This story is a good example of just what is wrong with this country.
April 10th Alison Michelle Ernst of Phoenix entered the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, walked to a stage and threw a soccer shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton. Ms Ernst was taken into custody by Secret Service agents. Two federal charges were originally filed against the 36-year-old.
Recently, a federal judge dismissed the misdemeanor violent charge (throwing a deadly weapon I guess). Ms Ernst pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor trespassing charge, which she could be sentenced to serve up to 6 months in prison. However, shortly following the April 10th shoe toss a U.S. Magistrate judge thought this threat to society should be held in a jail operated by a federal contractor and has been in lock up ever since. So, Alison Ernst has served nearly 6 months in jail already, for missing.
Six months for trespassing? They locked her up because she was a threat to the community? Really? REALLY! I seriously doubt anyone at the Mandalay Bay Resort felt they were ever in any danger from Ms Ernst. She threw a soccer shoe, not a knife, she didn’t shoot a gun. She could have jumped on stage and strangled Clinton but she did not.
This lady was not, is not a threat to society. Yes, she had a misdemeanor assault against the former Secretary of State. Ms Ernst was obviously upset with Hillary Clinton, as are many of us. Maybe she didn’t care for Clinton’s handling of Benghazi. Can’t be her “We were dead broke” comment, that didn’t come until June. Maybe she is just tired of all the BS and lies that comes from the mouth of the 2016 presidential candidate.
Seriously though, she has been jailed since April for not having a ticket to this event at the Mandalay? I know it was the shoe that got her arrested. You think of all the crimes and convictions that aren’t served with any jail time; maybe the violator serves some probation.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s negligence towards their duties and responsibilities to protect the consulate in Benghazi got four Americans killed. They haven’t spent one damn day in jail. They haven’t even been in handcuffs. All they did was give bogus excuses. We could go on and on about these two, but I believe you get the point.
Looters, vandals, arsonists and those that have committed assault in Ferguson were allowed to carry-on. Many of those were not arrested as they were seen walking off with merchandise, after knocking out windows. They are the same ones yelling for justice.
Alison Ernst has gotten far more than a slap on the wrist. If she had thrown a shoe at you or me and missed; we would ask “What was that about” or even laughed. She wouldn’t have spent any time in jail. I doubt that Ms Ernst was laughing when she threw the size 7 (just guessing) at Hillary. It’s just a misdemeanor when it’s thrown at me, it’s a federal misdemeanor with serious jail time when it’s tossed at Hillary or Barack. Equality right? I understand we can’t allow people to go around tossing shoes, garbage, or anything at our president or former first ladies. However; a little common sense, a little intelligence here; let’s go after the real threats to society.
While I’m at it; Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are much greater threats to our communities and society than a 36-year-old lady from Phoenix.