“On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution, and will remain loyal to my community and the agency I serve.”
Wisconsin isn’t the crime. It’s the seat of the crime. It’s not the only seat in the house, either.
Stew Steve of VeracityStew.com has been covering the simmering mulligatawny from the Capitol House in Madison, Wisconsin.
Realizing it couldn’t control the ongoing protests, and rather than face his constituents honestly, the Walker administration revised the Capitol access policy in December 2011 to require permits for any organized activity in the Capitol, even if it was performed by only one person. Since then Police have issued the singers countless citations. But then those citations morphed in recent months to violent confrontations and arrests by police.
Daily arrests have included city officials, a school board member, firefighters, teenagers, the elderly, public employees (teachers), journalists, and even mothers with small children. All for singing in a public building.
The police have now taken to violence to stem the flow of peaceful demonstrations. Watching this will most certainly be disturbing as you see multiple instances of police recklessly, willfully, and wantonly attacking people exercising their constitutional rights.
How long can we stand idly by and watch this continue? Contact Scott Walker’s office and demand he call off his personal attack dogs. All we ask is that these law officers abide by their oath. And what they’re doing violates that promise.