Laughing a crime in Trump’s USA?


This video from the USA says about itself:

LOL? This Activist Faces Jail for Laughing at Jeff Sessions

3 May 2017

An activist was convicted Wednesday on criminal misdemeanor charges for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ confirmation hearing. Desiree Fairooz, 61, a long-time member of activist group Code Pink, was arrested on January 10 during the hearing’s opening statements. Tighe Barry and Lenny Bianchi, also members of Code Pink — who were dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan as commentary on what Code Pink describes as Sessions’ racist past — were also arrested for causing a disruption. Barry and Bianchi were escorted out of the Kennedy Caucus Room and arrested first.

From the Huffington Post in the USA today, with video there:

Woman Who Laughed At Sessions‘ Confirmation Hearing Convicted Of A Crime

Desiree Fairooz was found guilty on two counts: one for engaging in “disorderly or disruptive conduct” with the intent to disrupt congressional proceedings and a separate count for parading, demonstrating or picketing.

Hillary Clinton Does Not Belong in the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement. Posted on May 4, 2017. By Sonali Kolhatkar.

Trump Administration Hires Official Whom Five Citadel Students Accused of Sexual Assault. Posted on May 4, 2017. By Justin Elliott.

Trump’s new programme spuriously equates minority ethnic immigrants with criminals, writes Emile Schepers.

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3 thoughts on “Laughing a crime in Trump’s USA?

  1. Yesterday, the House passed Trumpcare, and if the Senate follows suit, surviving sexual assault and domestic violence will now be a pre-existing condition.1

    You read that right. That means corporate insurance companies are free to discriminate against survivors and impose premium “surcharges” totaling thousands and thousands of dollars on a survivor’s monthly bill. It’s despicable.

    But it ain’t over yet. This unpopular bill will be a close vote in the Senate–not a single Democrat is for it and we need to persuade only three Republicans to oppose it. Mass protest has stopped this bill before and we can do it again. Can you sign the emergency petition?

    Tell the Senate: “Surviving violence against women is NOT a pre-existing condition. Defeat Trumpcare.”
    Sign the petition

    Repealing the Affordable Care Act puts millions of women’s lives at risk, and now survivors of sexual violence will be targeted specifically. Urgent treatment will cost more and cover less. Whether it’s emergency contraception, rape kits, or STI testing, rape survivors have urgent medical needs and faced high out-of-pocket costs until the Affordable Care Act. Trumpcare will drive up out-of-pocket costs for millions of survivors.2

    In addition to this immediate care, survivors of rape or partner violence dealing with anxiety or depression may also seek mental health care. But under Trumpcare, states will no longer be required to cover the care survivors need.3

    For the sake of survivors of violence, women, and really everyone, we must defeat Trumpcare. Working together, UltraViolet members raised our voices and nearly defeated this bill in the House. Now, if we raise the alarm to our friends and family, and make our voices heard in the Senate, we can protect and strengthen the ACA.

    Sign the petition to defeat Trumpcare.

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Emma, PaKou, Pilar, Natalie, Melody, and Pam, the UltraViolet team

    Sources:

    1. The American Health Care Act: the Obamacare repeal bill the House just passed, explained, Vox, May 4, 2017

    2. Under the GOP’s health plan, sexual assault could be considered a pre-existing condition, Mic, May 3, 2017

    In Trump’s America, Rape Is a Preexisting Condition, New York Magazine, May 4, 2017

    3. Ibid

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