Public Advocate Education Effort Condemns the Stalking of Federal Judges
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 12 2022 11AM
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(Washington, DC) Public Advocate president Eugene Delgaudio is wearing judicial robes and conducting an education campaign to notify the public and protesters to avoid federal Judge's homes and neighborhoods.
Delgaudio said: "Its not just stay off my lawn, its avoid the entire area where federal judges or officials live and having a vendetta or malicious intent to violate this law requires a special prosecutor and immediate investigation and arrests."
"Public Advocate volunteers are posting signs with the law, handing out flyers titled "Violation Ticket Notices" and speaking to protesters so they are aware of the law. Some protesters publicly and willfully obscenely declare they will disobey the law to punish various officials. This is also a step up from threatening as it could be considered worse or an open call to violence, " said Delgaudio.
"Public Advocate has been to all the judges neighborhoods where protesters are assembled or visited to seek out protesters, notifying neighbors and posting public notice signs and social media posts to reach the public," said Delgaudio.
PUBLIC ADVOCATE HAS POSTED VIDEOS ON THESE FOLLOWING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS:
PUBLIC ADVOCATE SIGNS:
TITLE 18 U.S. Code Section 1507 - Picketing or parading
Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Nothing in this section shall interfere with or prevent the exercise by any court of the United States of its power to punish for contempt.
The Code of Virginia, 18.2-419, makes it a crime to picket a residence in a manner that disrupts the tranquility of the home.