Article Written by Laura Elizabeth Jenkins and Corinne Cliford
“This is an example of what a bad cop does,” explained defense attorney James Monroe to a jury in DC District Court last week.
Monroe defended J6er Thomas Webster, a Marine Corps veteran who retired after 20 years of service with the New York Police Department. Webster was accused of assaulting DC Metropolitan police officer Noah Rathbun. American Gulag had an observer inside the courtroom.
Webster testified Officer Rathbun provoked him to a fight, initiating gestures which conveyed he was going to punch him. Rathbun gave no verbal warning or order for Webster to the leave the front of the police line. Webster attempted to tell Rathbun the crowd was pushing him