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Capitol riot: Shooting death of Trump supporter under investigation

Capitol riot: Shooting death of Trump supporter under investigation

The US Attorney for Washington DC has launched a federal excessive force investigation into the death of an Air Force veteran who was shot dead by a Capitol Police officer as she and a group of Trump supporters swarmed the building. Ashli Babbitt, 35, from San Diego was shot in the chest while she tried to climb through a window into the congressional chambers. She died in hospital hours later.

ConcealCarryProtect 3 months

The shooting of Ms.Babbit was entirely unnecessary. Lethal force was not called for. Multiple officers can be seen in the hallway. Hqd she breeched the hallway she simply could have been tackled. Shooting her from 3 feet away while she carried no weapon and was of little threat is pretty gross.

Drunkin Lephrechaun
Drunkin Lephrechaun 3 months

I don’t expect much from the investigation into her death. Not because someone is protecting an officer but because it will change the narrative that might put a more sympathetic light on her.

Pryotra 3 months

Yes let's the government who just killed a veteran on Capitol Hill evaluate how good a boy it was in all of this. That totally seems reasonable, and not at all a conflict of interest. /S

James 3 months

Don't these officers carry tasers? If they simply wanted to immobilize her, a taser could have done that very effectively.

WWIII 3 months

Clear case of excessive force, just arrest her, they shot her just to prove they could, completely unnecessary...

michael 3 months

She tried to break into a room secured by officers with guns. An oft repeated statement from the right when peaceful protesters die or are injured "play stupid games, win stupid prizes"

systematic fighter
systematic fighter 3 months

Fair enough. Should make for a interesting case to get the officers side of the story.... At the end of the day I don't see this going anywhere really. And no I don't feel bad, sorry you made a $tup!d decision.

Donald 3 months

The dude next to her is the BLM Insurgence USA leader.... So why do they leave out the detail? Fake blood the video again, actors abound

Garrett 3 months

She wasn’t murdered. She was shot.

Alyse 3 months

Why a probe? We know she was there willingly. She and all of them were let off too easy tbh

Iam 3 months

Wished I could post the pics and video of her death, totally uncalled for, she was unarmed.

mike 3 months

About time!!! But they will spin it that she was in the wrong, but she wasn't doing anything wrong

Papa Joe
Papa Joe 3 months

I seen a video showing they let her and several other people walk right on in.

JB1987 3 months

Did I miss the protests and riots ? I really need a new TV 🤔

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