Charles Dickens might have called it “A Tale of Two Cases”. Or maybe he’d have stuck with the original title. One city and one case regards Washington, DC. Here, an unknown government agent shoots down an unarmed female USAF veteran. He gives her no warning before he pulls the trigger. The agent will not be charged. We don’t even know his name.
In another city and another case, a 26 year police veteran with a spotless record is being lynched by the media and charged with second degree manslaughter because she made a tragic mistake while chasing a wanted criminal. We know her name.
The double standard is obvious. One set of legal niceties if you intentionally shoot down an unarmed woman, but you work for the government. There is another if you make a horrible mistake while chasing down an armed robbery suspect, as you protect the public. Both incidents resulted in a death. But only one will see a prosecution. Hypocrisy much? Tucker Carlson expounds on the issue.
If everything else was the same but Ashli Babbit was a liberal black woman, and the cop who shot her was a white man, there would be murals painted in her honor all across the country, and the cop would be on trial for murder. We all know that. It cannot be denied.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 12, 2021
Carlson: “The ironically-named ‘Civil Rights Division’ of the Biden Justice Department announced Wednesday there will be no charges brought against the man who shot and killed protester Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol back in January. No one who pays attention was surprised to hear this. In cases like this, the benefit of the doubt usually does goes to law enforcement, and as we’ve often said, we’re fine with that. It should. But still, in a free society, the rest of us have a right to know roughly what happened. In this case, who shot Ashli Babbitt and why?
“No one will tell us. The Biden administration says the man who killed Babbitt is a Capitol Hill police officer, and he did the right thing. That’s all they’ve said. We know that Ashli Babbitt was short, female and unarmed. There’s no evidence the officer who killed her gave any kind of verbal warming before he pulled the trigger. Is that standard procedure? We’d imagined the rules of engagement for federal agents limited the use of deadly force to situations where law enforcement has reason to believe they or the people around them are in imminent danger of being harmed. You can’t just shoot people without warning because they’re in the wrong place. That’s not allowed. Except now, apparently, it is allowed. When did these rules change? And, once again, who exactly shot Ashli Babbitt? Journalists exist to ask questions like these, but they’re not.” He’s right. Kim Potter will be lynched and the name of Ashli Babbitt’s killer will never be known. Not justice, only politics.