According to The New York Post:
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Laura Jacobson was reimbursed $2,878.40 to travel to Cuba in late September with the National Association of Women Judges for what one attendee reportedly called a "fact-finding vacation."
Perhaps Justice Jacobson traveled to Cuba to see how people get arrested for "social dangerousness" (in other words, for posing a threat to the regime), or maybe to learn from the kangaroo-court proceedings of pro-democracy activists, who are imprisoned indefinitely without due process or an independent defense.
Or, maybe she just went to enjoy some mojitos at a Varadero beach resort.
Either way, we hope that -- at least -- the National Association of Women Judges took note of how the Castro regime violently beats up 100 lb. women for posting online criticisms of the regime. Thus far, we haven't seen a press release or condemnatory statement.
Bottom line: New York taxpayers deserve better.
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