One of the concessions that the GOP holdouts won from new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, during the 15-vote marathon at the start of this session, was to release the 14,000 hours of surveillance footage of January 6th from the US Capitol. But another treasure trove of information that could shed even more light on the Election Justice Protest would be the police bodycam footage that the Department of Justice is trying to hide from the public. A two-hour-and-30-minute bodycam video from one Capitol Police Officer was released last week and it is truly stunning.
The cop was Officer Terrance Craig, an 11-year veteran of the US Capitol Police. In the footage captured by Craig’s body camera, it shows other cops attacking protesters as they were trying to perform CPR on Roseanne Boyland. Ms. Boyland was the protester who was beaten to death by Capitol Police, only to have the DC Medical Examiner’s office turn around and claim that she overdosed on her own prescription medications that she’d been taking for years.
Officer Craig was testifying at the trial of Richard Barnett, the man who was photographed with his feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk during the protests. Just as a reminder, that protest happened TWO YEARS AGO. More than 1,000 protesters from that day have been rounded up by the Biden regime. In the monstrous $1.7 trillion Omnibus bill that Republican Senators voted for last month, Congress awarded Attorney General Merrick Garland and the DOJ enough money to round up another 1,000 of the protesters and wreck their lives.
That’s exactly what the funds were earmarked for!
During the 2.5 hours revealed on Officer Craig’s body camera footage, the crowd was peaceful until the cops started using violence against them. Craig even testified to this.
“[It] was peaceful heading up to the Capitol,” testified Craig under oath. “You can hear the noise and the sounds, and you see the officers on the side.”
It was peaceful. Then, the police began firing rubber bullets and gassing the crowd with chemical irritants. The police sparked what turned into a more violent event. The protesters were not trying to breach the line of cops. They were simply milling around and chanting, “USA! USA!” It was only after the police started throwing flashbang grenades into the crowd and injuring innocent, unarmed protesters that the crowd surged against the line of police.
I’ve written previously about the cops who were pushed back into the tunnel under the Capitol rotunda. In December of 2021, footage was released that showed the cops savagely beating a 39-year-old mother of four named Victoria White. Victoria was a tiny, unarmed woman who had been shoved into the tunnel by the crowd and toward the police.
Instead of simply pushing her back outside, the cops shoved her to the side and pinned her in a corner of the tunnel near the entrance. One burly cop in full body armor and combat gear then proceeded to punch and beat Victoria in the head. He also slammed the butt of an “asp,” a collapsible police baton, into her skull multiple times. She was struck in the head 40 times.
Not long after that happened, Officer Craig showed up in the tunnel and pushed his way to the front of the line. As Victoria White was being beaten to a pulp by a cop moments before, Roseanne Boyland was outside the tunnel entrance. She collapsed to the ground after being struck in the head.
A female Capitol Police Officer was then seen clubbing Roseanne Boyland’s prone body more than 70 times with a stick. Protesters then begin trying to revive Boyland with CPR, because her heart had stopped. They drag her to the line of police where Officer Craig’s bodycam is recording everything.
Even as the protesters are trying to start chest compressions on her, the cops are still attacking them and spraying them with chemical irritants. Officers then grab Ms. Boyland by one leg and drag her into the tunnel, away from the protesters who were performing CPR on her.
The government has lied to us for more than two years about what happened on January 6. Officer Craig’s bodycam footage shows much of what happened that day from a perspective that has never been seen before. All of the footage needs to be released publicly – there is no good or benevolent reason to keep it hidden.
Below is the entire 2.5-hour bodycam video from Officer Craig. The disturbing footage of how Capitol Police mishandled Roseanne Boyland’s lifeless body, and how they attacked the protesters trying to save her, starts at the 02:41:30 mark.
(Warning: The language the protesters use is NSFW.)