Tag Archives: Chief David Erwin

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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November 16, 2012

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

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November 1, 2012

More about Halloween at the Capitol here: https://wcmcoop.com/2012/10/31/fightin-bob-la-follette-must-be-rolling-in-his-grave/

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Fightin’ Bob La Follette Must Be Rolling in his Grave

October 31, 2012 By Rebecca Kemble Participants in the Solidarity Sing Along at the Wisconsin State Capitol are known for their creative song lyrics as well as their witty signs and banners. Today, on Halloween, they added masks and costumes to render their messages in defense of free speech and against the authoritarian rule of […]

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October 23, 2012

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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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Citations Issued for Spontaneous Event at Wisconsin Capitol

By Leslie Amsterdam and Nicole Schulte The recent Wisconsin Capitol crackdown under the leadership of Chief David Erwin has resulted in another round of citations making their way to citizens’ homes via Certified mail. On Friday and Saturday, four more individuals received two citations each for 2.14(2)(k) and (v) bringing the total for September to 20 people […]

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September 27, 2012

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UPDATED:Police Unions’ Statement Regarding Recent Enforcement Action During Crackdown on Free Speech at the Wisconsin Capitol

In recent weeks law enforcement efforts in the Wisconsin Capitol have resulted in numerous arrests and citations, as newly appointed Police Chief David Erwin brings a different approach to enforcing possible violations of statutes and administrative code violations. Last Friday, a disabled veteran’s medical crisis during an attempted arrest for a brief spontaneous speech brought […]

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Capitol Police Have No Answers for Concerned Citizens

By Rebecca Kemble, Nicole Schulte and Whitney Steffen On Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Whitney Steffen was given a warning that she was engaging in prohibited behavior in the Wisconsin State Capitol. When she inquired as to the nature of that behavior, the officer giving her the warning could not explain it to her: Last week, […]

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