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The Chalk That Broke Erwin’s Back

November 27, 2012 by Jason Huberty The Capitol Police delivered the most recent civic achievement award in person ringing the door bell at Jason Huberty’s home at 4:40 pm. The citation was issued for allegedly violating Administrative Code 2.07(2) “unlawful display” on November 16th, eleven days prior. The citation was not delivered by certified mail […]

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What Happened to the Capitol Crackdown?

November 23, 2012 by WCMC 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 […]

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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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The Unwelcome Wagon: A Prelude to “Greyhound Therapy”?

By Edward Kuharski [ Note about the title:  Mayor Soglin has been reported to have used the phrase “Greyhound therapy,” an unsubtle euphemism for putting unwanted people on a bus to another city, in a meeting in the County Executive’s office.  It is a distasteful phrase but is consistent with other statements the Mayor has […]

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A Color Coded Timeline for September Capitol Citations

Photos by Leslie Amsterdam, Lisa Wells, Rebecca Kemble, Callen Harty, Dawn Henke, and Erica Case. In the month of September 2012, the Capitol Police issued 59 citations to 22 citizens for exercising their rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. The timeline above illustrates what those who come to the Capitol already know: that […]

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