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Army Recruiting Center Vandalized (Milwaukee, WI)
WTMJ TV ^ | March 19, 2007 | Michael George

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: anarchists; antiamerica; antiamerican; lefty; milwaukee; moonbats; ratcrime; unamerican; vandals
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But don't you dare question their patriotism, their support of the troops, or suggest that maybe they aren't so much anti-war, as just on the other side.
1 posted on 03/19/2007 11:45:51 PM PDT by Monitor
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To: Monitor
I wonder when the local papers will publish the names of the miscreants and with their party affiliation?
2 posted on 03/20/2007 1:08:59 AM PDT by dbehsman (NRA Life member and loving every minute of it!)
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To: Monitor
I'm sorry. I'm posting at 3:00 A. M. What was I thinking?

Of course the papers will not publish the names of the anti-American jerks! They probably would publish the names of concealed carry permit holders, but they would NEVER do the same to a bunch of leftist criminals.

I think I'm going to hit the sack. I must be out of my mind with exhaustion to think the papers would be neutral.

It's incredible the hallucinations that can come about from being too tired!
3 posted on 03/20/2007 1:14:19 AM PDT by dbehsman (NRA Life member and loving every minute of it!)
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To: Monitor

http://www.mke.indymedia.org/en/2007/03/207013.shtml

4 posted on 03/20/2007 2:06:58 AM PDT by ganeshpuri89 (is Robert Stevens, East Village, NYC, alphabetcity.blogspot.com)
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To: Monitor

Don't you just love these people who "reject violence", and yet are willing to use violent tactics to make a point?


5 posted on 03/20/2007 3:29:25 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Northern Yankee

Draft them.


6 posted on 03/20/2007 3:38:46 AM PDT by bikerman (If guns cause crime then spoons cause Rosie to be fat and stupid.)
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To: Northern Yankee

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.

W


7 posted on 03/20/2007 3:44:18 AM PDT by WLR
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To: WLR; bikerman
Agreed!

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.

8 posted on 03/20/2007 3:57:54 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: bikerman

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.


9 posted on 03/20/2007 4:12:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: dbehsman

Gee whiz. I wonder if Rep.Gwendolyn Moore's little boy was one of them?


10 posted on 03/20/2007 4:58:41 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: bikerman

I say throw them in a jail cell naked, and then toss a couple of horny homosexual inmates in there with them.


11 posted on 03/20/2007 5:35:24 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (My Number One Goal in Life is to Leave a Bigger Carbon Foot Print Than Al Gore)
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To: ganeshpuri89

The picture reminds me, sadly, of Krystalnacht. The extreme Left are new Nazis.


12 posted on 03/20/2007 6:02:42 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Nyah, they'd probably enjoy it. Drop them in Afganistan with burkas and let them fend for themselves. Sorry POS's.


13 posted on 03/20/2007 6:04:13 AM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) "These lefties are terminally inebriated on dishonesty." The Nuge)
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To: Monitor
Am I understanding this correctly? They didn't get inside of the recruitment center? So 30+ people were milling around outside?

heh heh! The wonders of technology; impenetrable glass. Does my heart good to think they couldn't get in. Losers in every sense of the word!
14 posted on 03/20/2007 6:11:04 AM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) "These lefties are terminally inebriated on dishonesty." The Nuge)
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To: Monitor

Story Updated: Mar 20, 2007
21 Arrested at Violent Protest


15 posted on 03/20/2007 6:13:16 AM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) "These lefties are terminally inebriated on dishonesty." The Nuge)
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To: Monitor

link to post about same group burning soldiers in effigy: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1803124/posts


16 posted on 03/20/2007 7:06:38 AM PDT by Snerdley (Pacifists are the parasites of freedom.)
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To: Northern Yankee

You nailed it!!


17 posted on 03/20/2007 7:07:27 AM PDT by bricklayer
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To: Northern Yankee

Just adopt their ideas and the violence stops.


18 posted on 03/20/2007 7:25:58 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Freep Fox they drop the ball on GOE)
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To: 6SJ7

I had the same thought.............


19 posted on 03/20/2007 8:51:56 AM PDT by MozartLover (May our cause be just, may our leaders have clear vision, may our courage not falter.)
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To: Monitor

Of course not...

People have no shame these days.


20 posted on 03/20/2007 9:45:44 AM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (Boldly Going Nowhere...)
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To: Monitor

Break a few of their heads and they'll disappear real quick.


21 posted on 03/20/2007 9:54:02 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Hillary - the Empty Pants Suit)
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To: Monitor
Well,the media and the Demorats did it. They turned this war on terror into Vietnam. Our way of life is at stake and these fools play right into our enemy's hands.
22 posted on 03/20/2007 9:54:09 AM PDT by 4yearlurker ("Nothing is true,and everything is permitted"--7 th Satanic vow. Sounds like Liberalism!)
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To: bikerman

Run them out of the country. I'm not going to support these brats. One of them will probably wind up President some day.


23 posted on 03/20/2007 9:55:51 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Hillary - the Empty Pants Suit)
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To: Monitor

"Witnesses say they saw anywhere from 20 to 40 people dressed in black flee from the scene. "



Like this guys??


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1803495/posts


24 posted on 03/20/2007 9:59:04 AM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Monitor

The religion of these youths should be checked. This may be the continuing of a current trend. Check their religion! I hate to bring religion into this, but we cannot be too vigilant, and we cannot check too much at this point.


25 posted on 03/20/2007 10:06:02 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Whoa !thats a pretty sick image...you must have a real problem with sexuality to come up with this one.


26 posted on 03/20/2007 10:06:47 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (We need a troop surge in New Orleans and Philly!)
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To: From One - Many
I don't think you'll find religion has a thing to do with it. Democrat city filled with lots of democrat scum. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will label them youthful war protesters and nothing will happen. Now had it been an abortion clinic that would be taken seriously.
27 posted on 03/20/2007 11:19:24 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: dbehsman

They just posted them - most were under 21. See www.jsonline.com


28 posted on 03/20/2007 2:12:56 PM PDT by ned13
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To: ned13

Anarchists in West Bend? Spoiled suburban brats.

Mark Belling on this right now. newstalk1130.com


29 posted on 03/20/2007 2:39:10 PM PDT by NewsJunqui
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To: Monitor

Ping. Mark Belling on this right now on WISN...


30 posted on 03/20/2007 2:39:42 PM PDT by NewsJunqui
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To: napscoordinator

"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."

Get back? They wouldn't be gettin' back, not vertical anyway.


31 posted on 03/20/2007 5:18:16 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: JewishRighter

How true you are. lol.


32 posted on 03/20/2007 5:20:49 PM PDT by napscoordinator (.)
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To: Monitor
Throw the book at all of them...


U.S. Code
TITLE 18
PART I
CHAPTER 115
§ 2388. Activities affecting armed forces during war

(a) Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully makes or conveys false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies; or

Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully causes or attempts to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or willfully obstructs the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, to the injury of the service or the United States, or attempts to do so—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

(b) If two or more persons conspire to violate subsection (a) of this section and one or more such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be punished as provided in said subsection (a).

(c) Whoever harbors or conceals any person who he knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe or suspect, has committed, or is about to commit, an offense under this section, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

(d) This section shall apply within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, and on the high seas, as well as within the United States.

33 posted on 03/20/2007 5:32:47 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: napscoordinator

> They get a weapon and on their own. Let's see how they feel after they get back in 15 months.

In fifteen months they would be in Gitmo because they would defect.


34 posted on 03/20/2007 5:36:21 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter
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To: DieHard the Hunter

They will be easy to find, just follow the stench. These heros would not survive a night in any big city lock up.


35 posted on 03/20/2007 6:10:09 PM PDT by fantom
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To: dbehsman

The local rag The Milwuakee Urinal-Sentinel be fair and balanced? Of course they won't publish the names. These "kids" will likely not even get a slap on the wrist. I like how they make this sound like a bunch of high school pranksters. I would classify it as a hate crime. This brings to mind the moonbats that slashed tires of the pubbie "get out the vote" vehicles that were to be used to get people to the polls. Rat bastards all of them!


36 posted on 03/20/2007 6:20:10 PM PDT by Merlinator (To those who vote Democrat.......Osama thanks you very much!)
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To: michigander
"U.S. Code TITLE 18 PART I CHAPTER 115 § 2388. Activities affecting armed forces during war (a) Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully makes or conveys false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies; or Whoever, when the United States is at war, willfully causes or attempts to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or willfully obstructs the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, to the injury of the service or the United States, or attempts to do so— Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both. (b) If two or more persons conspire to violate subsection (a) of this section and one or more such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be punished as provided in said subsection (a). (c) Whoever harbors or conceals any person who he knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe or suspect, has committed, or is about to commit, an offense under this section, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. "

Let's hope the federal prosecutor in Milwaukee takes this seriously. The local DA's office is notoriously weak. The tire slashers of 2004, including Rep. Moore's son, got off with an easy plea bargain. No fed charges of acting and conspiring to violate people's civil rights (right to vote in a federal election) were ever filed. The fed prosecutor (US attorney) apparently slept right through that one. Let's hope he wakes up this time.
37 posted on 03/20/2007 8:07:49 PM PDT by omnivore
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To: ned13
Thank you.

I have to say that I'm (pleasantly) shocked to see a paper print the names of the idiots.

Hopefully a little Karma will pay a visit on these creeps.
38 posted on 03/21/2007 12:35:26 AM PDT by dbehsman (NRA Life member and loving every minute of it!)
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To: Merlinator
Damage blamed on frustration

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised that the paper did indeed print the names of these jerks.

From the article:
Nine of the adults arrested Monday were from Milwaukee, six were from West Bend and one each from Waukesha, Wauwatosa and Madison. Arrested were: Kelsey M. Kazik, 20, Sara Keiza, 17, Jillian Duckwitz, 21, Richard A. Ketcham, 22, Thomas P. Buckholt, 17, Andrew L. Ortlieb, 24, Kathryn E. Jacobs, 20, Keith Crum, 20, and Andrew Smart, 19, all of Milwaukee; Craig R. Barringer, 20, of Waukesha; Jonathon W. Wilson, 17, of Wauwatosa; Amy M. Barger, 19, Jessica L. Brooks, 18, Derek W. Johnson, 17, Nathan J. Bartelt, 20, Jeffrey G. Lavato, 18, and Kyle Sawson, 21, all of West Bend; and David W. Clerkin, 21, of Madison. The three juveniles were not named.

The article also indicated that these "peace" protesters meet up at the West Bend library on Thursday afternoons. I wonder if the library needs to have their funding cut. I have doubts that the taxpayers of Wisconsin would like the idea of a public library being used for a meeting ground for violent lunatics.
39 posted on 03/21/2007 12:45:48 AM PDT by dbehsman (NRA Life member and loving every minute of it!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Nah.....I have a real problem with anti-American scum bags who insult our military.....our military gives these punks the freedom to engage in these vile, treasonous "protests."


40 posted on 03/21/2007 4:05:56 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (My Number One Goal in Life is to Leave a Bigger Carbon Foot Print Than Al Gore)
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To: omnivore

The new Milwaukee DA was "unavailable Tuesday and was "not returning calls" to the media.

We have real problems in the DA's office.

BTW - Where's the @3$%^&! Mayor?


41 posted on 03/21/2007 6:19:35 AM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (Don't hit them between the eyes. Hit them right -in- the eyes!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Ping


42 posted on 03/21/2007 11:04:09 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ping


43 posted on 03/21/2007 11:04:21 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Milwaukee_Guy

Send in J.B. Van Hollen. You should send him an email about this incident.


44 posted on 03/21/2007 11:10:02 AM PDT by Thunder90
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Nine of the adults arrested Monday were from Milwaukee, six were from West Bend and one each from Waukesha, Wauwatosa and Madison. Arrested were: Kelsey M. Kazik, 20, Sara Keiza, 17, Jillian Duckwitz, 21, Richard A. Ketcham, 22, Thomas P. Buckholt, 17, Andrew L. Ortlieb, 24, Kathryn E. Jacobs, 20, Keith Crum, 20, and Andrew Smart, 19, all of Milwaukee; Craig R. Barringer, 20, of Waukesha; Jonathon W. Wilson, 17, of Wauwatosa; Amy M. Barger, 19, Jessica L. Brooks, 18, Derek W. Johnson, 17, Nathan J. Bartelt, 20, Jeffrey G. Lavato, 18, and Kyle Sawson, 21, all of West Bend; and David W. Clerkin, 21, of Madison. The three juveniles were not named.

Send them all to boot camp for 6 months.

45 posted on 03/21/2007 11:14:19 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: michigander

Without a declaration of war I wonder if this could be prosecuted. We ought to have had one after 9/11-as broad as necessary-and I can only blame our leadership for not insisting that Congress vote on one.


46 posted on 03/21/2007 12:11:27 PM PDT by 91B (God made man, Sam Colt made men equal)
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To: michigander

Great Idea...

Problem is We ARE NOT AT WAR!!!

The President only recived an authorization for the use of force..

The Demon-Crats and Republi-Cons crawfished... They both knew what they were doing...What a "use of force authorization really meant."

Bush blinked ... he was strategically out maneuvered by his own party. Even if he wanted to do the right thing, he lacks the authority to do it.

The opportunity was squandered...

Now we watch the GQ General fiddle diddle dance as that bunch of excuse laden incompetent but Oh So "Photogenic" and "Well Spoken" GQ Generals make the "excuse de jur" why they lose the battle and our friends and family memebers die riding around in Wheeled Crapomatics.. in a "SASO" mission like delivery service for the enemy to kill at leasure.


W


SASO= Stability and Support Mission

Hati was a SASO...

Iraq is a war which our Pretty Boy GQ Generals do not want to fight nor win.

Afganistan is sleightly better because the fight is less political (fewer big wig Generals)the Canadians Britain and other countries Generals have areas of responsibility, have air mechanized and are able to do what needs to be done..


47 posted on 03/21/2007 12:22:18 PM PDT by WLR
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To: Monitor

Could this be the beginning of the RAT/lib/socialist/commie's "kristallnacht"?


48 posted on 03/21/2007 12:28:31 PM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Thunder90
No the ones arrested are just the dumb asses "useful fools".

Find and identify the masterminds the people who have poisoned theses young peoples minds encouraged them break the law..

Look hard enough you are going to find some old Commies or maybe Islamos organized this maybe with a little luck some educators..

Find them. Get one or more of these young ones to testify to the names of the sacks higher up the food chain. You let these young sacks off on misdemeanor vandalism or even let them walk. What you then have are the real bad actors behind the operation and you have them on felony conspiracy charges. Further as it is against a federal government facility you can send the sacks up for 10 years... Do that and do it high profile.. Watch other enemy sympathizers head for the hills.

Hammer the leaders and don't let up..


W
49 posted on 03/21/2007 6:39:13 PM PDT by WLR
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To: Monitor
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1804691/posts

This is happening all over the country. Why is it that our troops, the most potent fighting force in history, are when not protecting freedom, some of the kindest people you could ever want to meet, while these 'peace activists' are like untamed beasts?

50 posted on 03/21/2007 6:41:01 PM PDT by jmcenanly (Cowards take hostages. We do not.)
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