Updated: Jul 31
As I have listened to the reports from the special committee who is responsible for the investigation of January 6, 2021, events at the White House I am absolutely amazed at the level of detail that has been extracted and presented to the American people. My heart goes out to the families of lost loved ones and others who were beaten, gassed, trampled on, and traumatized from the events of that day. I would have never imagined something this cynical would happen in America. From the videos, I have seen there seems to be no limit to the privileged mindset that thought it was okay to attack the White House. How could in their minds say it is okay to kill innocent people and even attempt to find and hang the Vice President of our country? Really??? Did this really happen in America, the land of the free? Yes, it happened right here. There are many pieces of this investigation that really got my attention, but I will only share a couple.
Both Shaye Moss and Ruby Freeman (Shaye's mother) were bought to the investigation because our former administration accused them of being malicious folks miscounting the votes in Georgia. Their stories gripped my heart because they were treated like criminals for being part of the team to help with counting votes in the last presidential election. Shaye, the young woman, said she invited her mother to come and help with the work. She felt bad the mother had been harassed and threatened and treated like a criminal because she was at the location. Shaye said she had gained a lot of weight, and stayed in her house for months afraid, of what might be done to her. She never would have imagined that her good deed of promoting democracy at the polls would be treated in the ways she had been treated. Mrs. Ruby said she thought the United States would protect her, not threaten her, and accuse her of something she did not do. Their testimonies were heart-gripping, to say the least.
Dylan Wells Sun, July 24, 2022
Four policemen who were attacked faced career-ending injuries, trauma, and racist insults on Jan. 6. They have been forced to relive that day of horror during the special investigation hearings. Even with some threats that they have received since the violence at the Whitehouse, they still, feel a duty to attend in some cases to go back to work and participate in the special investigation.
Mr. Micheal Fanone suffered a heart attack during the attack and sustain trauma to the head injuries.
A year after the January 6 insurrection, the Justice Department continues to press forward on the biggest investigation in FBI history, with 700 people already arrested and hundreds of more offenders still at large, and several more years of prosecutions ahead.
My question is what justice did the victims of the insurrection receive? They were put on national television to disclose their pain and loss, however, is that really justice? Were they compensated? Did they receive an apology? Was restorative justice achieved? Was open justice full circle? Were those who were at fault for affecting their personal lives persecuted? We will continue to look for answers to these questions.