Skip to comments.Army Recruiting Center Vandalized (Milwaukee, WI)
Posted on 03/19/2007 11:45:48 PM PDT by Monitor
MILWAUKEE - A group of Iraq War protesters vandalized the windows at the Army recruitment center on Oakland Avenue near the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee campus on Monday night.
Milwaukee police had six people in custody and were questioning several more potential suspects. Witnesses say they saw anywhere from 20 to 40 people dressed in black flee from the scene.
A Web site posting on Monday said that the act was a protest against the U.S. involvement in Iraq, in connection with Tuesday's fourth anniversary of the war.
Torches made from chair legs, fireworks, and black flags were strewn in front of the Army recruitment center. Windows were broken, but there didn't appear to be much damage to the inside of the building. One witness heard loud sounds and then saw a large group fleeing the scene.
"A group of kids were running down the road, about 20 kids or so, just screaming and wearing all black and faces covered, and they had crowbars and baseball bats," said Dan Riess.
Six people are in custody. TODAY'S TMJ4 cameras caught one man being brought back to the scene by police. At least one woman was taken into custody as well. A witness claimed he saw the group a few blocks away after the alleged attack on the recruitment center.
"There were 30 to 35 people, all dressed in black, with buckets spray painted black, just ran by, none of them said a thing, it was all very quiet," said Sal Strehlow.
The Website www.mke.indymedia.org showed a picture on Monday night of a group of protesters holding an anti-war sign. The same sign was found in front of the Army recruitment center after the attack.
Milwaukee police say the participants could face charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage. There were no reports of injuries.
A witness said one of the protesters had a video camera.
Don't you just love these people who "reject violence", and yet are willing to use violent tactics to make a point?
They could have just as easily been even worse guys.. It is time to arm up recruiters. They are very high profile isolated and easy targets.
I hope in the future upon seeing a group of armed masked individuals a citizen or peace officer uses the better part of valor and lights them up.
It's amazing... the terrorists are hell bent on killing American soldiers, and who do these protesters get upset at? American Soldiers.
There is such a disconnect in this country with these people.
I agree with drafting them, but they only go to Iraq and they do not interfere with the volunteers. They get a weapon and on their own. Let's see how they feel after they get back in 15 months.
Gee whiz. I wonder if Rep.Gwendolyn Moore's little boy was one of them?
I say throw them in a jail cell naked, and then toss a couple of horny homosexual inmates in there with them.
The picture reminds me, sadly, of Krystalnacht. The extreme Left are new Nazis.
Nyah, they'd probably enjoy it. Drop them in Afganistan with burkas and let them fend for themselves. Sorry POS's.
Story Updated: Mar 20, 2007
21 Arrested at Violent Protest
link to post about same group burning soldiers in effigy: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1803124/posts
You nailed it!!
Just adopt their ideas and the violence stops.
I had the same thought.............
Of course not...
People have no shame these days.