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UPDATED: Jurors Not Allowed to Consider First Amendment in Political Dissent Case

January 17, 2013   By Rebecca Kemble Earlier today, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Julie Genovese approved the State of Wisconsin’s motion to prohibit Jason Huberty from giving instructions to a jury relating to the First Amendment. His case stems from an alleged administrative rule violation for  holding a banner that said “Solidarity” in the Capitol […]

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Walker Administration Targets Perceived Sing Along Leaders

By wcmcoop The Walker Administration’s crackdown on the Solidarity Sing Along is continuing through a steady flow of citations sent by certified mail. See this timeline for September’s citations. Capitol Police Chief Erwin’s strategy appears to be the targeting of citizens he has identified as “leaders.” Five of the seven tickets issued so far in October […]

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WCMC on the Air at 89.9 WORT FM

[Next week the Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative begins collaborating with WORT FM 89.9 by airing a weekly two-minute commentary for the Insurgent Radio Kiosk, which airs four times throughout the day. Here is the text of our first commentary. - Editors] Over the past year and a half people opposed to Scott Walker’s agenda for […]

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Dawn Henke in cardiac distress on the floor of the Capitol while handcuffed. Source: Leslie Amsterdam

Capitol Crackdown Sends Disabled Veteran to Hospital, Another Activist to Jail

By Rebecca Kemble, Whitney Steffen, Nicole Schulte and Leslie Amsterdam The Capitol police crackdown on free speech continued today as two more people were arrested leaving the building after a spontaneous gathering in the rotunda. Dawn Henke, a disabled veteran from Phoenix, Arizona, who currently resides in Wausau, was walking out of the Capitol when […]

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ACLU observer Mary Ellen Schultz on the job 9/12/12. Credit: Leslie Amsterdam

Capitol Police: To Protect and Serve or Intimidate and Harass?

By Jason Huberty, Arthur Kohl-Riggs, Nicole Schulte, and Craig Spaulding The mission statement of the Wisconsin State Capitol Police could not be more clear. The Wisconsin Capitol Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of personalized services to all who live, work, visit, and learn in our State. We believe in the dignity of […]

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Bart Munger with the citations that were delivered to his workplace by Capitol and UW police. Credit: Leslie Amsterdam

Activist cited at work by Capitol Police

By Leslie Amsterdam, Rebecca Kemble, Arthur Kohl-Riggs and Nicole Schulte Bart Munger showed up to his job at the UW Physical Plant this morning to find a Capitol police officer and a UW police officer waiting for him. They were there to deliver two citations for holding a banner at the Solidarity Sing Along the […]

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Whitney Steffen is arrested for holding a sign with references to freedom of speech and assembly. Photo by Rebecca Kemble

Court Decision Undermines Chief Erwin’s Capitol Crackdown

By Hematite Sometimes good news comes wrapped in bad packages. News that a lawsuit against the DoA and Capitol Police for arrests made in March, 2011 for holding signs on the first floor of the Capitol had been dismissed felt like a hard blow to first amendment activists when it first broke on Thursday morning. […]

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Photo credit:  Lisa Wells

Eight Arrested at Capitol for Unlawful Display of Signs

[EDITOR'S NOTE:  This is another open-source correction/continuation of one of Clay Barbour's articles.  We hope he appreciates our help and are very happy that he correctly stated the number of arrests, even if he didn't know why they were arrested.] Eight arrested at Capitol for protest without permit  unlawful display of signs Capitol police arrested […]

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Protest Singers’ Noses Swell in Wake of Capitol Chief’s Comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:  Thisis an open-source correction/continuation of Clay Barbour's article published by WCMC since the WSJ couldn't be bothered to fact check for him.  Think of  it as a little bit country,  a little bit rock-n-roll.] Protest singers’ numbers grow noses swell in wake of Capitol chief’s comments The ranks noses of participants of the […]

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