Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal

Lore has dedicated her entire life to serving people and making them feel better. She provides essential, life-sustaining services to the most vulnerable Philadelphians as a care worker. She supports community members who live with HIV and chronic illnesses to access medical and critical care, often at her own expense. She has maintained multiple studios in massage therapy and provides regular outcalls to elders and clients who cannot leave their homes. She is the irreplaceable rock of support for her family through health crises.

Federal authorities raided Lore's home in the early morning hours of June 15, 2020, in a manner that was meant to intimidate her housemates and neighbors. It has now been publicly revealed that their surveillance and raid tactics are an attempt to discourage public demonstration. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, she was denied release on bail.

On Thursday, July 28, 2022 Senior Judge R. Barclay Surrick of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania sentenced Lore to serve 30 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release (aka - probation), and to pay restitution for two counts of civil disorder (18 U.S. Code § 23). Because Lore served over 25 months at FDC Philadelphia, and with credit for good behavior that she has earned during that time, she was released in August 2022.




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