View Poll Results: Was confiscating feminine hygrene products acceptable in this case?

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    3 5.88%
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    9 17.65%
  • I am a conservative and I think it is acceptable

    10 19.61%
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    3 5.88%
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    I think it's effing ridiculous. They are personal hygiene products that people need, it was completely inappropriate to confiscate them.
    In a public setting? Or are you under the impression they were not returned to the women upon leaving the room?

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    You may be right:


    Protesters Question Report on Confiscations | The Texas Tribune

    I agree. It seems questionable and if it were confiscated, where are the pictures? We have pictures of tampons and snack food.

    Has anyone seen images of feces and urine confiscated at the capitol building?
    Not everything will be captured on photo or video in the moment, and in case a few full-fledged protesters were planning something, I would not expect the group as a whole to denounce the actions of a few. Of course, it is entirely possible for something less than genuine from the authorities to happen.

    Turning the legislature into a mockery, as you said, would be wrong. That being said, the confiscation was at the very least idiotic and damaging publicly (not that it will be remembered long from now, however).
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Not everything will be captured on photo or video in the moment, and in case a few full-fledged protesters were planning something, I would not expect the group as a whole to denounce the actions of a few. Of course, it is entirely possible for something less than genuine from the authorities to happen.

    Turning the legislature into a mockery, as you said, would be wrong. That being said, the confiscation was at the very least idiotic and damaging publicly (not that it will be remembered long from now, however).
    As Spud said, "Acceptable, yes. But hilarious and ill-considered."

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    As Spud said, "Acceptable, yes. But hilarious and ill-considered."
    I answered against it.
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I answered against it.
    So you believe it was unacceptable on the basis of it being damaging to the senate's image?

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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monserrat View Post
    If someone decided to start throwing them then remove them from the area and charge them with I don't know assault with a soft object?
    Disorderly conduct.
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So, the story is going around, you probably have heard about it. Big abortion debate/vote in Texas yesterday, and on fears that some protesters might throw them into the assembly, tampons and pads where being confiscated before people could enter the viewing area.



    Supposedly the Texas legislature heard from somewhere that they might be possibly used to disrupt the proceedings. So my question is, do you find this action justifiable?
    Yes.
    I do find this action justifiable.
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    So you believe it was unacceptable on the basis of it being damaging to the senate's image?
    Partly that basis, yes.
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Um.... no. Not okay at all. That is a very illegal search and seizure. And of items that these women are completely legally allowed to have. There is no legal way to justify this crap.
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    Re: Was This Acceptable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Not everything will be captured on photo or video in the moment, and in case a few full-fledged protesters were planning something, I would not expect the group as a whole to denounce the actions of a few. Of course, it is entirely possible for something less than genuine from the authorities to happen.

    Turning the legislature into a mockery, as you said, would be wrong. That being said, the confiscation was at the very least idiotic and damaging publicly (not that it will be remembered long from now, however).
    I would expect the Texas legislators to get images from DPS in order to propagate the story and legitimately discredit the protestors or at the least counter the images of them confiscating individual tampons and snack food.
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