February 23, 2017

Arizona Senate votes to prosecute and seize assets of anyone in a protest that turns violent

Capitol Times - 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.

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


Albert Krauss said...

Are you kidding? No comments? This potentially monstrous piece of legislation places Arizona directly on the road to fascist absolutism. The American political system is in its death bed, even so. The voters of the state of Arizona have failed the "awareness" test, however you care to define the notion.

Anonymous said...

This is BEYOND comprehension! It can't be legal. Where is the Attorney General of Arizona. He/She is responsible for protecting the citizens of the state from the abuse of power. You have my prayers. This is a most troubling abuse of power when the right to protest and the first amendment are violated in such an intimidating and frightening stance. Bannon wants a revolutionary war and he is the provoking the republican- base to regrettably start one.

CLSM said...

Guilt by association? Is that where this country is headed?