[Ed. – Now, these people belong in overcrowded prisons during a pandemic.]
Members of the New York Inter-Group Association, the regional hub for the recovery group, had been signing on to AA meetings remotely for the past week using the video conferencing software Zoom thanks to the government-mandated lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Then, halfway through the meeting Tuesday morning, members heard a man’s voice shouting misogynistic and anti-Semitic slurs, along with crass references to drinking.
“Alcohol is soooo good,” the voice said, a meeting participant told Business Insider.
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Meeting organizers were able to quickly mute the intruder and remove them from the meeting — but by then, the meeting had been derailed, and more than half the participants had left.