Prosecutors: Accused Rioter Brought Rope To Lynch Black Capitol Officer He Believed To Have Killed Rioter

Law & Crime reports:

A U.S. Capitol rioter who brought a rope with him to Congress began searching for a Black officer that he believed fatally shot Ashli Babbitt and threatened to lynch him, federal prosecutors wrote in a legal brief on Monday. The startling allegation surfaced in court papers against 34-year-old Garret Miller, whom prosecutors want to keep behind bars pending trial in the Jan. 6th siege.

“He became consumed with her death and circulated photographs on Facebook of an African-American police officer that he believed was responsible for her death,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth C. Kelley wrote in a 16-page legal brief on Monday. “Miller threatened to kill that officer, stating that he wanted to ‘hug his neck with a nice rope’ and that ‘he will swing.’ He also said that the officer deserved to die and that ‘it’s huntin season.’”

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