot Act as a pretext to hold the January 6 protesters indefinitely, as if they were members of Al Qaeda or something. Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald has now confirmed that at least five of the jailed Trump supporters have been placed on the federal No-Fly list – the list that prohibits known Islamist terrorists and bombers from getting on planes. The individuals placed on the No-Fly list have not been convicted of any crimes. Their trials won’t even start until sometime next year.
Many of the political prisoners made the trip to DC from Florida last January to protest the certification of the fraudulent 2020 election. Florida’s lunatic Agriculture Commissioner – a woman named Nikki Fried – somehow has the authority to revoke concealed carry licenses from Floridians. Fried has been gleefully doing this to January 6 protesters who have CCWs. She announced on Twitter this week that she has stripped the Second Amendment rights away from 28 Florida protesters by suspending their licenses.
The Agriculture Commission is an elected position in Florida, so Governor Ron DeSantis unfortunately cannot fire her. Nikki Fried is also running for Governor of Florida next year as a Democrat, so that’s a great reminder how fragile our system is today. If you’ve noticed how dramatically Team Biden has wrecked the country in just 10 months, that could be coming to Florida if Nikki Fried somehow unseats Governor DeSantis.
Anyway, about this surveillance video that the feds were finally forced to release by a court order…
Ethan Nordean is a member of the Proud Boys who entered the Capitol on January 6th. In charging documents, US Attorneys claim that Nordean forced his way into the building violently. He faces two felony counts of “conspiracy” and interrupting a meeting of the US Senate, as well as misdemeanor trespassing charges.
Normally I would not release the names of any of the jailed Trump supporters, because the guards in the DC jail torture the prisoners even worse if their names or complaints about their treatment is made public. However, Nordean is being held in jail in Seattle until his trial next year, and there have been no reports of him being tortured by his guards. He’s been in jail since last February because prosecutors claim he’s a danger to the country.
The newly released video shows that Ethan Nordean peacefully walked into the Capitol building. He did not violently force his way in. Police officers held the door open for Mr. Nordean and 308 additional peaceful protesters. Nordean walked around in the Capitol building for about 20 minutes, just like almost everyone else did. He took some pictures, talked to some fellow protesters and walked back out of the building through the same door that had been held open for him by police earlier. He didn’t attack anyone, didn’t damage any property and didn’t so much as drop a candy wrapper on the floor.
Nordean was arrested and jailed in February. The Justice Department finally got around to charging him in July. And unless the judge changes his mind after seeing this footage (unlikely), Nordean will remain in jail until his trial which is scheduled for next May. He will be in jail for a total of 15 months before his trial. If he’s found guilty at trial, he’ll likely receive another 3 to 6 months in prison, based on the sentences of early Trump supporters.
Even if he were guilty of “conspiracy” and briefly interrupting a ceremonial Senate meeting – while engaging in a protect First Amendment right to protest – does 18 to 21 months of imprisonment sound like a just penalty? Or does it sound more like cruel and unusual punishment?
Maybe if more surveillance video of January 6 is finally released, more Republicans in Congress would start speaking out against this evil and unconstitutional treatment of peaceful protesters.