“There is a serious disease in the body politic of America and the FBI is not even talking about it,” he said. “It’s the biggest law enforcement agency in the world and it looks like they’re treating this like some kind of chewing gum theft.”
During the attack on the CompassCare facility in Amherst, windows were smashed, an office was set on fire and badly damaged, and the words “Jane was here” were spray-painted on the side of the building.
In an interview with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo shortly after the attack, Harden said it was clear from the video footage that “multiple perpetrators” were involved.
“We had video footage on trained security cameras at all penetration points,” he said at the time. You can watch the full interview with Arroyo in the video below.
Harden told CNA he doesn’t understand why the Amherst Police Department hasn’t made the video public. He said the images showed clear numbers and license plates which should identify someone. CompassCare was unable to make a copy of the images before turning them over to authorities due to damage to its building, its lawsuit notes.
A “silent” investigation?
The Amherst Police Department did not respond to CNA’s request for comment. In a statement released Aug. 1, the department said it was “working diligently” with the FBI to solve the case.
“Several leads have already been investigated and we continue to pursue them at this time,” the statement said. Anyone with information about the case should contact the police department at 716-689-1311, quoting case number 22-224665, the statement added.
Stanley J. Silwa, the attorney for the town of Amherst, says Buffalonews.com that giving CompassCare a copy of the images would jeopardize the police investigation and added that the police would release the images once the investigation is complete.
“Apparently they don’t like the explanation,” Silwa said, referring to CompassCare officials. “They should understand that.”
In a interview With The Epoch Times, Silwa said the police department wants a “silent” investigation out of concern that “these people won’t go further underground, as they may already be.”
“You know about all the crazy jobs with guns and AK-47s, bombing and killing people because they have certain political views,” Sliwa said in the interview.
Asked to clarify which people he was referring to, Silwa told The Epoch Times he was referring to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Silwa clarified that he did not link CompassCare supporters to the Capitol riot.
Silwa was not immediately available for comment Wednesday afternoon.