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    Source: https://www.foxnews.com/us/arizona-senate-abortion-protest-hostage


    Law enforcement officers in Phoenix, Arizona used tear gas to break up a sizable group of protesters outside the state's Senate building following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade.

    "Protesters threatened to break the AZ Senate entryway glass," Republican Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers tweeted, as members were in the middle of voting on a series of bills.

    The situation escalated into a "hostage" situation as lawmakers were instructed not to exit the building, Republican Arizona State Senator Kelly Townsend said.

    The Republican Caucus of the State Senate later called the protest an attempted "insurrection."

    Law enforcement is forced to deploy tear gas to disperse protesters outside the Arizona Capitol after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022. (Arizona State Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita)

    "We are currently there being held hostage inside the Senate building due to members of the public trying to breach our security," Townsend tweeted Friday night. "We smell tear gas and the children of one of the members are in the office sobbing with fear."

    SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE IN LANDMARK OPINION

    "I expect a J24 committee to be created immediately," she added, referencing the January 6 committee that is investigating the breach of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.

    Law enforcement is forced to deploy tear gas to disperse protesters outside the Arizona Capitol after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022. (Rep. Sarah Liguori) (Rep. Sarah Liguori)

    According to the lawmakers, law enforcement officers then deployed tear gas to disperse the crowds and regain control of the building.

    "Crowd was dispersed with tear gas." Rogers added, noting the protests were still continuing and the situation remained "very dangerous."

    Another lawmaker confirmed the use of tear gas outside the building.

    "While working inside we were interrupted by the sound of bangs and smell of tear gas," Rep. Sarah Liguori tweeted Friday evening. "Protestors cleared from the Capitol."

    Heavily-armed officers were seen in and around the legislative building.



    The crowd of protesters dispersed and lawmakers resumed their legislative schedule in a secure room.

    "We are headed to a secure room to go vote," Rogers said.

    "Everyone is okay and we are finishing our work," Townsend added.

    "Feeling safe at the Capitol as I sit by 3 of my fellow senators who are armed," added Arizona State Legislator Warren Petersen.

    In the hours following the situation, several members thanked the law enforcement officials who protected the Capitol.

    "God bless you guys," exclaimed Townsend.

    "We are safe inside… God bless law enforcement," Rogers said.

    The Republican Caucus of the State Senate also commended law enforcement for preventing an "insurrection."

    "Violent pro-abortion protestors' attempts of an insurrection at the Arizona State Senate were thwarted Friday night, thanks to the swift actions from local and state law enforcement," said Kim Quintero, the Republican Caucus' communications director.

    The GOP group said the "extremist demonstrations" were carried out by people "forcibly trying to make entry [to the building] by breaking windows and pushing down doors."

    "We are incredibly thankful for our local law enforcement who quickly intervened during what could have been a destructive and dangerous situation for our members, staff, and public inside the Senate," said Senate President Karen Fann.

    Friday was the last day of the session for state senators, who wrapped up a series of votes after the disruption.

    The votes included a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher system that passed the House earlier this week.

    The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday afternoon, effectively giving individual states the power to allow, limit, or ban the practice as they see fit.

    As of June 24, Planned Parenthood of Arizona paused all abortions, both medical and surgical. Seven of nine licensed providers in the state immediately halted abortions, according to AZ Central.

    Arizona has competing laws that either completely ban the procedure or limit it to 15 weeks after a woman becomes pregnant. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed the law limiting abortions to 15 weeks in March.

    The old law, created in Arizona's territorial days, strictly prohibits abortion. It also calls for a mandatory prison sentence of two to five years for violators. The only exception to the ban is for abortions that are necessary to save a woman's life.

    The state Senate's Republican majority said Friday that the old law totally banning abortion is enforceable. For now, it remains unclear which law will take precedence. The state court system, likely the Arizona Supreme Court, will have to settle the issue.

    At least 13 states previously passed so-called "trigger laws" which ban most abortions, following the high court's decision. These will take effect immediately or within weeks of Roe v. Wade being overturned.

    These states include Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion rights research group.


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  • #2
    When the left declared that J6 was insurrection they managed to set the bar so low that saying "you suck" to a politician darn near meets the standard.

    Aw, who am I kidding.

    Leftists can seize property, declare it to be no longer a part of the U.S. and start shooting and killing those who get too close to "their" autonomous zones, and the MSM and Democrats will swear up and down that was merely a "mostly peaceful protest."

    I'm always still in trouble again

    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
    "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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    • #3
      The Democrats doing the J6 circus will immediately condemn this, and point to the Democrat biggies who are instigating it. Just wait.
      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        The Democrats doing the J6 circus will immediately condemn this, and point to the Democrat biggies who are instigating it. Just wait.
        Should we hold our breath?

        I'm always still in trouble again

        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          Should we hold our breath?
          Did that a couple of times.
          The first resulted in this:

          The second, these:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

            Did that a couple of times.





            The second, these:
            So you're to blame smiley beating.gif

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
              So you're to blame smiley beating.gif
              You bet your smurfin smurf I am!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

                You bet your smurfin smurf I am!
                And with that [*drops club*]

                smiley Overkill 2.gif

                I'm always still in trouble again

                "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                • #9
                  I'm certain at least Hypatia_Alexandria will admit that this is an insurrection.

                  After all, this is her definition:

                  Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

                  Insurrection: an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government. resistance: the act or power of resisting, opposing, or withstanding.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
                    I'm certain at least Hypatia_Alexandria will admit that this is an insurrection.

                    After all, this is her definition:


                    Sounds like by her definition fighting paying a traffic ticket is insurrection.

                    I hope someone like her isn't in charge of programing the Robocops of the future.

                    I'm always still in trouble again

                    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                    "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
                      I'm certain at least Hypatia_Alexandria will admit that this is an insurrection.

                      After all, this is her definition:


                      Yep, by Hypatia_Alexandria s definition this is FIRMLY an example of an insurrection.

                      Interestingly, AOC out there chanting on the streets after the decision with a communist, would also be insurrection. https://twitter.com/DrewHLive/status...59953914937349
                      "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
                      - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post
                        Yep, by Hypatia_Alexandria s definition this is FIRMLY an example of an insurrection.

                        Interestingly, AOC out there chanting on the streets after the decision with a communist, would also be insurrection. https://twitter.com/DrewHLive/status...59953914937349
                        AOC was the one who published an infographic directed at rioters in 2020 teaching them how to avoid getting caught

                        I'm always still in trouble again

                        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                          AOC was the one who published an infographic directed at rioters in 2020 teaching them how to avoid getting caught
                          "aiding and abetting" is what it was called when you and I tried that!
                          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                            "aiding and abetting" is what it was called when you and I tried that!
                            Mostly stuff like wearing nondescript clothes so you can lose yourself in a crowd and to keep identifying tattoos covered

                            I'm always still in trouble again

                            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                              Mostly stuff like wearing nondescript clothes so you can lose yourself in a crowd and to keep identifying tattoos covered
                              Your idea to wear a reversible jacket and a throw-away baseball cap was invaluable!
                              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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