Who would have thought attending an event as American as apple pie, could wind up getting you thrown in the slammer!
Nicole Sandler, a former Air America radio host and a regular fill in for progressive radio host Randi Rhodes, seems to have made that mistake. She went to her congressman’s town hall earlier in the week and did what most would expect at town hall meeting– she asked questions. Apparently her congressman, Republican Allen West was not in the mood to be bothered by his constituents and their silly questions. He was there to lecture and to let them know what was on his mind, not to respond to their nonsense!
So Sandler was arrested, and as she puts it, “… spent last night in jail and, thanks to the sickeningly awful people at the Broward County Jail was subjected to three hours in solitary confinement in a 7×10 room, and then maced.”
Americans going to town hall meetings to interact with their representative? Oh no, not here! That’s just not how it might go down in this, the land of the free!