Protesters Gather Outside Cop's Home After He Arrests Activist For Trespassing

Sandy Malone

Anti-vaccine activist Sara Walton Brady, who is the wife of a Boise police detective, was arrested for trespassing.

Meridian, ID – An anti-vaccination activist was arrested on Tuesday after she was part of a group of parents and children who trespassed at a playground despite the area being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic (video below).

The mayor of Meridian closed playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment on March 21 out of an abundance of caution after it was discovered that the virus could live on plastic and other playground surfaces for up to three days, the Idaho Statesman reported.

Officers have routinely enforced trespassing laws at parks, even before the coronavirus-related closures.

Meridian police said they received several calls at about 4 p.m. on April 21 reporting that group of adults and children were gathered in the closed playground at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, according to the Daily Mail.

The metal signage and caution tape that had been wrapped around the playground to mark it closed had been removed, the Idaho Statesman reported.

Officers responded to the park and asked the families who were using it to leave.

Cell phone videos filmed by some of the parents who were there showed the officers and park director explained repeatedly that the families were welcome to use the green, grassy areas of the park that were still open, but could not continue to use the playground equipment.

Sara Walton Brady, a well-known anti-vaccine activist, refused to comply with the officers’ and park director’s instructions.

Walton Brady, who is the wife of Boise Police Detective Tim Brady, repeatedly challenged the police officers and insisted it was the right of the adults and children trespassing to play in the public park, the Daily Mail reported.

But the incident wasn’t a random group of parents who were having a playdate as they tried to claim when police arrived.

It was a rally organized by a conservative group, the Idaho Freedom Foundation, as a protest of Idaho Governor Brad Little’s stay-at-home order, the Daily Mail reported.

The officers repeatedly asked the trespassers to leave the park but the women who circled them with cell phones aloft and filming weren’t going anywhere, the videos showed.

Finally, the officers had had enough.

“Ma'am, I've told you to exit numerous times,” an officer told Walton Brady in the video. “This is it. Exit the playground now. I'm really trying to be nice about this.”

He told them he didn’t want to have to arrest anybody, but it was clear in the video that Walton Brady wanted to be put into handcuffs.

“But we’re not trespassing. Are you going to cite everyone for not social distancing?” Walton Brady asked.

“Ma’am, ma’am, you have five seconds,” the frustrated officer warned her.

So Walton Brady walked up to him, turned around, and put her hands behind her back.

“Go ahead, arrest me for being in the park. Do it!” she ordered the officer.

Then she turned to the woman filming and said “record it!”

“Officer you don’t want to do that,” the woman filming said as Walton Brady was placed in handcuffs.

As she was being led to a police vehicle, other mothers at the park screamed at the officers and said Walton Brady’s children were there and asked what was going to happen, the video showed.

Walton Brady was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked for trespassing, the Idaho Statesman reported.

Online court records show she was released later on Tuesday night on $300 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on May 29.

After she was released, Walton Brady was greeted by a group of supporters outside City Hall, the Idaho Statesman reported.

“I’m going to fight this,” Walton Brady vowed through a megaphone. “I was in a public park I pay taxes on.”

The Boise detective’s wife called the police wrong and the government tyrannical, the Idaho Statesman reported.

“Please let this inspire you,” Walton Brady addressed her supporters. “Please, let’s continue to band together as freedom lovers, and let’s stop this tyranny that’s occurring.”

Shortly after Walton Brady was arrested, a group of protesters showed up at the home of the Meridian police officer who had arrested her, the Idaho Statesman reported.

The group of about 40 people was led by Ammon Bundy, who led a 41-day occupation of federal land in Oregon in 2016.

Watch videos of the protest at the park here below:

Comments (80)
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Tpr365
Tpr365

Stupid and irresponsible adults. CNN law school grads no doubt. One is married to a LEO. I’m sure he or she is proud of their obnoxious, arrogant spouse.

JBoH
JBoH

I'll bet Sara Walton Brady is an exciting and fun wife to live with. /sarc

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

LOL. It appears the people have spoken.

Cops should not have been sent to do this.

FYI. Here is our perp. We can call her Rosa Parks. Notice how she did not resist arrest...

Chairlawyer
Chairlawyer

So do I have it correct? You have access to the entire park except the snot-nosed kid playground? And this is your Line in the Sand?

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I don't like it when conservative activists act as stupid as liberal ones.

Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

I'm sure her husband is embarrassed and humiliated by her clueless behavior.

Change her name to "Karen " and make sure she is always getting all the attention

Stupid twat...

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

May I remind you all of a little thing called the First Amendment.....

puln428
puln428

It’s ignorance such as these ‘mothers’ that the death rate is so high from this virus. IF I had children there is no way on earth I would even consider taking them to play around all of these snot nosed kids! What is wrong with people?! And the idiot recording this says at the end that she had asked the officer 3 times what his name and badge number was. How quickly she forgot that he had already given it to them and SHE repeated it!! I guess next we’ll see a go fund me page asking for $$ to support these families that have mothers like this and their kids in the hospital with the virus. I don’t want to hear their crap!!!

MomaL
MomaL

I wonder if any of those mothers has ever met anyone who has suffered the miseries of diseases, like small pox, polio, the measles, chicken pox, typhoid, diptheria ( forgive me if my spelling of some words, isn't the greatest ) etc. I was born in 1947, and when I was just 6 weeks old, I was the youngest child to receive the vaccine for diptheria. My mom's sister was dating a young man who was a carrier, and my aunt caught the disease, from him. The house was quarantined, by the Chicago Health Department, for several weeks, as my mother told me, years later.
I wonder if those who are anti-vaccines, are willing to risk the lives of their children. Standing up for a cause one believes in, is part of one of our nation's most important freedoms, but shouldn't wisdom, knowledge, and truth, be the guidelines of any protest? Is it good to protest something that is highly beneficial to our children, and ourselves? Yes, some children and adults have had bad reactions to all sorts of medications, however they may be introduced into the human body. Yet, for those few, the majority of people, have had little or no bad reactions, to any of the vaccines, available to modern humankind.
One other note, in the school year of 1954-1955, I was in second grade. My school was a one-room schoolhouse, in Northwestern Wisconsin. There were thirteen students and one teacher.
Along with our school district, another one in California, was chosen to be the first children to receive the Salk Vaccine, against polio. The wonderful outcome, as far as I know, none of us children had any bad side-effects, and we were all spared the terribly debilitating disease of polio, and The Salk Vaccine was made legal and distributed all over America, and around the world. Since then, polio has become almost extinct.
I believe groups like these concerned mothers, may have viable reasons for their belief that vaccines are not good, for anyone, but I sure would like them to meet people who had polio, or other diseases, that made their lives more difficult than most of us could ever imagine. Polio, and all the diseases that have had vaccines come out to fight the nasty little bugs, and kill them, before those nasty little bugs could kill or harm, any other child, or adult, are in my book, God-sends.
Then, of course, what about pasteurized milk, tetanus shots, flu shots, pneumonia shots, for us older folks?
If these women could travel back in time, and see the devastation of all those diseases, on the populations of every nation, on this planet, it might make them think more seriously about the whys and wherefores, of their crusade.
Oh, nuts! Forgive my not so young memory, but what about ebola, or now, Covid-19? Why take reckless chances with the lives of themselves and their children, just to push their ill-thought out, and biased opinions through, perhaps, hearsay, misinformation, someone else's hyperbole, fear, and lack of accurate knowledge of the topic and cause of their " crusade "? Just saying.

NFPD103
NFPD103

Well, she chose to exercise her right and met a clearly stated law and refused to leave. That's all that happened to her. The fact that these people are willing to accept the death of one of themselves even at 1 present tells you all you need to know about them. The laws are not subject to debate at the time the violation occurs. Further showing up at the officer's home is gang intimidation against a public official in an attempt to influence him and other members of the law enforcement community. They now have their test case for the governor's order and the Mayors. they now can make their arguments in court as is their right to do.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Some people dont obey the rules

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Charge her to the fullest extent of the law. The fact that she's married to a cop doesn't excuse her behavior. Hopefully the DA doesn't give her any breaks. She asked for this, and got exactly what she wanted.

I wish all of the protesters who showed up at the cops house for doing his job were charged with harassment and trespassing. That was completely uncalled for.

Stanracer
Stanracer

This entitled, supreme bitch know her rights. Sure, people that "know their rights"are usually wrong. The playground is closed to ptotect their children. Clearly the "anti-vaxxer" doesn't give a crap about the safety of her children. Stunned cow!😣👎

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

I admire her determination, but I think this was not the most appropriate time or place to use it.

magnumforc
magnumforc

So much for her campaign to be the number one idiot in Meridian! She won!

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

Well if the family of police officers feel they are above the law how can they expect their spouses to do there jobs! I am 100 percent blue and would never have an problem placing family in cuffs! We will get through this and your rights have not been taken away so make play dates at home for I am sure one of ya'll have an swing set.

LEO-Retired
LEO-Retired

Resisting arrest was certainly NOT on her agenda! That woman DEMANDED arrest, which is why she was there. Why does the word 'fanatic' seem to jump to mind?

LEO-Retired
LEO-Retired

Do you sometimes suspect that it's not an act at all? Perhaps they are a bit addled.

Pro2A
Pro2A

Arrest. Vaccinate. Jail. By the time the corona virus vaccine comes, every state should have amended its criminal statutes to penalize the failure vaccinate. Release should be dependent on being vaccinated. Bail statutes should be amended to include vaccination while awaiting their first appearance.


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