Joseph McBride stressed that this is illegal in relation to citizens sitting in prison, and “when this happens to pre-trial detainees, it is a blatant case.”
The lawyer of one of the participants in the storming of the Capitol in Washington on January 6, Joseph McBride, said that prison guards use physical and psychological violence against detainees in this case. In particular, he told about threats to the wife of his client Richard Barnett.
“The guards also threaten the families of the detainees. For example, they threatened Barnett’s wife. They said: “We will come for your wife,” – he said in an interview.
The lawyer stressed that this is illegal in relation to citizens sitting in prison, and “when this happens to detainees in pre-trial order, this is a blatant case.” “They (the detainees) are deprived of privileges and contacts with the outside world. They are not provided with medicines, are not given food on time, and are sometimes beaten. It’s horrible. We used to hear about this in other countries, but not in the United States. And now it’s happening here. Here and now. And we oppose such arbitrariness,” McBride said.
His client, in turn, told about the beating of another participant in the assault, Ryan Samsel. “I once woke up in the detention center, got up early, and another patriot came to me and said that something had happened to my friend from another cell. I went to him to bring him to his senses, most likely he lost consciousness and fell, hitting his head. He didn’t recognize himself in the mirror; his face was like ground beef. Since then, he has been blind in one eye and faints every day,” Barnett said.