“Say her name.”
That cry from Black Lives Matter and other anti-police activists has been a call to action to memorialize victims and mobilize mobs against police shootings — and yet the name of Ashli Babbitt has not passed their lips.
Despite compelling evidence that the unarmed 35-year-old Air Force veteran was unjustly gunned down by a Capitol Police officer during the Jan. 6 incursion at the U.S. Capitol, Babbit’s death is not featured in the sacred litanies of activists.
And unlike other highly publicized police shootings, the officer remains blissfully anonymous as the Department of Justice announced it did not have sufficient evidence to prosecute the killer cop as they closed the investigation.
Ashli Babbitt’s shooting was officially dismissed and was ignored by the people most vocal about police shootings, but her family is left grappling with the immense pain and loss of such a tragedy.
Her husband, Aaron Babbitt, spoke to Newsmax on April 29 about the stonewalling the family has endured from officials as they pursue a wrongful death claim against Capitol Police, about the last memory of his wife and the utter horror of watching her die on television.