In an misguided effort to grab attention to themselves, Michael Moore and Bill Maher hopped the security fence at LaGuardia airport to take selfies along side Donald Trump’s private jet.
The gag was about finding Trump’s taxes.
The problem is, this is a crime. Specifically, Third Degree Trespass.
A person is guilty of Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree, pursuant to New York Penal Code140.10 when he “knowingly enter or remains in a building or upon real property” and when there are certain additional factors that are met. According to New York law, “A person enters or remains unlawfully in or upon premises when that person has no license or privilege to enter or remain in or upon such premises. To have no license or privilege to enter or remain in or upon such premises. To have no license or privilege to enter or remain means to have no right, permission or authority to do so.”
Other doing the same thing have suffered consequences:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police are pressing criminal charges against a man who jumped the perimeter fence at Charlotte Douglas International Airport with a weapon.
Multiple media organizations report that 36-year-old Jovany Castillo Lugo is charged with trespassing on airport property and carrying a concealed weapon.
New Jersey has stiffened penalties for breaching security:
Legislation to increase penalties for an airport security breach has been signed into law,New Jersey Today reports. The bill was inspired by the 2010 incident at Newark Liberty International Airport involved a 28-year-old graduate student who slipped under a security ribbon to kiss his girlfriend goodbye after a guard briefly left his post. The terminal was shut down for six hours afterward.
He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and a $658 fine, but someone who did the same thing under the new law could face up to 18 months in jail and a $10,000 fine, the article reports.
Fearful since 9-11, law enforcement officials claim to have a zero tolerance policy:
The number of arrests made at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York have greatly increased since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Since law enforcement officers take a zero tolerance policy on offenses committed in airports, a mistake made by a traveler can result in an arrest at the airport.
Yet these two liberal idiots are somehow able to violate airport security and somehow remain free of repercussions. Imagine hopping the White House fence to troll obama. Imagine hopping the rope around Hillary to troll her. How well would that go?