WTDY: A chaotic scene at the Capitol on Friday as police rushed to remove handcuffs from an unconscious protester. According to witnesses, the woman has a heart condition and passed out as police were arresting her. She was one of two protesters arrested shortly after the Solidarity Sing-Along.Trying to prevent "chaos all the time," Capitol Police Chief David Erwin thought he could make a case for ignoring the First Amendment and state constitution on WKOW's Capitol City Sunday with Greg Neumann. With comments like "I don't know if they were protesting anything, I think they were just trying to be disruptive," who can blame the Chief for tossing freedom in the trash bin. Neumann asked all the right questions:
Victor Forberger with the National Lawyers Guild says he received multiple calls about the incident. He says the two protesters were reportedly prevented from leaving the building by Capitol Police. "They were walking through the Capitol, speaking with each other rather loudly, and they had the song books that were used during the rally," he said. "The Police surrounded them and then arrested them."
Monday, September 17, 2012
Protester at Capitol Faints during arrest, and Chief Erwin explains he's not a big fan of Political Free Speech.
The apparent randomness of arrests being made at the Capitol may have resulted in an unintended medical emergency of a "protesters" arrest on Friday.