Jessica Watkins was arrested in January after she turned herself in to federal authorities.
Ms. Watkins attended the January 6th protest and rally at the White House Ellipse and the US Capitol. She was reportedly working as security at the Ellipse and met with US officials before the president’s speech. She is also a member of the Oathkeepers, a pro-Constitution group frequently maligned by the liberal media and Democrat politicians.
During the siege of the US Capitol Jessica Watkins did not threaten anyone, did not vandalize anything, encourage others not to vandalize, spoke with several police officers inside the Capitol, and followed their orders.
From her court documents:
Mike Cernovich reported on the case.
I read the entire filing. She’s a non-violent offender. 0 evidence of violence. Turned herself in.
It’s a disgrace that she’s being held in jail and no house arrest.
ACLU and NACDL silent.
Remember this next time the left claims they want criminal Justice reform. https://t.co/4PRaChSRT7
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 21, 2021
For her alleged “crimes” of “conspiring to attack the US Capitol building on January 6,” Jessica Watkins was stripped and left naked in a jail cell for four days with the lights on 24 hours a day.
She is still being held without bond, a clear violation of her 8th Amendment rights.
Tonight at 7 p.m. EST: why @Cernovich is right about the two-tiered justice system applied to the 1/6 cases, where misdemeanor defendants are jailed without bail, in violation of the 8th Amendment. https://t.co/ZycN0FgZte https://t.co/A1yvYwjF0B
— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) February 21, 2021
The abuse of Jessica Watkins is over the top.
Where are all of the civil rights attorneys?
Business Insider reported:
A member of a far-right militia who stormed the US Capitol building has petitioned to be released from jail due to safety concerns relating to her being transgender, according to BuzzFeed News.
Jessica Watkins, an Oath Keeper, charged with conspiring to attack the US Capitol building on January 6, filed for release pending trial on Saturday.
She alleged that she has been “treated harshly” and is at “particular risk in custody” because she is transgender, BuzzFeed News reported.
Watkins also argued that she is no threat to the public, the media outlet said.
The 38-year-old has been held in at least two facilities, including in the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton, Ohio. It is not clear where she is currently being held.
She is asking for the court to release her and instead consider home detention.
In a legal document seen by BuzzFeed, Watkins alleged that she had been mistreated in an Ohio county jail.
She claims that she was stripped naked and left “in a cell with lights on 24 hours a day for 4 days in full view of everyone,” according to her attorney.
This was in response to a hunger strike that the Oath Keeper went on in a bid to get treatment for an arm injury, the media outlet reported.
She was treated worse than a Gitmo prisoner.