Payam Javan: Before Dr. Simone Gold was given a two-month prison sentence in connection with a trespassing charge on January 6, twenty federal agents conducted a raid on her residence. Dr. Gold is a well-known opponent of vaccine mandates and the founder of America’s Frontline Doctor.
Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed Trump supporter who was shot by Lt. Michael Byrd at close range, was the sole person directly killed by the events of January 6. Assigning culpability to a person for a crime that they did not commit is judicial misconduct.
The Constitution guarantees all accused persons the right to indefinite detention without trial, which is unquestionably political. After 9/11, civil rights lawyers fought to defend this right on behalf of deadly terrorists. Furthermore, sending 20 federal agents to capture a defendant who is not dangerous and who poses no flight risk is an abuse of the legal system. The Department of Justice has blatantly violated the defendants’ right to a speedy trial ever since January 6 by doing so. In certain situations, they are detaining political prisoners for minor offenses.
Additionally, 14,000 hours of CCTV material that may have served as an acquittal have not been made public. The FBI misused the FISA court to conduct widespread unwarranted surveillance, demonstrating that the agency knew months in advance that a Capitol riot was a serious possibility.