Although the January 6th committee has completed its first round of “investigations” into the “insurrection” (with more to come in September), some have been pondering why certain subjects haven’t been touched – like the death of Ashli Babbitt.
The 36-year old had joined others in the Speaker’s Lobby of the Capitol on the 6th, only to be shot by a plain-clothes police officer, dying shortly thereafter. Many, including Ashli’s husband Aaron, had been seeking answers with the hope of an investigation, but the committee has yet to grant it.
Some believe that one is needed because Babbitt herself was unarmed, seen in video tape attempting to help officers. However, because of the nature that she was with a “hate mob” of Trump followers, some feel that the actions were justified. Clearly, those looking for answers don’t believe this is the case.
Among them is Michael Letts, founder and CEO of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various sponsorships and charitable foundations. Letts has 30+ years of law enforcement experience, and his expertise should weigh heavily in this matter surrounding Babbitt’s death.
- You’ve been asking for Ashli Babbitt’s death to receive a full investigation. Why do you believe this is the case?
- Do you believe the plain-clothes officer acted harshly when it came to firing upon Babbitt? Do you believe circumstances surrounding what happened at the Capitol may have led to him acting out too harshly?
- What do you think the reasoning is when it comes to the committee not inquiring further about Babbitt’s death? Could it be that they just accepted she was part of a “hate mob”?
- Tell us more about how officers are trained to react to “justifiable deadly force,” and how Babbitt’s lack of weapon resulted in her death under “color of authority.”
- Do you believe when the committee resumes in September, it may take a closer look at those that were at the Capitol that day? And possibly take a closer look at Babbitt’s case?
- Where can we learn more about In-Vest USA?
- You can visit the official website at http://www.investusa.org.