Woman Who Laughed at Jeff Sessions Hearing Convicted for Being ‘Disorderly’

Jamiles Lartey reports for The Guardian:

Image result for Desiree FairoozA jury in Washington has convicted a woman who was arrested after laughing during a confirmation hearing for the attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

Desiree Fairooz, an activist with the leftwing NGO Code Pink, was found guilty of engaging in “disorderly or disruptive conduct” with the intent to disrupt congressional proceedings, as well as “parading, demonstrating or picketing”.

The charges stem from the hearing on 10 January, when Sessions’ then colleague, fellow Alabama Republicansenator Richard Shelby, said Sessions’ record of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented”.

Fairooz laughed out loud twice at this claim, and according to the charges filed by the prosecutor, “grew loud and more disruptive” as an officer attempted to remove her from the room.

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  1. […] Woman Who Laughed at Jeff Sessions Hearing Convicted for Being ‘Disorderly’ May 6, 2017 […]

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