Tag Archives: Ashli Babbitt

Rioter Who Filmed Babbitt Shooting Gets Six Years

Washington DC’s CBS affiliate reports: A federal judge sentenced the Utah man who filmed the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6, 2021, to six years in prison Friday for instigating the mob against police. John Earle Sullivan, 29, was convicted in November of five felonies and two misdemeanor charges for obstructing the joint session of Congress, civil disorder …

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Trump Celebrates Ashli Babbitt Lawsuit: “Great News!”

From the far-right cultist group Judicial Watch: Ashli loved her country and wanted to show her support for President Trump’s America First policies and to see and hear the president speak live while he remained in office. Ashli did not go to Washington as part of a group or for any unlawful or nefarious purpose. She was there to exercise …

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Babbitt Family Files $30M Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Roll Call reports: Ashli Babbitt’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday against the U.S. government, alleging a Capitol Police officer was negligent and did not have legal justification to shoot and kill her during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. The lawsuit asking for $30 million, brought by the conservative group Judicial Watch on behalf of …

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Ashli Babbitt’s Mother: We Have Power To Hang Pelosi

“Being an equal opportunity rope swinger, I think Nancy Pelosi belongs at the end of a rope. Again these are not threats because I don’t want to get hit with seditious conspiracy or some other charge. So while you’re writing the indictment FBI, get that straight. I said they deserve it, not that I’m going to do it. I know …

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Ashli Babbitt’s Mother Arrested For Assaulting Protester

The Daily Beast reports: The mother of Ashli Babbitt, Micki Witthoeft, was arrested Tuesday evening after striking a counter-protester at a right-wing event outside of the Washington, D.C. jail where many of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendants are being held. As the anti-fascist protester raises a middle finger, Witthoeft raises her arm and strikes the woman before shoving her …

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Babbitt’s Husband Seeks Crowdfund Meant For Lawsuit

San Diego’s ABC affiliate reports: The shooting death of Ashli Babbitt at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 was a call to action for Gerhardt Fox, who worked on a legal fundraising effort in the wake of Babbitt’s death. “I feel that a person who was unarmed and who wasn’t engaging in an assault should not be shot by …

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Trump Rants At McCarthy: Ashli Babbitt Was Murdered

Posted this morning to Trump’s Truth Social account: I totally disagree with the Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, in that the Police Officer “Thug,” who has had a very checkered past to begin with, was not just “doing his job” when he shot and killed Great Patriot Ashli Babbitt at point blank range. Despite trying to keep him anonymous, …

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McCarthy Breaks With MAGA Cultists On Ashli Babbitt

Mediaite reports: House Speaker Kevin McCarthy broke from the MAGA wing of the Republican Party — and its most popular voices Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson and Marjorie Taylor Greene — by declaring that Jan. 6 rioter Ashli Babbitt was not murdered by a police officer. At her first Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday, Greene claimed Babbitt was “murdered” and compared …

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MTG: Ashli Babbitt Was Trying To Stop The Violence

Raw Story reports: This Friday, Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene shared a report from the Washington Examiner detailing how the Capitol Police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt on Jan. 6, 2021, was housed for six months “in a hotel suite reserved for top brass at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.” Greene then shared an edited video from …

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Ashli Babbitt’s Mother Arrested In Pro-Rioters Protest

The Washingtonian reports: Micki Witthoeft, whose daughter Ashli Babbitt died during the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, appears to have been arrested Friday in DC at a protest near the Capitol. Asked by a bystander whether she had any comment, Witthoeft said, “Yeah, Capitol Police suck ass!” Washingtonian photographer Evy Mages dropped by the protest at the Supreme Court …

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Parscale Blamed Trump For Death Of Ashli Babbitt

CNBC reports: In text messages sent on the evening of Jan. 6, long-time Trump supporter Brad Parscale said that the riot was “about trump pushing for uncertainty in our country.” “A sitting president asking for civil war,” Parscale said in texts to Katrina Pierson, a former Trump campaign official who was reportedly involved in organizing Trump’s pre-riot rally. Pierson replied: …

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Ashli Babbitt’s Brother, Already Accused Of Hate Crime, Charged In Second Attack By San Diego Prosecutors

The Times Of San Diego reports: The brother of Ashli Babbitt, the San Diego woman fatally shot during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, is facing new criminal charges stemming from an alleged attack on a man in Ocean Beach, the San Diego City Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Roger Witthoeft, 33, was already facing charges for allegedly …

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Ashli Babbitt’s Brother Charged In Hate Crime Assault

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: A man facing battery and hate-crime charges for allegedly attacking and hurling racial slurs at a utility worker last year near Ocean Beach is the brother of Ashli Babbitt, the San Diego woman who was shot and killed by a police officer Jan. 6, 2021, inside the U.S. Capitol. Roger Stefan Witthoeft, Jr., 33, was …

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Witness To Babbitt Shooting Sentenced To 75 Days

Axios reports: A U.S. Capitol rioter was sentenced to 75 days in prison on Thursday for directing a mob toward the Speaker’s Lobby on Jan. 6, 2021. Jeffrey Register, 39, of Jacksonville, Florida, was also fined $500 following his guilty plea last October to parading, demonstrating and picketing in a Capitol building, per a Justice Department statement. Register had been …

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Witness To Babbitt Shooting Pleads Guilty, Cooperates

Law & Crime reports: The New Jersey man who gave a self-incriminating interview on Jan. 6, telling a reporter that he was near Ashli Babbitt when she was shot outside the Speaker’s Lobby in the Capitol building, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and is cooperating with the feds. Thomas Baranyi, 30, pleaded guilty Thursday to a single charge of …

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AP Delves Into “Martyr” Ashli Babbitt’s Criminal Past

The Associated Press reports: The first time Celeste Norris laid eyes on Ashli Babbitt, the future insurrectionist had just rammed her vehicle three times with an SUV and was pounding on the window, challenging her to a fight. Norris says the bad blood between them began in 2015, when Babbitt engaged in a monthslong extramarital affair with Norris’ longtime live-in …

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Trump Records Birthday Message For Ashli Babbitt

The Insider reports: Former President Donald Trump recorded a video where he wished deceased Capitol rioter Ashli Babbit happy birthday and called for the Department of Justice to reopen its investigation into her death. The video was reportedly played at the Texas Loves Ashli Babbitt rally on Sunday, which was held by family and supporters in Freeport, Texas, according to …

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Cop Who Shot QAnon Rioter: “I Saved Countless Lives”

NBC News reports: In the chaotic minutes before he shot and killed Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Lt. Michael Byrd focused his attention on the glass doors leading into the lobby of the U.S. House of Representatives chamber. For Byrd, who is Black, the incident turned his life upside down. He has been in hiding for …

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Internal Probe Exonerates Cop Who Shot QAnon Rioter

NBC News reports: The Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt outside a door of the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot has been formally exonerated after an internal investigation, according to a department memo obtained by NBC News. The officer, whose name has not been released, opened fire on Babbitt as she and a mob of other …

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QAnon Rioter’s Family To Sue Capitol Police For $10M

The Washington Examiner reports: Ashli Babbitt was the victim of an “ambush,” says the Babbitt family attorney preparing a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $10 million in damages against the Capitol Police and the officer who fatally shot the woman during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. The flash of violence was caught on video showing the officer off …

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