The Nebraska State Patrol arrested six people Friday afternoon at incidents at the Nebraska State Capitol Building during debate on a bill to restrict abortions and transgender surgeries.
NSP spokesman Cody Thomas said around 2:40 p.m., observers in the “opponents” balcony began yelling and two people threw objects over the balcony onto the legislative floor.
Lucia Salinas, 24, of Omaha, and Maghie Miller-Jenkins, 36, of Lincoln, were arrested for obstructing a government operation and disturbing the peace.
Thomas said another person yelled repeatedly and refused law enforcement orders to leave the balcony so she, Mar Lee, 25, of Lincoln, was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and trespassing.
The legislature’s presiding officer Lt. Gov. Joe Kelly ordered the balconies to be cleared for the rest of the debate. However, a woman refused to leave on the “proponents” balcony. Troopers gave repeated orders to vacate, but the woman did not, so Danna Seevers, 56, of Seward, was arrested for disobeying a lawful order.
Thomas said around 3:25 p.m., a trooper saw someone intentionally prevent a legislative Sgt. At Arms from opening a door in the back of the legislative chamber. The trooper told the man to leave the area but he refused.
The trooper then ordered the man to leave the capitol but he refused again. The trooper tried to arrest him but met resistance. Another trooper arrived to help take him into custody. The man, Benjamin Buras, 40, of Lincoln, was charged with resisting arrest and trespassing.
As troopers tried to apprehend Buras, a woman tried to push past another trooper. She was held back, but she punched the trooper in the chest, Thomas said.
Sara Crawford, 33, of Lincoln, was charged with obstructing a peace officer.
All six protestors were taken to the Lancaster County Jail, Thomas said.
Video and photographs from the Lincoln Journal Star confirm that only six protestors got carried away. Several people were seated in the opponents’ balcony. All but two remained calm.
The handful of protestors that went too far were arrested, as the NSP reported.
The bill, which was amended in the previous round of debate in a compromise, passed the legislature by a 33-15 margin. Gov. Jim Pillen said he will sign it at 12:30 p.m. Monday.
“All children deserve a chance to grow and live happy, fruitful lives,” Pillen said after the vote. “This includes pre-born boys and girls, and it includes children struggling with their gender identity. These kids deserve the opportunity to grow and explore who they are and want to be, and they can do so without making irreversible decisions that should be made when they are fully grown.”
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Welcome to the new democratic party. Violence. No sensible conversation or debate. Vote for Democrats…lose your rights.
mentally unstable liberals. go figure.
God, please let these nasty protesters see the error of their ways and Lord, help them find Jesus as their new light and truth so they can quit illegally disrupting society. In Your name we pray, Amen!
So is this a insurrection like Jan 6? Are these people going to be held in jail for 3 years waiting for trial? Still waiting? It sickens me how these people get away with this way of protesting. Their violence and threats need to be put in their place.
RL your prayers are worthless. Nothing will change with these insane people on the left. How could anyone want to mutilate their children under the age of 19 yrs? How to stop them: Lock ’em up and enforce the laws on the books.
Just read more on Protesters at State. They were throwing bloody tampons onto the floor. If that isn’t crazy, tell me what is!
I would like to know who set you all up to be a judge and jury of people? Until you walk a mile in my shoes, don’t judge me. You have your believes keep them to your self, for you can only walk in your own shoes, don’t tell me how to walk in mine.
Batie…you are a clown. You called me a traitor on this forum once upon a time. I, still look forward to meeting you. Put your head back ..before you overdose on oxygen. (vulgarities were removed from this post -Ed.)
Just following the republican example. Oh wait! No law enforcement were injured unlike the 138 in D.C. on January 6th.
Btw, you want to control women’s bodies but won’t protect children in schools from being shot? You’re not prolife at all. Don’t talk about parents mutilating children’s bodies until you’ve looked at what happens in a school shooting.
Teachers have to prepare to protect your kids from being shot. Reality.
Firstly victor…no, law enforcement was hurt on J6 by protesters. But…DC police and the feds did their absolute best to incite a riot. Maybe visit actual sources of news…instead of face planting in front of cnn and MSNBC constantly.
If we spent the money we’ve sent to Ukraine on protecting schools…our children would be safe from crazed cross dressers and other democrats. Just saying
How about tell all people on this site where the six people arrested are from. Are they from somewhere other then Nebraska.
Check out this article from USA TODAY:
Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger blasts Fox News’ Tucker Carlson over Jan. 6 video
Oooh….there’s an unbiased source. Play with tarot cards next. You’ll really, know the truth then.
Dwight Miller, how about reading the article. The hometowns of the six who were arrested are reported above, according to the state patrol. The NSP normally checks IDs. Lincoln and Seward.
And how could I be surprised that you don’t support the people of Ukraine against your Russian regime buddies?
Umm victor…not your real name I’m sure. I, sat alert as an Air Force Crew Chief with Alaska Air Command 79-81. We, scrambled against the USSR quite often back then. I’m, no fan of Russia. I, have always been, more concerned about the CCP. But, I don’t suppose you know anything about either. So, For you to make a comment…about me and Russia…I would say…you, are just ignorant. Stay stupid…its what you are good at.
Chuck, how can you outright LIE by saying no law enforcement were injured on January 6th? Oh that is right you and the rest of your cult still believe in the big LIE, anything your mandarin mussolini says you consider absolute truth. Stay blinded with your hate my maga hat wearing friend.
Oh lookie…they/them welden has returned for another episode of…say something stupid josh. )
Joshua Welden…one single capital police officer died. He had a heart attack. Unlike the “protestor ” who was unarmed, and shot point blank by capital police. Get your facts straight.
I’m just glad it was considered OK for all you whiney liberals to to BILLIONS of dollars in damage whole you had your temper tantrums when Hillary Clinton lost.
I don’t care who you are, or what party you vote for. EVERYONE who breaks the law, should be arrested, charged, and if found guilty, pay the price for their actions…not just one party or the other.
Hey greg, everyone who breaks the law? Even your cult leader, he has broken so many laws I cannot keep count. And your continuation of LIES about capitol police, nothing says I am patriotic than beating a capitol police officer with the American Flag. You deniers are a disgrace to this country.
Joshua, have you been out banging heroin with hunter Biden? Dude, because you’re flat out, the most misinformed person on the internet today. Lay down the hash pipe, and try to not smoke so much dope.
America hasn’t had real leadership in 40 years.
They/them welden says he can’t keep count…and, he was even using his toes when he was trying. )
So they/them weldon, exactly what laws did the rightful winner of the 2020 Presidential election break? Seems that every law he was accused of breaking, the occupant of the white house broke himself. It also seems the fbi had more infiltraitors and instigators in place than actual protestors.
Every congressperson who said they saw the evidence should be removed from congress.
Macheala cavenaha should be expelled from the legislature for her dishonorable and shameful behavior.
Remember, Trump Won! FJB
Well I for one am happy that the founding fathers of this county quietly and peaceably protested British transgressions and injustices instead of being violent and loud.
I don’t agree with mutilating kids, but I’ve gotta LOL at the folks who want quiet peaceful protests of issues they support but loud and violent (if necessary) protests of issues they don’t support.
Freedom either applies to a whole bunch of stuff you don’t agree with, or you’re confusing freedom with power.
Show me the truth hurts, prove my point and hit that thumbs down button.
Pray daily for the freest nation on our planet. God…please help us save our country.
The undisciplined fools that chant, throw bloody-tampons, and punch cops; the lawmakers on Medicaid who chant, scream, bawl, and virtue-signal hard-working taxpayers; who demand Nebraskans embrace their fetish for blood and death; these depraved mobsters are just the lowest-level minions of the godless Marxists who sit in their ivory towers of NGO’s and govt. and corp. agencies.
Sober SAC Warrior crew chief.
Anyone supporting the violent insurrection on 1/6 is a traitor.
And the injured and dead, including the 4 law enforcement who died by suicide agree.
I do agree to pray for our nation.
Lmao. Vitor…congrats. You found a leftard… besides Josh they/them…that might have actually served in the military. Lmao. God Bless America
Victor…I’m still laughing. Just, so you know.
To keep things in perspective, video and photographs from the Lincoln Journal Star confirm that only six protestors got carried away. Several people were seated in the balcony and all but two remained calm.
The handful that went too far were arrested, as the NSP reported.
Honest question for those of you who root for the Republican Party like it’s your favorite sports team. If someday the Republican Party was to be bought out by billionaires and flooded with corruption, lies and policies that hurt the everyday man, how would you know? Is there anyway for you to know?
JT: Yes, just look at what the DIMs are doing.
I understand you can see Democratic corruption. My question is how would you find out about Republican corruption? What source would you trust? Fox, OAN, Newsmax and all the of social media grifters aren’t going to report it, so how would you find out about it?
JT: we cheer on repubs because the Left is insane.
We, most of us anyway, are willing to acknowledge that there is plenty of corruption in the repub party. It’s the lesser of two evils all too often.
But when virtually ALL big media outlets outright lie consistently for the Left, it forces us to pull for the repubs harder, because we all see the horrible effects of those lies.
I assume you are trying to take a sane, deescalated approach to prove a point, but as you can see from the previous comments, too many on the Left side just shout BS louder thinking they can prove a moot/false point.
What if I told you people that the two party system as it’s existed for the last 35 years is a false dichotomy designed to foster blind loyalty (and generous donations) to team red and team blue at the intentional expense of civility and bipartisanship?
I’m guessing some of the folks with the loudest opinions about “the other party” very ironically pride themselves on being individualistic, independent and would never let the government tell them what to do, all while toeing the party line and repeating talking points from their party’s respective propaganda arm of the MSM.
Some of you people in here hate the other party so much if they said they loved oxygen you’d go home and put a Wal-Mart bag over your head.
Guy, my view is that America has had a UniParty for some time now. Democrats love personal welfare, Republicans love corporate welfare. No matter how you slice it, income-redistribution is theft. Regular hard-working Americans pay the price, literally. Democrats love to kill babies, Republicans love to kill foreigners and confiscate their resources. (See Lesley Stahl and Madeline Albright on 60 Minutes (CBS) 5-12-96) Many, if not most of the “higher-ups” in our 3 branches of govt are either compromised or bribed and consequently do their masters-bidding, the Illuminati. If you have a better explanation for America’s insolvency and moral insanity I’d love to hear it. I know you’re a smart guy, no pun intended!
@Guy…. Much props for the TMac reference!
@ Jim I don’t think it’s the illuminati, it’s simply the corruption of having power and wanting more. I think it’s the two political parties themselves greedily grabbing for as much “power”, within both the government itself and society at large as they can. Both parties have spent years polarizing everything in life to a point where each side now has an army of unthinking loyalists who do and say as they’re told, and most of them don’t even look up from the political feed trough often enough to realize they’re sheep. I also think it’s the people who get elected to represent the rest of us ascending to a position of importance and power and then giving into the human temptation to want more and more of it.
Thanks to the internet it’s the easiest it’s ever been in human history to indoctrinate the weak minded and willing. Because of that, this country is more divided than ever. I believe it’s thanks to the two competing political organizations, and their various agents and propaganda machines, causing the problems, presenting them to their base in carefully curated ways designed to manufacture maximum outrage, and then selling you the solutions.
You want a way to start to make it better? Stop voting for people just because a political party says you need to. Stop falling for the scare tactic about each election being the most important ever. Stop voting on straight party lines, just vote for the people with the best ideas. Stop reading junk on the internet that’s clearly clickbait. Stop hating folks just because they happen to hold views incongruent with your own, I’d like to think there was a time when people could just disagree about something, even passionately, without having to dehumanize and denigrate each other as a mandatory part of the process.
We’re all born into and leave this life the same way, if everybody spent the time in between thinking for themselves and just being decent to people, things would get a lot better.
This Guy gets it.
Well said Guy. Hey chuck, last chance on this article to get a cheap jab in at me…
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