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Black Woman Jailed in Michigan For Cursing; Misses Christmas With Family

LaRue Ford was forced to spend the holidays in Berrien County jail in Michigan because Judge Dennis Wiley saw fit to hold her in contempt of court (and, later, to revoke her $5000 bond). Why?

Because she cursed under her breath in the Secretary of State clerk’s office.

It’s appalling:

asiangrrlMN will be along (at ABLC) forthwith to provide the appropriate profanity-laced tirade that this story deserves, but I have been yammering about this on Twitter and wanted to post it so people will know what the hell it is I’m yammering about.

Oh, and if anyone can explain to me how this judge could hold LaRue Ford in contempt of court for muttering “fuck this shit” under her breath at the clerk’s office, I would love to hear it.

***Notably, Benton Harbor is in Berrien County. If you’ve been following the emergency manager law shenanigans that Chris Savage of Eclectablog has been covering for the past year, you likely understand why this is relevant.

(h/t Temporarily Max McGee)

[via Follow the Leader]

[cross-posted at ABLC]