Skip to comments.'Statue of Liberty climber' detained after eight-hour protest atop Southwest Key
Posted on 02/21/2019 3:06:34 PM PST by bgill
After approximately eight hours perched atop the Southwest Key building, a protester finally came back to ground level and into police custody Wednesday night. The woman, who garnered national attention in July 2018 by climbing the Statue of Liberty as part of an immigration protest, was spotted in Austin on Wednesday performing another protest. Therese "Patricia" Okoumou, 44, climbed Austin's Southwest Key building surrounded by police and EMS officials. Seventy officers were on the scene throughout the day, straining police resources in the area. Southwest Key is a local contractor that houses immigrant children who are detained at the border. The Austin nonprofit organization has been under scrutiny over its shelters, and local groups have held protests there in the past. Negotiators talked and waited for hours with Okoumou, who was five stories off the ground with no ropes and trees under her, Lt. Frank Rodriguez told KVUE. She was chanting "free the children."... A friend of Okoumou's earlier told KVUE she prepared enough rations to stay up there for two days.
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Lock her up. Take away her naturalized citizenship and deport her.
She did this for a second time???
LOCK HER UP!!
Put her next to Jussie.
Folks will think she’s a man anyway,
judging by her appearance.
The type that eventually detonates in a crowded mall when climbing stuff gets old.
She must have violated some kind of probation agreement with this stunt.
Did she unfurl a sign that said Justice for Jussie Smollett?
How we’re able to let them tie up taxpayers resources is beyond me.
DROP HER ON HER HEAD!
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Okoumou has resided in New York’s Staten Island area for at least a decade.
First question, is she here legally or illegally.
But I'm sure she's strongly in favor of killing the preborn children.
Exile/deport this worthless wretch from the congo. What an idiot of the highest order.
Southwest Key which gets mucho dinero from the US Gov’t has ties to La Raza.
WHY IS SHE OUT OF JAIL AND NOT DEPORTED? She should be deported!!!
Lessee. 70 cops times their hourly, benefits and no doubt some overtime. Probably 50 vehicles, idling, for the same amount of time.
I say send her the bill and let it follow her forever. Because she won’t pay it. That’s not how Princess Ooogoo-Boogoo from the Democratic Republic of the Congo Wongo does things.
I recall reading last time that she was here illegally. Which leaves me wondering who screwed up and didn’t deport her after she got out of jail last time. Send her home!
Supposedly, she’s now a naturalized US citizen.
Just ignore her until she jumps. Hose off the sidewalk and move on.
The local KLBJ radio station in the People’s Socialist Kakistocracy of Austin was hyping the whole thing, noting how sincere the demonstrator was. Puke!
Tear gas would have ended the stupid incident quickly.
She’s an attention whore and also a one trick pony. I bet nothing else in her life has gotten her this much attention.
She’ll do it again, I bet.
“Supposedly, shes now a naturalized US citizen.”
Why all the resources? just post one officer per shift or a contracted security guard to call emergency services if the dummy falls and let her make a fool of herself. She got all the attention she was wanting. 70 officers? Ignore her...
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