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Madison: Police allow Capitol protesters to stay overnight
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ^ | 2/27/11 | Bill Glauber

Posted on 02/27/2011 5:59:09 PM PST by Jean S

Madison — Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs said Sunday night that protesters can remain inside the state Capitol.

"The people who are in the building will be allowed to stay,"Tubbs said. "There will be no arrests unless people violate the law."

Several hundred protesters refused to leave the building when the doors were shut at 4 p.m. as authorities attempted to get the state Capitol back to normal working hours.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; dumbasscops; wisconsinshowdown
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To: elpinta
Selective Law Enforcement is not a good thing... me thinks.

Cops Union seems to think it is.

The America we once knew is toast.

21 posted on 02/27/2011 6:12:00 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY||Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: Iron Munro

Time to reconvene someplace else more than 4 hours drive away. Become a moving legislature so that the entire state gets to meet the protester class.

22 posted on 02/27/2011 6:12:44 PM PST by bvw
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To: Aleya2Fairlie
The way you deal with the cops is DEFUND THEM.

However, that takes one more Democrat Senator to get that passed on a permanent basis.

I'd think that the so-called Capitol Police are going to be in some real trouble when the legislature doesn't pass an appropriations bill pretty soon.

23 posted on 02/27/2011 6:13:01 PM PST by muawiyah (Make America Safe For Americans)
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To: Aleya2Fairlie

Another Son Of Capitol Police Chief Facing Felony Charges
Tubbs Jr. Charged With 2 Felony Counts

April 9, 2009

MADISON, Wis. — A Madison man is facing two felony counts and up to 46 years in prison after being charged Wednesday in connection with an attempted armed robbery in the city of Madison.

Charles Tubbs Jr., 22, is accused of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun.

Charles Tubbs Jr. is the son of Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs.
The criminal complaint said Tubbs Jr. and another man were driving around Madison with the shotgun on Dec. 8 and had planned to rob a drug dealer when they crashed their vehicle at Monroe Street and Commonwealth Avenue.

Tubbs’ younger son, Collin, 19, is also facing charges in connection with a string of arsons in February.

24 posted on 02/27/2011 6:14:00 PM PST by kcvl
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To: hinckley buzzard
chickenshit union cops undermining the rule of Law

Whatever else could one expect?

Unions and "rule of law" have forever been a disjoint set, logically. Get rid of one or get rid of the other, or you'll end up with the worst of your choices. Until the next revolution.

25 posted on 02/27/2011 6:16:04 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY||Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: Jean S

The Situation Room/Wolf Blitzer, Charles Tubbs

Feb 27, 2011 ... Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs told CNN “People are going to have to try real hard to get arrested. We don’t want anybody arrested

26 posted on 02/27/2011 6:16:12 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Jean S


You lose...

27 posted on 02/27/2011 6:18:11 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Jean S

After watching these frothing idiots, I will never buy another ‘union’ made thing if I can help it.

28 posted on 02/27/2011 6:18:44 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: Truth29

U Got that right. And this is where “Law Abiding” WI citizens will begin to loose faith in Walker. He can’t force the fleebaggers to come back and vote, but he can begin to start enforcing law and order. Something that he seems unwilling to do.

Selective enforcement doesn’t play well with good law abiding citizens.

29 posted on 02/27/2011 6:19:10 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: sionnsar

Use of Capitol building as homeless shelter raises concerns

May 29, 2009

Madison - State Capitol police respond to dozens of incidents each month involving homeless people who spend their days in the landmark building.

Capitol police say the building is secure and the incidents involving the homeless aren’t that different from those involving the thousands of people who work in and visit the building each day. But some lawmakers believe the state should do a better job of helping those who seek shelter in the Capitol, rather than just housing them during the day and then shooing them out when the building closes.

In recent years, the marble landmark has become a shelter of sorts from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. because it’s a warm, dry place for the homeless to rest and socialize. Activity is the greatest in the winter months, when more people find respite there.

Rep. Richard Spanbauer (R-Oshkosh), a first-term lawmaker who was surprised to see how the homeless use the building, said he doesn’t believe it’s the Capitol police’s job to monitor them.

“Help the homeless, but let’s also protect the safety and welfare of those who do business in the Capitol,” Spanbauer said, adding he fears that unless things change, “something’s bound to happen.”

‘A very safe place’

But Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs said the department’s resources aren’t strained by the activity and that people should feel it’s a secure place to work or visit.

“It’s a very safe place,” Tubbs said. “If it was not, we’d be doing a different type of police techniques.”

30 posted on 02/27/2011 6:19:20 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Jean S

If the teachers, cops and other worthless malcontents continue to rebel and act in this lawless way at the capital, then maybe a change of venue is in order to conduct the State’s legislative business.

I’m thinking that renting a hall at a fashionable hotel might work. Let the Hotel security deal with the trespassers. Maybe down at the local VFW? Resume their activities at a National Guard post?

Is there some place that is operated by pipe-benders who aren’t on good terms with the union and the police who would host this event?

31 posted on 02/27/2011 6:24:10 PM PST by The Theophilus (Pray for Obama (Psalms 109:8))
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

You just had to destroy my little dream, didn’t you?

Reality bites again.

32 posted on 02/27/2011 6:25:25 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: Jean S

You don’t understand: the law, the rules - it’s for you little people not us.

Now if you’re done complaining, I see some taxes you need to pay. :)

33 posted on 02/27/2011 6:25:39 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Concho

I’m with you - in spirit at least. All afternoon I’ve been hoping to see national guardsmen with firehoses blasting those hippie commies out to the curb.

But as a practical manner, that would have lit a damn media firestorm, and we all know it. Tactically I’d rather see the focus remain on the Missing 14 Senators who are AWOL from duty than to see the MSM looping tape of protesters getting their asses handed to ‘em by That Mean Scott Walker Dude.

Get ‘em out and keep ‘em out. But don’t lose the war for the sake of winning one battle. Even though it’s one was should not even have to fight.

34 posted on 02/27/2011 6:26:11 PM PST by bigbob
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To: elpinta

This is playing out very well. The important thing is to pass the bill. Actually, this noncompliance from those permanently immature hippies will only bolster Walker’s support. As a UW grad of the 80’s, believe me that Madison is a la-la land of immature idealists, and understand that that crap doesn’t play outside Madison. If you’re miffed, think of all the WI taxpayers who go to work every day hearing about those filthy pukes refusing to leave their Capitol. Yes, Walker gained.

35 posted on 02/27/2011 6:26:44 PM PST by eens (beware the errors of Russia)
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To: Jean S

Walker is the peacemaker in this scenario and the protestors are picking up the reputation of smelly hippies.

Most of the people in the state house are professional protestors and some of them are being paid to create a scene in which protestors are beaten and cuffed for national TV.

And Walker will have none of that going on.

36 posted on 02/27/2011 6:28:56 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: tennmountainman

It is starting to sound like conservatives need a “Take Back the Peoples’ House” drive and put hundreds of conservative demonstrators up against the leftists who seem to have moved in permanently. Governor Walker needs more help than he is getting and the media is showing the one sided demonstration day after day.

37 posted on 02/27/2011 6:29:59 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Jean S
The police are siding with the hippies. Bring out the national guard.

The teachers are going home because vacation's over. The remainders are college students and professional agitators.

38 posted on 02/27/2011 6:30:11 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: vladimir998

They are not going to let any more in and they will run out of food and maybe some of them may have school or jobs to go to.

39 posted on 02/27/2011 6:30:31 PM PST by factmart
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To: TribalPrincess2U

They don’t make anything...they are PUBLIC government union employees....:(

40 posted on 02/27/2011 6:30:34 PM PST by Freedom56v2 ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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