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Crackdown on Dissent Intensifies as DoJ Usurps Authority of Capitol Police

April 6, 2013  by Jason Huberty After a two-month lull, the Walker Administration’s crackdown on dissent in the Wisconsin State Capitol has kicked back into high gear. On Thursday April 4th, six Capitol Police officers marched down the stairs of the State Street entrance to the Capitol and handed out nine long-form complaints to three […]

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The Songs Dave Erwin was Hired to Silence

February 18, 2013   by Joseph Skulan Every weekday from noon to 1 pm, for the past two years, citizens have gathered in or outside of the Wisconsin State Capitol to express their dissatisfaction with the Walker regime, its policies, or anything else that bothers them. Informally known as the Solidarity Sing-Along (SSA), the event […]

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Capitol Police Have No Answers for Concerned Citizens

By Rebecca Kemble, Nicole Schulte and Whitney Steffen On Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Whitney Steffen was given a warning that she was engaging in prohibited behavior in the Wisconsin State Capitol. When she inquired as to the nature of that behavior, the officer giving her the warning could not explain it to her: Last week, […]

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Court Decision Undermines Chief Erwin’s Capitol Crackdown

By Hematite Sometimes good news comes wrapped in bad packages. News that a lawsuit against the DoA and Capitol Police for arrests made in March, 2011 for holding signs on the first floor of the Capitol had been dismissed felt like a hard blow to first amendment activists when it first broke on Thursday morning. […]

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