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American Justice Now Feels Laughable


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.”


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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