Accused Capitol Rioters Claim They Were ‘Force-Fed’ CRT and Anti-White Propaganda in Jail – Newsweek

Two men accused of crimes in connection with the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot say they have been “force-fed” critical race theory and anti-white propaganda while in jail.

Ryan Nichols and Robert Morss wrote a letter listing 77 offenses they said they have experienced in a Washington, D.C., jail where they are being detained.

“This is not a correctional facility, this is an evisceration facility, designed to break the body, mind, and soul of men whom are presumed innocent until proven guilty,” the letter said. “Nothing is ‘correct’ in the walls of this facility.”

The men claim to have witnessed “a multitude of horrendous horrors” inside the jail, which they say insists on “tormenting” its “defenseless and traumatized guests.”

Among the long list of grievances, the letter notes they “are force fed CRT [critical race theory],” “reeducation propaganda” and “anti-White messaging” on their tablets.

In the letter, the men say they face other “hellacious conditions,” including begging for water and medical aid, denial of religious services, malnutrition and mold, and cockroaches and mice in their cells.

“We are Political Prisoners on American soil who have been unjustly [and] unfairly incarcerated,” the letter says.

The men also say they have been “relentlessly burdened by selective prosecution,” “slandered and vilified by mainstream media” and have received death threats, “ALL because of our political affiliation.”

Nichols and Morss added that they want to spend the “precious and limited days” in Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, “where the enemies of the United States of America are treated better than us group of January Sixers, who have merely been accused of crimes.”

The letter was part of a motion for modification of bail filed by Nichols’ attorney, Joseph McBride, on November 1. The motion asks the court to release Nichols to the custody of his wife under the supervision of a High Intensity Supervision Program with GPS monitoring.

Nichols, who is from Texas, pleaded not guilty in April to several charges in connection with the January 6 riot: violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, civil disorder, assault on a federal officer using a deadly or dangerous weapon and aiding and abetting, according to a criminal complaint. He was accused of storming the Capitol with a canister of pepper spray and a crowbar, according to a federal affidavit.

Morss, who is from Pennsylvania, was accused of ripping a riot shield from a Metropolitan Police officer, according to the affidavit. He was arrested on charges of assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers or employees; civil disorder; robbery of personal property of the United States; and obstruction of an official proceeding, according to charging documents. He has pleaded not guilty.

Newsweek reached out to the D.C. Department of Corrections for comment but did not hear back before publication.

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Two men accused of involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot say they have been “force-fed” critical race theory and anti-white propaganda while in a Washington, D.C., jail. Above, demonstrators gather for the “Justice for J6” rally in Washington, D.C., on September 18, which was held to show support for the rioters.
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