Earlier this week, radical left-wing agitators organized by a local NAACP chapter threatened to show up at a South Bend, Indiana county councilwoman’s private home to hold a “press conference.” Yes, a press conference at 6:30am in front of a politician’s private residence. The organizers knew the politician had seven school-aged children and they even announced that they made their choice of “time, place and manner” to ensure that Councilwoman Amy Drake would be home.
Obviously this created tension in the Amy Drake household.
Sure enough, a mob showed up at 6:30a.m. this morning. Standing along the street, they held a “press conference” rally. Amy Drake, the Republican elected official works as a social worker and serves on the St. Joseph County Council.
The “press conference” really kicked off when Drake’s seven kids had to get on the school bus amidst the protesters.
The radical left, upset about this councilwoman’s positions on whatever issues, clearly feel bold enough to show up at 6:30am to intimidate this person and her family, including her seven small kids. They did this knowing full well that in Indiana, people have guns.
Imagine what these domestic terrorists would have done in a place where they knew Amy Drake and her husband could not have firearms to defend their family?
From The Federalist:
ASouth Bend, Indiana, branch of the NAACP held a press conference Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. outside the house of Republican City Councilwoman Amy Drake to protest her criticism of Indiana’s public health bureaucracy. A May 1 press release and social media posts proclaimed the group’s intent to protest outside Drake’s home, where she lives with her husband and seven school-age children.
South Bend NAACP Chairwoman Trina Robinson told The Federalist Wednesday that after internal pushback she decided to switch the “peaceful demonstration” to a press conference, still outside the Drakes’ home at 6:30 a.m. Drake, who has written opinion articles for The Federalist, told The Federalist that holding any demonstrations outside her home is a form of “domestic terrorism” intended to influence her votes by harassing and threatening her family.
Drake cited the FBI’s definition of domestic terrorism: “Appearing to be intended to influence the policy of government by intimidation or coercion.” She and her husband spent three days before the event calling police, fielding calls from constituents and friends, and making plans to ensure their children’s safety.
“There is no such thing as a peaceful protest in front of a person’s home. Protests in front of homes are designed to intimidate and frighten,” Drake said in a press release.
Robinson told The Federalist the goal of visiting Drake’s home was indeed to put pressure on her and express displeasure at Drake’s public record, since their public comments at city council meetings did not move Drake to vote as the group wants. “The NAACP are not here to make people uncomfortable,” she said at the press conference this morning on the sidewalk across from the Drakes’ home while a school bus picked up children in the background.
Isn’t it amusing how they lie with such a straight face?
Here’s story from Tuesday from Real News Michiana:
GRANGER, Ind. — The local chapter of the NAACP is turning to domestic terrorism in an attempt to intimidate a local mother and her 7 children. Trina Robinson, President of the South Bend NAACP, sent a text in order to organize a large group of people to harass County Councilwoman Amy Drake and her family outside of their home on Thursday at 6:30 in the morning. Drake is a mother of 7 children.
“Several of you have asked what are our next steps?” Robinson stated in her text. “Since they are not listening, perhaps their neighbors will.”
“I’ve chosen 6:30am because more likely than not, they will be at home.” Robinson continued, alluding to intimidating Councilwoman Drake’s children as they leave for school in the morning.
Robinson’s text does not mention exactly why they’re going to Drake’s home. It only claims that Robinson has been attempting to work with Drake and other county officials. The text does not explain what her mission and goals are.
However, according to Drake, she has never been contacted by the NAACP or Robinson in any manner. Drake also tells RNM she is not sure what exactly the NAACP plans to protest, since she has never had any emails, phone calls or in person meetings with Robinson or other NAACP representatives.
RNM reached out to Robinson who claimed it was her constitutional right to protest outside of Drake’s home and to harass her children. Robinson also could not tell RNM why or what the NAACP was planning to protest. She eventually hung up the phone.