She got arrested protesting Trumpcare: Interview with disability rights activist Judith Heumann

Judy Heumann was arrested on Tuesday, July 25. The official charge was “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.” This charge is a violation of the District of Columbia Code § 22-1307. It falls under Chapter 13, Disturbances of the Public Peace. What’s so interesting about this particular arrest? Well, it occurred in the Philip A. Hart Senate Building, where Heumann, who gets around in a wheelchair, and her fellow disability rights activists were protesting the Republican plan to repeal...

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