Political prisoner alert: Woman faces sentencing for laughing at Sessions

Source: New York Daily News

“A woman convicted after laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing is expected to be sentenced on Friday. Desiree Fairooz, a 61-year-old activist with the Code Pink group, was arrested for ‘disorderly or disruptive conduct’ in January after laughing when an Alabama senator testified that Sessions had a record of ‘treating all Americans equally under the law.’ Her lawyer asked a Washington, D.C. judge to toss the jury’s verdict because it couldn’t be proven that Fairooz’s conduct had disrupted the congressional hearing.” (07/11/17)