In the Spotlight
By Cara Castronuova
Published February 22, 2022 – 23rd February 2022
Those others dead include Kevin Greeson and Benjamin Phillips. Evidence continues to emerge that they were possibly also killed due to the actions of Capitol Police. Scores of other Trump supporters were victims of extreme police brutality that left some near dead (including Victoria White and Philip Anderson) who were documented maimed or injured on video. This also includes the crowds of peaceful protesters that day seen attacked by police with grenades before the first breach even happened.
Derrick Vargo, the man seen thrown from the top of a wall on January 6th by a violent Capitol Policer officer in a light blue helmet, has finally spoken out exclusively to The Gateway Pundit.
The Capitol Police Officer seen violently throwing Derrick Vargo off building on January 6th. If you have information on the identity of this police officer please contact the writer below. (Photo courtesy of M5 News.)
** Please help Derrick Vargo sue Capitol Police HERE.
Many who saw the video on Tucker Carlson’s documentary “Patriot Purge”, or on alternate podcasts, or on viral social media posts assumed Vargo was dead- a casualty of Capitol Police and one of the four January 6th deaths that day. Many simply did not care about his fate.
See Vargo’s harrowing fall after he was pushed by Capitol Police here:
** Please help Derrick Vargo get justice HERE.
Unlike the mainstream media, we decided to actually investigate and probe into the story of a man who was possibly killed on January 6th. We tracked Vargo down and spoke to him about his plans to sue Capitol Police. Due to his injuries and the now viral video proof of Capitol Police brutality towards him, he is one of the only Americans capable of holding them accountable for their actions on January 6th and opening doors to answers for the rest of Americans who want to know why police were so violent to protesters that day.
Vargo was hesitant to speak out for over a year in fear of retaliation by the Biden Regime. Fully aware of the political persecution of Trump Supporters after January 6th, Vargo decided to face the chances of arrest and detainment at DC Gitmo in exchange for being a possible conduit of the truth about what really happened on January 6th.
“I want to announce that I am going to sue Capitol Police,” said Vargo. “I’m not here for any sort of money, the only reason I am suing is to hold Capitol Police and all police involved accountable. My big reason about why I so badly want this to happen is I want an investigation and I want it to happen now. I want to have text messages from all Capitol police and anyone that was on duty that day- their emails, social media…I want to know who was in buildings possibly watching the whole thing…everyone in the surrounding area…big names in hotels… they should all be under investigation- not just the American people. All I care about is starting to put a crack into the wall of lies and shining some light onto January 6th. I want to know who was responsible for giving orders that influenced that police officer to brutalize me.”
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“Derrick Vargo was purposefully and maliciously pushed to his death by the Capitol Police on January 6, 2021,” said his civil attorney Joseph McBride. “It is a miracle that he did not die. The physiological and psychological injuries that Mr. Vargo suffered are substantial and life altering. Suing the Capitol Police gives Mr. Vargo the ability to be made whole again while simultaneously holding the Capitol Police morally and legally accountable in a court of law.”
Vargo remained silent for over a year, until he said he could no longer stand to watch the suffering of the men and women being held in DC Gitmo, and the Fake News and Democrats continued use of a false January 6th narrative as a weapon against Conservatives.
“At first I was a little scared so I kept quiet for a while…but I can’t stand to watch what they are doing to America and entrapping people,” said Vargo. “They are investigating the people from January 6th in a witch hunt but the ones who need to be investigated is them. Nancy Pelosi needs to be investigated. The DOJ, Biden, The Capitol Police, all of them. If my case can help open a real investigation into the government, then I am willing to take the risk and move forward with a lawsuit.”
According to J6 attorney Joseph McBride, because Vargo is suing the Capitol Police for damages he would be privy to discovery and evidence that could potentially shine a light on who was responsible for giving orders on January 6th that left so many Trump supporters injured or dead, and given Democrats a political weapon to leverage against average Americans with no seeming end in sight.
“The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure give plaintiffs a wide variety of tools to obtain information in civil proceedings,” said McBride. “The scope of relevancy as well as the tools available to obtain relevant information, such as depositions and interrogatories, are far more intrusive than those available in criminal proceedings.”
Here is another video of the unidentified Capitol Police Officer pushing Vargo off building courtesy of STOPHATE.COM:
VARGO’S MEMORIES OF JANUARY 6th, 2021
On January 6th, Vargo was seen in multiple videos being taken away on a makeshift stretcher made of a steel gate, unconscious and presumed by many to be dead.
Derrick Vargo seen on Jan. 6 being carried out on a gate makeshift stretcher, presumed by many to be dead.
“I was walking to the Capitol and it was really peaceful,” said Vargo as he carefully recollected the day before his fall. “I bought a Trump flag from a vendor on the street on the way to the Capitol for like twenty, twenty five bucks. When I walked up there to the Capitol with everybody else, I start noticing, you know, they (the police) started throwing these pepper stray grenades and the gates are gone, and I was just kinda lookin’ around like what’s going on…and I walk up there and one of the guys had climbed up a white about three or four story makeshift building and he was waving the American flag and I was like ‘wowwweee, I thought that was awesome’. So I had my Trump flag and decided I wanted to go up the side of the steps. I didn’t want to get in any confrontation, ‘cuz just wanted to wave my Trump flag like the guy did with the American flag…that was very inspiring.”
Vargo said he was so moved by the American flag that he decided in a split second to attempt to climb the wall to wave his Trump flag in tandem, and being athletic did not see it as a big deal as many others were also seemingly climbing the wall with no problems.
“I was psyched,” he said. “I thought it was pretty harmless.”
That’s when Vargo ran right into a group of Capitol Police officers waiting for him at the top of the wall.
“I remember they sprayed me with pepper spray and I was like ‘ok I want to wave my Trump flag I don’t wanna die, this isn’t worth it let me turn around and climb back down’,” said Vargo. “That’s when I saw two big hands reach towards me and forcefully and intentionally shove me off the wall. He shoved me hard. I remember the fall and thinking on the way down ‘this is it- I’m gonna die’. Then I blacked out. The only reason I am alive today is because of God. There is no other reason.”
Vargo’s fall was recorded by numerous members of the crowd and sparked outrage amongst his fellow supporters- many in disbelief that police has thrown a non-threatening protester from a wall. Videos taken directly after his push show riled up Capitol Police egging on more protesters to come up the wall and fight them.
According to a retired NYPD Sergeant Bill Carberry, this is NOT normal protocol. When asked for a comment on the Derrick Vargo incident Carberry said this:
“As retired Sergeant with the NYPD I can unequivocally state the what I saw in the video clip of Derrick Vargo is NOT proper Police procedure. At the very least it is assault and the officer involved should be held responsible.”
Another former NYPD officer who asked to remain unanimous told us “I was there on January 6th. There was nothing normal about police behavior that day. I question whose authority Capitol Police were acting under. The safety of the protesters didn’t seem to be a top priority to the point where it seemed police there were actually agitating rally-goers.”
Eyewitnesses to the assault were recorded that day. “They f-ing pushed him!” was the pure reaction of one witness. “A guy was climbing up the stairs trying to exit back down and a cop in blue and black pushed him with both hands,” said another.
“Vargo was defenseless,” said Tina Ryan, an advocate with Citizens Against Political Persecution. “The officer had no right to throw him from the wall, knowing he could have easily been killed. He should have simply pulled him over the wall and then handcuffed him. You don’t try to kill someone for disorderly conduct. If someone is caught shoplifting, that doesn’t mean a police officer can shoot them. It is the same scenario here.”
“If this was a protester on the left that was thrown by police from a wall, then the entire left would be in an uproar,” continued Ryan. “The cop would somehow be called a white supremacist and his face would be all over CNN or MSNBC. The double standard is ridiculous.”
Our research shows that no investigation has been made into this incident by Capitol Police Internal Affairs, the January 6th Committee or any other news organizations. Vargo was never approached or interviewed regarding his actual fall, and the officer responsible has faced no consequences. This is consistent with the way other January 6th police officers like Micheal Byrd (the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt) and Lila Morris (the officer who was seen brutally beating Rosanne Boyland before she died) have been treated. No consequences and lauded as ‘heroes’ by politicians and celebrities.
“Police officers receive substantial training regarding their community caretaking function and the importance of relying on their training in every situation,” said January 6th Attorney Joe McBride of McBride Law. “Part of their training involves balancing the needs of public and/or officer safety against the free exercise of an individual’s constitutional rights during intense situations. What we saw happen to Mr. Vargo on January 6th is the anthesis of protecting and serving the public. It was instead a malicious attack on a defenseless citizen intended to cause serious injury or death.
Vargo was taken to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery after his brutal fall.
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“The Feds came to my room at the hospital on January 6th shortly after my x-ray exams,” said Vargo. “I believe they said they were Secret Service. They saw me lying there and the first thing they asked me was “Did you make it in the Capitol?”
Vargo told the Secret Service that he did not make it in.
“They then told me ‘that’s all we need to know’, and left,” said Vargo. “They didn’t ask me what happened to me, how I fell, who did it. They didn’t care. All they cared about was that question.”
“This is obviously a ridiculous question the Feds asked Vargo, as he was maced and then thrown off a wall at 1:45pm by that Capitol Police officer, then taken from the grounds looking dead on a stretcher. The first breach (or the “allowed break in” is what I like to call it) wasn’t until approximately 2:10 PM,” said Gary McBride, a J6 video analyst from M5News. “So it was physically impossible that he ‘made it in’.”
DERRICK VARGO TODAY
Vargo, now an apprentice learning how to build boats, chooses to live a simple live off social media and away from television sets
“I don’t watch the TV, the news, none of that,” said Vargo. “I choose to keep away from it. It is toxic poison and I don’t want to be a part of it. That is why it is so hard for me to do this. But I have no choice. The Government can’t keep getting away with no accountability for what happened on January 6th. If I can create even a small crack or chink in the armor wall l that they have created around their evil January 6th narrative, then it is worth it.”
According to advocates, Vargo’s case is unique and can open a floodgate of sought after answers. It will also put Capitol Police on the defensive, which they are not used to. Since January 6th, Capitol Police have sued Trump, his supporters, January 6th defendants languishing in prison, and rally organizers.
“We on the right need to start going on the offense, we spend too much time on defense,” said John Tabacco, Newsmax Host and J6 Advocate. “Derrick is a courageous young man and I applaud him in coming forward and pushing a civil case. This will only help the rest of us who still are being judged and shamed for being Trump supporters or being at January 6th.”
“This is an obvious case of police misconduct at best and manslaughter/attempted murder at worst,” said Tina Ryan of Citizens Against Political Persecution.
She continued- “We truly think if Derrick Vargo sues Capitol Police for misconduct his case will open a treasure trove of discovery regarding January 6th. Derrick knows the risks- if he comes forward Merrick Garland’s Department of Injustice may retaliate and arrest him to silence him. He is choosing to come forward regardless because he feels he can help so many fellow Americans suffering because of the lies told to us about January 6th. The men in DC Gitmo, the four Trump supporters who were killed that day, the countless others who were injured or maimed…it is so important we support Derrick and make sure he has a defense fund set up just in case he is persecuted by the Biden Regime. Plus we have to make sure the government knows that the people have his back and hold them accountable.”
“I still have nightmares about the fall. I wake myself up before I hit the ground. I don’t want to be a victim. I want to fight for the other victims that day. I love my country and fellow Americans. I think we can still save America, that we still have a chance. I won’t give up or stop fighting.”
Please donate to Derrick Vargo’s GiveSendGo here so he can retain a criminal defense lawyer in case he is politically persecuted by the Biden Regime, and towards his civil case against Capitol Police.
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The funds will be held in escrow with Citizens Against Political Persecution. According to a representative from the organization, “If the funds are not used for Vargo’s criminal defense, they will be used towards his civil case and investigating Capitol Police. We hope establishing a solid fund will discourage the Department of Justice from persecuting this man.”
Derrick Vargo before he was thrown from a building on January 6th by an unidentified Capitol Police Officer.
*Tomorrow we will feature an exclusive VIDEO interview with Vargo! Please stay tuned.