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Very few lawmakers have had the courage to stand up and call out the treatment of the political prisoners that are being held in various facilities since the January 6th incident at our nation’s Capitol. One brave Vietnam Veteran and former Prisoner of War, however, is speaking out on their behalf, and he’s pleading with lawmakers to stop allowing these men and women to be treated as though they are prisoners in a communist country.

Captain Wayne Smith, a United States Air Force Veteran and Vietnam POW, wrote a letter to Members of Congress on August 4, 2021, about the political prisoners that are being detained for their alleged “crimes” on January 6th.

Dear Members of Congress,

I am writing to you with a heavy heart regarding the “political prisoners” held at the DC Detention Facility.

As a former Vietnam Prisoner of War, who spent 5 yrs./2mos. at the Hanoi Hilton, I can possibly understand some of the treatments we endured on foreign soil; yet under no circumstances can I understand the alleged treatment our American citizens are enduring on American soil in the very heart of our country’s Republic.

After our Representatives and Senators were tricked into leaving the prison facility under the guise of meeting with the Superintendent, why is every Republican Representative and Senator not denouncing this on the steps of Congress? While there are two specifically who want to make Jan. 6 about Trump, those who have kept up know this is about another agenda, not so much unlike Governor Whitmer’s alleged kidnapping.

Below is a note I wrote to one of the prisoners after my wife received an email requesting a favor for her significant other, who is in dire need of medical treatment and ready to give up. We’ve heard this story many times over: unhealthy food, no exercise options, medical treatment denied, regular beatings, and the worst kind of torture, solitary confinement.

I can understand if we were in Cuba or another Communist country-but in Washington, DC? So how bad are prisoners treated in Communist countries? Just ask Cuban Political Prisoner and Broward County resident, Frank de Varona, who at age 17 fought in the Bay of Pigs, was captured, and then escaped to the USA where he went on to become a successful author, speaker, and educator.

I do wonder who these guards at this DC facility are, as I find it hard to think that an American-trained law enforcement officer could be so cruel toward another American or disrespectful to our elected officials.

Here’s the note I wrote to one of the political prisoners who is ready to give up. I’m not sure what good it will do but I hope it gives him some comfort. I implore you to investigate this sooner rather than later to ensure these American citizens that hope is not lost, that they are not forgotten and that our Constitutional Republic is still intact. They deserve nothing less. GBU and GBA

August 3, 2021

Never in a million years did I think I’d be writing this type of letter in the United States of America. I know a little about how you must be feeling and now I understand the hopelessness of those back home not being able to help their loved ones.

The only way my cellmates and I made it out of Hanoi Hilton was due to our faith in God and each other. We were determined to “Return with Honor” because of our love for our country and our flag. While we were on foreign soil and you all are on American soil, the sentiment still holds true.

As a Veteran, you know what it is like to fight – only now this fight is for your spirit – your sanity – your dignity.

I heard that at 9 pm each night, the “DC Political Prisoners” would begin singing the National Anthem. Oh, how I hope this is true.
There is finally a push to wake people up to the horrendous treatment you all are going through. I am at a loss for words to think that this is going on in my homeland – my country.

Keep the faith and don’t let them rob you of your spirit. A lot of people are pulling for you and working to right this wrong. GBU

Wayne O. Smith, USAF Veteran
Vietnam Prisoner of War – 5 years/2 months


Ashli Babbitt

Three Ashli Babbitt shooting witnesses no longer on FBI most wanted list



Three people who witnessed the shooting of Ashli Babbitt in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, no longer have their photos posted on the FBI’s most wanted page, The Epoch Times reports.

The three witnesses, labeled 310, 311 and 312, were scrubbed the evening of April 29, 2021, according to the Epoch Times investigation. The list now skips from 309 to 313.

When suspects are taken into custody, the FBI normally places “ARRESTED” on photos of them at the Jan. 6 riot.

The Department of Justice has not responded to Epoch Times’ request for comment about why the three witnesses were removed.

One of the witnesses removed from the FBI’s list includes a man who tried to give first aid to Babbitt as she was dying on the Capitol floor. Reporter Tayler Hansen said the witness is a photojournalist. Hansen claimed to have stood next to the man in the Capitol on Jan. 6. 

“Right as she got shot, he was the only one that reacted, and he immediately reached for his medical bag,” Hansen told The Epoch Times. “He had a med bag on him, and started digging in it.”

Hansen explained: “He was trying to help Ashli throughout the whole thing. He was one of the people the cops told to stop rendering medical aid to her.”

Hansen applauded how the photojournalist handled the situation. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said. “He knew exactly what to do. He was the first one to react out of everybody,” he told Epoch, adding that the photojournalist covered riots in Portland, Ore., and Kenosha, Wisc.

Hansen also said another man who was removed from the FBI’s most wanted still works as a photographer.

Babbitt’s widow, Aaron, told The Epoch Times that he is questioning the FBI’s actions.

“I’d like an explanation as to why they’ve been removed,” Babbitt told the outlet. “If there’s nothing nefarious, then that shouldn’t be a problem. The silence is, and has been, deafening.”

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BREAKING: Capitol Police Officer Who Killed Ashli Babbitt Did Not Cooperate With Internal Affairs or FBI, Was Never Interviewed By Capitol Police Before Being Cleared By DOJ



On January 6 2021, the unarmed US Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was shot in the neck and killed while she attempted to climb through a window into a hallway in the Capitol Building.

Before she was shot and killed, Ashli Babbitt was standing inside a room in the Capitol that was filled with “protesters” and armed law enforcment officers including heavily armed tactical officers. In the video below, officers can be seen standing in front the windows leading into the hallway were being broken by a few men inside the room. Curiously, instead of trying to stop the window breakers, the police officers who were standing between the protesters and the hallway into the Speakers Chambers where the armed Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd waited, they moved to the side and began to have what appears to be a casual converastion with each other. Ashli Babbitt approached the windows to the room where she was shot after the police officers conveniently moved away from the door, giving Office Byrd a clear shot at the non-violent, unarmed veteran.

So many questions still remain about what happened in that room, not the least of which is why are so many of the men who were in the same room as the now deceased Ashli Babbitt running around free, while Ashli Babbitt was shot dead for the crime of trying to leave that room? The biggest question of course, is why was Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd cleared of all criminal charges for her shooting death?

Now, a new stunning report by Real Clear Investigations on the murder of unarmed US Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt inside the U.S. Capitol by Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd reveals that he was never formally interviewed by the D.C. Metropolitan Police before he was cleared of wrongdoing in her death.

Just the News reports – In an interview with the outlet, Babbitt family attorney Terry Roberts said he was surprised at how “skimpy” Byrd’s investigative file is.

“He didn’t provide any statement to [criminal] investigators, and they didn’t push him to make a statement,” Roberts also said.

Roberts’ claims appear to be backed up by MPD documents obtained by Judicial Watch, which confirm that Byrd “declined to provide a statement.”

An MPD spokesperson confirmed that Byrd did not cooperate with internal affairs or FBI agents.

“MPD did not formally interview Lt. Byrd. … He didn’t give a statement while under the U.S. Attorney’s Office investigation,” said D.C. MPD communications Director Kristen Metzger said.

Within four months of the shooting, Byrd had been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing by the Justice Department, which opted not to present evidence to a grand jury about one of the most high-profile police shootings in recent memory. Justice declared there was “not enough evidence” to conclude that Byrd violated Babbitt’s civil rights or acted recklessly.

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Capitol Riot

VIDEO: U.S. Capitol police hold J6 press conference Ahead of January 6 riot




Ahead of the first anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot, the U.S. Capitol Police Board is holding a press conference to discuss the measures they are taking to enhance the long-term security of the Capitol grounds.

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