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Two young boys tape arrests in Wisconsin Capitol.

What Did YOU Do on Your Summer Vacation?

August 14, 2013  by Lady Forward     The woman being arrested in the video, AFSCME Assistant Director Jana Weaver, had this to say about the Solidarity Sing Along: “The SSA has a special spot in my heart. I was by no means an every day singer but when my schedule would allow, I would […]

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State Representatives Terese Berceau and Melissa Sargent at Solidarity SingAlong 8.7.13

Wis. Legislators Observing Arrests in Capitol Rotunda Warned by Police

August 8, 2013  by Leslie Amsterdam Several Wisconsin legislators have been warned by Capitol Police recently that they should not be observing the arrests and other activities currently happening in the Capitol rotunda daily over the noon hour, as Solidarity Sing Along participants continue to sing out their disapproval of Gov. Scott Walker and his […]

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Photo: Dawn Henke

Mayor Dave Offbase Regarding Sing Along

July 26, 2013  by Karen Bassler [This is Karen Bassler’s response to former Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz’s  recent column  in The Isthmus about the arrests of peaceful singers at the Wisconsin State Capitol. – Editors] Dave: I can no longer refer to you as Mayor Dave, or Citizen Dave, though up until yesterday I had been using both […]

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Gone to Trial for Holding a Sign?

July 14, 2013,  By Jeri Troia [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. - Editors] My name is Jeri Troia. I live in Madison. I am a substitute teacher. I come to sing at the Solidarity […]

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CPO Mathews and his list(G-P) on top of his training checklist clipboard.

McCarthyism Is Alive and Well at Wisconsin Capitol

He’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…. The Holidays are here, and Capitol police officers are invoking the spirit of Senator Joe McCarthy by compiling a list of regular attendees of the Solidarity Sing Along, the weekday noon hour singing protest at the Wisconsin Capitol. Police appear […]

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CPO Andrew Hyatt delivers citations to 2 individuals at 8:30pm on 11/27/12. Photo: Lisa Wells.

UPDATED: Capitol Police Hunt Down Sidewalk Chalkers to Deliver Citations

Tuesday November 27 was a busy day for Capitol Police under the direction of Chief David Erwin.  Officer Andrew Hyatt spent the afternoon tracking down recipients of citations for administrative code violations for chalking on the sidewalk outside the Wisconsin State Capitol eleven days earlier on Friday, November 16. Around 4:40 pm, Officer Hyatt stopped […]

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Three of these citizens received citations for holding up signs and t-shirts during a Red Cross blood drive in September. Signs and t-shirts are extremely protected First Amendment speech and all have requested jury trials. Photo credit:  Leslie Amsterdam

November 27, 2012

Read the latest about the Capitol crackdown: http://wcmcoop.com/2012/11/23/what-happened-to-the-capitol-crackdown/

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Free speech activists and supporters following initial appearances for 20 people and 25 tickets on November 16th. Photo courtesy Leslie Amsterdam.

What Happened to the Capitol Crackdown?

The 100th and 101st citations in the Capitol Crackdown were issued unceremoniously on November 15th. Like so many others, they were sent by certified mail, in this case one week after the alleged violation took place. A third citation was issued in person on November 8th. That makes 3 citations (to date) for November, 39 […]

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Outside the Wisconsin Capitol 11/15/12. At least 99 citations have been issued to peaceful protesters over the last few months in a crackdown over First Amendment rights and permit regulations of Free Speech activity at the Capitol.

November 16, 2012

Read more about how citations are issued here: http://wcmcoop.com/2012/11/06/election-night-candygram/

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Election Night Candygram

On a night when the whole country is focused on elections, Scott Walker is sending his palace guard to deliver citations at citizens’ homes. Over the last two months, the Capitol Police have issued 90 tickets to 30 citizens for demonstrating at the Wisconsin Capitol without a permit. The police have been sending the tickets […]

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