Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened.
SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting. And it redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others.
But the real heart of the legislation is what Democrats say is the guilt by association — and giving the government the right to criminally prosecute and seize the assets of everyone who planned a protest and everyone who participated. And what’s worse, said Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, is that the person who may have broken a window, triggering the claim there was a riot, might actually not be a member of the group but someone from the other side.
Sen. Martin Quezada, D-Phoenix, acknowledged that sometimes what’s planned as a peaceful demonstration can go south.
“When people want to express themselves as a group during a time of turmoil, during a time of controversy, during a time of high emotions, that’s exactly when people gather as a community,’’ he said. “Sometimes they yell, sometimes they scream, sometimes they do go too far.’’
Quezada said, though, that everything that constitutes rioting already is a crime, ranging from assault to criminal damage, and those responsible can be individually prosecuted. He said the purpose of this bill appears to be designed to chill the First Amendment rights of people to decide to demonstrate in the first place for fear something could wrong.
But Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said that chilling effect is aimed at a very specific group of protesters.
“You now have a situation where you have full-time, almost professional agent-provocateurs that attempt to create public disorder,’’ he said.
I just found out from one of my client's this afternoon, that one of her sons went to school at Rockhurst here in KCMO with Tim Kaine. She said he was a royal pain-in-the ass even back then. That he had ZERO friends, he was always sneaky, conniving, a liar, and that so many of them from the class are amazed that he's made it to being a VP campaign candidate. She says he was a real snake in the grass back then.....and he obviously is still running true-to-form. Mind you...this is coming from a 95-year-old woman.
She was at some kind of family get together last weekend, and one of her son's in-laws made a hateful snottty comment about Trump and all the damage he'll do to this country, and she called the woman an a**hole ;o))))))
This picture bares some resemblance to Bill Ayers as a youth... guess all the commies look the same.
Yeah....all commies look the same................................STUPID
I wrote to President Trump and expressed the same ideas as listed above. I think if money buys destruction, injury and or loss of life, or the treasure of innocent people, then the MONEY should be charged, arrested and prosecuted! Anytime you have a person paying the wages, they are the boss, and the BOSS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THOSE THEY EMPLOY!!!!!
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, a Jordanian, assumed his functions as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on September 1, 2014. He has recently been obsessed with criticizing the Trump administration for a variety of alleged human rights sins.
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