Guest post by Paul S. Gardiner
This article describes a recent interview with Dr Francis Boyle, noted international law professor and graduate of Harvard law school, where he advocates for one or more state attorneys general (or other locally elected prosecutors) to convene grand juries in their respective states/localities to consider evidence that could result in indictments for crimes related to COVID-19 deaths in their respective states/localities. The interview has since been removed from YouTube.
Dr Boyle believes that in large part, the federal government has been "captured" by forces that seek to destroy America's constitutional republic from within. As such, the federal government, including the federal judiciary, cannot be trusted to convene grand juries and thoroughly examine all the evidence that might lead to criminal indictments related to American COVID-19 deaths.
Therefore, it is up to state attorneys general (or other locally elected prosecutors) to take the lead in this effort. Dr Boyle, currently a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, indicates that he is more than willing to serve as an expert witness in such efforts.
Background. For many years, Dr Francis Boyle has advocated against the development and use of bioweapons. He suspects COVID-19 is such a weapon. He called for biowarfare legislation as early as 1985. He was instrumental in drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act that was unanimously passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President George Bush Sr. in 1989. According to the Act:
“Whoever knowingly develops, produces, stockpiles, transfers, acquires, retains, or possesses any biological agent, toxin, or delivery system for use as a weapon, or knowingly assists a foreign state or any organization to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both." (Author's underlining)
Regarding the number of recorded COVID-19 deaths in the United States, as of November 30, 2021, there were 801,326 deaths (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ ). If, for example, the three states of Arizona, Florida, and Texas are examined, COVID-19 deaths in each state as of November 30, 2021 were 22,230 in Arizona; 61,538 in Florida; and 74,164 in Texas.
Dr Boyle maintains that there is ample evidence of knowledge about the threats to human life caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) gain-of-function research conducted, either directly or indirectly, by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, EcoHealth Alliance, and many other participants/sponsors.
Examples of evidence that is readily available in public documents include (1) "A SARS-like Cluster of Circulating Bat Coronaviruses Shows Potential for Human Emergence", Nature Medicine, A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence (nih.gov) ; (2) "THE ORIGINS OF THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC, INCLUDING THE ROLES OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION", Final Report, HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MINORITY STAFF REPORT, September 21, 2021 (Final-Minority-Report-on-the-Origins-of-the-COVID-19-Global-Pandemic-Including-the-Roles-of-the-CCP-and-WHO-9.20.20-Coverpage.pdf (house.gov) ; and (3) NIH Officials Worked With EcoHealth Alliance to Evade Restrictions on Coronavirus Experiments (theintercept.com) The Intercept, November 3, 2021
Way Ahead. Dr Boyle believes that once a state or other local grand jury is convened, the evidence will show that various individuals responsible for and/or supporting the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) gain-of-function research in China knew or should have known that the research would assist the Chinese communist government produce a bioweapon.
Because of their actions and violation of the 1989 Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act, these individuals should be indicted and charged with criminal negligence at a minimum. Depending on the evidence produced, charges of murder and/or conspiracy to commit murder against American citizens may ensue.
Having taught both criminal law and international human rights law, Dr Boyle states that Anglo-American common law defines "murder" as the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. One element of "malice aforethought" is reckless endangerment of human beings, and this is abundantly evident in the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) gain-of-function research performed in China with the full knowledge and support of numerous individuals in the United States.
Regarding a charge of conspiracy to commit murder, in common law, "conspiracy" is defined as two or more people getting together to agree to do an unlawful act such as the violation of the 1989 Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act.
Dr Boyle indicates that "If you read the contracts and studies regarding SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) gain-of-function research, they knew---that this gain-of-function work was existentially dangerous and they did it anyway."
Responsible Individuals. A partial list of individuals indentified by Dr Boyle who knew of and supported SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) gain-of-function research include the following:
Dr Anthony Fauci
Dr Francis Collins
Dr Rochelle Walensky
Ralph S. Baric
Vineet D. Menachery
Boyd L. Yount, Jr
Lisa E. Gralinski
Jessica A. Plante
Rachel L. Graham
Eric F. Donaldson
Scott H. Randell
Wayne A. Marasco
Conclusion. The information presented herein deserves serious consideration by state attorneys general as well as other locally elected prosecutors. The hundreds of thousands of Americans that have died as a result of COVID-19, as well as their surviving loved ones, deserve justice. For starters, the Arizona, Florida, and Texas attorneys general (perhaps the most combative against federal COVID vaccine mandates) should conduct in-depth analyses for convening grand juries in their respective states to accomplish what is proposed by Dr Boyle.
Florida, for example, has experienced 61,538 COVID deaths as of November 30, 2021. The track record of Florida indicates that the leadership of that state is fearless and willing/able to accomplish things that other states may or may not be able to accomplish. Thus, this writer encourages the Florida attorney general to be the first to seek and bring about an element of justice for all Americans who have died because of COVID, especially the 61,538 Floridians who have needlessly suffered and died.
Paul S. Gardiner is a retired Army officer, Vietnam veteran, and lover of America and its treasured freedoms. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Alabama, and the United States Army War College.
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