During the lone day of work in the State Assembly this month, Democratic State Rep. Mark Radcliffe proposed a motion suspending the Assembly’s rules to allow individuals sitting in the gallery to videotape proceedings in the Assembly so long as they do so quietly. While Radcliffe presented his argument in favor of the motion with passion, Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca responded by noting that the best place to bring about a more lasting change in the Assembly’s rules to allow individuals in the gallery to silently videotape the Assembly’s proceedings was a meeting of the Rules Committee.
Here’s some footage of the exchange.
It’s worth noting that despite his stated opposition to Rep. Radcliffe’s motion to suspend the Assembly’s rules regarding videotaping of the proceedings, Rep. Barca did vote in favor of the motion.
However, despite the fact that Peter Barca voted in favor of the motion to suspend the rules to allow individuals in the gallery of the Assembly to sit silently and videotape the proceedings, “Segway” Jeremy Ryan saw fit to blame Rep. Barca for the injuries sustained by Ryan and other protesters after they resisted arrest and refused to walk under their own power after being handcuffed by authorities.
Here’s a screenshot of Jeremy Ryan’s Facebook status update blaming Peter Barca for the injuries protesters sustained as a result of resisting arrest.
Maybe it’s because of what I do for a living but if you refuse to walk for yourself when you’re being arrested, then you shouldn’t complain about injuries when police are forced to carry you, nor should you blame anyone but yourself.