July 15, 2017.
Trump and Pence Must Go
The Impeachment Rally and March in NYC
It was hot, and tempers were hotter.
The NYPD rocks. Let me say that again. The NYPD rocks.
The rally began at 4 pm. Most of us where there by 3, knowing we’d have to negotiate the barricades and pens around Trump Tower. Indeed, we were penned about two blocks north. There may not have been a huge crowd, 500+ were expected, but we were loud. Had to be. The Red Hats were there and the fifteen or so of them, including the cute blond cheerleader in the dress down to there and up to here. Rabid, crossing the street, getting in our faces and in our pen, screaming threats and threatening to have us locked up. And the cops kept us safe.
The March, which first stopped in Times Square and picked up a few tourists and New Yorkers who joined us for a while, then headed from 6th down to 9th Avenue toward Union Square. The favored chants, or the ones that bounced off the surrounding buildings and had the vast majority of drivers, diners and passersby giving the thumbs up were:
“No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!”
“Everybody knows Trump and Pence have got to go!”
What was different about this March was that it was on the sidewalks, which made it easier to engage with people along the way. Not all were supportive of our message. And they were angry, but not violent. One woman exhorted us to have more respect for the office of the President, and for the military. Well, the President has no respect for anyone, or the law, or the Constitution. And there were plenty of veterans there to remind her that if any of them had colluded with Russia, they’d be in prison.
Then there was the woman who wanted less government. Instead, we have government tho is trying to interfere with the most personal thing: health care, particularly for women. Then there was the nasty ass who had a sign “Please self deport.” Sir, most of us are Americans. Perhaps the fact they were African American, Hispanic or wearing headscarves was all you could relate to. These women seemed fearful, until they were secure in the middle of the crowd, then they smiled.
We left the Red Hats on their shady side of the street and had a police escort along the entire route to ensure our safety and keep traffic moving at the same time. One Red Hat wound up in the middle of us at one point, but he was pleasantly chatting with someone so it was all good.
We proudly exercised our first amendment rights, which include:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Yes, Jeanine Pirro, A JUDGE, (WHOSE EX-HUSBAND WAS SENT TO JAIL FOR TAX FRAUD AMONG OTHER THINGS ) posted this on Facebook:
“These protests are getting OUT OF HAND…. Time to call out the National Guard and SHUT them down.”
Pirro was once an exemplary Westchester District Attorney and a staunch advocate for victims’ rights, particularly abused women and children and sexual assault survivors. WTF happened?
Refuse Fascism has not blocked or deleted any of the hateful posts like Pirro’s and her “friends” on their page. Because free speech is free speech, and everyone deserves their say. From my experience, the only people who need to be SHUT Down is this crew, for everyone’s safety.
Don’t worry about New Yorkers, Jeanine. I’m not calling you Judge Pirro because a real judge should know better. You have no respect for the Constitution and should have your ass disbarred. The NYPD has everything under control. Besides, NYC is out of your jurisdiction. Which these days is, of course, Fox News Channel where you host ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine.’ That’s WTF happened.
And those are the facts. Not alternative facts. Right from the middle of the action in the streets of NYC . Check out my carousel of images and the video on my Facebook page. Just don’t take my word for it. Here is AM New York’s retrospective from the streets.
And for balance, here is Fox New’s Report