Defense Attorney Compares Treatment of Jan. 6 Defendants to Soviet Russia: “Never Seen Such a Blatant Disregard for Inmates’ Rights”
A defense attorney for a Jan. 6 defendant has compared the treatment of his client to Soviet Russia and claimed he has “never seen such a blatant disregard for inmates’ rights.”
“The DC Jail is more reminiscent of Solzhenistyn’s ‘One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich’ than it is of any remotely acceptable penal institution,” the attorney wrote in a filing.
“It is so utterly shameful and far reacher than Your Honor saw fit, for other reasons, to hold both the Director of the City’s Department of Corrections and the Warden of the DC Jail in contempt of court,” they added.
The defense attorney noted that the DC Jail has made it incredibly difficult for him to perform his duties as these Soviet-style show trials are initiated by the regime.
“I have practiced criminal defense as an attorney throughout this entire country and have never seen such a blatant disregard for inmates’ rights as I have seen from this DC Jail. The countless hours I fought through DC Jail bureaucracy simply to be told how I could forward Discovery to my client was nothing more than a veiled attempt to thwart and discourage inmates from receiving the proofs in their own cases,” the attorney wrote.
“When I finally learned of the DC Jail’s requirements and fully complied, the flash drive of Discovery I provided was returned to me without so much as a single note or letter as to why it was not given to my client. To this day, I cannot obtain an answer as to why that Discovery was returned to me in such a derelict fashion,” they continued.
“There is a well-documented history of the DC Jail hindering attorney/client visits as well as refusing the Capitol Riot inmates the same privileges as other inmates to email their attorneys and families. The entire world but for the DC Jail has found Zoom and other electronic applications to provide video visits in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the attorney added.
The relevant portion of the filing can be seen here:
Big League Politics has reported on how lawmakers are demanding answers from the DC Jail over the heinous mistreatment of Jan. 6 patriots who are currently under detention:
“Reps. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) have issued a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers on the mistreatment of Jan. 6 protesters who participated in the mostly-peaceful rally in and around the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
“On May 12, you testified to the Senate Appropriations Committee that, ‘if there has to be a hierarchy of things that we prioritize, this would be the one we would prioritize because it is the most dangerous threat to our democracy,’” the letter explains.
“Respectfully, such a sweeping exaggeration can be viewed as nothing more than political hyperbole and a dangerous politicization of law enforcement activities that may punish those engaging in protected speech by lumping them in with those who committed acts of violence,” they added.
Roy and Massie are concerned that the feds are using Jan. 6 as a pretext to rip up the Bill of Rights and Constitution and bring the war on terror to the homeland to be used against American patriots.
“We continue to hear stories of overly aggressive and violent tactics from FBI agents executing arrest warrants on individuals with no risk of violence or who committed mere trespass offenses. And DOJ continues to push for pretrial incarceration of citizens with no history of, or propensity for, violence, only to be rebuffed by judges time and time again. The American people deserve to know why,” they wrote.
Roy and Massie are demanding answers from the feds by July 21 and want a briefing on the matter as well. They are far from the only lawmakers who are alarmed about federal overreach in the wake of Jan. 6.“
The Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol rally is the Reichstag Fire incident needed by the Biden regime to institute a police state crackdown against domestic patriots, and this chilling reality could not be more obvious.
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