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Capitol Cop Throws Videographer to the Ground

August 5, 2013  by WCMC Wisconsin Capitol Police have been arresting people in the Capitol for singing their grievances against the Scott Walker Administration without a permit for the last two weeks. Today during one of the multiple arrests, Officer Michael J. Syphard grabbed videographer Arthur Kohl-Riggs and threw him to the ground without any […]

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Will Williams Falls While In Police Custody At WI Capitol 8.1.13

August 2, 2013  by Leslie Amsterdam and Rebecca Kemble Longtime Madison peace activist Will Williams, 70, was arrested for singing over the noon hour at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Thursday.  He fell on his back on a marble staircase en route to the basement police processing center while escorted by four Capitol police officers. […]

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Exercising Rights in Capitol May Be Harmful to Your Health

July 27, 2013  by wcmcoop A Lutheran pastor from Madison suffered cardiac symptoms while in police custody on Friday, July 26, after being arrested in the Wisconsin Capitol during what Capitol Police deemed an “unlawful assembly” of the Solidarity Sing Along. As the Rev. Carter Dary, 67, was being taken to the basement of the […]

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Mayor Dave Offbase Regarding Sing Along

July 26, 2013  by Karen Bassler [This is Karen Bassler’s response to former Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz’s  recent column  in The Isthmus about the arrests of peaceful singers at the Wisconsin State Capitol. – Editors] Dave: I can no longer refer to you as Mayor Dave, or Citizen Dave, though up until yesterday I had been using both […]

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The Rule Is Unsound And Should Not Be Implemented

July 17, 2013  By Linda Roberson [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts about the proposed “emergency” revisions to Ch. Adm. 2. My […]

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Scott Walker Won’t Be Governor Someday

July 16, 2013  By Paula Mohan [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] I testified at the public hearing on Friday and would like to supplement those comments with this written testimony. There is […]

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FDR’s Four Freedoms

July 17, 2013  By David Rolnick [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] In his series of four paintings illustrating President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, the very traditionalist and conservative American illustrator Norman Rockwell depicted […]

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Bob LaFollette Would Be Proud

July 16, 2013  By Genie Ogden [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] The Rules start out describing an “emergency” dating back to the occupation of the Capitol over 2 years ago, that only […]

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Honor Wisconsin Citizens Like My Father And Me

July 15, 2013  By Peggy Porter Koeing [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] When I was seven years old, my father took me to the Wisconsin State Capitol.  My memories of that day […]

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We’re Still Here

July 15, 2013  By Ryan Wherley [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] On the afternoon of Friday, July 12th, citizens and Winter Soldiers of the great state of Wisconsin spoke truth to power […]

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