Marine Thomas Webster is scheduled to begin a ten-year sentence for allegedly attacking a police officer in what prosecutors called an unprovoked attack on January 6th, 2001.
There is now a video that proves conclusively that Webster acted in self-defense against a police officer, DC Metro Police Officer Noah Rathbun, who tried to provoke a fight before punching Webster in the face with his closed fist. They wrestled to the ground and Rathburn continued to get physical.
Rathbun grabbed Webster’s flagpole and used it to hit him in the mouth twice. There is a video, but the Capitol Police withheld it until the trial.
That video now exonerates Webster but it could be too late. Webster is a decorated war veteran who served 3 tours of duty overseas and then spent 20 years with an unblemished record for the New York Police Department.
The biggest part of this story may be what many don’t know- which is that Officer Rathbun was under investigation for the lethal shooting of Vedo Hall on May 24th, 2021. Vedo happens to be black. This is notable as the story of a black man shot and killed by a white cop generally equates to tremendous Mainstream Media coverage, but this particular story is COMPLETELY BURIED and no one heard about this incident. An incident like this gets viral national attention and the attention of Black Lives Matter. YET THERE IS ONLY A MINUSCULE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC. Even more suspicious- according to the brief report on NBC Washington, “for the first time since the District enacted a law requiring the release of body-worn camera footage any time a D.C. police officer uses lethal force, Mayor Muriel Bowser will not release video of the most recent police killing.“ Muriel Bowser is a big supporter of the Black Lives Matter Movement, so this makes little to no sense. Black Lives Matter would surely demand release of this body-cam footage if they caught wind of this story, yet it was BURIED.
Those close to the matter suspect that the story was covered up and the lid kept tight because Officer Rathbun’s credibility and reputation was needed to stay intact so he could testify as star victim witness against Webster. The case against Webster would go up in smoke if Rathbun was nationally exposed and demonized to the jury. With a possible use of force investigation that could result in national notoriety and jail time, the Government literally had Rathbun by the cajones, and the reluctant Rathbun had to testify to put Webster away. The morning of the first day of the trail the prosecution announced that the investigation into Rathbun’s shooting incident was over, and the jury could not be made aware of it, and the Officer could not be questioned about it in the trial.
What makes the story even more incredible is that Rathbun never reported this incident even though the regulations say he must report it any time he uses force, and indeed claimed he didn’t remember any of it. That is until he was approached by the FBI wanting him to testify against Webster. In court, he denied punching Webster and the judge officiating over the trial said that Webster lied about being punched even though it is on videotape.
Webster is a devoted father of three who has been caught up in the tyranny of the Democrats and the weaponized FBI. This is a miscarriage of justice in the extreme and would have been unheard of just 29 years ago, but is an everyday occurrence today.