CODEPINK Activists Face Possible Imprisonment

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
CODEPINK Activists Face Possible Imprisonment

by Stephen Lendman

Free expression and assembly in America are only safe if not sharply critical of its ruthless policies at home and abroad.

On Wednesday, a federal district court found CODEPINK activists Desiree Fairooz, Tighe Barry, and Lenny Bianchi guilty of disorderly conduct for publicly opposing Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing.

For exercising their First Amendment rights, they may be fined up to $2,000, imprisoned for 12 months, or both when sentence is pronounced on June 21.

Bianchi and Tighe dressed in KKK white hoods and robes to protest Sessions' deplorable racist history and contempt for rule of law principles.

In response to Senator Richard Shelby (R. AL) claiming his record of "treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented," Fairooz spontaneously laughed at the blatant lie. She held a sign, saying: "Support Civil Rights; Stop Se
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