On December 10th, I posted an article titled, “Terror in the Tunnel.” It was a first-person account of police brutality on January 6th. It was the first of two articles at American Greatness. Today I am posting about the second article.
The article reports:
The first thing Victoria White noticed after emerging from the tunnel where she was severely beaten by two D.C. Metropolitan police officers on January 6 was the floor of the U.S. Capitol. Dressed in jeans and a light red turtleneck, shoeless, White was soaked with whatever toxic chemical gas the police sprayed on protesters.
“I noticed that this beautiful flooring was all wet, soaking wet, like a pipe burst,” she told me this week in one of three lengthy interviews about her harrowing experience at the Capitol protest. Water, however, was not the culprit; the floor probably was drenched because law enforcement had doused Americans with chemical spray for hours inside the U.S. Capitol building.
One officer—White doesn’t know if he was D.C. Metro or Capitol police—handcuffed her with zip ties behind her back. She was told to turn around and face the wall near a statue, White recalled, but she didn’t know the location since it was her first time inside the Capitol. She likely was standing inside Statuary Hall.
Others were there, too, mostly men and one other older woman. Police paraded the group of about a dozen protesters through various parts of the building, up and down elevators, almost as if to disorient their captives. White said they were taken underground near what she described as a set of small train tracks—the Capitol’s people-mover to get members and staff around the complex quickly—and led outside.
Suddenly, White saw a massive bright light. “There was a big news camera and a guy in a dress coat and matching hat. I knew it was a reporter, but how did they know we would exit there? It made no sense to me.”
The role of the media in the events of January 6th needs to be explored. Were they simply reporting or were they agitating?
Please follow the link above to read the entire story. It chronicles events that should never happen in America.
The article concludes:
One of White’s friends who traveled to Washington with her was fired from her job as a nurse simply for being in the capital, not anywhere near the building, on January 6; she recently found a seasonal job in the service industry to make do.
“It’s horrible what people say,” White said. “They call you a racist even though my daughters are mixed race. Even people who know me, my friends, have said it. My own sister-in-law went out of her way to make it clear on social media that she thinks I deserve full punishment, even people who posted that they want me to be hanged. She liked all of the comments.”
“Now I should be killed for being there on January 6?”
After keeping quiet for the past 11 months, White felt it was time to tell her story.
“If I don’t stand up and speak out, who will? All the J6 defendants deserve someone to stand up and speak for them. I have made mistakes but if God is willing to use me and my story, whatever horrible things come, I am willing to do that.”
She is encouraging the nearly 700 January 6 defendants to do the same.
“It’s time to stand up for ourselves, our country, and for God.”
There are a lot of people in our government who have a lot to answer for in the way the protest of January 6th was handled. We still have a Constitution, and our political leaders swore an oath to uphold it.