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Justice Department to Retry Woman Charged for Laughing During Sessions’ Confirmation Hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Justice Department plans to retry a woman who was arrested and charged for laughing during the conformation hearing of Jeff Sessions.

A judge dismissed the original charges against Desiree Fairooz in July, saying “laughter alone was legally insufficient to convict someone of disorderly or disruptive behavior on Capitol grounds, or disrupting Congress.”

Fairooz laughed when Sen. Richard Shelby said Sessions had a “clear and well-documented” record of “treating all Americans equally under the law.” Noting Sessions’ history on civil rights, Fairooz said she laughed because the claims were so ridiculously false.

Fairooz has rejected a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty, so the 61-year-old is headed back to trial, the Advocate reports. 

The judge in the case vacated the conviction but granted a motion for a new trial, which is scheduled to begin Nov. 13.

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Vermont Man Accused of Spraying Liquid Manure on Marked Border Patrol Car

Border Patrol car covered in liquid manure. Photo via CBP.

Border Patrol car covered in liquid manure. Photo via CBP.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Vermont man accused of spraying liquid manure on a marked Border Patrol car pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of disorderly conduct and simple assault of a law enforcement officer with fluids.

Authorities said Mark Johnson, 53, covered the vehicle in manure after telling an agent that he should do more to arrest people in the country illegally, the Associated Press reports.

The agent said Johnson sprayed the car after shouting profanities on Aug. 3 in Alburgh, a community just out of the Canadian border on a peninsula in Lake Champlain.

Woman Facing Up to Year in Prison for Laughing at AG Jeff Sessions

Activist Desiree Fairooz was convicted of disorderly conduct.

Activist Desiree Fairooz was convicted of disorderly conduct.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Justice Department is calling for prison time for a woman who laughed during Jeff Session’s confirmation hearing when a Republican senator from Alabama suggested that the attorney general nominee has a record of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well documented,” The Independent reports. 

Activist Desiree Fairooz was arrested, charged and convicted by a jury of “disorderly conduct or disruptive conduct.”

Two activists who showed up at the hearing wearing KKK outfits were also charged with disorderly conduct.

The jury did not buy the suggestion of Fairooz’s attorney that the laugh was a “brief reflexive burst of noise.”

The Justice Department countered that the jury “could reasonably infer that the laugh was a deliberate disruption.”   

“The jury could infer from testimony and video evidence about the laugh and Fairooz’s subsequent conduct that her laugh was an intentional, loud statement of disagreement,” prosecutors said in the filing.

“The jury could have considered that upon being removed, Fairooz had a sign at the ready and loudly proclaimed and demonstrated her views. The jury then could reasonably view the resulting disruption as both an intentional and foreseeable result of the defendant’s course of conduct.”

Fairooz could be sentenced up to a year in prison this week, alongside the two activists who were wearing KKK outfits.

Sen. Richard Shelby is urging the court to impose the maximum penalty.

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