A leftist protester ruined Independence Day for thousands who were visiting the Statue of Liberty. A Congolese woman decided to scale the monument in protest of President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. At a press conference yesterday, she said she was inspired by Michelle Obama making a quote. “Michelle Obama … said when they go low, we go high. And I went as high as I could,” Statue of Liberty climber Therese Patricia Okoumou told reporters outside Manhattan Federal Courthouse Thursday. Honey, that’s not what she meant. Sigh. And I’m torn whether to be more disgusted by Michelle’s original comment or the antics of this protester. She said her decision was spur of the moment.
Therese Patricia Okoumou, 44, of Staten Island, pleaded not guilty to the charges during a brief hearing in federal court in Manhattan. At the end of the proceeding, she raised her right fist, drawing applause from supporters in the courtroom. She came from the Republic of Congo to the United States in 1994. Her stunt was shown on live TV and lasted about three and a half hours.
Our intrepid activist Okoumou has quite the history as well. According to court records, she’s a Congolese immigrant who once filed a complaint with the New York City Commission on Human Rights, seeking a judicial review and reversal of a “determination” it made regarding alleged incidents of abuse that Okoumou suffered at the hands of a social services agency on Staten Island where she worked.
From the New York Post:
“Specifically, Okoumou claimed that in 2005, she was treated “in a demeaning manner” by her bosses and told that she would be fired “for complaining of discrimination.” It’s unclear why her complaint was tossed out.
“In 2011, Okoumou made headlines after she was hit with an astounding 60 violations for illegally posting ads for her services as a personal trainer.
“The Department of Sanitation slapped her with $4,500 in fines that year after she spent five hours one Sunday posting the fliers on Manhattan utility poles.
“In 2017, she was arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration, unlawful assembly and trespassing during a demonstration at the Department of Labor building on Varick Street. She had allegedly covered her mouth with tape and refused to respond to police demands.”
For her efforts in scaling the Statue of Liberty, she pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct Thursday before a judge released her on her own recognizance. She should not have gotten off so easy. I believe four or more helicopters were called in at great expense. Police officers risked their lives to get this person down. They used rope ladders etc. to do it. When she emerged from the courthouse, Okoumou of course took the opportunity to slam President Trump on immigration. “Trump has ripped this country apart. It is depressing. It is outrageous,” she said. “His Draconian zero-tolerance policy on immigration has to go.” It is sheer leftist pablum.
The left naturally hailed this as a brave act of resistance. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors said that her stunt “endangered” her life and the lives of others. Which it did. At the very least she should have to foot the bill for this insanity. “(This) alarmed the public and endangered her own life and the lives of the NYPD officers who responded to the scene,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said. “While we must and do respect the rights of the people to peaceably protest, that right does not extend to breaking the law in ways that put others at risk.” I respectfully submit that she doesn’t care.
NYPD Detective Brian Glacken was blunt about the encounter. Okoumou was initially hostile towards the officers trying to rescue her, threatening to kick down the ladder they were standing on. Personally, I think they should have just left her up there. “She basically threatened to push us off, push the ladder off. But we were persistent, stayed up there,” Glacken told reporters. Tell me again why she was let out? “Then we kind of got her to calm down,” he said. “We told her, ‘We’re just looking to get you down safely.’” She then became cooperative, he said.
The communist activist group Rise and Resist released a statement in part concerning Okoumou’s climb, stating that her decision to scale the statue was her own and not representative of the group: “The person who climbed the Statue of Liberty was one of forty participants in our planned banner action, but her decision to climb the statue was made independently of the group, without consulting any other member of the group. We understand and share her desire to see the immediate release of children from detention and reunion with their parents. We hope that her legal representation will arrange for her release under her own recognizance.” What they don’t tell you is she organized their protest.
Earlier, the authorities detained seven other members of Rise and Resist, who hung a banner that called for the abolition of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They were each given a summons and escorted off the island, according to Sgt. David Somma, a spokesman for the United States Park Police’s New York field office.
Okoumou is a dedicated activist with the group. Members described her on social media as a “total badass.” “She’s very dedicated to the resistance generally, but specifically to the issues surrounding immigration and the treatment immigrants have been receiving from ICE and Customs and Border Control,” explained Jay Walker, a Rise and Resist activist. “She’s been an active member for about four or five months.”
She’s due back in court on August 3rd. If she’s convicted, she faces up to a year in jail. That’s the least this woman should get for all of this nonsense.
Suspect From ‘Extremist Muslim’ Compound Lived In US Illegally For Over 20 years -THEY FOUND EVERYTHING!
The situation just got even more shocking.
More devastating news has been revealed involving one of the five suspects who was arrested at the filthy extremist Muslim compound in New Mexico. The bust involved multiple children being held as if they were living in dire starvation, being trained as school shooters, and now we’re learning more about one of the suspects living at that compound.
Her name is Jany Leveille, she’s 35, and she was detained by ICE. She was living in America illegally for over 20 years. She will soon face a judge to discuss her immigration status, which could end up in her being deported. However, many would like to see her serve jail time as they believe a punishment should be served. Just sending her back to her home country may be nothing more than a slap on the wrist. Of course, if she serves a prison sentence there, then that would be acceptable. Crimes against children should not be tolerated.
This is yet another reason why President Trump and many presidents before him, such as Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, have wanted to take a strong stand on immigration reform and people following the law. Even Hillary Clinton at times has spoken out about illegal immigration, but somehow her followers are fighting against Trump as he talks about the potential for a border wall.
MSN provided more specific details on the immigration status of the person involved:
“One of five suspects arrested at an “extremist Muslim” compound in northern New Mexico is originally from Haiti — and has lived in the U.S. illegally for more than 20 years, federal officials said Wednesday.
“Jany Leveille, 35, was detained by immigration officials Tuesday and soon must appear before a judge to resolve her immigration status, which could lead to her deportation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said in a statement.
“’Leveille has been unlawfully present in the U.S. for more than 20 years after overstaying the validity of her non-immigrant visitor visa,” ICE said.
“Leveille moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., from Haiti in 1998 after her father died, Von Cehelet Leveille, the woman’s brother, told Reuters. She has moved several times since coming to the U.S., living in Georgia, Philadelphia and New York after separating from her husband, the brother said.
“Leveille lived at the New Mexico compound with her current husband Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and their children since January, prosecutors said. She has six children, ages 1 to 15, her brother told Reuters.
“The couple and two others were arrested during an Aug. 4 raid. Wahhaj was still being held on an outstanding warrant from Georgia, while the two others remained in custody.
“The children discovered at the compound earlier this month were both trained to use firearms and taught multiple tactical techniques in order to k**l teachers, law enforcement officers and other representatives of institutions they found corrupt, state prosecutors said on Monday.
“Three-year-old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, who had been missing since December, allegedly died amid a ritualistic religious ceremony held on the grounds in an effort to “cast out demonic spirits,” Reuters reported.”
Violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants is nothing new. In fact, it seems to be one of the main reasons that people are so adamant about the immigration laws being protected. Why should people be allowed into the country if they’re simply going to commit heinous crimes? America has enough crime of its own with our own citizens, so the last thing we need is someone coming here to commit more crimes. Of course, they’re probably milking the welfare system too, thus being a burden on our government and the taxpayers.
Some of the most horrible crimes committed involve an illegal alien beating an elderly woman, a man protected by sanctuary city status raping a child, and now this crime that involves holding kids like prisoners in squalid conditions.
Consider these types of crimes and the fact that the people from the New Mexico compound were performing a ghetto style exorcism trying to “cast out demonic spirits” from a child, who was then found deceased, and you can see why people want to deport illegal immigrants. For every good person out there, there’s a few of the criminal type who ruin it for everyone. Had they followed the law and laid low, then no one would really know about them.
With all of that going on, we haven’t even touched on drug smuggling, but that’s a big business that won’t ever stop. There’s no reason to continue a war on drugs. May as well call it population control at this point. That’s another discussion for another day.
How can President Trump get his border wall funded? If he cut welfare to immigrants who are able-bodied and available for work, then would he have enough money to fund his wall?
That remains to be seen. There’s a lot of paper that needs to be pushed around before things like that ever take place. It’s not one of those overnight kind of things, but maybe it should be.
Couple Bikes Through Middle East to Prove People Are Kind, ISIS Decided To Butcher Them
This is the result of a liberal mindset.
People are not always what they seem to be and there is a lot of evil out in the world. It seems an increasingly dangerous place these days. My personal opinion is that evil is not a complexity of humans, but instead a state of being for which an individual is responsible for. Unfortunately, a young, idealistic American couple decided to bike through the Middle East to prove to people how kind others are and instead learned just how very wrong they were. There are some mistakes you don’t come back from.
Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29, decided last year that they had had it with the daily grind and they quit their office jobs in Washington, DC. They then decided on taking the trip of a lifetime; a cycling trip around the world. Austin was a vegan who worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Geoghegan was a vegetarian who worked in the Georgetown University admissions office. These young altruistic liberals decided that they were wasting their lives working.
“There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his partner, Lauren Geoghegan, gave his two weeks’ notice last year before shipping his bicycle to Africa.
“I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years of my life in swaths of grey and beige,” Austin wrote on his blog before he quit. “I’ve missed too many sunsets while my back was turned. Too many thunderstorms went unwatched, too many gentle breezes unnoticed.” Noble sentiments unfortunately not shared by those he would soon encounter.
The young couple kept records of their year-long foray on Instagram and on a blog. According to the New York Times, they shared “the openheartedness they wanted to embody and the acts of kindness reciprocated by strangers.”
“You read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place,” Austin wrote. “People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil. I don’t buy it,” he went on. “Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own… By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind.”
I wish that were always true. This couple’s fatal mistake was to believe their own prose about the nature of some humans in parts of some of the darkest places on the planet.
The tragic end for these two liberal dreamers came after they arrived in Tajikistan. That country faces a threat of terrorism and is near northern Afghanistan, which has a significant ISIS presence. They weren’t biking directly through ISIS territory, but in the end, it didn’t matter. As they rode their bikes on July 29th, a car rammed them, according to CBS News. Five ISIS members jumped out of the car and then proceeded to stab the couple to d***h. They also k****d two other cyclists, one from Switzerland and the other from the Netherlands.
Just two days later, ISIS claimed credit by releasing a video that showed these same men posing in front of the group’s black Jihadist flag. They stared into the camera and vowed to k**l “disbelievers.” There is little doubt it was indeed ISIS that took their lives. This could have happened anywhere, but the Middle East is prone to such attacks. It is not a safe place as many mistakenly believe. But then again, neither is Chicago.
From the New York Times:
“In the video released by the Islamic State after the couple’s d***h, the men pledging allegiance to the group can be seen sitting on a stone slab, an aquamarine lake partly visible over their left shoulders. It’s the kind of panorama that the young couple might have stopped to capture and post on their blog.
“But in the clip, when these men point to the scenery around them, they vow to slaughter the “disbelievers” who have overrun their land.”
This is the result of a liberal mindset that cannot come to terms with violent reality. There are those that wish to hurt others and that have evil intentions. It falls to each of us to protect ourselves and each other.
This is why conservatives believe in the Second Amendment so strongly. It’s also why the left calling to abolish ICE, their stance against police and their wild swing into unfettered socialism is patently insane. This couple learned how wrong they were too late. Hopefully, America as a whole will learn to face reality before we face a similar fate as a nation.
Don’t get me wrong. There is a great good in the world. But there is also great evil. Unfortunately for this couple, the latter found them.
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Suspect From ‘Extremist Muslim’ Compound Lived In US Illegally For Over 20 years -THEY FOUND EVERYTHING!
The situation just got even more shocking.