It was a bitter 14 degrees when I was picked to ride with 70 year old grandmother Rebecca Lavrens to the Federal Building in Denver, CO to turn herself in to the FBI.
Lavrens went to the US Capitol on January 6 to pray. “I bring God with me wherever I go,” she said during the hour drive to Denver, “He told me to be there to pray.” She was on the east side of the Capitol building where Capitol Police notoriously, and inexplicably, ushered people inside the building. They were told to stay within the roped designated area. Lavrens did stay within the designated area as she walked through and prayed, leaving within five minutes of entering.
That’s it. That’s the crime.
For walking through the Capitol building, permitted by police as if it were any other day, Lavrens has been charged with four federal misdemeanor charges –almost two years after the alleged crimes took place:
- 18USC 1752A1: Entering and remaining in a restricted building.
- 18USC 1752A2: Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds.
- 40USC 5104E2D: Disorderly conduct in a capitol building
- 40USC 5104E2G: Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a capitol building
The Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution reads:
“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.”
A group of about thirty Coloradans gathered with Lavrens, circled up and laid hands on her, and prayed. Then Vickie Tonkins, the amazing Chairwoman of the El Paso County GOP, began singing “This Little Light of Mine,” and all joined in. Everyone there realized that Rebecca’s current fire was divinely appointed. God told her to go in and pray, which means God foresaw this outcome and chose Rebecca Lavrens to endure this trial. Whatever happens, He will be glorified.
The FBI agent called and told Lavrens where to meet them and, “to come alone and get picked up in a black car.” Several retired military, federal law enforcement agents, and attorneys were among the group and all agreed that the agent’s directives were shady and outside normal process, so the group walked with Lavrens to the meeting place.
At the meeting place, the agent called again. They were watching, and the crowd was “an officer safety issue.” She had to come alone or, “We won’t be able to do this today.” Clearly the FBI wanted to avoid exposure. The group walked with her again, but at a distance, then watched as a black sedan pulled up, followed by a black SUV.
They exchanged a few words and put Rebecca Lavrens in the back of the black SUV. She is scheduled to be arraigned at 2PM today and released on her own recognizance. I will post updates on my Twitter, Truth, Telegram accounts during the proceedings.
It doesn’t matter that the FBI has been conducting this “investigation” for 15 months and only now is bringing charges for what, in essence, amounts to loitering.
It doesn’t matter that the treatment of Lavrens case is a clear Sixth Amendment violation on the part of the US federal government.
It doesn’t matter that Lavrens is a grandmother – her grandkids were there with her this morning – and that it’s a week before Christmas.
All that matters is that the uniparty cartel running this criminal government gets to propagate their false narrative about January 6.
But God is still on the throne.