Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More Walker Thuggery and Intimidation of recall workers. Didn't these guys ever glance at the Constitution?

I must confess, after reading the following, it seemed like déjà vu all over again:
Hudson Patch: Western Wisconsin volunteers collecting signatures for the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker have allegedly again been met by aggressive opponents.

On Monday, a group of volunteers in Hudson said they were approached by a man who knocked over and tore their signs before urging a member of the group to "take a swing" at him, according to a police report. Hudson police cited Donald Rindo, 51, of Hudson with disorderly conduct and destruction of property.

Reached by phone Tuesday, Rindo declined to elaborate on the accusations. "I'm terribly upset that they would smear my name like that," he said. "I'm not going to smear their name and say anything about what they did or did not do."

Yeah, that’s right, Walker thug Donald Rindo is the victim here. Amazing? And that's just the latest in a long list of attempts by the fascist right wing to trash the First Amendment just so they can hold onto power: 
The incident comes on the heels of similar episodes elsewhere.

On Dec. 18, a 32-year-old woman was arrested in River Falls for allegedly spitting on a woman who was collecting signatures for the Walker recall.

On Dec. 17, Pierce County authorities were called after a man began shouting at recall signature collectors in Elmwood, but the man left before officers arrived.

Also on Dec. 17, two men, ages 55 and 28, were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct for allegedly spitting on people gathering recall signatures in the village of Arena, about 30 miles west of Madison.

1 comment:

  1. i just wrote an essay on this very subject...please read...

    ‎'Badgers that self-identify as Democrats, Republicans, Independents, or none of the above all came into the streets around the Capitol and into the Capitol building itself, and they all agreed — this is not how Wisconsin should be run. They said that even though we may disagree, we must try to respect one another, to work with one another, to listen to one another so that we can come to mutually beneficial agreements; that we must not lay the blame at the feet of those not responsible and we must not lay the cuts on those least fortunate and least able to bear them.'

    for more, please read Recall Supporters Are Wisconsinites, Too :