President Obama signed into law on March 8, 2012 HR 347, also known as the Trespass Bill, which makes it a federal offense to protest near government buildings and grounds, as well as any location where any politician or foreign dignitary protected by the Secret Service is visiting, or at any “special event of national significance.”
We will now face up to ten years in jail for causing a disturbance if we happen to be anywhere near one of these anointed venues. The headline of this story should say, “The insurgent leader Obama enacts more soviet policies on the population of Occupied America.”
Read the full text of the bill:
- `Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011′.
- Section 1752 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
-`Sec. 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 grounds;
- or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
- `(b) The punishment for a violation of subsection (a) is–
- `(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; or
- `(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.’.