Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sessions Confounds

A Mississippi man received a 49-year prison sentence Monday for the first-ever conviction on federal hate crime charges arising from the killing of a transgender woman. ... The case, watched nationally amid concerns transgender women are particularly vulnerable to violence, drew comment from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

"Today's sentencing reflects the importance of holding individuals accountable when they commit violent acts against transgender individuals," Sessions said in a statement. "The Justice Department will continue its efforts to vindicate the rights of those individuals who are affected by bias motivated crimes."
That's not what I would have expected from Sessions, not by a long shot.

I'll be more impressed when the DoJ, under Sessions, brings a similar case. But this is, at least, something.

3 comments:

B said...

Why? He's a prosecutor. He does follow the law, even when he may not agree with it.

He hasn't ever shown anything less. IT is your unreasoned hatred him which colors your view. He may well be a racist or a bigot, I don't know (and neither do you),but he does follow the laws and he does what is right.

Thomas Ten Bears said...

First I've heard that taking bribes from representatives of a foreign not necessarily friendly government is "follow the law". It in fact violates both the Trading With The Enemy and Alien and Sedition Acts. And he has made it double-damn clear he is indeed a racist, right down to his kind words for the Klan, so we do know: he is in fact a racist and a bigot.

No hatred - could give a rat's patottee - just a statement of fact, boiled down to ones and zeros, brass tacks, balls on a brass monkey.

B said...

Taking Bribes? Really? Got something besides DNC innuendo?

'Cause I haven't seen anything else.