Earlier this month, Ashli Babbitt’s mother, Micki Witthoeft, demanded that the Capitol Police release surveillance footage leading up to her daughter’s death. Babbitt was shot and killed by Capitol Police during the January 6th unrest. Newly released footage from independent journalists shows that Babbitt desperately tried to stop the violence during the protests. U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd was cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting of Babbitt and was lionized by the media despite refusing to be interviewed by investigative authorities. The shocking footage undermines both the media’s narrative and the narrative of the far left January 6th Committee. The Epoch Times Reports–
Slowed down video shows Ashli Babbitt appeared to try to de-escalate situation with aggressive rioters (feds?). Gets shoved by one of the aggressors before she’s shot and killed by Capitol Police Officer Michael Byrd. pic.twitter.com/z9gqF8JmPY
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Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot by a police officer at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, desperately tried to prevent rioters from vandalizing the doors leading to the Speaker’s Lobby at the Capitol that day, even stepping between one troublemaker and officers guarding the doors, a video footage analysis shows.
Frame-by-frame video evidence analyzed by The Epoch Times paints a vastly different picture of Babbitt’s actions than that portrayed in media accounts over the past year. News media regularly painted Babbitt as “violent,” a “rioter,” or an “insurrectionist” who was angrily trying to breach the Speaker’s Lobby.
Video clips appear to show she tried to prevent the attack, not join it.
Video footage shot by John Sullivan, also known as Jayden X, shows that Babbitt tried to stop the violence against the Speaker’s Lobby at least four times before she climbed into a broken window and was fatally shot by U.S. Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd. At one point, she was so distressed at the violence, she jumped up and down in frustration.