The death of Rosanne Boyland (see new footage) at the hands of police has sparked nationwide outrage and brought attention to the ongoing issue of police brutality. However, the mistreatment of American citizens does not end with violent encounters with law enforcement. The treatment of J6ers, individuals arrested in connection with the January 6th Capitol insurrection, serves as a stark reminder of the systemic injustices present in our criminal justice system and demonstrates without a doubt the prejudice they have been enduring for the past two years.
One such individual is Dominic Pezzola, a J6er currently facing trial in Washington D.C. Despite suffering from combat wounds and undergoing major surgery on his back (He has metal rods and plates in his spine) , Pezzola is being denied basic necessities such as a comfortable mattress and pain medication. His mother, Barbara, speaks out about the inhumane conditions her son is being held in and the lack of mercy shown by the court. He was denied the ability to stand in court once in a while to relieve the excruciating pain in his back.
Furthermore, Pezzola has been denied access to his discovery and regular meetings with his attorney, hindering his ability to prepare for his defense. Judge Kelly, overseeing the case, has also refused many requests from the defense, raising questions about the fairness of the trial.
It is clear that Pezzola should not be included in this trial, as he had only briefly met one of the other defendants in the past just to take a photo and has never even met the others at all. It is a violation of his rights as a defendant to be denied access to his discovery, regular meetings with his attorney, and basic necessities while in pre-trial detention. Pezzola should be severed from this case and given a fair trial with a jury of his peers. However, in the “DC swamp” where judges hold unchecked power, it remains to be seen if justice will truly be served.
Hebrews 13:3 – Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.