WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Deputy Warden for Washington D.C.’s Correctional Training Facility (CTF) has deleted her Twitter account after Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called her out on her anti-Trump tweets and the “torture and abuse” of January 6 detainees under her watch.
According to the National File, Kathleen Landerkin, in her position as the CTF Deputy Warden at the Department of Corrections in the District of Columbia, is responsible for “overseeing day to day operations, inmate transportation, and case management.”
As such, she wields considerable power over those January 6 protesters who were detained in what are now known as horribly poor conditions.
On December 11, 2021, Congresswoman Greene held Landerkin’s feet to the fire over the ill treatment of prisoners and Landerkin’s own, very vocal, anti-Trump political stance.
Accompanying a screenshot of one of Landerkin’s tweets that read, “Fuck everyone who supports Trump,” Greene wrote:
“Good morning Deputy Warden @awkathyjo,
“How’s the DC Gulag this morning?
“You are responsible for human rights violations in the DC Jail and torture and abuse of pre-trial defendants.
“It’s clearly bc of your extreme political views.
“But you’re not alone, many are guilty too.”
Good morning Deputy Warden @awkathyjo,
How’s the DC Gulag this morning?
You are responsible for human rights violations in the DC Jail and torture and abuse of pre-trial defendants.
It’s clearly bc of your extreme political views.
But you’re not alone, many are guilty too. pic.twitter.com/NVUlTGl6Wb
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 11, 2021
Indeed, Landerkin has worn her political views on her virtual Twitter sleeve for all to see.
Thanks to Alan Bruesewitz, CEO of X Strategies, LLC, several of Deputy Warden Landerkin’s tweets have been found and preserved.
Below is just a sampling:
(Accompanied by a photo of a Jeep with a “resist” decal, and a decal with President Trump depicted as a diapered baby) “To the two old white racists who felt the need to flip me off tonight, right back at you. (middle finger emoji) If you’re more offended by my free expression than u are of Trump today, the problem is you! I can’t wait until you’re all extinct.”
“If Trumps (sic) re-elected I’m going to New Zealand.”
“Trump can’t be Pardoned by anyone.”
“Trump is doing more damage to this county than foreign terrorists ever have.”
“The Trump family is a crime family and the GOP in (sic) complicit. You’re destroying the USA. Schiff is a hero.”
“Trump won’t be around in 10 years. He’ll be in jail.”
“President Obama went to church. Why doesn’t Trump?”
“Great job my President!! Go around these traitorous obstructionists and undo everting (sic) Trump did.”
“If you are in the crowd behind Trump you are trash… Do you think Christ would do anything but smite Trump?”
“Trump is corrupt and a fraud and one day he will stand and be judged, hopefully by the SDNY. All those who defend him are stupid fools.”
“Trump is a pig, liar, adulter (sic) and you’re stupid if you can’t see this.”
Droves of anti-Trump & anti-republican tweets from the Deputy Warden of the DC Jail where all of the protesters from J6 are being held in AWFUL conditions.
@awkathyjo is responsible for GRAVE human rights violations and she must be held accountable immediately.
Watch & RT! pic.twitter.com/mTn3KSk569
— Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) December 11, 2021
Given this attitude toward Trump and those who support him, as Congresswoman Greene pointed out, it is no wonder that the reported despicable conditions for the January 6 prisoners come under Landerkin’s watch.
Greene, in fact, witnessed these conditions herself on a November 4 visit to the detention facilities in D.C.
The visit was a long time coming.
In her office’s report, “Unusually Cruel: An Eyewitness Report from Inside the D.C. Jail,” Greene’s team recounts how Greene and her colleagues, Reps. Gohmert, Matt Gaetz, and Paul Gosar, were denied entry “on multiple occasions” to tour the facilities, and:
“In July, the Deputy Warden of the facility—Ms. Kathleen Landerkin, charged a congressional delegation led by Rep. Greene with trespassing, avoided and evaded Representatives’ questions, and forcibly locked congressional Members out of the facility.”
Among other items, the report detailed that for the January 6 detainees:
“cells in the January 6 wing of the CTF were extremely small, composed of a single toilet, sink, and a small bed cot. The walls of the rooms had residue of human feces, bodily fluids, blood, dirt, and mold. The community showers were recently scrubbed of black mold— some of which remained.”
The report adds:
“Only after Representative Greene threatened to go to the media about the lack of access to the January 6 detainees did DOC staff allow the delegation to proceed to where the detainees were being held in the CTF.”
Interviews with the prisoners revealed that the January 6 detainees were not permitted to see attorneys or family members, and were allowed outside only twice per week.
The report goes on to say:
“Some inmates disclosed that when they arrived in the area, the cells were crawling with rats and bed bugs. The air circulation in the individual cells is so minimal that human feces and other smells begin to fester and pollute the air.
“But the physical conditions of the area were just the start. Inmates were only allowed out of their cells for five hours a day, a small mercy. Prior to this relative freedom, inmates were kept in their cells similar to the maximum security inmates: 23 and 1 (23 hours in the cell, 1 hour out), 22 and 2, (21 and 3), etc. One inmate, who had been detained since February 3, 2021, explained that he had been subjected to “23 and 1” for four months, followed by two months of 22 and 2. This inmate stated that he had gone through 200 days of solitary confinement.
“This type of treatment is being used against inmates who are all pre-trial. They have been convicted of nothing.”
JUST IN: DC Jail Deputy Warden Kathleen Landerkin deleted her Twitter account after her vulgar anti-Trump and anti-Republican tweets were exposed.
Unfortunately for her, National File has already archived dozens!https://t.co/tQltuAHfwR
— National File (@NationalFile) December 11, 2021
January 6 inmates were also documented describing beatings from the guards, insufficient food, and lack of accommodation for dietary needs.
Apparently when Greene pointed out the correlation between Landerkin’s rabidly anti-Trump and anti-Trump supporter attitude and the miserable treatment of prisoners, it was enough to make Landerkin decide to hide behind a deleted Twitter account.
Landerkin’s previous Twitter handle, @awkathyjo, now links to a page that says “This account doesn’t exist.”
Landerkin’s LinkedIn profile exists, but there is currently no visible activity.
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Federal judge blasts prosecutors, asks why Jan 6 protesters are being treated worse than BLM rioters
Originally published October 3, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – Rejecting the recommendation of prosecutors, a federal judge blasted prosecutors, saying that the Justice Department was being too hard on those who broke into the Capitol on January 6 compared to the people arrested during anti-racism protests following George Floyd’s murder.
U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden questioned why federal prosecutors had not brought more cases against those accused in protests last summer. https://t.co/Jesu42Uuv9
— Katie Cox WRTV (@KatieJoCox) October 2, 2021
U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said Friday that he believes the Justice Department has not been “even-handed” with defendants who stormed the US Capitol on January 6, suggesting that they have been treated more harshly than the rioters in last year’s racial unrest.
Judge McFadden made the comments during a sentencing hearing for one of the Capitol rioters, Danielle Doyle, who was pictured entering the Capitol through a broken window and walking peacefully through the building.
The judge questioned why federal prosecutors had not brought more cases against those accused in the 2020 summertime protests led by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, reading out statistics on riot cases in the nation’s capital that were not prosecuted:
“I think the U.S. attorney would have more credibility if it was even-handed in its concern about riots and mobs in this city.”
Prosecutors asked for Doyle to be sentenced to two months of home confinement, but the judge refused. He did not let her off easy, though. Judge McFadden instead gave her a $3,000 fine and ordered her to pay $500 for damages to the Capitol complex. The fine was the heftiest financial penalty a judge has levied so far against an insurrection defendant.
Judge McFadden, a Trump appointee, disagreed with the stricter sentences being handed down by other judges in similar cases, and sentenced Doyle to two months of home confinement. Despite the leniency shown to Doyle, the judge did lecture her:
“You were acting like those looters and rioters who attacked our city last year…
“You participated in a shameful event, a national embarrassment that, like last year’s riots, made us feel less safe and less confident that our country could be governed by democratic values and not mob rule.”
J6 riots;Danielle Doyle given 2month probation on Friday Instead of imprisonments.
D.C. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden questioned DOJ credibility for not prosecuting any of BLM-inspired rioted while citing figures on cases of 600+ people have been Prosecuted in Capitol riot pic.twitter.com/YXKPXw4sy9
— @KassMedefer (@KMedefer) October 2, 2021
Republicans have been outspoken about what they see as unequal treatment of Capitol rioters and the riots of the summer of 2020. Many rioters since the summer have had sentences reduced, and often charges were dropped despite millions of dollars in damage and many businesses burned to the ground across the country.
An example is U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, who on Friday sentenced another rioter, Andrew Ryan Bennett, to three months of home confinement, accepting the request by prosecutors. In that case, the judge said:
“I can’t emphasize enough, as I’ve said before, that the cornerstone of our democratic republic is the peaceful transfer of power after an election.
“And what you and others did on Jan. 6 was nothing less than an attempt to undermine that system of government.”
U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden questioned why federal prosecutors had not brought more cases against those accused in 2020 summertime protests, reading out statistics on riot cases in the nation's capital that were not prosecuted.https://t.co/XTm1BfjzDa
— News 10 (@KTVL) October 2, 2021
Earlier this week, Boasberg sentenced Derek Jancart and Erik Rau, friends from Ohio, to 45 days in jail.
At her hearing, Doyle told the judge she never meant any harm:
“I love this country. So many people came here to represent things that were important to us but in the blink of an eye, all of those things were overshadowed.
“For that I’m sorry, because it overshadowed the things that were good.”
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