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  •  thought WI had some (5+ / 0-)
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    the Madison cops refused to clear the State Building last winter.

    What's changed?  Are these different cops (i.e. state rather than city?)

    Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 05:51:30 PM PDT

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    •  I was in one of those marches last winter. (4+ / 0-)

      You couldn't have thrown a ping pong ball without pegging some member of law enforcement.  There were police, deputy sheriffs, corrections officers and even a couple of state troopers, all in their off-duty Union jackets.  

      I live way up north of Madison.  Our sheriff (a Democrat) said a couple of his deputies also made the trek around the state house, with his blessing.

      Never meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.--Bruce Graham

      by Ice Blue on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 06:24:49 PM PDT

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    •  Giles (The Goat) (4+ / 0-)
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      has had a couple of recommended diaries in the last couple days about people being arrested in Wisconsin and taken out of the General Assembly.  That is what I was commenting on.  He had a couple of videos that showed people sitting silent with protest signs pinned to their clothes and they were kicked out and a couple of people were filming and arrested.

      The videos, I believe, are more recent events since the State Building protest.  

      "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

      by zaka1 on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 06:31:00 PM PDT

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      •  yes, so, what's changed with the cops (0+ / 0-)

        are these a different kind of cops?

        Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 06:50:56 PM PDT

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        •  Probably nothing. Cops aren't monolithic. (4+ / 0-)
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          You'll find plenty who are with us, and plenty who see the world as an extension of high school, when people gave a shit about their 6-2 winning season.

          Maybe Walker's just surrounding himself with more of the latter type, these days?

          Regards,
          Corporate Dog

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          We didn't elect Obama to be an expedient president. We elected him to be a great one. -- Eugene Robinson

          by Corporate Dog on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 08:27:24 PM PDT

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        •  I think what has changed in Wisconsin is (0+ / 0-)

          it's the state police instead of the local Madison police.

          I would check in this guy's diaries, as he seems to be covering it fairly well.

          Giles (The Goat)

          H'mm. I'm not terribly into this, anymore.

          by Knarfc on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 06:13:49 AM PDT

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