Protesting Donald Trump Is Now A Federal Crime

You can now be sent to jail for protesting Donald Trump

GOP front-runner Donald Trump has vowed to arrest anybody who protests his bid to become President – taking advantage of a loophole in the law that makes it illegal for citizens to protest at Presidential rallies. 

Following the stage invasion earlier this week in Illinois, Trump has said he will force police officers to enforce the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act (H.R. 347) – which makes it a federal crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison to “willfully and knowingly” enter a restricted area or to engage in “disorderly or disruptive conduct” that in any way impedes “government business or official functions.” reports:

Signed into law by President Obama, this supposed tweak of a pre-existing law effectively criminalized protest of any person under the protection of the Secret Service, a select group which includes both major parties’ front-runners for the presidential nomination.

During the general election, the nominees of both parties are automatically assigned Secret Service protection, but Hillary Clinton, as a former first lady, is entitled to a Secret Service detail for the rest of her life, and Donald Trump has had a detail assigned to himsince last November.

According to AP, 4 are now charged with obstructing justice related to the Trump riot:

CHICAGO — Chicago authorities say four people were charged after the protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The Chicago Police Department said in a news release sent Saturday night that the three men from Chicago and a 45-year-old woman from Michigan were arrested and charged for participating in a disturbance at the protest Friday night.

  • jan

    18 USC 1752: Restricted building or grounds Text contains those laws in effect on January 15, 2013


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    §1752. Restricted building or grounds

    (a) Whoever-

    (1) knowingly enters or remains in any restricted
    building or grounds without lawful authority to do so;

    (2) knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt
    the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, engages in
    disorderly or disruptive conduct in, or within such proximity to, any restricted
    building or grounds when, or so that, such conduct, in fact, impedes or disrupts
    the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions;

    (3) knowingly, and with the intent to impede or
    disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions,
    obstructs or impedes ingress or egress to or from any restricted building or
    grounds; or

    (4) knowingly engages in any act of physical
    violence against any person or property in any restricted building or

    or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be
    punished as provided in subsection (b).

    (b) The punishment for a violation of subsection (a)

    (1) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not
    more than 10 years, or both, if-

    (A) the person, during and in relation to the
    offense, uses or carries a deadly or dangerous weapon or firearm; or

    (B) the offense results in significant bodily injury
    as defined by section 2118(e)(3); and

    (2) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not
    more than one year, or both, in any other case.

    (c) In this section-

    (1) the term “restricted buildings or grounds” means
    any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area-

    (A) of the White House or its grounds, or the Vice
    President’s official residence or its grounds;

    (B) of a building or grounds where the President or
    other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting;

    (C) of a building or grounds so restricted in
    conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national
    significance; and

    (2) the term “other person protected by the Secret
    Service” means any person whom the United States Secret Service is authorized to
    protect under section 3056 of this
    title or by Presidential memorandum, when such person has not declined
    such protection.

  • billwhit1357

    Outstanding! Any person or group that is not mature enough to let people assemble and rally for whomever they support, then they only prove they are too immature to participate in the Voting Privilege to pick the next Leader of our Nation and should have that Right permanently removed until they prove they are mature enough to handle other peoples opinions!

  • Barbara Fisco

    I just read an ad offering to PAY people to cause trouble at the inauguration! These people are criminals!