In an interview on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily, a pro-life leader related how police arrested him and a student leader in front of a Washington, D.C. Planned Parenthood for chalking the sidewalk.
Students for Life of America (SFLA) Partnerships Adviser Warner DePriest said he and Erica Caporaletti, president of one of the SFLA groups, were arrested and jailed for “defacing public property.”
SFLA President Kristan Hawkins said she is proud of DePriest and Caporaletti, but “we’re afraid for our rights and what’s happening here in America. What’s very clear… is that we’ve got viewpoint discrimination happening within the city, where the mayor has painted with government speech ‘Black Lives Matter,’ then allowed a group of protesters, without a permit and with permanent paint, to paint ‘Defund the Police.’”
SFLA had obtained a permit to assemble, “But when we showed up on Saturday morning, we had the mayor’s answer because there were six police squad cars waiting for us,” Hawkins said. “We asked the police officers, ‘Why are you doing this? You know this is wrong.’” The officers replied, “We’re reporting to the mayor.”