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Cops tackle lawmaker amid layoff threats, detention order: Tensions still running high in Wisconsin

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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 05:10 PM

Cops tackle lawmaker amid layoff threats, detention order: Tensions still running high in Wisconsin

By fleeing the state last month, Wisconsin Democrats succeeded in stymieing--for now--GOP Gov. Scott Walker's controversial bid to end collective bargaining rights for many public-sector workers. But that doesn't mean things are settling back to normal in the Badger State--in fact, tensions over the standoff are running higher than ever.

Last night, one Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Nick Milroy, was physically tackled by Capitol police when he tried to enter the building to retrieve some clothes afMeanwhile, Walker and his fellow Republicans have been doing whatever they can to pressure Senat
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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 05:10 PM
Holy cow, I considered that as a true police state. Seeing a lawmaker getting roughed up. I guess the police are telling him that he is not above the law even if he is a lawmaker. Could it have been intimidation? Or just a pissed off cop teaching lawmakers as to be aware of whats going on outside their comfort zone?
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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 05:22 PM
me thinks Mr. Milroy did this as a publicity stunt.
Every lawmaker in the world knows that he/she has to
produce an ID badge before they are admitted.
He tried to enter without showing his badge
and was tackled. He was only let up AFTER
he produced his badge. He got tossed to the ground
according to security protocol. Do NOT blame the officer
here, he did exactly what he was supposed to do.
And Milroy instigated this incident for an agenda.
Milroy and the Dems got the press coverage they wanted.
Was it a coincidence that a TV News camera was capturing
this whole event? Me thinks not. This incident makes it appear
that the GOP won't allow the Dems back. And why in the hell
would a Dem Congressman who is supposed to be out of
state on strike travel all this distance JUST to pick up
a few clothes from his office?? This was a ploy by the Dems.

And besides, isn't there an arrest warrant out for all 14
Dems missing?? Why wasn't he taken into custody ??

S&F for the OP
I was gonna post this article but
you beat me to it

posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 09:31 PM
reply to post by boondock-saint

If it was a publicity stunt, the bait was gobbled up in the most ravishing of ways.

I am very sad to see this.

posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 09:33 PM
My search was inaccurate, thus my thread late. The original post:

Mods...I realize I am not using the title of the article that I am referencing. That is because at the top of the article there is a video of a Wisconsin lawmaker being tackled by police when trying to enter the Capitol building.

I believe it is important that people see what the climate has changed to; CNN, on the other hand, would rather title their article "Wisconsin governor issues letter to unions on possible layoffs."

I am so, so, so sad right now.

So sad.

posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 10:23 PM
Stick a fork in it. Boondock nailed it. This is a stupid piece of political theater. Don't give them the time of day...move along. Narcissism is a mental disorder.

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