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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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The chalking that resulted in the citation. Copyright  Sara Blackthorne 2012

This Is Far From Over: Chalkupation at the Capitol

A few dozen activists chalked the sidewalks outside the Wisconsin State Capitol Sunday afternoon after Steve Books, a Madison veteran and peace activist was arrested, handcuffed, cited and released Saturday for writing “This is Far from over” in chalk on the public sidewalk. The citation issued was for “other conduct prohibited” under Wisconsin Administrative Code […]

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