Albert Watkins: The government knew through three hearings when we begged and pleaded to get this man out of solitary confinement, literally falling into an abyss mentally, and through each of those three hearings, that government assistant US. Attorney knew the most important aspect of that hearing was that Jake was not violent. The government knew. They knew that Jake had walked around with all of these police officers. They had that video footage. I didn’t get it. It wasn’t disclosed to me. It wasn’t provided to me. I requested it. I filed the requisite pleadings for it. And whether I did or not, they had a duty, an absolute duty with zero discretion to provide it to me so that I could share it with my client…
…it’s a tragedy. I mean, what’s happened is truly a dagger in the heart of our American justice system. We can’t allow it. But for you disclosing it and whether this isn’t about you, this isn’t about January 6. This is about our justice system being so compromised. The very integrity and core of that which we wore as a badge of honor for the entirety of Our nation’s history has been rendered a vile, disgusting mess by a Department of justice that was running among and they didn’t share the video of my client.
Jacob Chansley rots in prison to this day. The only crime he committed was trusting the US Justice System to protect him.