CRIME Capitol Riot Defendants Say They Were Beaten By Jail Guards, Left In Solidary Confinement

Cardinal

Snark: a higher form of communication
_______________

One of the men awaiting trial on charges he assaulted two Capitol police officers during a January 6th riot claims he was beaten to a “bloody pulp” by a prison guard — an attack that left him suffering ongoing seizures. Others arrested following the attack on the United States Capitol say they are being kept in solitary confinement, limited to their cells for 23 hours a day despite not being convicted of a crime.

The Washington Post reports that Ryan Samsel, who is charged with “assaulting a police officer at the Capitol on Jan. 6,” has alleged in a complaint to the court that “two guards at the D.C. jail beat him last month, breaking his nose, dislocating his jaw and leaving him suffering seizures.”

“This is unjustified, and the way that these guys are being treated is completely unreasonable, it’s wholly unconstitutional,” his attorney said in an interview. “It doesn’t matter what these guys are being charged with. All of these guys are still pretrial detention; they have not been convicted of any crimes. And this is what they’ve been forced to endure.”

“According to Metcalf, the incident, as related to him by his client, began the afternoon of March 20 when Samsel complained that the guards had taken hours to get him toilet paper,” the Post continued. “An argument ensued. That evening, according to Metcalf, Samsel was moved to another cell. Around midnight, the lawyer said, two guards came to that cell, restrained Samsel’s arms behind his back with zip-tie handcuffs, and ‘beat him to a bloody pulp.'”
Samsel reportedly did not regain consciousness until the next day and has suffered seizures ever sinc

Samsel’s attorney has yet to file an official complaint about his client’s treatment but says that he is in the process of gathering evidence and obtaining Samsel’s medical records.
“We intend on filing a lawsuit against the two specific guards and the facility responsible for this scenario because Ryan Samsel did not deserve to get targeted and treated like this,” he said.

The D.C. Department of Corrections said in its own statement that it “takes the safety and well-being of all residents, staff, and contractors extremely seriously,” and that the Department of Justice is investigating Samsel’s allegations.
It turns out, though, that Samsel is not the only defendant awaiting trial for his alleged actions during the January 6th riot that has complained about mistreatment. According to Politico, others awaiting adjudication on similar charges have complained about being isolated and, in some cases, locked down for 23 of 24 hours per day.

“For weeks, Capitol riot defendants being held in Washington have complained that they are locked in their cells with virtually no human contact for 23 hours a day,” Politico reported.
Additionally, at least one defendant has complained about being subject to “violence, threats, and verbal harassment” while in custody.

“Myself and others involved in the Jan. 6 incident are scared for their lives, not from each other but from correctional officers,” one defendant, Ronald Sandlin, who is accused of smoking marijuana on Capitol grounds and of “tussling with multiple U.S. Capitol Police officers guarding the Senate chamber and trying to rip the helmet off of one of them,” told a judge during his bail hearing. “I don’t understand how this is remotely acceptable.” Sandlin called his treatment at the hands of DC prison guards, “mental torture.”

DC Corrections says the 23-hour isolation is typical for prison inmates, and many of the Capitol rioters awaiting trial simply were not familiar with what prison is like.
 

hunybee

Veteran Member


DC Corrections says the 23-hour isolation is typical for prison inmates, and many of the Capitol rioters awaiting trial simply were not familiar with what prison is like.
except, they are not convicted prison inmates, and they have done nothing to warrant this treatment.
 

ShyGirl

Veteran Member
The Bundy brothers were treated the same way. They were beaten, held in solitary and put in cells where they had to stand all the time because it was so narrow they couldn't sit down. Nobody at the prison was ever held responsible for their treatment. Political prisoners get treated worse than killers and rapists.
 

Coulter

Veteran Member
Posts like this convince me that those who say they will never give up their guns - are exactly right.

Now I am wishing I would have bought one or two.

Guess it will be a bow and arrow for me.
 

Cardinal

Snark: a higher form of communication
_______________
Yep and the guards are expecting they are immune from consequences since they are being classified as "terrorists"
Guards are always immune from consequences. Basically cause none of us gives a $h!t.
 

Bps1691

Veteran Member
Washington DC's police force...

58% Black
28% White
7% Latinos
2% Asians

White "insurrectionists" who weren't armed and who most probably committed trespass

... wonder what the odds are on the outer wrapper color of the officers who beat the c*ap out of them?

Just asking for a friend
 

Zahra

Veteran Member
One thing's for sure, if this sort of thing keeps up we will see a Bastille Day happen in this country eventually.
 

Capt. Eddie

Veteran Member
Can't believe Dennis hasn't had anything to say about "solitary confinement". It must be that "vaccine" he took. :D
 

Henry Bowman

Veteran Member
Every one of these people should take out massive lawsuits against those that did this to them.
Law Suits in a country that has no rule of Law?

You may want to understand, this is NOT the country nor the Republic you once knew.

The Communists/Globalist are in charge and they will break you by any means they see fit.

They want you dead....act and plan accordingly.
 

Panner

Veteran Member
The people that did this to these people need to have their names made public and let the real patriots handle them if the courts won't. It will have to come down to this. The communists/globalist are counting on the people to just role over and take it up the butt.
 

Henry Bowman

Veteran Member
The people that did this to these people need to have their names made public and let the real patriots handle them if the courts won't. It will have to come down to this. The communists/globalist are counting on the people to just role over and take it up the butt.
Why yes...yes they are.

They will never be named, just like the murderer of Ashlie Babbit

Getting info on these JBT is like pulling teeth.
 

Squib

Veteran Member
Wasnt it Henry Bowmen who said in Unintended Consequences, that you never let them take you into custody...ever.

Once you allowed yourself to be taken alive in a war (hint: that’s what this is!) then you’ve surrendered any weapons or freedom with which you could fight back against, and stop the evil treatment.

Our grandfathers who surrendered to the Japanese and later, the North Koreans, were treated with such savage cruelty because they had no choice but to endure that treatment....but...

If they had known what was awaiting them...I’d bet they would have fought to the death and forced the enemy to kill them.

Im too old and infirm for prison, I’m too used to being free, and most of all, I haven’t done anything criminal according to our law....so, looks like I, like we, all have some decisions to make.
 

Henry Bowman

Veteran Member
Wasnt it Henry Bowmen who said in Unintended Consequences, that you never let them take you into custody...ever.

Once you allowed yourself to be taken alive in a war (hint: that’s what this is!) then you’ve surrendered any weapons or freedom with which you could fight back against, and stop the evil treatment.

Our grandfathers who surrendered to the Japanese and later, the North Koreans, were treated with such savage cruelty because they had no choice but to endure that treatment....but...

If they had known what was awaiting them...I’d bet they would have fought to the death and forced the enemy to kill them.

Im too old and infirm for prison, I’m too used to being free, and most of all, I haven’t done anything criminal according to our law....so, looks like I, like we, all have some decisions to make.
Why yes, yes I did . ;)
 

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
What is happening to these Americans should be the major topic every day on every news outlet.
That it is not tells us all we need to know about our media, our government, and our legal system.

One the MSM is owned by the leftists, they control the narrative now. Two your average american doesn't want to hear about this stuff, they want to know that they are safe from the big bad wolf. Three they don't realize that they are sheep.
 

Henry Bowman

Veteran Member
What is happening to these Americans should be the major topic every day on every news outlet.
That it is not tells us all we need to know about our media, our government, and our legal system.
The "Media" is the propaganda arm of the Globalist/Communist Government.

You will only hear approved news and like it.
 

mistaken1

Veteran Member
Commies doing what commies do best.
When they come for the guns they will shoot the dogs and the cats and your family and you then the nooz media will report it as another crazy gun-owner's murder-suicide just as our noble protectors were moving in on the compound.

Anyone who questions their version of the story will be killed 'in a robbery gone wrong'.
 

desertvet2

Veteran Member
Law Suits in a country that has no rule of Law?

You may want to understand, this is NOT the country nor the Republic you once knew.

The Communists/Globalist are in charge and they will break you by any means they see fit.

They want you dead....act and plan accordingly.
And dont tell nobody.
 

AlfaMan

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Washington DC's police force...

58% Black
28% White
7% Latinos
2% Asians

White "insurrectionists" who weren't armed and who most probably committed trespass

... wonder what the odds are on the outer wrapper color of the officers who beat the c*ap out of them?

Just asking for a friend
50/50 probably. If these folks are being held in Federal custody for trial here, then they're in the city of Alexandria, VA jail. There's literally no exercise area for any of them outside, it's built right off the beltway at the Eisenhower Av. exit. Surrounded with high rise apartments, hotels and office buildings.

Kind of doubt these folks are being held in the DC city jail. The MPD needs the room for the trash they pick up off the streets of DC daily. If I remember they're kind of short on solitary cells there as well.

I believe the beatings happened-Alex city aren't the brightest light bulbs in the box. As far as the racial makeup of the force; it's a rainbow of races there. But (in experiences with them) they excel at being pricks with a God complex. Bet on the late night slips on a banana peel happening.
 

Bps1691

Veteran Member
50/50 probably. If these folks are being held in Federal custody for trial here, then they're in the city of Alexandria, VA jail. There's literally no exercise area for any of them outside, it's built right off the beltway at the Eisenhower Av. exit. Surrounded with high rise apartments, hotels and office buildings.

Kind of doubt these folks are being held in the DC city jail. The MPD needs the room for the trash they pick up off the streets of DC daily. If I remember they're kind of short on solitary cells there as well.

I believe the beatings happened-Alex city aren't the brightest light bulbs in the box. As far as the racial makeup of the force; it's a rainbow of races there. But (in experiences with them) they excel at being pricks with a God complex. Bet on the late night slips on a banana peel happening.
Thanks for the information. The only thing I ever knew about DC was from my Father in Law. He worked as a cop there from after WWII until he got his 20 in. The stories he told curled my toes even from back then. My wife was born and lived in Maryland until he retired. Then they all moved back to the middle of God's Country (out in the sticks) in EC Illinois.

The thing that has become most obvious over the demon-crats obsession with the trespassers from the 6th is they are inflicting every possible pain and misery on them as they can. Armed thugs who commit arsons, murders, riots and grievous hurts on police aren't even being arrested, let alone going through a trial. They aren't even furnishing bail!

Anyone who thinks they won't have the full weight of the demon-crats hatred fall on their heads is an idiot.

As one poster has often told us, they hate us and want us dead --- and I'll add this corollary rule: as soon as they can get by with it without recourse to them physically.
 
Last edited:
Top