UK Convicts Woman Who Filmed Empty Hospitals During Peak of Fake Pandemic

Previously: Woman Films Empty Hospital and Asks “Where is the Mutant Virus?” Before Cops Arrest Her

Remember when the healthcare system and the government kept saying the hospitals were filling up with those infected with the secret virus, but actually, no one was in the hospitals at all?

This happened in 2020 and 2021.

In the UK, it is illegal to show people that the government is lying.

The Guardian:

A woman acting as a “guerrilla journalist” when she filmed inside a hospital in an attempt to prove her belief that lockdown measures were disproportionate has been convicted of a public order offence.

Debbie Hicks, 47, a former teacher and psychologist, filmed twice at the Gloucestershire Royal hospital in Gloucester in December 2020 and told staff who challenged her she could do what she wanted as she paid her taxes.

Debbie Hicks

Hicks, from Stroud, argued that she was exercising her right to freedom of expression and trying to expose what she believed was a false government narrative that hospitals were full of patients with Covid.

But finding her guilty of using threatening words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, the district judge Nicholas Wattam said staff had the right to work without being molested.

Richard Posner, prosecuting, told Cheltenham magistrates court that Hicks, who had no previous convictions, went to the hospital on 27 December 2020 because she felt restrictions were over the top.

Live-streaming her visit, she could be heard saying: “It is absolutely dead, it’s a ghost town, I’ve never seen it so quiet. Where are all the people dying from the second wave?

“This is the proof we’ve needed in Gloucestershire, we’ve been locked down into tier 3 for this? An empty hospital, this is a disgrace. All our people in our country desperately waiting for treatment … This is making me so angry walking around here. Look at the truth.”

On the second visit the following day, she was challenged by two staff. Posner said: “Ms Hicks’ response was confrontational, derogatory and aggressive.”

Hicks told the court she was unemployed and struggling with debt. She was fined £120 and told to pay prosecution costs of £775 and a victim surcharge – which is used to fund services for victims – of £34, a total of £929.

This is effectively criminalizing noncompliance, isn’t it? I mean, she did go somewhere, but she went to a place which is ostensibly public.

They’ve criminalized speech and protests too. They’ve criminalized everything. And it’s getting worse.