The Torch - 07.16.18
Jul 16th, 2018 by progressiveradionetwork
Sam Menefee-Libey of the Dead City Legal Posse an organization supporting the J20 defendants. Spaeaking after prosecutors dropped the final 39 charges of the J20 defendants. Those were the last of 234 defendants charged with participation in the protests against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20th, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 20 pleaded guilty to misdemeanors and were fined and one pleaded to a felony and received 4 months. He discusses the use of the courts to distance Anti-fascist protesters from mainstream media and the arrest and charging of journalists.
Patricia Okoumou fired by outrage at Trump's caging of migrant children. Patricia Okoumou accompanied a group of protesters who held a banner at the foot of the Statue of Liberty calling for abolishing I.C.E. She left the group and climbed the foot o the statue where she held out for 3 hours until arrested. She says "Only a stupid, unintelligent coward and insecure"I will add, a maniac" will rip a tender-aged child from its mother. Reunite the children now."