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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:23 AM

72 Year-Old Woman Arresting During Wendy Davis Filibuster, Charged With Felony

Source: Burnt Orange Report

A 72 year old woman, Martha Northington, was arrested in the Texas Senate gallery, booked at the Travis County jail and charged with at least one felony, assaulting an officer, as well as being charged with resisting arrest....

Read more: http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/13705/72year-old-woman-arresting-during-wendy-davis-filibuster-charged-with-felony



Help this video go viral! This is What they mean by respecting women in the Texas Senate?

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Reply 72 Year-Old Woman Arresting During Wendy Davis Filibuster, Charged With Felony (Original post)
JoethePleb Jun 2013 OP
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2013 #1
JoethePleb Jun 2013 #2
Eleanors38 Jun 2013 #11
Brigid Jun 2013 #25
bl968 Jun 2013 #26
Brigid Jun 2013 #28
reusrename Jun 2013 #36
Demonaut Jun 2013 #3
JoethePleb Jun 2013 #5
caseymoz Jun 2013 #27
northoftheborder Jun 2013 #4
JoethePleb Jun 2013 #6
JoethePleb Jun 2013 #7
freshwest Jun 2013 #35
blackspade Jun 2013 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2013 #9
EC Jun 2013 #10
rhett o rick Jun 2013 #12
gussmith Jun 2013 #13
OKNancy Jun 2013 #14
magical thyme Jun 2013 #15
hue Jun 2013 #17
geckosfeet Jun 2013 #16
hue Jun 2013 #18
Marrah_G Jun 2013 #19
A Simple Game Jun 2013 #20
damnedifIknow Jun 2013 #21
hamsterjill Jun 2013 #22
Ccarmona Jun 2013 #23
Rstrstx Jun 2013 #32
freshwest Jun 2013 #34
Half-Century Man Jun 2013 #24
ManiacJoe Jun 2013 #29
struggle4progress Jun 2013 #30
struggle4progress Jun 2013 #31
freshwest Jun 2013 #33

Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:25 AM

1. They really do mean war on women....

they seriously mean it.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:31 AM

2. lol...nice emoto

And, Yes they do mean it!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:12 AM

11. Wendy Davis: The new sexy...

 

Some are convinced that strong women turn men off. Ha! This old goat ain't down with that. God, I wish I was younger (as if she would be impressed).

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:00 PM

25. This kind of thing went on . . .

When we women were fighting for our right to vote too.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:12 PM

26. A quick review

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Response to bl968 (Reply #26)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:29 PM

28. Wow. Great video!

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Response to bl968 (Reply #26)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:45 AM

36. thanks for this

 

love the harpsichord at the end

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:44 AM

3. arresting?....heart attack?...do people read their headliners before publication?

I know you cut and pasted the headline so this is not directed at you

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:51 AM

5. good catch!

Not sure how this happened...actually I am the author and I wrote the headline which is all the more confusing. I looked at it a million times. I see my editor made some changes but i can't imagine her missing that or making the change. Oh well, I updated. Thanks again for pointing out.

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:29 PM

27. They've outsourced editing to India


I mean it. That's what's probably happened.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:46 AM

4. Disgusting show of force by police.

The lack of respect and the arrogance of Repubs inside that Senate filibuster are equally disgusting. The whole lot needs to be VOTED OUT sooner rather than later.

How can we wake people up to what is really going on??????

Abortion is such a hot issue, and otherwise reasonable people just cannot get past the surface of the topic, and realize how women are being treated. Wendy Davis is a real hero.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:52 AM

6. Agreed,

By spreading this video! it has over 4k views in just over a day

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:59 AM

7. The link goes to the VIDEO...A MUST SEE AND SHARE!

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Response to JoethePleb (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:55 PM

35. Yes, and Raw Story has picked it up. Thanks for posting this earlier. Only 6,626 views on youtube.



I hope this will get coverage.



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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:00 AM

8. That cop is an asshole.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:01 AM

9. "Resisting Arrest": the much-abused catch-all net when nothing else sticks. nt

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:10 AM

10. Sure they'll have her charged with a felony

That's what Walker does too...it makes one less Democratic voter.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:31 AM

12. I hope that cop's grandmother sets him straight. nm

 

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:42 AM

13. Arresting!!

 

Come on. Was this written for the defense witness in the George Zimmerman case?

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:44 AM

14. your article that you wrote says it was later reduced

I can't find any other information.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:46 AM

15. she assaulted an officer?!?! REALLY?!?! Not on the video I saw...

 

I do remember hearing her cry out in pain when he yanked her arms behind her back That left me wanting to assault him

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:55 AM

17. Indeed it was the other way around-->officer assaulting the Lady!!

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:51 AM

16. You must be joking. In big bad Texas?

Not really a knock on texas, this can happen in most any statehouse. I think all statehouses should be open to the public period. Also, the public should be allowed to speak and voice discontent - damn the decorum. Decorum is simply a dilettantes way of suppressing the will and voice of the people. Then they hire their armed thugs to drag you out so they don't get your flesh and blood under their fingernails.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:57 AM

18. WTH?? I'm soo sick of the "good 'ol boys" treatment of women!!!!

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:11 AM

19. She should wear that arrest as a badge of honor

In fact, I think I will send her a thank you card!

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:19 AM

20. Give the cops a break.

After all they were looking for someone in a wheelchair and there were only (at least) three of them.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:25 AM

21. Assaulting an officer?

Jesus....

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:27 AM

22. So now we know the woman's name. We need the name of the trooper.

I find his treatment of Ms. Northington completely out of line. It is obvious by the video that, although she was surprised at the fact that she's being arrested, she was trying to cooperate.

I'm 54 and I don't move as fast as I did when I was 25. It would be appropriate and would be common sense for a level-headed state trooper to give a 72 year old woman a few seconds to stand and move, particularly knowing that the woman had been in a sitting position for some time. His yanking her up and around is unbecoming for a trooper with the Department of Public Safety of Texas.

How much does anyone want to bet that the trooper votes Republican?

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:38 AM

23. Isn't It Time

 

to boycott Texas. I know I won't be spending any of my money on visiting or buying products from there.

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Response to Ccarmona (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:29 PM

32. Quite the contrary

We need as many people down here marching and protesting the upcoming fiasco

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Response to Rstrstx (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:49 PM

34. Is there a link to donate to help Wendy and Democrats fighting this fascism? TIA.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:54 AM

24. The Arresting Officer is a disgrace.

He carefully selected the visually weakest person and nearly frog marched her into a wall. Then you charge the woman you assault with a felony????

I truly hope your grandmother never receives similar treatment. Or finds out what you did.

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:42 PM

29. Has anyone ever found the initial charge for the arrest?

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:48 PM

30. As she listened, she says Troopers asked her to stand up, but she couldn't move fast enough for them

"He jerked me out of my chair and started pushing me up the stairs. My feet were being dragged and I said wait a minute turn me loose, I'll walk," says Northington. In the arrest report, the trooper claims she slapped him. She says that never happened.
Elderly Woman Dragged By Troopers At State Capitol
Updated: Thursday, June 27 2013, 05:42 PM CDT
http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/elderly-woman-dragged-troopers-at-state-capitol-9503.shtml

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:50 PM

31. Arrestee Talks About Capitol Officers During Filibuster

by Shefali Luthra
June 27, 2013
... Northington, whose charges were reduced from a felony to a Class A and Class C misdemeanor, said she was encouraging others in the gallery to be quiet during the proceedings before an officer removed and handcuffed her. Upon arriving at the jail, she said, a nurse sent her to the hospital to receive pain medication for her arm. She then spent the night in jail, leaving shortly after noon on Wednesday ...
http://www.texastribune.org/2013/06/27/arrest-during-filibuster-sparks-some-dps-criticism/

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Response to JoethePleb (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:47 PM

33. This your government as run by Greedy Old Pricks (GOP)! Put them out of office!

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