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31666550_1552957674339093_r.jpeg31666550_1552616329542883_r.jpeg STANDING STRONG The Congolese-American activist who scaled the Statue of Liberty isn’t backing down from taking on Trump  https://www.theroot.com/statue-of-liberty-protester-found-guilty-on-all-charges-1831172357 
31666550_1550057299840844_r.jpeg                                                                          “I really care, why won’t u?”


Dearest,

I  am thankful to my friends and supporters who showed up at sentencing, to those  who were with me in spirit, to those who updated each other on my  sentence and to you for making your financial contribution towards my work today.

Federal Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein has  rebuked my activism and bravery on behalf of migrant babies. Someone please read the Declaration of Independence to Judge Gorenstein. Ask him why is he embarrassed to talk about The “migrant” Children in cages. Ask Judge Gorenstein if he doesn’t think that Donald John Trump’s   national security declaration is a stunt. Stop being cynical, man! 

Trump should be wearing  shackles as the government had me on ankle electronic monitor for  violating the conditions of my bail. Trump has  ignored court orders to  reunite the Central American families. He has lied under oath of  office; yet, him and his vile administration get a slap on the wrist  while I get five years of probation, plus 200 hours of community  service. The  moral compass of our governmental institutions is bankrupt.

The  court had overwhelmed me with the job search that I was extremely  exhausted. Nevertheless, #wepersisted and I was able to land a job with  Salvage Art Institute. God sent Ms. Elkita Krajewska, the right person  to the rescue.

Meanwhile, probation is being incompetent unable to  set conditions that fit the crime (petty crime). They have imposed  full-time employment when the court is contented with my part-time  position as Site Coordinator & Community Liaison for  Salvage Art Institute.

Many people are saying that I've already served my community by climbing the Statue of  Liberty and attending numerous social justice events since Independence  Day.

I  am thankful that I am not in jail. I am happy the shackles have  come off (no home confinement and stupid rules), but five years of  probation is too excessive!

The feds call today (03/22/19) to schedule an  appointment for a home visit on Monday. They thought sitting down  comfortably is ideal to get acquainted with me. I am not having any of  that pep talk in my own home, knowing that the police can place me on a  choke-hold without mercy and still get away with murdering a black immigrant woman. We do have a history of police murdering black people without suffering the consequences for their violence.

I  am looking forward to the 200 community service. It suits me perfectly  as I love helping others and I have already done tons of community  services; unfortunately, my activism is being silenced. Let's hope that probation does not ask me to clean some toilets.

I'm raising money for support of my activist work that the Trump's Department of Justice wants to shut down by forcing me to be "employed". Why do white men always have something to say about women and black women in particular? What do they care about food that lands on my table? They don't feed me. I exist by the grace of God and the people who believe in my activism's voice for the voiceless.

Follow me please and ask friends and family members to do the same. Stay up-to-date on what's next with my work and our collective fight for justice. 

On Instagram: @officialpatriciaokoumou
On Facebook: officialpatriciaokoumou
On Twitter: @pokoumou

Continue to rally support for my freedom in solidarity with #ReturnTheChildren #WeDoCare.

If there is anything else you need from me, please do not hesitate to ask via my website (contact us).

FYI:

1) http://gothamist.com/2019/03/18/patricia_okoumou_statue_of_liberty_climber.php?fbclid=IwAR0aOQPKVuE__NLK45P3ArU8bCfTVlORGQE2A9UBM8vW_scneA7ln2U01A0

2) http://www.papermag.com/patricia-okoumou-help-2632007804.html?xrs=RebelMouse_fb&ts=1552932322

3) http://theblacklistpub.ning.com/events/keep-patricia-okoumou-free-pack-the-courtroom-in-manhattan-march-

4) https://monumentlab.simplecast.com/episodes/okoumou-86axjeOm?fbclid=IwAR01n4x1SOBNEBReCEe1rpv16lkT3tZWwtGQdtdeGMGZ9-wT0axG369W4Sc

Thank you again,


Patricia

#WeDoCare
#AbolishICE
#Liberty4Patricia
#FreetheChildren
#Patriciaokoumou
 #ReturnTheChildren
#WeWillNotBeSilent
#WeSupportPatricia
#StatueofLibertyClimber
#SeekingAsylumIsNotACrime
GoFundMe: bit.ly/OkoumouGoFundMe
Fundraising Video:  http://bit.ly/PatriciasFundraisingVideo
YouTube Videos:   http://bit.ly/patriciaokoumouyoutube
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Dearest,
I  am thankful to my friends and supporters who showed up at sentencing, to those  who were with me in spirit, to those who updated each other on my  sentence and to you for making your financial contribution towards my work today.Federal Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein has  rebuked my activism and bravery on behalf of migrant babies. Someone please read the Declaration of Independence to Judge Gorenstein. Ask him why is he embarrassed to talk about The “migrant” Children in cages. Ask Judge Gorenstein if he doesn’t think that Donald John Trump’s   national security declaration is a stunt. Stop being cynical, man! Trump should be wearing  shackles as the government had me on ankle electronic monitor for  violating the conditions of my bail. Trump has  ignored court orders to  reunite the Central American families. He has lied under oath of  office; yet, him and his vile administration get a slap on the wrist  while I get five years of probation, plus 200 hours of community  service. The  moral compass of our governmental institutions is bankrupt. The  court had overwhelmed me with the job search that I was extremely  exhausted. Nevertheless, #wepersisted and I was able to land a job with  Salvage Art Institute. God sent Ms. Elkita Krajewska, the right person  to the rescue.Meanwhile, probation is being incompetent unable to  set conditions that fit the crime (petty crime). They have imposed  full-time employment when the court is contented with my part-time  position as Site Coordinator & Community Liaison for  Salvage Art Institute.Many people are saying that I've already served my community by climbing the Statue of  Liberty and attending numerous social justice events since Independence  Day.I  am thankful that I am not in jail. I am happy the shackles have  come off (no home confinement and stupid rules), but five years of  probation is too excessive!The feds call today (03/22/19) to schedule an  appointment for a home visit on Monday. They thought sitting down  comfortably is ideal to get acquainted with me. I am not having any of  that pep talk in my own home, knowing that the police can place me on a  choke-hold without mercy and still get away with murdering a black immigrant woman. We do have a history of police murdering black people without suffering the consequences for their violence.I  am looking forward to the 200 community service. It suits me perfectly  as I love helping others and I have already done tons of community  services; unfortunately, my activism is being silenced. Let's hope that probation does not ask me to clean some toilets.I'm raising money for support of my activist work that the Trump's Department of Justice wants to shut down by forcing me to be employed.Follow me please and ask friends and family members to do the same. Stay up-to-date on what's next with my work and our collective fight for justice. On Facebook: officialpatriciaokoumouOn Instagram: @officialpatriciaokoumouPlease follow me on Twitter: @pokoumouContinue to rally support for my freedom in solidarity with #ReturnTheChildren #WeDoCare.If there is anything else you need from me, please do not hesitate to ask via my website (contact us).FYI:1) http://gothamist.com/2019/03/18/patricia_okoumou_statue_of_liberty_climber.php?fbclid=IwAR0aOQPKVuE__NLK45P3ArU8bCfTVlORGQE2A9UBM8vW_scneA7ln2U01A02) http://www.papermag.com/patricia-okoumou-help-2632007804.html?xrs=RebelMouse_fb&ts=15529323223) http://theblacklistpub.ning.com/events/keep-patricia-okoumou-free-pack-the-courtroom-in-manhattan-march-4) https://monumentlab.simplecast.com/episodes/okoumou-86axjeOm?fbclid=IwAR01n4x1SOBNEBReCEe1rpv16lkT3tZWwtGQdtdeGMGZ9-wT0axG369W4ScThank you again,Patricia#WeDoCare#AbolishICE#Liberty4Patricia #FreetheChildren#Patriciaokoumou  #ReturnTheChildren #WeWillNotBeSilent #WeSupportPatricia#StatueofLibertyClimber#SeekingAsylumIsNotACrimeGoFundMe: bit.ly/OkoumouGoFundMeFundraising Video:  http://bit.ly/PatriciasFundraisingVideoYouTube Videos:   http://bit.ly/patriciaokoumouyoutube
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Don't listen to the judge, instead - GoFundMe in his name. Federal Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein doesn't put food on my table - you do. This rotten system wants to distract me from my activism work to #FreeTheChildren: bit.ly/OkoumouGoFundMe .

Here’s a recap of news articles that have interviewed me personally while in home confinement. These are also activists who aren’t afraid of men imaginary wall to keep me in home confinement while robbing my freedom of speech and constitutional rights to assemble. If God deems it necessary for me to join the children in cages, so be it.

FYI:

1) http://gothamist.com/2019/03/18/patricia_okoumou_statue_of_liberty_climber.php?fbclid=IwAR0aOQPKVuE__NLK45P3ArU8bCfTVlORGQE2A9UBM8vW_scneA7ln2U01A0

2) http://www.papermag.com/patricia-okoumou-help-2632007804.html?xrs=RebelMouse_fb&ts=1552932322

3) http://theblacklistpub.ning.com/events/keep-patricia-okoumou-free-pack-the-courtroom-in-manhattan-march-

4) https://monumentlab.simplecast.com/episodes/okoumou-86axjeOm?fbclid=IwAR01n4x1SOBNEBReCEe1rpv16lkT3tZWwtGQdtdeGMGZ9-wT0axG369W4Sc

PACK MY COURTROOM

When: Tuesday March 19, 2019 - 8:00 a.m.
Where: 500 Pearl Street Southern District Court of New York

Please share my GoFundMe.

In Solidarity,


Patricia

#Resist #Persist #WeDoCare #AbolishICE #Liberty4Patricia #FreetheChildren #patriciaokoumou #ReturnTheChildren #WeWillNotBeSilent #WeSupportPatricia #StatueofLibertyClimber #SeekingAsylumIsNotACrime

GoFundMe: bit.ly/OkoumouGoFundMe
Website: http://www.patriciaokoumou.com
Fundraising: http://bit.ly/PatriciasFundraisingVideo
YouTube Videos: http://bit.ly/patriciaokoumouyoutube
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Federal Judge Gabriel Gorenstein Expects That I Acquire Gainful Employment By Tuesday March 19, 2019.URGENT:  Judge Gorenstein has implied that I should obtain a "real job" in lieu of my activism although activism is actually real and hard work. To learn more about what to do with this pressing dilemma, please visit my website. I've updated the homepage section to direct friends and supporters to help me find job opportunities by sentencing date.My sentence is as scheduled for Tuesday March 19, 2019, 8:00 a.m., 500 Pearl Street Southern District Court of New York. The judge has several options. He could extend my home confinement to one month, accept the U.S. Department of Justice's recommendation of one month imprisonment (plus three years supervised release) or accept pretrial services' recommendation that I spend three months in prison (followed by one year supervision). The best outcome for this court hearing is that the judge sets me free on time served. If we live in a democracy, justice would look dignifying and just.After receiving your Valentine Day Postcards from El Paso in Texas, I am convinced just how many of you have offered your full and fervent support of my efforts to galvanize concern and awareness of what most people already view as a shocking and horrific. Our activism at the southern border paid off when CEO Juan Sanchez of South West Key, a profiteer, making $750-$770 per day/per child to fulfill bed quotas from his detention facilities (a/k/a concentration camps) resigned from his position on March 11, 2019. This is a small victory, considering that Juan Sanchez left The Children in his cages.I am grateful that many of you are working tirelessly in multitude of ways to help me amplify my message, donate to my cause, write letters and offer testimonials for which I am grateful. If you haven't written a letter on my behalf, as part of our Letter Writing Campaign, please visit my website, https://patriciaokoumou.com/letter-writing-campaign download, print, sign and mail the letter to U.S. Attorney Berman. Ask him to drop the charges against #LadyLibertyClimber (please do not write to Judge Gorenstein).You know what interesting to learn? The FBI and The United States Department of Justice have been investigating CEO Juan Sanchez for the suspicious ways Sanchez made his fortune by holding migrant children in Southwest Key Detention Centers; yet, they dragged me to court on March 01, 2019 ahead of sentencing to plea Judge Gorenstein for my imprisonment. Furthermore, on the same day that Sanchez announced his resignation, a federal judge had ordered Donald John Trump to "return every single child back to their families", according to Source Politics. Donald J. Trump and his vile administration want to punish me for exposing their corrupt government and crimes against humanities. As God was present on Liberty Island when I climbed onto to the base of the Statue of Liberty, Judge Gorenstein rejected request from the Trump's administration to jail me until sentencing. In the meantime, The United States Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York have taken satisfaction that I am wearing shackles, an ankle monitor.“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” -- Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968). With this wise sentiment, know that I will begin my hunger strike immediately after being thrown in  cages because the plight of migrant children affected by the Trump Zero-Tolerance immigration policy is at the forefront of my activism. My fight to liberate the defenseless will continue behind bars. Make sure to communicate with the prison and my attorneys to get updates on my condition. I don't want to die. I don't want to go to prison. I am not a criminal. I am a civil disobedient, a peaceful protester. I want everyone to know that I am thankful for the overwhelming participation in our Valentine’s Day Postcards Action, which we successfully delivered to CEO Juan Sanchez at his Southwest Key Detention Centers on behalf of the migrant children he has exposed to sexual abuse, physical violence and emotional and verbal abuse.PACK MY COURTROOMWhen: Tuesday March 19, 2019 - 8:00 a.m.Where: 500 Pearl Street Southern District Court of New YorkPlease share my GoFundMe. In Solidarity, Patricia
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Thank you for your donations! Help promote my appearance tomorrow 03/01/19 on @democracynow using all your social media networks and blog. You can stream this live interview on their website from 8-9am ET at http://www.democracynow.org.

PACK PATRICIA OKOUMOU’S COURTROOM THIS FRIDAY MARCH 01, 2019 @ 12:30 p.m., 500 Pearl Street Southern District Court of New York (Entrance on Worth Street)
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