Mississippi Family Faces Jail Time for Cheering at High School Graduation

Thompson, Juan

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  04/06/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX17594

When Ursula Miller attended her niece's high school graduation from Senatobia High School in northwestern Mississippi last month, she didn't expect to leave with an arrest warrant. But in a prime example of excessesive criminalization, Miller and three others were charged with disorderly conduct for cheering on their relatives during the ceremony held at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

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