Rucker at LEO: “When protesting becomes dangerous.”


Having seen the post on social media immediately afterward, I saved the photo for future use. It’s being doctored today to protect whatever legal process currently is under way; apparently the stalker’s name is (well) known owing to serial abuses.

Counter-protesting is one thing. When you “lay your hands” on another, the line or propriety has been pole-vaulted.

Speaking personally, thanks to Amber for her activism and abundant integrity; to her comrades for the same; and to Erica Rucker for writing about them.

When protesting becomes dangerous, by Erica Rucker (LEO Weekly)

Indiana tattoo artist Amber Bananafish went to the Louisville Women’s March, held on the anniversary weekend of Donald Trump’s inauguration. As Bananafish and her friends Jem and Alysia Elwood were entering the crowd, a middle-aged, white man greeted her with a question.

“He said something like: How about your feminist agenda?” Bananafish recalled.

“I just kind of laughed, because I thought he was joking. I was like, ‘Yep, mine’s intact,’” she told LEO.

That was not the end of it. What she thought was a joke quickly turned scary — highlighting the risks of protests where the goal is to push back against power and the status quo …