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  •  They came in shifts (7+ / 0-)

    and there were a lot of them. A group would arrest four or five people, usually two or three officers to one person (I had two, and one didn't do much). Then there'd be a pause and another group would come in. We tended to gather in small groups and they'd take us away one by one. They didn't all swoop in at once. Downstairs, there were a lot more, game wardens and state troopers among them, because I guess Wisconsin highways and parks are completely safe and the state has unlimited funds.

    •  Thanks for the info, kideni, (3+ / 0-)
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      GrumpyOldGeek, kideni, AnnieJo

      and kudos to you for standing up for 1st Amendment rights.  I asked the question of Giles because I wanted to see how Chief Erwin got enough cops to handle this.  It appears that he knows better than to ask Dane County Sheriff Mahoney or Madison Police Chief Wray to send any of their officers to help out with this farce perpetrated today on the SS.  Wonder how those game wardens and state troopers liked frisking 80-year-olds and then handing them a ticket because they were singing.  

      "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

      by 3goldens on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 07:56:23 PM PDT

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      •  yep, no locals (2+ / 0-)
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        AnnieJo, 3goldens

        No county or city help, and they didn't ask the UW for help either, even though the UW police oversaw security during the 2011 uprising. But then again, the UW chief testified against what they're doing at a hearing a couple of weeks ago, so I guess they knew better than to even ask! :)

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