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“Raging Granny” Arrested for Singing in Wisconsin Capitol

Marie Martini, a member of The Raging Grannies of Madison, and Margit Moses, of Madison, were arrested by Capitol Police for singing in the rotunda today over the noon hour. The arrests took place during a rousing rendition of “Bring Back Wisconsin to Me,” which is sung to the tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over […]

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Capitol Cop Throws Videographer to the Ground

August 5, 2013  by WCMC Wisconsin Capitol Police have been arresting people in the Capitol for singing their grievances against the Scott Walker Administration without a permit for the last two weeks. Today during one of the multiple arrests, Officer Michael J. Syphard grabbed videographer Arthur Kohl-Riggs and threw him to the ground without any […]

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Will Williams Falls While In Police Custody At WI Capitol 8.1.13

August 2, 2013  by Leslie Amsterdam and Rebecca Kemble Longtime Madison peace activist Will Williams, 70, was arrested for singing over the noon hour at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Thursday.  He fell on his back on a marble staircase en route to the basement police processing center while escorted by four Capitol police officers. […]

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Exercising Rights in Capitol May Be Harmful to Your Health

July 27, 2013  by wcmcoop A Lutheran pastor from Madison suffered cardiac symptoms while in police custody on Friday, July 26, after being arrested in the Wisconsin Capitol during what Capitol Police deemed an “unlawful assembly” of the Solidarity Sing Along. As the Rev. Carter Dary, 67, was being taken to the basement of the […]

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Walker Quashes Dissent in Wis. Capitol

July 19, 2013  By Sue Breckenridge [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] I wish to express my opposition to the rule changes to Admin 2. I realize that it is pointless for me […]

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It’s Not Just A Pleasure To Sing, It’s Our Duty

July 16, 2013  By Martha Florey [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] Dear Secretary Huebsch: I am writing in opposition to the current DOA Capitol access emergency rule and proposed permanent amendment of […]

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No Reason to Change Capitol Rules

July 15, 2013  by Wisconsin State Assembly Representative Chris Taylor [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] Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony regarding the proposed revisions to Wis. Adm. 2. […]

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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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Crackdown on Dissent Intensifies as DoJ Usurps Authority of Capitol Police

April 6, 2013  by Jason Huberty After a two-month lull, the Walker Administration’s crackdown on dissent in the Wisconsin State Capitol has kicked back into high gear. On Thursday April 4th, six Capitol Police officers marched down the stairs of the State Street entrance to the Capitol and handed out nine long-form complaints to three […]

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Remembering March 9, 2011

March 9, 2012 by Michael Matheson [Two years ago today, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-13) and the State Republicans held a last-minute session to remove the union busting portion of Walker’s controversial budget bill and pass it as the separate Act 10. Introduced the month before, the budget bill was so draconian that the 14 Democrats […]

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