Tommy Webster, 54, is a retired NYPD officer and former Marine. His attorney described him as having a “sparkling record” which included working perimeter security at City Hall and the New York mayoral residence, according to News 4.
But right now Webster is being held without bail and he’s very unhappy with the conditions of his detention. His attorney argued to the US District Court for D.C. that his client should not be detained in his current situation which he described as a “dormitory setting.”
From Raw Story:
The attorney went on to say that his client was not used to living in conditions that are usually reserved for people who commit “inner-city crimes.”
“For a middle-aged guy whose never been arrested before this has been a shock for him.”
Apparently the former NYPD officer has found jail is not at all what he was expecting and he’s in a state of shock.
Exactly where he is at present was not revealed. A reporter for the Washington Post, Rachel Weiner, explained on Twitter that Webster isn’t yet in D.C. “…like others arrested elsewhere he’s been moved around the country on the way to D.C.”
And Webster hasn’t liked any of the stops along the way. His attorney added that if he’s not released, Webster would like to be moved to a facility in upstate New York.
So why was this “committed family man” with the “sparkling” career record being detained without bail and transitioned from New York City to D.C.?
Because Thomas Webster is a committed MAGA zealot and, at the Capitol on Jan 6 he became a brutal seditionist. He viciously beat a police officer with a metal flagpole before attempting to gouge out the officer’s eyes with his thumbs. Among the listed wounded was one officer who lost an eye. The report doesn’t name Thomas Webster as the eye-gouging thug who caused that injury but from the photographic evidence, it may well have been him — there’s no doubt that he was aiming to inflict severe eye damage to the police officer he savagely assaulted.
U.S. Magistrate Andrew Krause of the Southern District of New York determined Webster was a “danger to the community” and he promptly denied bail. His attorney insisted he was simply answering a call from then-President Donald Trump. The prosecution countered with videos that showed Webster “clear as day” with gritted teeth and a “look of pure rage” as he was “attacking a police officer … like a “junkyard dog.”
The picture his attorney tried to paint of Thomas Webster was the polar opposite of reality. He is a brute, vile and violent. Twitter had no sympathy for him.