was taken into police custody on October 20, 2014, in front of the
Ferguson, Missouri police dept,... she was in possession of a firearm at the time
of her arrest (after having sponsored anti-gun legislation).. After
police smelled alcohol, they prompted her to take a breathalyzer, which
she refused to do.
Nasheed went on record publicly saying "Sometimes
you have to break the law"
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —A Democratic [duh] state senator from St. Louis
refused to stand while her colleagues recited the Pledge of Allegiance
in the Missouri Capitol.
Sen. Jamilah Nasheed said she sat while others said the pledge at the
start of Wednesday's short session as a form of protest.
She said she acted in solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback
Colin Kaepernick, who has refused to stand for the national anthem all
season in protest of police brutality and racial oppression in the
Nasheed said she wants to call attention to those issues and isn't
"anti-America." Nasheed's protest was met with silence in the chamber,
unlike Kaepernick, who has been booed for kneeling during the anthem.
Congratulations Jamilah. You
are today's poster girl for why the nation as a whole is fed up with
antics like this, and will likely send Donald Trump to the White
House with the most lopsided victory and mandate in U.S. history.