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American Justice Now Feels Laughable


#1

American Justice Now Feels Laughable

Ebony Slaughter-Johnson

Heard any good jokes lately? Desiree Fairooz did. But laughing at it got her thrown in jail.

That’s right: Fairooz was just convicted for laughing during the confirmation hearing of now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions in January 2017. She’d attended the hearing, in her own words, to “oppose his ascent to the most powerful law enforcement position in the country.”


#2

Absolutely correct on every point.

Daily life as an African American, in the US, is obviously more perilous than most Citizens could possibly imagine.

We, as a Nation need to realize that, unless we're in the 1%, the Bells Toll for US.

PS

Also, still waiting for Clapper to be charged with his Perjury before Congress, actually witnessed by Millions.


#3

Sessions illustates the arbitrariness that is inherent in poorly defined laws. I mean it seems unlikely that we have a law that specifically states that laughter during a confirmation hearing is prohibited. On the other hand sessions malleable interpretation of the law as he chooses resulted in the escape of the two police officers from justice.

What a contrast! Murder can be excused while simple laughter can get you prison time.


#4

In the USA white males have a 1 in 17 chance of going to prison. Black males have a 1 in 3 chance.

And another example, darker skinned black females are sentenced to longer prison terms than lighter skinned black females.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0362331910000923

For African Americans, and Mexican Americans, and Muslim Americans-- and now seemingly "radical left" protesters --- the so called "justice" system is demonstrably broken, or doing rather well from the viewpoint of stock holders in the private prison industry. We have 5% of the world population, but we have 25% of the world's prison population.

And if it is broken for these groups, then it is broken for everyone. It has been always broken, arguably.


#5

Full agreement, HowlingCoyote.

This point is essential:

Here's a short video showing another aspect of just how hard that can be:

Black Parents Explain--How to Deal with the Police: Arriell & Antjuan