Through the United Nations, the Big Tech companies, and the violent fascists on the streets, the Deep State is waging war on freedom of speech even in America, warns The New American's Alex Newman in this episode of Behind The Deep State. Already, in Western Europe, once a bastion of freedom of speech, pastors are being jailed for criticizing homosexuality and activists are being targeted for speaking out against open borders and mass migration. But ending free speech will be merely a precursor to the destruction of other liberties. In this show, Alex breaks down who is behind this assault on key God-given liberties, what the agenda is, how high the stakes are, and what you can do to resist this evil. 🇺🇸 The New American: http://www.thenewamerican.com/
BY R. CORT KIRKWOOD
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One of the January 6 protesters locked up in Washington, D.C., has published a long letter describing the brutal conditions there.
What Nathan DeGrave describes sounds less like a jail in the nation’s capital and more like the Turkish prison featured in Midnight Express.
Degrave, who faces a 12-count indictment in connection with entering the U.S. Capitol during the mostly peaceful protest, tells a tale of beatings, starvation, poor hygiene, and lack of medical care.
Federal authorities seem to be permitting the savagery to punish the prisoners in violation of the Eighth Amendment to the federal Constitution before they are tried. The conditions might explain why D.C. corrections officials blocked a congressional delegation from entering the facility.
Claiming he was a non-violent protester on January 6, DeGrave called himself a “political prisoner” in “D.C.’s Gitmo,” a reference to the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where U.S. authorities keep terrorists.
In the letter published last week, DeGrave alleged that “Jan 6ers” have suffered daily lockdowns for 23 or 24 hours before being permitted to leave their 120-square-foot cells. And isolation has “caused many people to go on a RAPID mental decline.”
Masks are WEAPONIZED and used against us.… Masks need to be covering both the nose and mouth AT ALL TIMES or we are threatened and locked down in our cells. Jan 6ers are always respectful to the employees around us, but C.Os maintain the need to invent reasons for discipline.
DeGrave wrote that jailers have seized sensitive legal documents, but more disturbing than that violation of their constitutional rights is the “EXTREME medical neglect.… [S]ome even have Covid like symptoms, but medical personnel have refused to treat it.”
Christopher Worrell, for example, is an inmate with Cancer, who also broke his hand in prison and requires surgery. Both have been completely ignored. Federal judge Royce Lamberth got to the point where on October 12th, he filed contempt of court charges against the warden of the DC DOC, claiming that Worrell’s civil rights have been violated, and demanding the U.S attorney general inquire further about his and other possible violations.
Another inmate, Peter Stager, WAITED FOUR MONTHS to receive his CPAP breathing machine, and has needed an MRI since spring, which has also been ignored by staff.
Yet medical neglect is just one of trial the persecuted Jan 6ers face.
“On at least five occasions, RAW SEWAGE has overflowed our unit, causing human fecal matter to flood the floors and rooms,” he continued. “That’s also in addition to the MOLD on cell walls, as well as the rusty pipes, and DIRTY WATER that flows from these sinks. White rags TURN BROWN when exposed to the water from our faucets.”
The prisoners are also starving:
We are undergoing SEVERE NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES and STARVATION. For breakfast this morning, I received a tray of flavorless paste, two slices of bread, and a slice of bologna. Lunches usually consist of rice and beans, but we’ll get cold chicken/beef patties if we are lucky. For dinner, we are sometimes fed a diet of cheese sandwiches, and bologna and cheese 4 to 5 times per week.
Without commissary, people like myself are FORCED TO STARVE. I suffer from HEADACHES and NAUSEA on an almost REGULAR BASIS from the malnutrition and constant hunger I am subjected to. I have lost ALMOST 15 POUNDS since I’ve been detained.
Aside from starving the inmates and forcing them to wallow in sewage, jail officials deny the prisoners toiletries and other basic needs for personal hygiene, DeGrave alleged.
“Our rights to personal hygiene are also totally neglected. Razors are PROHIBITED, and inmates are forced to either go unshaved, and grow long beards, or use a razor free cream that BURNS and IRRITATES the skin,” he wrote. “Haircuts are also PROHIBITED from unvaccinated inmates.”
DeGrave hasn’t had a haircut in nine months, he wrote. That, and the weight loss from malnutrition, he wrote, has made him “VIRTUALLY UNRECOGNIZABLE.… I fear even my family would not recognize me.
No Religious Rights
Jailers have also taken away the protesters’ First Amendment right to practice their religion, DeGrave alleged, and one inmate was beaten for trying to organize a Bible-study group.
“RELIGIOUS SERVICES, protected by the 1st amendment, are NOT provided,” he wrote:
Neither are in-person classes or other activities available to the rest of the jail. An inmate named Ryan Samsel, instead attempted to organize his own bible study … until he was viciously BEATEN and LEFT FOR DEAD by correctional officers. He suffered a broken eye socket and brain damage as a result of the vicious attack. He’s now permanently blind in one eye. On another occasion, Scott Fairlamb was confronted by an officer in the middle of the night, and his life was threatened, once the officer’s body cam was disabled. Many, like myself, are afraid they could be the next victim.
DeGrave is also terrified he will be subjected to a racially-motivated beating because the protesters are falsely called “white supremacists.”
The protesters are in danger not only from the prison’s mostly black inmate population, but also the guards, “mostly liberal migrants from Africa who have been conditioned to hate us, and hate America,” he alleged:
Jan 6ers have been mocked, beaten and ridiculed by guards for singing the National Anthem. The Corrections Officers despise our politics and the love we have for this country. At one point, an officer even yelled “F**K AMERICA!”, and threatened to lock us down FOR A WEEK if we attempted to sing the National Anthem again.
No wonder jail officials turned away the congressmen.
If everything DeGrave wrote is true, jail officials might well be guilty of myriad federal felonies.
DeGrave claims he was at the U.S. Capitol to film a documentary.
“I am being unfairly prosecuted and definitely overcharged. I never assaulted anyone, destroyed property, or stolen anything,” he wrote. “I walked through wide open doors to enter the Capitol, along with my camera crew hoping to get the rally on video. I was never even armed at any point inside the Capitol.”
Federal prosecutors have charged him with myriad counts of assaulting, resisting, impeding, and obstructing Capitol Hill police and other crimes, including trying to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s suspicious victory on November 3.
BY BOB ADELMANN
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Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a physician and professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California-Irvine’s School of Medicine (UCI), was first placed on “investigatory leave” after refusing to get vaccinated. He is now suffering under “unpaid suspension.”
On October 18 he filed suit in District Court, claiming that UCI has violated his rights under the 14th Amendment:
No state shall make or enforce any law which shall … deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law … nor deny to any person … the equal protection of the laws.
Kheriaty complains in his suit that UCI not only deprived him of due process but also denied him equal protection by its issuing of its vaccine mandate.
He and his family caught the virus and recovered. He now has natural immunity. He makes the case that his natural immunity is as good as, or is likely even better than, the immunity gained from taking the vaccine. Accordingly, he should be allowed to continue his work on campus. Nevertheless, writes Kheriaty, “UCI has told [me] that [I] cannot return to [my] teaching position unless [I] receive a COVID-19 vaccine.”
Thus, he is being discriminated against:
UCI is treating [me] differently by refusing to readmit [me] to campus when other individuals who are considered immune to the virus are being admitted back simply because their immunity was created by a vaccine….
This policy is illogical.
It’s also unconstitutional.
The right of individuals to their bodily integrity, which includes the right to refuse medical treatment, has long been recognized as one of the fundamental liberty rights afforded under due process.
By forcing [me] to receive a vaccine [I do] not want or need, and that may cause harm, in order to be treated equally as other individuals who are also immune, UCI’s Mandate implicates [my] substantive due process rights.
It’s also irrational:
[I am] already naturally immune to the virus. [I am] therefore less likely to infect other individuals than are people who have been vaccinated.
As a result, requiring [me] to be vaccinated in order to return to campus is irrational.
Accordingly, he is asking the court to declare UCI’s mandate unconstitutional as to the naturally immune, and preventing UCI from enforcing its mandate, along with “other and further relief” as the court deems “just and proper.”
Kheriaty made his case in an op-ed that appeared in the Wall Street Journal back in June. He declared that all mandates being announced “are unprecedented — and unethical. Never before have colleges insisted that students or employees receive an experimental vaccine as a condition of attendance or employment.”
Especially galling to the doctor was that, for those under the age of 30, “the risks of serious morbidity and mortality are close to zero.… No sensible understanding of herd immunity can justify forcing vaccinations on healthy young adults who are at minimal risk of hospitalization or death from Covid, especially those who already had Covid.”
In light of such logic, science had to be replaced with propaganda, said Kheriaty in an interview with the Catholic World Report (CWR). When he first started investigating the use of vaccines it seemed reasonable to recommend them to those at the highest risk, such as the elderly with comorbidities. He told CWR, “Let’s offer it to people who are at risk … to people who want it … [who are] willing to take the risk of unknown long-term issues.”
But decisions were made to force everyone to take the vaccine. Since the science didn’t support them, propaganda was used instead:
We’ve seen the ramping up of propaganda. There’s a difference between public health messaging that takes complex science and simplifies it for mass consumption — how do we give people accurate information in a way that they can understand, which is what we should be doing.
[But if] you start with a behavior outcome that you want — a needle in every arm — the messaging is geared toward getting that outcome at all costs.
Very quickly you find yourself engaged in propaganda because it’s not about conveying accurate information, it’s about only conveying information that will give you a particular behavioral outcome.
In his interview with CWR, Kheriaty said “religious exemptions have to be accepted. That’s a constitutional right. It’s a basic human right. Someone with pro-life convictions [like me] could come to the determination that under the circumstances they can’t in good conscience take this vaccine because of its connection to aborted fetal tissue.”
In addition, said Kheriaty, “The initial trials were very short, especially for a vaccine. They were only three months long [and] then they were halted.”
When asked what he thought it would take to put an end to the vaccine mandates, Kheriaty responded:
Ultimately, I think the thing that’s going to stop these vaccine mandates are just people on the ground refusing to comply. We’re starting to see that. That’s going to have more immediate and perhaps more profound effect than what happens in the courts.