MAY 15 , 2017 (5 – 7 pm) “NO! to KKK Jeff Sessions’ Mandatory Sentencing!” Hosted by RefuseFascism.org.
Jeff Sessions, the current United States Attorney General, was the object of their collective anti-Fascist scorn, “Sessions has issued a COMPLETELY draconian policy that will bring a New Jim Crow.“
Fake orange jump-suited prisoners (chained), holding their assigned offenses, were accosted by a fake Jeff Sessions. This was not a great moment in street theatre history.
They made another claim about the Sessions sentencing : “If you haven’t heard about mandatory sentencing, you have no idea what hell is about to come down on black and brown people.”
They continued with: “White supremacist Attorney General Jeff Session just issued a sweeping policy of mandatory sentencing for all criminal offenses. This means that people will be charged with the MOST serious penalty for all offenses. For example: If someone is arrested with one joint, mandatory sentencing is 1 year in prison. This will DESTROY THE LIVES OF millions of our people, especially Black and Latino people. This (is) racist and it is fascist.”
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The best laid plans for these non-stop bitch-fests don’t always come-off as planned. I saw people. Real people. Connected. Sincere in their delusions. Sharing. Bonded. Committed. Grab an adjective. They all fit.
Yes they really were TRYING to make this piece of street theatre come-off as planned: a biting, witty commentary on the evils of that southern Fascist Jeff Beauregard Sessions.
However, once their fake Jeff Sessions stepped up-to-the- plate. Bad. Just plain bad street theatre. This guy needed to go home.
This young woman was loud and clear. Thanks to her, and not the faux Jeff Sessions, we knew WHY they were protesting.
What is Jeff Sessions Mandatory Sentencing? (Facebook)
This is an re-institution of a brutal new form of Jim Crow. Every outrage by this Trump Regime must be met with greater and greater resistance. And we must act together to drive it out before its too late.
Mandatory minimum sentences are cruel and ineffective. Sessions wants them back.
Under Sessions, prosecutors will be required almost always to charge mandatory minimums, however unjust. They will bind judges’ hands even when the facts cry out for more measured punishment. The result will be great suffering. And there is no good reason for it.
Who is Jeff Sessions (Facebook)
Jeff Sessions led the prosecution of three Black civil rights workers for attempting to register Black people to vote in areas of Alabama where virtually no Black people had been able to vote, near the infamous town of Selma. He also called a white civil right lawyer a “disgrace to his race” for litigating voting rights cases.
Under Sessions leadership, Alabama used the torturous practice of hitching posts. This is where prisoners, were shackled for as long as 7 hours in the broiling heat of Alabama’s summer to chest high horizontal bars. They were deprived of food, water and the toilet. This along with chain gangs ( men tied together in groups of 5 with 8 feet of chain between them) and involved hard labor breaking walks. These torturous practices disproportionately affected black people and were ruled un-constitutional.
++The following facts, in defense of Jeff Sessions, are not based on Fake News hysteria nor Leftist agitprop++
Politico.com : “Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be the 84th attorney general of the United States is fantastic news for those who revere the rule of law.”
TheHill.com : “My advice to Democrats, regarding their demand for the head of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: turn off MSNBC and CNN, and calmly read the transcripts of the remarks that have been made.”
DailyCaller.com : “Senator Jeff Sessions is not a racist. If you listen to only certain Senate Democrats and others on the left, that’s exactly what they want you to think […] (they) are labeling Senator Sessions as a racist for actually fighting for the voting rights of African Americans.”
The TRUTH is a terrible thing to waste….
++Pictures and video are property of Pamela Hall++