Tuesday, September 26, 2023

BLM Leader Arrested for Releasing 100s of Cockroaches in NYC Courthouse

'What transpired is not advocacy or activism, it is criminal behavior with the intent to disrupt a proceeding and cause damage... '

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Black Lives Matter chapter cofounder Clyanna Lightbourn, 34, has been charged with releasing hundreds of cockroaches into an Albany, New York, courthouse, the latest in a series of vandalism from the mostly peaceful disruptors of the activist Left.

Lightbourn, who is a key part of the radical organization, allegedly released cockroaches all over the floor, the Gateway Pundit reported.

After releasing the cockroaches from a container, Lightbourn, who previously worked for the New York Senate Democratic Conference Services Office, took video footage with a phone.

As the activists released the bugs, they were shouting and making a big commotion.

Lightbourn has been charged with obstruction of governmental administration, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Albany Office of Court Administration spokesperson, Lucian Chalfen, posted photos of hundreds of large cockroaches all over the floor of the courthouse.

According to Chalfen, the action was not activism but rather criminal behavior designed to delay the court’s proceedings.

“What transpired is not advocacy or activism, it is criminal behavior with the intent to disrupt a proceeding and cause damage,” Mr. Chalfen wrote in a statement.

In response, the court had to fumigate the entire courthouse. Lightbourn will be required to pay the full cost of the fumigation.

“Taxpayers shouldn’t foot the bill for these actions.” Chalfen said.

According to a statement released from the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, the right to protest is protected, especially for BLM protestors, but the disruption of procedure cannot be permitted.

“While the incident remains under investigation, the Office of the District Attorney would like to emphasize that while the right to protest is protected, we oppose the disruption of court proceedings, and the apparent display of disrespect shown to the court.”

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