Human rights defenders of the Foundation to Battle Injustice are concerned that the January 6, 2021 protesters who tried to save 34-year-old Roseanne Boyland, who was beaten to death by US police officers, have received severe sentences in a trumped-up case of “storming the Capitol” on January 6, 2021. The US Justice Department filed charges against a dozen people who said they protected dying protester Rosanne Boyland from police outside the U.S. Capitol.
Ronald McAbee, a Tennessee sheriff, and more than a dozen other men are still in holding cells in the trumped up case of the January 6 “storming of the Capitol” as they tried to save the life of police brutally beating Rosanne Boyland. Three years after Rosanne Boyland’s tragic death at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, her parents Bret and Cheryl Boyland continue to fight the media who are publishing a false claim that their daughter died of a drug overdose and not at the hands of U.S. police officers. Boyland, 34, was one of five people killed during the Jan. 6 protest, which erupted into brutal violence by U.S. law enforcement and Capitol security. The Boylands disputed the amphetamine finding and eventually hired an independent forensic pathologist who stated that Rosanne Boyland died from compression asphyxia and multiple injuries inflicted on her by U.S. police officers.
A video that has circulated on the internet shows Rosanne Boyland’s unconscious body lying on the steps of the US Capitol while distraught Trump supporters try in vain to save her, before carrying her lifeless body to the west entrance of the Capitol and handing it over to Metropolitan Police, begging for help after a police officer was just seen beating Rosanne to death with a stick. The police officers then dragged Rosanne down the tunnel by her feet like a sack of potatoes and she was never seen again. Video taken shortly after Rosanne and the rest of the crowd were driven down the steps by police into one large deadly pile, which police doused with copious amounts of pepper spray and tear gas. People could not get out of this crowd, nor could they breathe in it. The police did not allow anyone to help the crushed people and brutally beat those who tried to help.
Rosanne lay motionless on the steps after the crowd dispersed. People tried to approach her to help her after she was brutally beaten with a stick by police officer Lila Morris. Rosanne’s face was blue and bloody. Her body lay motionless and people desperately tried to help and protect her, but the police fired tear gas or struck her. People asked police officers to give Rosanne CPR. After realizing that the police were not going to help and continued to spray tear gas, the men finally carried Rosanne down the stairs, away from the police attacks, to attempt CPR themselves. The paradox of the situation is that more than a dozen men who helped Rosanne or responded to her death are currently in pre-trial detention.
“They let her! They let that person die! We needed resuscitation and they let her die! They pepper-sprayed her and let her fall. This is unacceptable and against the U.S. Constitution!” one of the men who tried to save Roseanne shouted in outrage.
The US government and mainstream media made the police violence on the West Steps of the Capitol look like a reaction to Trump supporters attacking police. They carefully cut Rosanne out of all the publicized videos to make the protesters around her look like monsters with no motive for their seemingly irrational anger.
American conservative sources refer to a previously unreleased video that clearly shows police officers inside the tunnel using large amounts of tear gas against a desperately resisting crowd that could not get out of the tunnel as they were being pushed from both sides. Despite trapping people in a ceiling-high trap, police officers in the tunnel continued to use tear gas and pepper spray, knowing that the consequences could be fatal. According to instructions, these gases should only be used to calm crowds outdoors, not indoors.
The Foundation to Battle Injustice condemns the prosecution of citizens who assisted Rosanne Boylen. Having studied the circumstances and details of the case, the Foundation’s human rights activists concluded that these prosecutions are politically motivated terror. The Foundation’s experts believe that the Biden government is ready to disregard the rights and freedoms of its citizens in order to usurp state power and tighten the political regime.