Surprise: Moron Warmists Face Federal Charges Over Defacing Edgar Degas Exhibit

What took so long?

Feds charge climate protesters for allegedly defacing Edgar Degas exhibit at National Gallery of Art

Two members of a climate activist group were arrested and charged Friday for allegedly defacing an art exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., during a protest last month.

Timothy Martin of North Carolina, and Joanna Smith of New York, both 53, surrendered to authorities after they were indicted on conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and injury to a National Gallery of Art exhibit, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

On April 27, the pair, members of climate activist group Declare Emergency, allegedly entered the gallery and threw red and black paint on the case of the Edgar Degas sculpture “Little Danger Aged Fourteen,” according to prosecutors.

The pair then sat in front of the defaced exhibit with the paint still on their hands and posed for photos, which were later posted on Declare Emergency’s site, investigators said.

I love how they say “allegedly”, which there’s video and photos of this, and them admitting they did it.

Prosecutors said Martin and Smith’s alleged actions caused approximately $2,400 in damage and the exhibit was removed from public display for 10 days so that it could be repaired. (snip)

If convicted, Martin and Smith face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

That monetary damage and intention makes it a felony. The question now is, will a loony lefty judge or prosecutor drop the charges?

I just wonder, how did Timothy, who lives in Raleigh, NC, and Joanna, of Brooklyn, NY, travel to D.C.? Did they walk? Bike? Take the train? Or a fossil fueled vehicle or plane? I’d almost be tempted to see Tim’s address and look for a fossil fueled car in the driveway. I won’t.

Pretty open and shut case, when morons film their crimes.

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7 Responses to “Surprise: Moron Warmists Face Federal Charges Over Defacing Edgar Degas Exhibit”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Martin and Smith deserve their punishments, which should include jail time.

    Pretty open and shut case, when morons film their crimes.

    Not unlike the Jan 6 insurrectionists!

    • Jl says:

      Nice try-except there wasn’t an “insurrection”. But maybe it’s the lib type where the capital police open gates and lead some of the people in…

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        there wasn’t an “insurrection”

        Stewart Rhodes and Kelly Meggs disagree with you.

        Insurrection : an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government

        A large mob of violent thugs, urged on by their just defeated cowardly leader, attempted to stop or delay the certification of the 2020 election hoping to throw the vote back the state legislatures.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          It was a mostly peaceful protest until the Capitol police began firing tear gas canisters willy nilly into the crowd provoking a riot.

          It’s all on videotape.

          Cry harder, Rimjob.

          Bwaha! Lolgf

        • Jl says:

          They do? Uh oh…Again, nice lame try. No one was charged with insurrection, plus, what kind of insurrection is it when no arms are involved? The kind where the drama Queen dems try to turn it into one? And Trump said nothing to “urge” them on. He actually called for more police to be present but Pelosi disagreed. J, where do you get your information? From Johnny?

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:


            An unsuccessful insurrection is still an insurrection!

            The violent attack on our Capitol Building coincidentally just as Vice President Pence was, with Congress, certifying the election. Their objective was to stop the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to one that won the election.

            Trump and his henchpersons had been working for several weeks to invalidate the election – using largely legal if dumb court cases. Behind the scenes his crewe was assembling a slate of “fake electors” to replace the true electors from 7 states.

            Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani coordinated the scheme across the seven states. Trump, Eastman, and Giuliani spoke to some 300 Republican state legislators in an effort to persuade them to convene special legislative sessions to replace legitimate Biden electors with fake Trump electors; dozens of those legislators asked Pence to delay the election certification for that purpose.

            And do you remember Don “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Trump calling Georgia officials asking them to find him just 11,780 votes? Just enough to overturn the election?

            Trump’s only hope for stopping the confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory on January 6 depended entirely on Mike Pence playing his assigned role in the plot by recognizing fake Trump electors or “sending it back to the states” by adjourning the joint session of Congress before it could count electoral votes. By the time Trump addressed his rally on January 6, he had heard personally from Pence that it just wasn’t going to happen – Pence released a letter publicly announcing his position that anything other than a ceremonial role for him in the joint session is unconstitutional.

            One could argue that a normal, non-Trump, person would realized it was a Lost Cause and tell his mob to back off and go home. Did Trump realize he had no chance to overturn the election at this time? That is key.

            “Hang Mike Pence!” the rabble screamed! Mr Pence and Congress WAS prevented from their Constitutional duty, but only temporarily. The vote was certified and the Republic was saved.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Should treat them and their group like the Germans are doing with theirs.
    Go after their money.

    BERLIN (AP) — German police raided 15 properties linked to the Last Generation climate activist group Wednesday, seizing assets as part of an investigation into its finances in a sign of growing impatience with disruptive protest tactics also seen in other European countries.

    Unfortunately we have a bunch of commie congressmen who use taxpayer dollars to fund such groups.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

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