It is like trying to reason with a suicide bomber, a Westboro Baptist church member, a flat earth believer, or a conspiracy theorist.
That reminds of a lot of jokes, but if I repeated any of them, I would instantly alienate a vital demographic.
In the good old days of insolvency law (i.e., when I was still practicing), the IRS bankruptcy group was intelligent and helpful. The California Employment Development Department (the "EDD"), in contrast, tried to make themselves the insolvent taxpayers worst nightmare. Not surprisingly, the IRS did a better job of getting paid.
The joke was: "What's the difference between the EDD and a terrorist? A: you can reason with the terrorist."
Don't let someone else put your life and well-being at risk by opening their mouth at your expense.
She spoke up because she was right and blind to the consequence.
She also had a guy with her who was 6'3 205. That creates a sense of impunity.
Lots of dead people out there who suffered because of someone else's mouth.