Cheryl Packwood Attends Kavanaugh Protest

October 3, 2018

[Written by Don Burgess]

Yale graduate Cheryl Packwood was one of the thousands of people who on Tuesday and Wednesday protested against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court.

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Dr Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick have publicly accused Mr Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school and college, allegations he has denied.

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Ms Packwood, the former Overseas Representative and Director of the Washington DC Office for the Government of Bermuda, graduated from Yale the year before Mr Kavanaugh enrolled at the university.

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On Monday night she was one of an estimated more than 3,000 Yale alumni and others who marched in the streets of New York.

The Facebook page that was set up to help foster the protest said, “We welcome all who want to come out to the action, not only Yale graduates. We think Yale alums have a responsibility to speak out right now, but we are part of a much larger movement across the US that is challenging Kavanaugh’s nomination and the erasing of survivors’ voices.”

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Ms Packwood told Bernews the march ended outside the Yale Club with thousands chanting “shame”.

Some of the protestors held signs which read “Stop Kavanaugh. Believe women. Defend abortion”, “Believe survivors”, and “Rape culture sucks! No Kavanaugh!”

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Ms Packwood described the atmosphere at the protest as “upbeat. It was electric. It was fun. We went from 23rd and Broadway, and then we marched up Sixth Avenue and crossed over at 44th Street.

“We went by the Harvard Club, and then on to the Yale Club which is on Vanderbilt Avenue and 44th.”

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She said there were people from all age groups and all walks of life taking part in the anti-Brett Kavanaugh march.

“There was a sense of optimism that the nomination would not go through.” Ms Packwood said. “It was mostly about women’s rights and abortion rights. There were #MeToo survivor speeches. These stories are every woman’s story.

“This whole nomination has brought up memories of old for all of us. For some, they go back and look at things with a different lens when they were 14 or 15 because no, it wasn’t right.”

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Ms Packwood said after the protest they went an Appleby’s afterwards, and the waitress sat down to tell her survivor story.

“She was crying. I had to reach over and hold her hand too and say ‘I’m a survivor too. I know what you’re talking about.’”

Ms Packwood said the crowd size surprised her but she asked the organisers and they estimated 3,000 people.

She also attended a second Yale Alumni only protest on Tuesday.

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  1. question says:

    “I had one beer”
    How did you get there? “I don’t remember”
    How did you get home “I don’t remember”
    Where was the house “I don’t remember”
    When did this happen? “I don’t remember”

    • sage says:

      Hilarious how everyone is pretending they were only drinking beer, no binge drinking, no Jack Daniels, no rum, certainly no acid, or coke, or quaaludes, or amphetamines, just a little beer. They are all full of it.

      • question says:

        Odd. I managed to live my entire teens and my twenties, with, as you put it, “no binge drinking, no Jack Daniels, no rum, certainly no acid, or coke, or quaaludes, or amphetamines.”

        There are people who manage to get through life without being in the stinking cesspool that certain people like to believe is normality.

  2. Kim Smith says:

    vote against his appointment for me too please!

  3. aceboy says:

    This is getting completely out of hand. There is no proof at all that this guy did anything and the accusations appear to be completely politically motivated. People are jumping to slay this guy with nothing more than “I think something happened” to back it up and even shrug and say “well he is a Trump supporter so it’s ok to do it even if untrue”. You liberals are quite a bunch.

    • Jus' Wonderin' says:

      and you probably think trump is a great president….lay down ya showing ya true colors!

      • Anbu says:

        And what? Hillary would have been better?! Lmao

        • MsFedUp says:

          Damn right. At least she believes in women’s rights, LGBQT rights, etc. She’s also a career politician and not a racist. She also wouldn’t separate children from their parents.

          • question says:

            She would let children go to prison with their parents?

            • MsFedUp says:

              Don’t be facetious. She wouldn’t enable such disgusting immigration legislation to be enacted.

              • question says:

                No. No one wants children to be held in prison with their parents while awaiting trial. That’s what the Dems were complaining about; that adults being held in prisons were separated from their children.

          • aceboy says:

            Talk to the people of Haiti about her, they will give you a slightly different perspective.

            You are a total victim of the liberal press.

            • MsFedUp says:

              So being against rapists, wanting equal rights for all, Having basic humanity for all people and some human kindness, is being a victim of the liberal press? Ok.

              • aceboy says:

                That is not what I said at all. I am against rapists, I want equal rights for all. What I don’t want is for people to rush to their own conclusions without any facts and crucify this guy because he is in the same party as Donald Trump. You haven’t followed this case closely enough to warrant that judgement. The FBI investigations are incomplete. How exactly are you SO sure your opinion is correct? It is because you have watched a lot of TV and seen all the ridiculous nonsense on social media and it has completely warped your mind into one train of thought.

                • Aceboy. I am Yale class ’93 and one of the organizers of the Yale Alumni Say NO to Kavanaugh group. We have collected more than 7,000 signatures so far from Yale Alumni, many who knew Brett both as an undergrad and as a Law School student, many who were present with Brett when he was drinking and during his professional career. We KNOW he his lying about a lot of things. I think we know much more than you do. Yes, we are sure OUR opinion is correct.

                  • aceboy says:

                    I am afraid I won’t take your word for it. I want to see some proof. Drinking beer does not equal rape. Lying about “a lot of things” is not proof. You went to Yale…golf clap. 10 years after this guy did though, but you mention it as if it provides some credibility.

                    Nope, you are not believable at all.

                    • but you dismiss out of hand 7,000 people from Yale, MANY who knew Brett both as an undergrad and as a Law School student, many WHO WERE PRESENT with Brett when he was drinking and during his professional career? I may not be believable, but as a group I think that should carry more weight than your mere opinion. Just wait, you will see. A number of Yale alumni are talking to the FBI right now. Don’t you think we talked to each other first? Gt real.

                  • question says:

                    So you’re hardly impartial. If you have evidence, present it. Nothing was presented so far that resembles evidence. So far it’s a bunch of hazy recollections that amount to nothing.
                    As for your own personal experience, despite your privileged background you were nowhere near Yale when Kavanaugh was there. Have you ever actually met him?

          • Anbu says:

            Spoken like a true femenist. U lot created your own problems. Womens rights?! Lmfao. What rights domt you have. And please dont lump femenists in with the LGBQT group. They have a hard enough struggle on their own.

        • Jus' Wonderin' says:

          Better…yes, but I still wouldn’t vote for her. If I had to pick from the two, obviously Hillary! Shows your true character if you voted for Trump lmfao…

          • I can walk down 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I will still have people that support me, If you are a star you can grab them by the p#$$¥. You can do anything.
            And de Tea Party still villainized Obama.
            What a F!@#ing JOKE.

            • question says:

              You can film yourself sexually harassing two girls behind a counter and put it on the internet, and no one will do thing about it.
              What a Fing JOKE

      • aceboy says:

        Nope, not at all. First off, I am a Bermudian so the politics in the US can stay right there thanks.

        Secondly, I have you pegged for the “Supports Trump therefore guilty” crowd. Nothing to do with anything but political hatred.

    • Family Man says:

      Hey, if you believe Kavanaugh I’m sure you’ll be OK with having your daughter go into a frat house and shout “Who wants to play Devil’s Triangle with me?”

    • Time Shall Tell says:

      So you’re blaming the victim now, what if it was your female realtive?

      • question says:

        No one is ‘blaming the victim’. The fact is she can’t remember much about anything, and neither can the people she says were there with her.

      • Anbu says:

        Funny how a woman is always a victim in todays society tho.

      • aceboy says:

        I would hope and pray that my child would have raised it at the time it happened, not decades later because the alleged perpetrator is vying for a political appointment.

        • Just like in Bermuda, there were a lot of privileged children that got in trouble in de 50 and 60′s but they never went to Paget Island.

    • Liberal Feminist says:

      According to Wikipedia, Liberalism is a political and moral philosophy based on liberty and equality. Liberals generally support civil rights, democracy, secularism, gender and race equality, internationalism and the freedoms of speech, the press, religion and markets.

      What is wrong with that?

      • question says:

        In among the civil rights, is there a general presumption of innocence until proven guilty?

        • Family Man says:

          You do know that Dr. Ford did not want to make this public right? She simply wrote a confidential letter and asked that the FBI investigate. When Kavanaugh was asked if he would support an FBI investigation his lips were sealed tighter than an alter boy’s in front of a Catholic priest. He declined to answer whether or not he would support an FBI investigation.

          The show everyone saw last week was NOT a trial. It was essentially a job application. All Dr. Ford was asking was that the employer do a thorough background check on their job applicant before offering him the position. It’s just basic common sense to let the FBI investigate to determine if the allegations are credible.

          • question says:

            “She simply wrote a confidential letter and asked that the FBI investigate.”
            No, she did not. She wrote a confidential letter to Diane Feinstein. The letter did not say anything about the FBI; it asked for confidentiality. Oddly, Feinstein did not immediately make it public and demand an FBI investigation, for some reason. It was kept until a week or so prior to the hearing. And then, at around the time of the hearing, it suddenly became important for the FBI to investigate. Ask questions, and get answers. Which is something the Senate has the power to do.
            And now we have an FBI investigation, and still the Dems aren’t happy.

            • When Obama was President we never had this much Bull S#!+.
              This contradicts the narrative that when Black People are in charge……….

              • question says:

                No, we didn’t have this much BS. You said it.

  4. Who is safe if you can be declared guilty before any evidence can be produced .

  5. So far, under oath, Kavanaugh has
    1. Lied about his involvement in the Bush WH’s detention policies
    2. Lied about his knowledge and use of emails stolen from Senate Democrats
    3. Lied about drinking “legally”in high school
    4. Lied about the “Devil’s Triangle”
    5. Lied about leaking Grand Jury proceedings when working with Ken Starr
    6. Lied abut knowing his mentor Judge Kosinski’s sexually explicit emails or harassment
    7. Lied about when he knew of Debbie Ramirez’ allegations.

    Our school motto is “Lux Et Veritas” which means “Light and Truth”. Kavanaugh definitely has failed in living up to this.

    • MsFedUp says:

      Exactly. He is scum and wants to take away a woman’s right to choose.

      • question says:

        Interesting how we suddenly have everyone presuming guilt rather than innocence.
        Perhaps Bermuda’s courts could be run the same way. It would save a lot of screwing around. If you can’t prove you’re innocent, you must be guilty.

        • sage says:

          Asset forfeiture laws (amongst others) threw the presumption of innocence out the window years ago, didn’t you find that interesting?

          • question says:

            The only asset forfeiture laws I can think of involve the proceeds of crime, which requires a trial and a proper finding of guilt under law, after a presumption of innocence.
            If all you can come up with is some old obscure historical example that kind of proves my point.

            • Or if you are driving, walking, bar-b-queing, sellimg water, canvassing, renting an apt, sitting in Star Bucks while BLACK!!!!!!!!!!

              • question says:

                Do you have trouble following a simple conversation?

    • aceboy says:

      Can you back any of this up? Any of it?

      • This is a classic example of white privilege, the accusations against Agent Orange and his appointees and it is normalized.
        Kim Jun Um wrote this @$$#0£€ love letters and they have a wonderful relationship, his lawyer paid off a Porn Star to keep quiet,when Putin farts he inhales it and he endorces David Duke.
        Obama was accused of being a Muslim and labeled a Cummunist by de Tea Party who are now his core base.
        America is de laughing stock on the World Stage.
        White Privilege = Bull S#!+

  6. Na says:

    she acting like a plp voter. act based on emotion versus facts

    • MsFedUp says:

      Don’t be ridiculous. This man is disgusting and an entitled misogynist and liar. He is not fit to be Supreme Court Judge.

      • question says:

        I think it’s disgusting when people presume guilt without evidence.

      • aceboy says:

        You have nothing to back that up at all, you are simply expressing emotion that the TV and your liberal friends told you to feel.

        The Bar Association in the United States have a completely different opinion of the guy.

        • All 7 lies outlined above are document in Kavanaugh’s own testimonies. If you were following the case as closely as we are, you would know this. As for the ABA:

          American Bar Association dropped Brett Kavanaugh’s ratings in 2006 after concerns about his temperament and honesty ….

          American Bar Association: Delay Kavanaugh until FBI investigates assault allegations

          Please stop commenting. You are entitled to your opionion, but you are adding nothing to understanding because you aren’t really involved. ALL the information YOU have is coming from the press, just like everyone else. I would suggest you defer to those closer to the case.

          • question says:

            All you have is headline grabbers from The Independent and CNN. That’s hardly impartial. And even this admits the ABA characterized Kavanaugh as having “very high standards with respect to integrity, professional competence and judicial temperament.”

            Just because you attended Yale, that privileged background does not mean you have any greater access to the facts than anyone else. In fact, since you’re quoting these sources, that’s pathetic.

            As for your ‘please stop commenting’ comment, You people just want to stop comments from anyone that sees anything any different from you. Typical.

            • Yes, we do have greater access to the facts. Who do you think the FBI is investigating or needs to investigate? Yale alumni who have evidence. Duh. Who do you think in the media that is getting the info – Chris Cuomo and Anderson Cooper (CNN) , both Yale graduates, Van Jones (Yale graduates), Senators Booker, Whitehouse and Klobuchar (Yale graduates) So yes, we know a little more than what YOU are reading.

              There are multiple issues to disqualify Kavanaugh – his judicial record, the assault allegations, his documented lies in his testimony (refer to the actual record), his lack of Judicial temperament, his violation of the ABA code… take your pick. And no, I am not elitist or nor do I have a “privileged background”. I am African American, raised by a my father, a single dad, from barely middle class origins,in the midwest thank you. Once again, your labeling me shows you talk about things you know nothing about. You have an opinion, but you KNOW nothing so therefore are not contributing anything constructive.

              • question says:

                No, you don’t have greater access to facts. As evidenced by the flimsy crap you presented in your previous post, which offers no evidence at all relating to the things he was accused of last week.
                Now that you have realized you have no hope at all of making the flaky assertions work, you have no choice but to fall back on things which were essentially of no issue last week. Up until now, nobody made an issue of his judicial record etc and all the other matters you list above.

                Why do you deny your privileged background? Until now you have thrown it around as a credential that entitles you to tell other people to butt out of the discussion. I don’t care that you’re African American. You’re still privileged, as anyone would be who got a free pass at Yale because they’re good at sports. Good for you. It entitles you to a lot of things, but it doesn’t entitle you to pretend you have ‘better facts’ than everyone else.

              • aceboy says:

                “There are multiple issues to disqualify Kavanaugh – his judicial record, the assault allegations, his documented lies in his testimony (refer to the actual record), his lack of Judicial temperament, his violation of the ABA code… take your pick. ”

                I am not so sure you did go to Yale. I certainly hope it wasn’t Law School you attended there. You have just written that an ALLEGATION is enough to disqualify the guy.

          • aceboy says:

            Neither of those articles provide a stich of evidence about any sex assaults….at all. Isn’t that what you are trying to pin on him? Now it is all about his “temperament”?

            • You made the statement about the ABA, so I showed evidence to the contrary. Are you not capable of staying on topic?

              • aceboy says:

                No, you provided an article from a liberal UK rag. That isn’t proof of anything.

                Now, let’s turn this thing around for a second. Let’s assume you are right, that this guy is a hard drinking misogynistic rapist. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN for the past decades? Why are you only speaking up now? If you knew all this about the man how could you have allowed him to sit in judgement of ANYONE for the past 20 years? How? You will need to apologize to each and every woman he abused during that time (because abusers are abusres they don’t just stop) and to every innocent he obviously judged wrongly. Logically you are responsible for this whole situation by not speaking out when you must have know…..afterall you went to Yale like he did. That gives you amazing insight apparently.

      • wahoo says:

        I don’t know the guy and I don’t know Dr. Ford. All I know is there will be another scandal next week so I am going to have a rum and deal with things that effect me.

  7. Mumbojumbo says:

    Should have parked her car in the Harvard yard.