Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has been formally charged with disorderly conduct for her role in the $15 minimum wage protest at Alaska Airlines headquarters in SeaTac last month.
As SHIFT reported, Sawant and three others were arrested—and now are charged—for blocking traffic near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. At the time, Sawant compared herself and her cause to actual civil rights activists of the past. It appears that Sawant’s high opinion of herself has not changed. Sawant issued the following statement after being charged,
“Why do workers face charges when they peacefully campaign for their rights, while corporate criminals go free? Our justice system is broken. As long as their movement continues, I will stand with workers in Sea-Tac.”
The statement is very typical of Sawant, always one to deflect blame and never one to accept responsibility. She shouldn’t face the consequences of breaking the law—oh no, the “justice system is broken.”
Sawant faces a maximum of 90 days in jail or a $1,000 fine.
I’d LIKE TO SEE THE BITCH STAND IN MY WAY – THUMP – THUMP!!!
Eastside Sanity says
Sawant needs to get her dumb ass to Pakistan for justice.
A prosecutor generally has some discretion over what charges to file, and how much punishment to demand. (Seattle voters once fired our City Attorney, Tom Carr, for repeatedly prosecuting poor workers who were clearly not guilty of anything.) Requiring the maximum fine and sentence for a non-violent act which harmed no one would certainly look like an act of political retaliation.
At the time, Sawant compared herself and her cause to actual civil rights activists of the past.
Whom conservatives of that day demonized. In the 1960s, the editorial commentator for WRAL-TV, Jesse Helms, complained about how the Civil Rights Movement was controlled by Communists. Some things just never change.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN says
Hey Tensor, still blowing hot air? If the republicans did not contain communism your political party would have become commie as well.. Well in 45 minutes I will take off from Dallas. I will land this afternoon sometime. I hope you’re ready to meet this weekend. Don’t worry I am not Ted Bundy or the Green River Killer.