Omar and Les Miserables

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She was talking to High School kids and described a "sweet, old ... African American lady" who got arrested for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her starving 5-year-old granddaughter and spent the weekend in jail, to talk about racial injustice. Omar embellished that she was in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down and, “I couldn’t control my emotions, because I couldn’t understand how a roomful of educated adults could do something so unjust. Bulls--t!” she screamed. Only the city doesn't arrest people for shoplifting, the punishment is a 3 hour class. Even left of PRAVDA Bezos Blog (Washington Post) denounced her story, saying it "echoed the plot of Les Miserables." When confronted Omar admitted, “She might have had a prior [arrest], I’m not sure…The details might not have all matched, but that’s what I remember.”


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