Matthew Perna, essentially murdered by the Biden Justice Department
They’re coming for you next: Thirty-seven-year-old Matthew Perna came to Washington DC on January 6, 2021 to peacefully protest Joe Biden’s election. During those protests, Perna admitted he entered the Capitol through a door that had been opened by others (possibly government security police themselves). While inside he said he had walked through the building for a few minutes, didn’t touch or damage anything, and simply stayed within the normal walking path for visitors as he took pictures.
For this “criminal activity,” Biden prosecutors at the Department of Justice had charged him with multiple crimes, including a felony for committing terrorism that could have resulted in a twenty-year prison sentence. While Perna was willing to accept a trespassing misdemeanor — he recognized he had entered a closed facility without clear authority — the felony for terrorism crushed him. He knew the January 6th trials were imposing the harshest penalties. He knew the prosecutors and judges were not taking reasonable plea deals. And he knew that even if he agreed to a deal, the best he could expect would still be many months or even years in prison.
This unjust fate was something he could not face. On February 25, 2022 he killed himself.
Biden prosecutors immediately thereafter dropped the trumped-up charges against him, admitting that the felony charge itself would likely have been dropped during trial.
In other words, the government not only rubbed salt in the wounds of his family, it admitted openly that its charges against Perna were a sham to begin with.
We now have visual proof that Perna was innocent, and that proof was in the hands of federal prosecutors from day one.
Perna wears the red sweatshirt. Note the
guard calmly walking beside him.
The first batch of January 6th surveillance tapes — released as promised by House Speaker Mike Johnson — prove that Perna’s description of events was correct. As shown in the screen capture to the right, he can be seen in the red sweatshirt walking slowly and calmly through the halls of Congress, with security guards standing calmly nearby. No violence. No damage. No real trespass.
And without doubt, no terrorism of any kind.
These tapes must of been available and reviewed by the Biden Justice Department. Instead of dropping charges, it hid this exculpatory evidence and instead acted like Nazi SS officers, persecuting Perna simply because he had been there, peacefully exercising his First Amendment rights to publicly oppose the election of Joe Biden.
In fact, that the Biden administration denied Perna access to this exculpatory evidence is illegal on its face. His family (as well as every other January 6th protester who has been persecuted by the Biden administration) has a strong case to sue for big damages.
Multiple legal victories like this won’t give Matthew Perna his life back, but at a minimum such lawsuits might just rein in the abuse of power that now runs rampant in the federal government, led by Joe Biden, the corrupt officials in Justice and the FBI.