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When Franklin gave voters in his poll three possible statements to describe their feelings about Walker, about 40% said they liked what he’s doing, about 40% said they didn’t like what he’s doing, and just under 20% said they liked what he’s doing but not how he’s doing it. In other words, they were conflicted.
As of February, his approval and disapproval ratings were about the same, 47%.
_________________ -- Tis an ill wind that blows no minds. -- Malaclypse the Younger
On September 5, 2012, eight people were arrested, handcuffed, and ultimately given citations for simply holding signs in the Wisconsin State Capitol. This may come as a surprise to the hundreds of thousands of people who marched through the Capitol in February and March of 2011 proudly holding home-made signs that denounced Governor Scott Walker's attack on collective bargaining rights, but there's a new sheriff in town -- a new Capitol Police chief to be exact.
In July of 2012, David M. Erwin was named as the new Chief of the Wisconsin Capitol Police Department, succeeding Chief Charles Tubbs who was widely applauded for maintaining public safety while allowing protesters to exercise their First Amendment rights in the Capitol during Wisconsin's historic labor uprising. Chief Erwin previously served as the captain in charge of Governor Walker's security with the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Chief Erwin made it clear from the beginning that under his watch, the Department of Administration's controversial access policy for the Capitol would be followed more strictly. The group of citizens who participate in the daily sing-along, and those who visit the Capitol to hold signs and socialize have been expecting a crackdown, and it has arrived.
Gandhi Quote Lands Protester in Cuffs
On Tuesday a small group of people were given warnings by the Capitol Police, and told that they could not display their signs on the 1st floor of the rotunda. On Wednesday Bart Munger, one of those warned the day before, was arrested and handcuffed for holding a 3' x 7' sign that said "An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. –Mahatma Gandhi"............
The chants of USA USA USA are meant to drown this sort of thing out.
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