|Worker from Fitchburg, Wisconsin - |
Image from Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Since when is petitioning our government a threat?
WKOW-TV (Madison, Wisconsin) keeps up its breathless reports on citizens protesting the Senate Bill 44 [Right to Work bill].
"Capitol police will be ready for them," referring to Wisconsin citizens coming to the state capitol, a "public forum that has been at the center of public discourse in the State of Wisconsin since its completion in 1917." (U.S. District Judge Conley, Opinion and Order in Kissick v. Huebsch and Erwin (July 2013))
Continues Conley in his preliminary injunction stopping Scott Walker's palace guard, aka the Capitol police from preventing free speech: "As explained in its official nomination for designation as a National Historic Landmark, which was granted on January 3,  'The soaring rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol is designed to induce Whereas some statehouses are maintained apart from the urban fabric, the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda functions, both literally and symbolically, as a city center and is fully utilized as a public space to which all have claim.'"
Not only are Scott Walker and the Republicans trashing labor rights and private contracts in service to the Koch brothers, they are trying to trash the First Amendment in the process, again, and local broadcast 'news' like WKOW-TV is buying in.
One hopes Wisconsin citizens film and record every action of the untrained and unrestrained GOP capitol guard.