Thursday, May 04, 2017

In the land of the free a woman faces jail time for laughing during Sessions hearing

"A woman is facing disorderly conduct charges for laughing during the confirmation hearing for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Desiree Fairooz laughed after Senator Richard Shelby, a fellow Alabama Republican, introduced Mr Sessions saying his history of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well documented.” "Mr Sessions was a controversial pick to become the nation’s leading law enforcement official and his confirmation path was wrought with contentious moments. The former senator from Alabama was repeatedly accused of expressing racist views in the past — a history of racist accusations that includes a 1980s ad aired by Mr Shelby himself that accused him of calling the KKK “good ole boys.” " (thanks Amir)