Security gets Tighter as U.S. Marshals will aid in Protection of U.S. Supreme Justices
With protestors finding the homes of the Supreme Court Justices and protesting outside their home, Supreme Court justices are getting more security...
With protestors finding the homes of the Supreme Court Justices and protesting outside their home, Supreme Court justices are getting more security. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, they will be helping the agencies normally tasked with the protection of the judges.
Around the homes of two justices were activists over the weekend. Another protest is planned for tonight at the home of Justice Samuel Alito in Alexandria, Virginia.
Over the weekend, a group of about 100 people marched between the homes of Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts’ house near Chevy Chase, Maryland.
As mentioned, the U.S. Marshals Service said their decision to aid in the security of justices’ security detail came "in response to increased security concerns stemming from the unauthorized release of the draft opinion.”
Since the leak, Washington D.C. has seen pro and anti-abortion protestors rally at the steps of the Supreme Court. 8-ft fencing has been put up around the U.S. Capitol. Along with D.C., activists rallied in Chicago and Houston.
Along with the protestors in front of Supreme Court Justices’ homes, an anti-abortion center suffered an arson attack on the same night. A message was spray-painted outside the building reading "If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either." A bomb was also found at the scene.
In Texas, a non-profit providing pregnant women with free health assistance and encouraging them not to get abortions was also targeted by spray paint including the words "not a clinic" and "forced birth is murder."
The White House said on Monday demonstrations should never include "violence, threats, or vandalism.” As the group ‘Shut Down D.C.’ plans their march tonight for a candlelight vigil and a moment of silence for the rights we know are ours.
"[President Biden] strongly believes in the constitutional right to protest. But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism. Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety."
Jen Psaki said.
This weekend coming up, many more individuals are gathering in D.C. for the return of the Women’s March. "Bans Off Our Bodies" events are being organized in Atlanta, New York, and Austin.