Sheehan, who rode her bike to Sacramento from Davis, admitted that her campaign had not secured a permit for the event. Instead, she decided to piggyback on a news conference held by critics of the Brown administration’s handling of prisons.
Since her son’s death, her life has been in turmoil, first when her husband, Patrick Sheehan, filed for divorce and obtained it for irreconcilable differences, and then being sued by the IRS for not paying taxes, which she refuses to do, stating, ” I feel like I gave my son to this country in an illegal and immoral war. I’ll never get him back. And, so, if they can give me my son back, then I’ll pay my taxes. And that’s not going to happen.”