"For the reasons stated in open court, it is adjudged that the Warden of the D.C. jail Wanda Patten and Director of the D.C. Department of Corrections Quincy Booth are in civil contempt of court," U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth of Washington ruled Wednesday. "The Clerk of the Court is ordered to transmit a copy of this order to the Attorney General of the United States for appropriate inquiry into potential civil rights violations of Jan. 6 defendants, as exemplified in this case."
"I find that the civil rights of the defendant have been abused," Lamberth, a Reagan appointee, said at the hearing. "I don’t know if it’s because he’s a January 6th defendant or not, but I find this matter should be referred to the attorney general of the United States for a civil rights investigation into whether the D.C. Department of Corrections is violating the civil rights of January 6th defendants ... in this and maybe other cases."
Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.14.21 (Morning Edition), the indomitable Julie Kelly at Am Great, Federal Judge Finds DC Jail Officials in Contempt, Demands Civil Rights Inquiry, Fox 19, Judge holds DC jail officials in contempt in 1/6 riot case. Funny I didn't see it in WaPoo today. Ace, Federal Judge Orders the DOJ's Department of Civil Rights to Open Probe Into Treatment of January 6 Protesters, "Julie Kelly is one of the only real journalists in the country, and maybe the only one reporting on systematic DOJ abuse of the J6 protesters." At PJ Media, Kevin Downey has a January 6 Update: Five Things You Might Have Missed. All of them have been covered here before.
In other Jan. 6 related news, Democrats and Liz Cheney promise make life miserable for those who resist, AP and Wapoo, Jan. 6 panel moves against Bannon, sets contempt vote. Bannon has enough money for good lawyers.
Also from WaPoo, Lead Jan. 6 Oath Keepers trial postponed amid evidence delays, ongoing investigation. For some reason, they've not been very forthcoming with exculpatory evidence. I wonder why?
U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta of Washington said he was “not close” to barring federal prosecutors from introducing new evidence but ordered them next week to set a self-imposed deadline for the effective end of their investigation into the case. . . . “I can’t order the government to stop collecting relevant evidence,” Mehta said, but at the same time defendants have constitutional and statutory rights to a speedy trial. . . . “What I really want to know is . . . when is this information going to become available?” Mehta said. “And I mean all of it. Not just a small piece of it. I mean all of it. And that’s something . . . every judge on this court wants to know, and every defendant wants to know.”
Ace, Capitol Police Internal Memos Reveal No One Believed Ashli Babbit Was Armed, and No One Remembers Sergeant Byrd Issuing a Verbal Warning Before Killing Her, "A righteous kill though, right?" WaPoo also pissed that A soldier charged in the Capitol riot enlisted months after FBI interviews. It makes me want to go through the upper brass of the military and FBI to see if any had ever been involved in a violent protest in their youth. I'll bet we could find a few.
From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.14.21 (Evening Edition), at Da Fed, John Davidson claims The 2020 Election Wasn’t Stolen, It Was Vandalized By Democrats, Big Tech, And The Media. I also think it was stolen in the 5 key cities also from the Wombat, Kylee Zemple at Da Fed teaches Zuckerbucks 101: How A Media Mogul Took Over The 2020 Election And Why GOP Leaders Must Never Let It Happen Again. At CNN, Top conservative lawyers steer clear of Trump's latest legal fight, but have you noticed how Trump lawyer tend to be victims of aggressive legal and personal campaign against tham?
Paul Bedard at WaEx announces It’s real: Youngkin edges ahead of McAuliffe in Virginia race. But is it beyond the margin of steal? In an effort to justify their never-Trump enthusiasm, the NR Editors say Terry McAuliffe’s Election Trutherism Shouldn’t Be Excused. Insty catches them out: THINGS THAT ARE BEYOND-THE-PALE ASSAULTS ON DEMOCRACY WHEN REPUBLICANS DO THEM ARE “JUST POLITICS” AND “PART OF THE PROCESS” WHEN DEMOCRATS DO THEM: . . . “Democrats profess to be alarmed at attacks on the legitimacy of elections. They feign horror at anyone who wants to investigate election integrity. If they really believe this, they sure do have a funny way of showing it.” . . Spoiler: They don’t really believe that. And “respectable” Republicans shouldn’t pretend that they do." Fox, Majority of Virginia parents want a say in their kids' education, Fox News poll finds. Fancy that!
How do you know a Democrat is scrambling to recover from a blunder? Or that a Republican threatens to win an election Democrats thought safe? Or that the guy on the left has run out of arguments? . . . You know, because that’s when the Democrat calls his Republican opponent a racist. The vile accusation has become an all-purpose slur that left-wingers hurl at conservatives to end debate because they can’t defend their own views."
McArdle is reacting to the Ezra Klein piece about the progressive election analyst David Shor that we talked about back here. She writes:Shor thinks the left has a major problem with its youthful and well-educated activist base, which staffs left-leaning newsrooms and runs campaigns. They focus, naturally, on issues that excite them, and Shor told Klein “the things that are most exciting to activists and journalists are politically toxic.”...I don't even know if I'd call people who've gone to college educated. Especially these days. But hyper-educated? What the hell is that? Is it like hyperventilating — it goes to your head, makes you dizzy?
As Matt Yglesias pointed out on Twitter, “A closed circle of young, college educated staffers is likely to end up further off-center the more they talk to themselves.”...
Democrats cannot afford to cater only to that hyper-educated class — not in a country where only a third of the population has a bachelor’s degree.
AllahPundit wonder Why do people think Mike Pompeo is going to primary Trump?
In the matter of Garland v. American parents, from the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 10.14.21 (Evening Edition), LI reports Critical Race Group Targets Diverse List Of Anti-CRT “Frontline Spokespeople”, also, Loudoun County Family Of Girl Allegedly Raped By Trans Classmate Plans To Sue LCPS. Also at Am Great Gavin Wax wants to Defund The FBI, Re-Fund The Local Police. At Da Wire, Loudoun County Update: Family Of Alleged Rape Victim To Sue School District. Good for them.
More news from Da Wire, Loudoun Schools Did Not Record Multiple Alleged Sexual Assaults Over A Period Of Years Despite State Law, Records Show "Law also requires sex assaults to be reported to superintendent; superintendent claimed he did not know of any sexual assaults on school property." Liars gonna lie. Breitbart hosts a video of a new Loudoun County incident, WATCH — Loudoun County School Board Meeting Erupts After Sex Assault Bombshell: ‘You Buried a Rape’. Capt. Ed at Haut Hair takes note of the WaPoo's selective interest WaPo: Say, have any of you heard about these Loudoun County school-bathroom rapes?
WaT notes how Garland blasted for unleashing FBI on school board squabbles and WaPoo's "fact checking" group rushes to claim The false GOP claim that the Justice Dept. is spying on parents at school board meetings. And how do they know that? Would the FBI tell them if it were? Again, Defund the FBI, Re-Fund the State/Local Police.