This is Scott. He often stands quietly and calmly with his ridiculously large icon in a hot spot where the prayer line meets the door area and access from the busy street. His tactic is to stand or kneel while slowly encroaching on the space that the escorts try to hold in the prayer line his tool aids him in this action.
We hold the space in order to allow people coming from the parking lot across the street or being dropped off to access the door. Over the last year the struggle for this space has escalated from one or two escorts in the street between parked cars to 4-6 escorts needing to stay firmly in place or the praying protester simply will not let us through. The local police have a hard time reffereeing the feuding sides. They have little knowledge of FACE, and even less power to enforce it. Here in KY the laws are very much anti choice, and even if we do luck into a pro-choice cop, their boss will discourage them from “taking a side” by enforcing most laws.
As for Scott’s intimidation factor: i know it’s cold, and i know you’re racist AND sexist, but must you really conjure the image of a clansman? Really?
On the other side of the street, again we walk: