Federal Judge Pushes DOJ to Launch Civil Rights Investigation into Treatment of Jan. 6 Detainees

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A federal judge is urging Biden’s Justice Department to launch a civil rights investigation into the treatment of Jan. 6th detainees still being held in Washington, D.C. jails. After the judge found the warden of a D.C. jail and the director of the D.C. Department of Corrections in contempt, he asked if some detainees were being treated improperly because of their connection to the Jan. 6th riot.

The Daily Wire reports:

“U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth of Washington acted after finding jail officials failed to turn over information needed to approve surgery recommended four months ago for a Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendant’s broken wrist,” The Washington Post reported. “The failure of D.C. officials to turn over medical records is ‘more than just inept and bureaucratic jostling of papers,’ Lamberth said in a hearing, raising the possibility of deliberate mistreatment.”

“I find that the civil rights of the defendant have been abused,” Lamberth said. “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.”

According to The New York Times, the defendant was scheduled for surgery in June yet jail officials suspiciously slowed the necessary paperwork needed to approve the surgery.

[The defendant] was scheduled for surgery on his wrist in June, Judge Lamberth said at a hearing on Wednesday, but by September, the surgery had not taken place and the judge ordered jail officials to provide him with [The defendant]’s medical records so that he could consider issuing a formal order requiring the procedure. The jail officials delayed getting Judge Lamberth the records, prompting his angry outburst from the bench.

Lawyers for several other of the roughly 40 Jan. 6 defendants who are in the D.C. jail in lieu of bail have raised complaints about mistreatment. Some have argued that their clients have been denied proper food and access to showers. Others have complained about restrictions on religious services. Jail officials have denied the accusations and said that the Capitol riot defendants are not being singled out for punishment or mistreatment.

The judge did not impose any further sanctions on jail officials.



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C B
C B
1 month ago

There should be ALL the Judges and every FREEDOM loving citizen in the entire country screaming about 40 people still in jail with no charges! We have RIGHTS Still?

John M
John M
1 month ago
Reply to  C B

Those rights went away January 20th.

Robert W
1 month ago
Reply to  John M

You got that ever “so right”!!!!

Jay
Jay
1 month ago
Reply to  C B

U damn right. Not only them but Ashli Babbit also. Every single American should be standing together. Demanding these tyrants be removed. I am disgusted that veterans and all military personnel didn’t stand up. Our country is broken. Needs fixed. Sooner than later. We are getting ruled by morons. But what are we if we continue to allow greedy politicians and anti Americans to dictate our way of life. Superman is now a queer. A QUEER!WTF IS NEXT? I am not homophobic. But I see how they ramming this type behavior down our throats. Won’t stop. Trying to brainwash our kids. Wake up America.

Linda Evans
Linda Evans
1 month ago
Reply to  C B

Actually no you don’t have rights anymore. They took your rights , freedom of your own body & your soeach away.

Bucky
1 month ago

Merrick is a total shithole. He’s probably hiding from all the skeletons in is closet. Oshitstains boy

Wayne D. Peterkin
Wayne D. Peterkin
1 month ago

The corruption we see in Washington seems to worsen daily. The Deep State, a.k.a. The swamp, has taken full control and it needs drained worse than ever.

Susanna
Susanna
1 month ago

Why are they in jail without a trial? What the heck are the Republicans in the Senate sitting on their hands allowing this to happen? Mitch McConnell should be told to step down because he’s useless and a huge handicap for the Republican Party.

L.C Black
L.C Black
1 month ago
Reply to  Susanna

Why are they refused bond when they let murderers our on bond? Some of these people did nothing more than walk around the building for a few minutes and then left. Why do democrats think Americans don’t see unarmed people who entered the capital as horrid people when democrat cities have let thugs vandalize, loot, destroy private property, burn buildings – some federal buildings – without even arresting them? If you’re going to yell about equity then arrest BLM and Antifa criminals who have done far worse than any January 6 person did. With, of course, the exception of a Capitol Policeman who shot and killed a tiny unarmed female veteran and will face no charges.

Londa
Londa
1 month ago
Reply to  L.C Black

They are being denied their rights only because they are supporters of President Trump….that is how much the liberals hate Trump. The Democrats and Rhinos are doing everything to make our country communist! Wake up people…this is evil versus good!

MaxJ
MaxJ
1 month ago

Someone needs to ask their attorneys how they’re being treated.

MaxJ
MaxJ
1 month ago
Reply to  MaxJ

You will not get from the jail officials to incriminate themselves, that’s for sure.

L.C Black
L.C Black
1 month ago

So does that mean all prisoners in the Washington DC jails are being denied medical treatment? Does the administration at the jail slow-walk all prisoners medical needs, proper food and access to religious services? Are the jailers following the way third world countries treat prisoners just to get ahead of the assumed eventual fall of America?

Norris
Norris
1 month ago
Reply to  L.C Black

They released thousands of prisoners because of “Covid” but detain patriotic citizens because this administration is filled with frikin communists!!!

Carmine m
Carmine m
1 month ago

Were are all the republican congressman and senators? Why haven’t they also demanding a civil rights violation investigation? This is a disgrace.

SDOFAZ
1 month ago
Reply to  Carmine m

Yes it is, most definitely. And there are too many rinos in the GOP for anything to happen to the dimwit nitwits in Congress. It is a good old boys club and thus the forever politicians on both sides of the aisles. Not much difference in either party.
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And Trump scared the hell out of all of them. That is why mass voter fraud happened in 2020 and all the good old boys of the long established establishment joined forces and silenced the nation literally. So what does that say about the state of this democracy or whatever it is supposed to be?
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Reminds me of Cicero’s quote with their own establishment of those times in Rome who killed him. Maybe his last famous quote was about the “enemy within”. He said then what Rome faced was what we have and are facing. We are infiltrated with domestic enemies. They look like us, they talk like us and they lie for their own special deals with those infamous money brokers and traitors all. No better than criminals but sanctioned and protected criminals.
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The Enemy Within
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” –Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 BC – 43 BC
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Maybe we do not deserve our freedoms since they are so easily subverted by this latest version of the DNC. And the whole party and rinos seem to think this is what we deserve. And the shows both sides perform but NOTHING CHANGES! We are abandoned it seems.
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Funny how those who agitate and activate for this scenario do not remember the rest of history. They seem to think their handlers behind their actions will reward them, treat them well. That is not what happens ever. Those who are at the top of this sort of agenda do not reward troublemakers. They disappear them after they have served their purpose. HUM?

Londa
Londa
1 month ago
Reply to  SDOFAZ

You are so right! So many are being deceived by Satanist…and they want to control us, and they are working hard for a communist country!

cactusbob
cactusbob
1 month ago
Reply to  Carmine m

Democrats control Congress. They ignore Republicans, and yes this is a disgrace.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 month ago

Why are these people still in jail? Where are their families? If it’s lack of bail funds, why aren’t we helping? Or, are these people the instigators of that event? I’m really at a loss for understanding this particular situation????

Alan Patrick
Alan Patrick
1 month ago

They are being held Without bail. Personally I feel it goes against the Right to a speedy trial

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 month ago
Reply to  Alan Patrick

I wonder if they have attorneys?
Not much is being said from our side.
To me, this is incredibly scary.
Today them, tomorrow us.

Londa
Londa
1 month ago

This is how the liberals treat anyone who supports President Trump and goes against them!!!!! Where are the Republican Senators???? Why are they not putting a stop to this horror the Democrats are doing to innocent protesters! We are not the ones who looted, burned down business, killed cops, or innocent children that got in their way!!! We didn’t tear down statues, or destroy Federal building…no jail for them, only Republicans!

Rickey
Rickey
1 month ago

The DOJ should not have waited this long. These Americans are being held in jail with no bond and no due process while Garland has his thumb up his ass.

Wyatt
1 month ago
Reply to  Rickey

It’s not his thumb up there , it’s his head

Common Sense
Common Sense
1 month ago
Reply to  Rickey

The DOJ is as corrupt as the mainstream media. They are the lapdogs for the Deep State and the radical left! Even that RINO Jeff Sessions was totally useless as was Bill Bar!

Dennis Becker
Dennis Becker
1 month ago

Another juvenile attack left hidden by our media – sad 😞

TaterClause60
TaterClause60
1 month ago

There are not many people out there in America I would want to be in a foxhole with including myself ..we have become all talk and ZERO action ..it’s no wonder the DemSoComms are controlling us ..we don’t do shit about it

Common Sense
Common Sense
1 month ago
Reply to  TaterClause60

Honest God fearing people seriously need to run for state, local and federal elections. People are so afraid of getting slandered by these crazies. It’s the only way back!

Bill
1 month ago

I applaaud this juddge for doing the right thing, but he thinks the Biden justice department will act to correct this problem, he is sorely mistaken.

Edmond Ramirez
Edmond Ramirez
1 month ago

Years ago I was complaining about the treatment I was receiving from the government saying how can they do this, to which my son answered, “Because they can!” If you have not figured it out the destructive Biden Administration is doing anything they want violating the principle of government by the people, because they can. I can guarantee you that over 51% of American citizens do not want the laws and regulations, mandates, and outrageous spending being proposed by the Biden administration.
Our Democrat legislators are not adhering to the wishes of their constituents they are merely following the party lines – with very few exceptions – and all Americans should be thankful to Senator Joe Manchin were trying to protect our nation.
Democrat congressman and senators have shown their pusillanimous character not realizing that instead of supporting the will of the people against the numerous, various, and sundry actions of the Biden Administration they are condemning our nation to destruction. What is interesting is that if the next election is not once again fixed by the Democrat party and they lose power always Democrat Congressman and Senators are in danger of being tossed out of office.
Those Democrats, will with some modicum of responsibility to the nation, would now vote against all of these pernicious acts of perfidy by the Biden administrations and in the next election they would continue to hold their office because their constituents and other’s would realize that they were worthy of the office they held because they held to their oath of office and protected the nation rather than being bullied, threatened and blackmailed into voting the party’s dictatorial, tyrannical and destructive agenda against America’s endemic ethos and our constitutional government.
All Democrats voters and politicians should understand that as they destroy America they destroy themselves – it is cutting off your nose to spite your face – simply stupid supported by ignorance.

monica
monica
1 month ago

Sounds like these J6 captives have an excellent 42 USC 1982 case. Lawyers love them because the damages awarded are huge, and therefore, so is the attorney compensation.

TaterClause60
TaterClause60
1 month ago
Reply to  monica

that might be true ..but is we the taxpayer that pays out the compensation..and then the asshats that held these people in the first place walk scott free to do it all over again ..now if they had to pay the damages and also had jail time applied to their crime ..then we all get justice

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

All bullshit,turn them loose,they have been political prisoners, and we all know it.

Jamey
Jamey
1 month ago

If this were still the United States of America, A pro-American military would have taken over this grossly anti-American government by now! We now have, in this country, a Democrat Party dictatorship, that requires overthrowing to reinstate American Constitutional rights. Congratulations Democrats! You have succeeded in establishing the first American government dictatorship in history. Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer, et al should be shot for treason.

Londa
Londa
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamey

They will be…Gitmo s waiting for them, justice is coming!

Jamey
Jamey
1 month ago

This stinking news source censors anything pro-American! Damn you people to hell!

elemteacher
elemteacher
1 month ago

18-year-old shooter at Dallas school injured 3 people and was off on bail the next day. These went to the Capitol and took selfies. Solitary confinement for months. Democratic justice.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 month ago

Having Biden/Garland’s DOJ investigating the treatment of 1/6 prisoners is kind of like Goebbels investigating the Gestapo!

metoo
metoo
1 month ago

So if they are not being singled out is this the way the jail treats everyone?

Alan Patrick
Alan Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  metoo

Really makes one wonder now doesn’t it

Vickie Riggins
Vickie Riggins
1 month ago

Bravo judge! The Jan 6 detainees should have rec’d bail and an ankle bracelet instead of being treated like terrorists!

SDOFAZ
1 month ago

About time and hows about an investigation into the labeling of parents as domestic terrorist who object to the school unions and school boards teaching the critical race THEORY (as in a big fat lying guess in a very sick mind that formulated it) and mandated masks for children? Lunacy!.
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Since when can parents not be involved in their children teaching programs. Ya Know, not everyone is uneducated and uninformed and those are not the ones objecting. Who wants their kids in this country to grow up as good little brainwashed communist? Who hate their country, their race and their parents and ancestors who BUILT THIS COUNTRY? Ya know, freedom is not free, don’t ya?
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This country is upside down. The antifa and BLM are the domestic terrorist with their raiding, harming citizens, killing, looting, inciting and burning are among just a few of their tactics. And they are funded heavily by the lib left of Soros and his ilk in this country today, right now!
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So concerned parents are the targets to be labeled domestic terrorist because they don’t want their kids indoctrinated by COMMUNIST parading as school boards and teachers funded by folks like Soros? Teaching a very compromised Theory of race. From a very racist minded individual and latched onto by the lunatic left who have taken over public education just as Hitler did in Germany over half a century ago, and as other infamous dictators have done throughout history around the world. Well, NOT HERE, NOT NOW, NOT EVER!!
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It is time to fight and win. These morons are not the masses of the nation, they are the minority and their lying, cheating, stealing tactics must be met with firm resistance and maybe it is time to defeat them with their own tactics. They harvest votes, we harvest votes, etc…..

JimmyJam
JimmyJam
1 month ago

Due process and a speedy trial are being denied to these prisoners. That is a violation of their constitutional rights. And, so far all those that have been tried and convicted, all have been minor violations. Why are they still in jail with no bail? If they were in NYC and robbed someone, they would be out and about with no bail! What a f’n disgrace and abuse of our legal system and their rights!

StealthFighter
StealthFighter (@stealthfighter)
1 month ago

“LAND OF THE FREE”???? Somebody lied.

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