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|Subject: Wisconsin Capitol Arrests Continue for a Second Day Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:16 pm|| |
July 28, 2013
Wisconsin Capitol Arrests Continue for a Second Day Did you know about this? The myriad ways The People are finding to make their stand against the oppression and tyranny astounds me. So many sacrifices are made on so many levels by people we don’t know—yet we’re all connected. We’re all doing what we’re drawn to do, aren’t we?Many would like to DO something, but don’t know what. I would say it doesn’t have to be anything really big or newsworthy—it could be as simple as discussing something we learned as a truth-seeker with a friend or relative—or even with someone in the checkout line at the grocery store. I do it all the time, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how many people really DO know about at least SOME of what’s going on.A brief conversation may be all it takes to get someone else to spark a conversation with another, and so on, and so on. The collective consciousness is a powerful contributor to the thoughts of the general populace and their openness to getting a grasp on Truth.I admire these folks in Wisconsin very much. If I tried this I’d have a divorce on my hands, but it’s clear that the patriots of Madison are in it for the long haul.They mention the desecration of the US flag. I’ve been wondering if The People of the Republic of the United States—or other countries—will choose a new or modified flag once they’ve attained freedom from the corporation(s).
Thu Jul 25, 2013
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s administration ordered its Capitol Police force to arrest singing citizens for a second consecutive day. Singers participating in the daily, noon-hour Solidarity Sing Along sang social justice and workers rights–themed songs as they have done at the Wisconsin Capitol every weekday since March, 2011. Here is a heartbreaking account of today’s events from my friend Anica…
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- I went to the Capitol today to join the SingaLong. Shortly after we began singing “We Shall Overcome” at noon, the police declared that we had unlawfully assembled. We continued to sing. There were many people there, women with babies strapped to their chests, families, old friends, senators (Jauch and Cullen) assemblypeople (Taylor, Sargent) and lots of press. Then the police started arresting people.They arrested my friend who just had hip surgery and needed a crutch to walk. They would not let her use it as they hauled her away. They arrested a sweet veteran of the Vietnam war who had an American flag. It fell to the floor as they cuffed him and the officers stepped on it.
I don’t know how many people they arrested today. I saw two men arrested with their school aged children following close behind. Some people were arrested more than once. Through this all we sang. We sang. The police weaved through the crowd at times, it seemed to me like they were picking people out to arrest. One particular detective kept watching me, following me as I moved through the crowd. I chose to not be arrested today, if I could at all help it, and finally I went outside.
I cried as I left. I cried because I was sad that I could no longer feel safe singing in the Capitol that I love; that my dissent is no longer allowed there. I cried because my friends were unjustly arrested and some of them were hurt. I cried because I’ve worked really hard lately and I’m tired and going to the Capitol is what I do on my days off. I am proud, though. Proud of what we do. Proud of what we are accomplishing. My heart is full of love for the patriots that I was with today, that I was with days and months and years ago, patriots that I will be with tomorrow, and then next day, and the day after that.
Yesterday there were about 75 – 100 singers and spectators in the rotunda. Today it was about 300, if you include the dozen or so Democratic state legislators who came to bear witness, and a few Republican staffers leaning over the upper tier railings hoping to see some hippie-punching.
attribution: Leslie Amsterdam
The totals are not in, but it seemed that fewer people were arrested today than yesterday. Most of those arrested were cited and released, but at least three were taken to the Dane County jail for possibly resisting arrest (going limp), although that is not confirmed. (UPDATE – the police arrested 23 and handed out 26 citations and 3 criminal charges.)
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Thanks to: http://2012thebigpicture.wordpress.com