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A Color Coded Timeline for September Capitol Citations

Photos by Leslie Amsterdam, Lisa Wells, Rebecca Kemble, Callen Harty, Dawn Henke, and Erica Case. In the month of September 2012, the Capitol Police issued 59 citations to 22 citizens for exercising their rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. The timeline above illustrates what those who come to the Capitol already know: that […]

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Camera Returned, Civil Rights Still Missing

On March 23, 2012 Arthur Kohl-Riggs finally got his video camera out of Wisconsin Capitol Police custody. It was impounded on March 13, 2012 when Kohl-Riggs was detained for simply having the camera with him in the Assembly gallery. WI Capitol Police informed him at that time that the camera was considered evidence even though Kohl-Riggs […]

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Still Without A Camera, One Week After Questionable Arrest

Arthur Kohl-Riggs still doesn’t have his video camera. The Madison, WI video journalist was arrested on March 13, 2012 for simply having his camera with him in the Assembly gallery of the WI State Legislature. The police are holding his camera as evidence. Yesterday, Kohl-Riggs’ attorney, Susan M. Crawford of Cullen Weston Pines & Bach, […]

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