articles tagged "wisconsin capitol police"

The Terrell Brothers Speak Out

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 | buzz
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After a string of over 700 consecutive nonviolent Solidarity Sing Alongs in the Capitol rotunda, the Capitol Police got rough. On August 26, 2013, officers tackled observer Damon Terrell to the ground and carried him out of the rotunda bodily like a rail. At the same time, officers dragged Damon’s brother, C.J. Terrell, up from a seated position and removed him from the Capitol. The Capitol Police delivered both brothers to the Dane County Jail, charging C.J. with resisting arrest. C.J. posted bail and was released the same day. Damon, however, had a longer ordeal. Capitol Police held him for the maximum 72 hours before releasing him on a signature bond. On Labor Day, C.J. and Damon Terrell joined host Brian Standing to tell their side of the story. more »

Commentary: Brian Standing Checks on the Health of the First Amendment

Saturday, 3 August 2013 | buzz
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07-29-2013: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Seems pretty simple, no? Well, with the hammer coming down on Wisconsin Capitol protestors and the last issue of Madison’s legendary satirical newspaper, Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing took a look at the health of our oldest and most precious constitutional amendment. more »

Can The Police Limit Speech In The Wisconsin State Capitol?

Monday, 29 April 2013 | buzz
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  The American Civil Liberties Union is taking the state Department of Administration to task in federal court. The Capitol Police have been arresting protestors who were peacefully singing in the state capital. So is the Wisconsin Capitol truly a public forum? Can the police limit what people say? The Progressive’s Rebecca Kemble tells us more.       more »

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