Lt. Michael Byrd finally came forward in a carefully orchestrated interview on NBC with Lester Holt. I know this story has faded considering the Covid resurgence and the Afghanistan disaster, but it just seems wrong to let the cold-blooded murder of an unarmed protester be forgotten without the identity of Ashli Babbitt's killer being publicized since the media have given it relatively little attention. This incompetent, poorly trained Capitol Police officer should be sharing a cell with Derek Chauvin instead of walking free today.It's the sad pathetic domestic terrorist losers like blm and antifa that attacked cops in new York city, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis those cops defended people from the thugs that you claim are peaceful protesters.....I want the name of the cop that shot a unarmed woman while she climbed through a window.....oh wait shes a Republican.......and not a Democrat.
Several legal commentators including the moderately liberal Jonathan Turley have said Byrd's admissions during his interview would likely be incriminating since he could produce no evidence that she posed a lethal threat or serious bodily harm to him or anyone else. Would pepper spray or rubber bullets been more appropriate?
Considering the circumstances of this incident, any number of violent rioters who attacked state and federal buildings in Portland and Seattle could have justifiably been shot by police who defended these buildings. One can't help but wonder how authorities and the media would have reacted if Babbitt had been black and Byrd was white.
Capitol Police Lieutenant Michael Byrd will step forward to identify himself as the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt in an interview with NBC, according to the Daily Mail.