Wisconsin Police Would ‘Absolutely’ Use Force On Protesters If Ordered

Madison PoliceStephen C. Webster writes on Raw Story:

Amid the largest protests Madison, Wisconsin has seen in decades, newly elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker last week issued a stark message to public labor unions occupying the capitol building: we have options, and using the National Guard against protesters is among them.

Since then, a myrad of rumors have circulated through crowds gathered at the state capitol, united in protest of a bill that would strip public unions of their collective bargaining rights. One rumor, which had not yet come to pass, even suggested that like Egypt’s former dictator did in Tahrir Square, Gov. Walker may call in police to forcibly clear out the capitol.

And according to a Wisconsin police union president, whether the police agree or disagree with their governor’s politics, they would “absolutely” carry out any order given to them … even if that order included using force against their fellow Americans gathered in peaceful protest …

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  • Ironaddict06

    Really? What is the govenor supposed to say? No, we will allow the protesters to run wild in the capital.

  • Ironaddict06

    Really? What is the govenor supposed to say? No, we will allow the protesters to run wild in the capital.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      The only violence perpetrated in Madison this past week has been Walker’s raping of the public trust

      1. A budget plan that is on balance $30.7 million annually WORSE than doing nothing http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2011/02/back-to-dytopian-future-scott-walkers.html

      2. Scott Walker’s violation of ethics law (chapter 11 section 36 WSS) by consulting with (what he THOUGHT was) a capmaign donor about public policy and donated advertising. http://www.disinfo.com/2011/02/caller-posing-as-major-gop-contributor-dupes-wisconsin-gov-scott-walker/

      3. An immoral an unconstitutional attempt at 1:00 am this morning to strip workers of their constitutional rights pursuant to a naked partisan power grab http://patriotsforamerica.nig.com/forum/topics/wis-assembly-passes-bill

      4. Walker throwing childrens’ librarians, teachers and other public service employees under the bus by unilaterally issuing lay off notices if the Wisconsin 14 refuse to rubber stamp his putsch http://ozardsfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=409616

      5. Walker spending AT LEAST $147k on national guard costs per day of tax payer money–over and above the budget–for the sole purpose of pursuing this authoritarian coup against working families (see reference #1 above).

      6. Walker throwing away $47 million in federal funding, beyond the $800 million he already threw away in January for infrastructure projects, simply because he is not content to follow the constitution. “Section 13C” arrangement, as discussed here http://huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/22/walker-unions-wisconsin-protests_n_826908.html

      7. Walker throwing away additional millions of dollars in debt service costs due to Walker’s insistence on missing the deadline to refinance its debt (See reference #2 above).

      All this, not to mention the obvious facts that NO ONE will want to invest in Wisconsin going forward because Walker has created such a volatile environment, creating a lingering atmosphere of simmering violence and mistrust, and that the hobbling of much needed investments in public infrastructure and education guarantee a crumbling state of viciously ignorant and angry people.

      http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/97153569.html

      Yep–Scott Walker is directly responsible for those kids’ deaths–his policy of deferring infrastructure maintainance turned out to be the proximate cause for that parking structure’s facade to collapse.

  • Anonymous

    The only violence perpetrated in Madison this past week has been Walker’s raping of the public trust

    1. A budget plan that is on balance $30.7 million annually WORSE than doing nothing http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2011/02/back-to-dytopian-future-scott-walkers.html

    2. Scott Walker’s violation of ethics law (chapter 11 section 36 WSS) by consulting with (what he THOUGHT was) a capmaign donor about public policy and donated advertising. http://disinfo.com/2011/02/caller-posing-as-major-gop-contributor-dupes-wisconsin-gov-scott-walker/

    3. An immoral an unconstitutional attempt at 1:00 am this morning to strip workers of their constitutional rights pursuant to a naked partisan power grab http://patriotsforamerica.nig.com/forum/topics/wis-assembly-passes-bill

    4. Walker throwing childrens’ librarians, teachers and other public service employees under the bus by unilaterally issuing lay off notices if the Wisconsin 14 refuse to rubber stamp his putsch http://ozardsfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=409616

    5. Walker spending AT LEAST $147k on national guard costs per day of tax payer money–over and above the budget–for the sole purpose of pursuing this authoritarian coup against working families (see reference #1 above).

    6. Walker throwing away $47 million in federal funding, beyond the $800 million he already threw away in January for infrastructure projects, simply because he is not content to follow the constitution. “Section 13C” arrangement, as discussed here http://huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/22/walker-unions-wisconsin-protests_n_826908.html

    7. Walker throwing away additional millions of dollars in debt service costs due to Walker’s insistence on missing the deadline to refinance its debt (See reference #2 above).

    All this, not to mention the obvious facts that NO ONE will want to invest in Wisconsin going forward because Walker has created such a volatile environment, creating a lingering atmosphere of simmering violence and mistrust, and that the hobbling of much needed investments in public infrastructure and education guarantee a crumbling state of viciously ignorant and angry people.

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/97153569.html

    Yep–Scott Walker is directly responsible for those kids’ deaths–his policy of deferring infrastructure maintainance turned out to be the proximate cause for that parking structure’s facade to collapse.

  • Den Hickey

    Of course they would.  Asking cops if they would use force against protesters if ordered to do so is like asking a fat kid if he would eat cake for every meal if he were ordered to do so.

  • Den Hickey

    Of course they would.  Asking cops if they would use force against protesters if ordered to do so is like asking a fat kid if he would eat cake for every meal if he were ordered to do so.

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