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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:15 PM

 

Capitol Police arrest disability rights protesters for disrupting hearing

Source: The Hill

Disability rights advocates were arrested on Tuesday for disrupting a House Rules Committee hearing to prepare legislation that would create additional requirements for filing lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki confirmed that 10 individuals were arrested for “unlawfully demonstrating” in the Capitol and charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding as outlined by the D.C. code

The House is expected to vote Thursday on the legislation, which would prevent people from filing lawsuits alleging violations of the ADA unless business owners are provided written notice and fail to offer a written description describing improvements. It would also require the Justice Department to create a program for educating governments and property owners on how to improve accommodations for people with disabilities.

But before the bill can reach the floor, it must come before the House Rules Committee. The panel establishes debate parameters, such as any amendments and allotted time on the floor.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/373721-capitol-police-arrest-disability-rights-protesters-for-disrupting-hearing



The flaw with this law is that it perpetuates the myth that business owners don't know how the ADA works.

They simply make a choice not to know.

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Reply Capitol Police arrest disability rights protesters for disrupting hearing (Original post)
NCDem777 Feb 2018 OP
Marthe48 Feb 2018 #1
Weed Man Feb 2018 #2
NCDem777 Feb 2018 #3
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2018 #4
NCDem777 Feb 2018 #5
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #6

Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:32 PM

1. Shame on the Capitol police

They should arrest the real criminals

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:46 PM

2. AKA the Republicans.

 

They are the REAL criminals, and needs life in prison. Every single Republican.

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Response to Weed Man (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:25 PM

3. As do the 12 turncoat Dems who have cosponsored this nonsense

 

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:03 AM

4. One would think 28 years **might** be enough time to 'understand' the ADA laws...

But then, Republicans have been trying to chip away at the ADA since soon after 1990.


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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:28 AM

5. It's a shame that so many Dems

 

both in the rank and file and elected office don't seem to think so. Even some on here are still parroting the "They need more time! They can't be expected to know!" nonsense

I hope that one day, disability rights gets the same trendiness that LGBT rights has gotten. Could you imagine Dems excusing bathroom paranoia the way they're excusing this bullshit? Even the "no primaries from the left ever!" Crowd around here would want them out.

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Response to NCDem777 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:28 AM

6. If there are photos of these arrests, they will make powerful

anti-GOP campaign ads.

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