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Still No Cause of Death Released for Brian Sicknick In Latest D.C. Medical Examiner Findings

Still No Cause of Death Released for Brian Sicknick In Latest D.C. Medical Examiner Findings

The NY Times reported in January that Roseanne Boyland was “killed in a crush of fellow rioters” at the Capitol, but the Washington, D.C. medical examiner says she died of “acute amphetamine intoxication.”

Almost three months to the day since the January 6th Capitol riots, the medical examiner released the causes of death for the four people who died at some point during the melee.

According to Washington, D.C. Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Francisco J. Diaz, Kevin Greeson, 55, and Benjamin Phillips, 50, died from natural causes (a heart attack). Ashli Babbitt, 35, died from a gunshot wound to her left shoulder. Roseanne Boyland, 34, died from a drug overdose:

The cause of death for Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died the following night, is still under investigation.

It should be noted that in the case of Roseanne Boyland’s death, the medical examiner’s findings were very much at odds with prior New York Times reporting on how she died. Instead of waiting and basing their report on the medical examiner’s official results, they went off of video footage they had reviewed. Here’s what they reported less than two weeks after the riots:

Rosanne Boyland, a 34-year-old Trump supporter from Georgia who died during the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, appears to have been killed in a crush of fellow rioters during their attempt to fight through a police line, according to videos reviewed by The Times.

Though the videos have circulated widely, Ms. Boyland’s presence in them had gone unnoticed until now, and the manner of her death had previously been unclear. The videos show her body on the ground just outside a door on the Capitol’s west side that was the scene of some of the day’s worst violence.


In the chaos, two men spotted Ms. Boyland on the ground and dragged her away from the door.

The men laid Ms. Boyland out on the steps and attempted to resuscitate her. At least two individuals can be seen on video providing CPR. At the top of the steps, another man, wearing a purple jacket, can be seen apparently negotiating with the police so that the rioters can get Ms. Boyland assistance.

Considering how badly they messed up reporting on Ms. Boyland’s death as well as that of Officer Sicknick, questions are rightly being raised as to just what other reporting the New York Times has gotten wrong about the Capitol riots:

Also, it’s just amazing that we’re this far out from when the riots happened and Officer Sicknick’s family still doesn’t have the answers they’ve been searching for.

Not only that, but we still haven’t been made aware of all the details surrounding Ms. Babbitt’s shooting death. Even though unnamed investigators determined in early February that no charges be filed against the Capitol police officer who reportedly shot her, the American people – Ms. Babbitt’s family, most of all – are still owed a full accounting as to exactly what happened, especially considering how much of the initial reporting and even much that came in the weeks after about what went down at the riots was seriously botched:

As they say, stay tuned.

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My2centshere | April 7, 2021 at 7:32 pm

Still beyond fishy is that Officer Sicknick’s death is still unknown. Nope not buying that even one little bit. He was cremated and we will never know. That’s the whole point.

    NYBruin in reply to My2centshere. | April 7, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    An autopsy was performed. Someone knows. The fact that they are not telling is in itself telling

      henrybowman in reply to NYBruin. | April 7, 2021 at 10:09 pm

      It’s so difficult to determine a cause of death for someone who is dead. Contrast this to how easy it was to determine a cause of death for Jeffrey Epstein, a person who may actually not even be dead.

      And excuse me, but how in the HELL does someone die from a shot to the left shoulder? With three or four cops RIGHT THERE?

        MattMusson in reply to henrybowman. | April 8, 2021 at 7:14 am

        Oh, the cause of death was inconclusive. And, because the body was cremated, we cannot run anymore tests. Sorry.

      Their goal is to convict by any means anybody in the crowd that they can pin to his death. Their problem is that a pin is difficult to find.
      -The initial fire extinguisher lie was a good start, but the autopsy was honest enough not to show any imaginary gross physical damage, and there was no footage (in the most camera-covered area in the nation) of the officer being struck by anything physical. Strike one.
      -Then they went with ‘bear spray’ but that’s just 2% pepper spray, and the Capitol Police were spraying that around like water, so how to differentiate Evil Bear Spray from Good Police Spray, particularly when there was no appreciable amount of residue to test on the officer and no way to track it back to some Evil Insurrectionists?
      -Now they’re stuck with an autopsy they don’t dare release, because it’s the only death they can pin on the rioters instead of the officers, and that pin is looking quite fictional right now. Compare that with the ‘investigation’ into Ms. Babbitt’s death where an officer… no, I better not get started there.

That’s nothing! Chauvin is on trial for murdering George Floyd and the prosecution still can’t say what actually killed him in front of a jury.

    Edward in reply to Andy. | April 7, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    What? Insinuation isn’t sufficient proof beyond a reasonable doubt for you? It may well be sufficient for the Jurors if they wish to survive without a “Witness Protection” type program for the Jurors.

Have to wait long enough for the original lies to take hold. This is more than fishy,,, this is evidence tampering until proved otherwise.

George Floyd made poor decisions beyond the ability of the police or EMTs to save him. But that also doesn’t matter.

    Arminius in reply to alaskabob. | April 8, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Some propaganda lies only have to work for an hour. If they work for that long they’ve done their job.

    This is why the anti-American left (congressional, former appointees of anti-American former presidents, media, academics, whatever, all stripes) were pinning the “without evidence” phrase on everything Trump said about the election, and demanding loyalty oaths from Republicans in the form of swearing on a stack of Qurans that there was no voter fraud. Zero, zip, nada, for the first time in history, a US election was pulled off with 100% integrity. And that Joe Biden was elected fair and square.

    From his basement.

    It turns out there’s plenty of evidence of voter fraud, and always has been there for those who have eyes to see it.

    Note; never once did the leftist MFM ever apply the “without evidence” charge to Harry Reid when he lied about Mitt Romney’s taxes. No. They gave Reid all time in the world to claim that, and they reported it as if it could be true. Like Dan Rather’s TANG forgery; “fake but accurate.” And once the election was over they covered their asses by demanding evidence. Reid famously admitted he lied and didn’t care. “It worked,” he said, “Mitt Romney isn’t president.”

    Only then, as with ObamaBidenHarris now, their candidate was safely in office could the MFM report that Reid had been making claims “without evidence.” And then, as with Hunter Biden’s laptop now, they reported it only to be able to say that they do “cover” stories that are damaging to Democrats and Republicans and conservatives who say otherwise are full of crap.

    The excuse the MFM used to cover for ObamaHarrisBiden while the news might have made a difference is now especially hilarious. They pointed to some letter written by and signed by dozens of partisan hacks masquerading as “intel professionals” that said the story sounded like a “Russian disinformation operation.”

    They litterally put the fact that they were making allegations without evidence in the 2nd paragraph of that BS letter:

    “We want to emphasize that we do not know if the emails, provided to the New York Post by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, are genuine or not and that WE DO NOT HAVE EVIDENCE of Russian involvement…”

    And the media reported the Russian disinfo lie as if it were true, and thus ignore Hunter Biden’s very incriminating emails. Incriminating that is for Joe Biden, the “big guy, Even though recipients of many of those emails vouched that they genuinely were Hunter Biden’s.

    Now they’re patting themselves on the back for reporting on Biden’s laptop, a day late and a dollar short.

    Wray will keep the Potemkin investigation into Sicknick’s death alive as long as a Zhou Bai Zhien and crew need it to to turn the whole country into Pyongyang (just kidding; there’s not nearly as much concertina wire there as in DC). Then the guys they arrested for assault will be allowed to plead to trespassing.

chrisboltssr | April 7, 2021 at 8:46 pm

How about this, conservative media? Why don’t you stop buying the false narrative of the Left? January 6 was neither an insurrection nor a riot. Try that on for size and fight it out with the Left as opposed to always accepting their immoral view of things!

One person’s faulty reporting is actually fitting to the narrative. One of the most noble of callings.

And apparently in the “coverage” of the recent death of the Capitol PD Officer, killed by being rammed by vehicle, MSM outlets actually brought up the “killing of Capitol PD Officer Sicknick by being beaten with a fire extinguisher” even after the NY Times admitted it didn’t happen.

Is it any wonder that so many “low information” people in the country truly believe the crap they do? Herr Doktor Göbbels method (tell a big lie and tell it often, it will become a believed truth for many people) is at work daily in the US and it still works, if not quite as well here in the second and third decades of the new millennium as it did in in the much less sophisticated population of 1930s-40s Germany.

I watched a Young Turks channel presentation of the Georgia Election Law by a young woman the other day (accidentally clicked on the channel). I knew that almost every single word out of her mouth was a lie (the, and, but, etc. excepted), yet it seemed fairly clear that either she truly believed every word she uttered, or she was one of the best liars I’ve encountered on the boob tube. I certainly couldn’t tell which and I could see how many low information people would be completely taken in by the “presentation” disguised as “news commentary”.

    Edward in reply to Edward. | April 7, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    On second thought, if we had a depression as Germany did* in the 20s to 30s our population may well receive the propaganda of a charismatic figure about as well as the German people did.

    * We all have read the stories of people running to the bank to cash their paycheck so they would lose the least value of the paycheck because the currency was losing value so rapidly. And taking wheelbarrows full of Deutschmarks to the store to buy groceries. I read recently that the sum total of ALL the Deutschmarks in circulation in 1927 would buy a loaf of bread at the height of the inflation in 1932. Two Mark postage stamps were being overprinted to Two Million Mark postage stamps, etc.

    Arminius in reply to Edward. | April 8, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Embrace the awesome power of “and.”

    “yet it seemed fairly clear that either she truly believed every word she uttered, or and she was one of the best liars I’ve encountered on the boob tube.”


    I know it seems like a contradiction, but recall Obama once famously said in an interview,* “You know, I actually believe my own bull***t.”

    Cognitive dissonance; leftists never leave home without it. They lie. They know they lie. And they believe their own lies as they are lying.

    *Richard Wolffe, Renegade: The Making of a President

Ashley Babbitt appears to have been shot due to an attempt to trespass into a space that was defended by an officer with orders to deny entry. (Not even a false narrative has been produced that indicates the slightest hint that Babbitt’s actions presented a threat of lethal force, or that she was armed in any way.) If federal law enforcement thinks this is OK, remember this the next time a BLM or Antifa goon is shot and killed for a similar crime. Apparently, it is now OK shoot rioters for trespass.

    Edward in reply to DaveGinOly. | April 7, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Except the BLM or Antifa goons will not be shot, at least not by any government person (rule out accidentally). If any of those goons are shot, it will be by a citizen defending himself, only happened one night that we know of though.

Bucky Barkingham | April 8, 2021 at 8:12 am

1. Not surprising that the Democrat Party propaganda outlet NYT got its reporting so wrong considering that they have an agenda to fulfill.

2. It’s doubtful that the facts of Ashli Babbitts execution death at the hands of an un-named Capitol Police officer will ever be made public.

Justice for Ashli Babbitt!

How is it we don’t have the name of the police officer that shot and killed Ashley Babbitt? What is that officer’s current assignment? Does the officer have the right to carry a weapon? Where is the outrage over the denial of access to public information? The only thing we know is an officer shot and killed an unarmed person. The District of Columbia no longer functions as the seat of government for the United States. DC should be dissolved and its territory should be divided up between the adjoining states and the Capital, Supreme Court and President’s residence should be moved to a small town in rural America where the public’s information is indeed public.