Patricia Okoumou, 44, used her appearance at court following her Statue of Liberty protest to “mock” Melania Trump’s anti-bullying campaign and “I really don’t care do u?” jacket.
Wearing a green dress with the words, “I really care, why won’t u? Be Best,” the rambling “resistance” activist affiliated with Rise and Resist, a shadow non-profit that refuses to name its founders and high-ranking activists, shouted in front of the Manhattan Federal Court on Friday repeatedly, calling all Americans “mother f****ers” and “KKK.”
“America, you mother f****ers! You drug addicts! You KKK! You fascist USA!”
Apparently oblivious of the particular immigration status of the Americans she bashed and their ancestors, Okoumou also appeared ignorant of the fact that her “Be Best” nod is more of a parody of herself as the mighty, self-righteous fascist bully shouting down at the Slavic immigrant Melania than an attempt at trolling the first lady.
Thank you to everyone who supported Patricia Okoumou during her court hearing. We will share any public updates from today’s appearance. @POkoumou #ReuniteEveryChild #FamiliesBelongTogether pic.twitter.com/eAuPpNOqKb
— Rise and Resist (@riseandresistny) August 3, 2018
Facing charges of disorderly conduct, trespassing, and interference with agency functions for her July 4 Statue of Liberty protest, Okoumou’s attorney said she’s willing to sign a plea deal if it means no jail time.
According to The International Business Times, Okoumou alleged racism in a 2005 lawsuit against a social services agency she worked for, claiming that her employers treated her “in a demeaning manner” due to her skin color. The suit was eventually tossed.
She also has a long history of legal trouble, the publication added.
“In 2013, she disrupted a demonstration at the Department of Labor building on Varick Street, New York. She was arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration, unlawful assembly and trespassing.
Prior to that, the Department of Sanitation slapped Okoumou with $4,500 in fines in 2011, after she illegally posted ads for her services as a personal trainer in the form of fliers on Manhattan utility poles.”
While little is known of Okoumou’s past and why she’s passionate about immigration issues, it’s clear that discussing ideas in a civil manner appears to be a foreign subject to her.
It’s hard to change hearts and minds when, right off the bat, you call everyone white nationalist, fascist, and motherf***ers.