Aug 15, 2013

Matt Rothschild, Editor of The Progressive, Arrested for Reporting from the Capitol

Update: Allen Ruff writes, "Do you think this cop would have understood the word 'putz,' and if so, tacked on an additional charge of assault with a descriptive expletive? Bonnie Block, interestingly, had a very decent column in the State Journal the morning of her apprehension. Clearly a case of retribution, targeting her for making critical comments on an opinion page (of a conservative paper, no less)!"

Longtime editor of The Progressive Magazine, Matthew Rothschild has been arrested today for reporting on the mass arrests at the Wisconsin state capitol by Scott Walker's capitol police.

Writes Rothschild:

They hauled me off in a squad car to the Dane County jail just three blocks away, where I was frisked again, booked, fingerprinted, had my mug shot taken, and kept in a holding cell with three other inmates for an hour and twenty minutes before being released.

The paper they gave me on the way out said, under 'Charge,' 946.41(1) Resisting or Obstructing.'
 Anybody still believe this is not Scott Walker, GOP hack Mike Huebsch, and the other GOP hack David Erwin pushing a political agenda—specifically violating and repressing the rights of citizens?

Mark Clear, a Madison Common Council Alder, was also arrested.

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