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  • WI:Appleton PD Refuses to Investigate Rights Violations Against Second Amendment Activists

    09/12/2013 5:19:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
     Photo by Oleg Volk In spite of YouTube video and audio showing numerous rights violations as well as conspiracy to violate those rights, the Appleton PD doubles down.    There will be no investigation of the incident where second amendment activists were detained at gunpoint and handcuffed without reasonable suspicion or probable cause last Saturday.  From the Appleton City Website: Due to the nature of the call, combined with the officers’ observations of the subjects walking toward the farm market armed with rifles, they were briefly detained at the scene. The firearms were identified as AR-15 rifles. Both subjects told...
  • WI:Appleton Officers Violate Rights of Two Open Carriers on Tape

    09/09/2013 6:42:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Charles and Ross had AR-15 type rifles like this one slung over their shoulders Last Saturday, the seventh of September, Charles and Ross were exercising their constitutional rights to bear arms under both the U.S. Constitution and the Wisconsin state Constitution.  Neither had been involved in this sort of activism before, but from reading open carry forums had decided that carrying a video camera as well as their firearms, would be a prudent precaution. They did not expect trouble.  Open carry has been well established in Wisconsin.  Open carry has always been legal, and in 1998, after a long and...
  • Lawsuit seeks to open the book on closed-door meeting

    08/17/2013 7:29:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 8-17-13 | Alyssa Hertig
    MADISON — An Appleton Area School District committee charged with reviewing and recommending a reading list for the public school system’s ninth-graders proved anything but an open book, according to the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. In a lawsuit against the school district, Milwaukee-based WILL, a libertarian-leaning public interest firm, asserts the Communication Arts I Materials Review Committee met in secret before handing down its fiction recommendations to a subcommittee of the Appleton School Board. “They didn’t follow the open meetings law” said Tom Kamenick, associate counsel and open government specialist at WILL. “These meetings were completely closed off...
  • ‘I Don’t Give a ****’: Teachers’ Alleged Bullying of Conser. Student Launches School..Investigation

    04/05/2013 3:41:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/5/13 | Tiffany Gabbay
    A 15-year old student at Appleton North Highschool in Appleton, Wisconsin, is claiming that he was bullied by faculty members for being a conservative. Now, the school district has launched an investigation into Benji Backer’s accusations and are taking the claims “seriously.” Backer told Fox News that he has had to endure name-calling and harassment as well as watch other students be indoctrinated. According to Backer, the tensions began to mount when he was 12, during Governor Scott Walker’s battle with the unions and liberals’ unsuccessful re-call bid. Since then, Backer claims that teachers denigrated Walker and labeled Republicans as...
  • 15 Year Old Wisconsin Conservative Meets Bullying From Teachers

    03/28/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 71 replies ^ | March 28, 2013 | Benji Backer
    As a 15 year old, I never imagined my activism in politics would translate into controversy for me at school. My name is Benji Backer and I attend a public high school in Appleton, Wisconsin. I have always supported the public school system and plan to do so for the rest of my life. Many Americans who stand up for the public school system and the unions believe there is no attempt to sway opinion or that students with opposing beliefs are singled out. Unfortunately, experiences I have had with harassment and bullying prove that wrong. This is a timeline...
  • Joan Appleton dies: Abortion nurse turned pro-life activist

    08/22/2012 7:39:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.22.2012 | John-Henry Westen
    A former abortion worker whose conversion to the pro-life movement helped many in the abortion industry leave their deadly practice died Monday August 20. Before her 1989 conversion, Joan Appleton worked as the head nurse at Commonwealth Women’s Clinic in Washington, D.C., and was an active member of the radically pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW). In a testimony about her conversion, Appleton described witnessing an ultrasound guided abortion and how the experience was instrumental in changing her mind on the issue. “I handled the ultrasound while the doctor performed the procedure and I directed him while I was watching...
  • Micron CEO Dies In Plane Crash

    02/03/2012 11:37:56 AM PST · by illiac · 39 replies
    KHQ News ^ | 2/3/12 | KHQ News
    <p>BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Steve Appleton, the chief operating officer and chairman of Micron, has died in a small plane crash in Boise. He was 51.</p> <p>Micron spokesman Dan Francisco confirmed Appleton's death Friday. Trading in Micron stocks has been halted.</p>
  • Students protected from cuts

    07/13/2011 11:45:31 AM PDT · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 7-13-11 | Wisconsin State Journal editoria
    Democratic leaders at the state Capitol say schoolchildren are being hurt by state budget cuts. But here’s another example — this one from Appleton — of schoolchildren being protected: The Appleton School District just saved more than $3 million on its health insurance plan simply by going out to bid for the first time in six years, according to the Appleton Post Crescent. And without a doubt, it was Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining changes and state budget cuts that prompted the savings. The Appleton district had long been offering its teachers generous health insurance from WEA Trust, which is...
  • WI State Rep Busted For Sexual Misconduct – Says Charges Are a Distraction From Larger State Issues

    02/21/2011 5:51:55 PM PST · by radioone · 71 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 21, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Wisconsin State Rep. Gordon Hintz told reporters today that his arrest for sexual misconduct is a distraction from larger issues facing the state. The Chicago Tribune reported: State Rep. Gordon Hintz says he is willing to take responsibility for his actions after he was cited this month for sexual misconduct. Records say the Oshkosh Democrat was arrested Feb. 10. The 37-year-old was accused of violating a City of Appleton ordinance of touching or offering to touch sexual parts. In a statement e-mailed to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Hintz says, “I am willing to take responsibility for my actions.” But he...
  • Kagen Gets Another Earful at Appleton Listening Session (WI Rep-D, Green Bay)

    08/04/2009 5:45:03 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 36 replies · 2,123+ views
    WBAY ^ | 8-5-09 | Emily Matesic
    For the second day in a row, Congressman Steve Kagen asked Wisconsinites for their opinions about the health care reform bill. Monday night the Congressman heard an earful from constituents attending his Green Bay listening session. Several hundred people packed the Brown County Central Library to speak out against the bill, and another hundred or so were kept out of the meeting because there simply wasn't enough room. Tuesday the Congressman took the listening session south to Appleton to hear what people in the Fox Valley think about the bill. "You said this is a listening session, now listen," one...
  • Barbecue-Covered Man Arrested For Appleton Burglary

    07/09/2008 5:23:59 PM PDT · by Minn · 11 replies · 150+ views ^ | 7/9/2008
    APPLETON (WFRV) - A 'sticky' situation was averted when police arrested an Appleton man early Wednesday morning for burglary. Shortly after 4:30am, Appleton police were dispatched to a home in the 1600 block of N. Wilmer Avenue for a report of a burglary in progress. The homeowners told officers they were awakened after hearing a person whistling in their basement. The homeowner, armed with a shotgun, held 37-year-old Aaron Maurice at bay until authorities arrived. Maurice was taken into custody without incident. Asked why he was in the house, Maurice said he was on the run from the government. When...
  • Smoking ban has Appleton (Wisconsin) fuming

    08/02/2005 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 383 replies · 3,544+ views
    THE CAPITAL TIMES ^ | 08/02/2005 | AP
    APPLETON (AP) - At Jokers Bar, the staff of eight has been laid off. Owner Tony Schaefer said he's now working the bar with his brother. Schaefer is among many business owners still fuming a month after a ban on smoking at all indoor workplaces was enacted in this city. The ban was approved by 56 percent of voters in an April 5 referendum and went into effect on July 1. Madison's similar smoking ban went into effect on the same day, although there was no referendum preceding it. "We'll be closing up" if business doesn't improve, Schaefer said. "The...

    02/25/2005 4:49:47 PM PST · by Kano Ako · 362+ views
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  • John Kerry Rally Plans Announced Sat. Morning, Oct. 30(Packerland, Appleton, WI), Bush in Green Bay

    10/29/2004 6:51:00 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 27 replies · 747+ views
    WBAY Action 2 News ^ | WBAY-TV Green Bay
    Action 2 News has learned Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry will campaign once again in Northeast Wisconsin. Senator Kerry will be in Appleton this Saturday for a political rally inside Roosevelt Middle School, 318 East Brewster Street. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. The event is free and open to everyone. Al Gordon of the Kerry-Edwards campaign says people don't need a ticket, "just come on down." Senator Kerry was just in the Green Bay area Monday and Tuesday, and had a campaign rally at Lawrence University in Appleton on October 15th. President Bush is also rallying in our area Saturday...
  • College student makes court appearance on voter fraud charge

    09/10/2004 9:47:05 AM PDT · by Chummy · 17 replies · 1,589+ views
    Janesville Gazette ^ | September 10, 2004 | Associated Press
    College student makes court appearance on voter fraud charge (Published Friday, September 10, 2004 09:42:30 AM CDT) Associated Press APPLETON, Wis. - A college student accused of voting twice in the spring election has been released on a $1,000 signature bond after making his initial court appearance in the case. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student Michael R. Howard, 20, of Appleton, appeared Thursday in Outagamie County Circuit Court with his attorney, Daniel Clausz. Howard answered "yes" when Court Commissioner Brian Figy asked him if it was OK to schedule a preliminary hearing later than the 20 days generally required....
  • Appleton (WI) Man Injures Arm Telling Off Train

    07/22/2004 1:07:25 PM PDT · by Chummy · 1 replies · 293+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 21, 2004 | Associated Press
    He who flips the bird flips off chair Appleton man injures his arm telling off a train Associated Press Posted: July 21, 2004 Appleton - A man in a wheelchair who makes obscene gestures to the crews of passing trains was injured when he got a little too close to one of them, police said. A gas tank on a train engine clipped the wheelchair of Leland Laird, 54, on Tuesday evening, causing him to fall out of the damaged chair and injure his arm, police said. Laird told officers he has used a wheelchair since 1989 when a car...
  • Snow reignites fight over job outsourcing

    03/30/2004 4:25:08 PM PST · by MikeJ75 · 86 replies · 309+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | March 30, 2004 | Martin Crutsinger
    Treasury Secretary John Snow reignited the political argument over U.S. companies shipping jobs overseas Tuesday with comments that "outsourcing" was an integral part of a global trading system.

    03/30/2004 10:36:42 AM PST · by ServesURight · 15 replies · 179+ views
    WBAY.COM ^ | 03/30/2004 | WBAY
    <<Back President Bush Speaks on "Strengthening America's Economy" President Bush speaks privately with Neenah volunteer Gloria Grandone President Bush arrives to an ovation at the PAC President Bush is speaking right now at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on the theme of "Strengthening America's Economy."The president received ovations as he arrived on stage at the PAC in downtown Appleton at 11:30. As he took the podium, he jokingly apologized Health & Human Services Secretary-- and former Wisconsin Governor-- Tommy Thompson couldn't be there. "Thirty-eight degrees was too cold to ride a Harley," he joked, referring to Thompson's motorcycle riding.President Bush...
  • Bush Lauds Wisconsin First Responders

    03/30/2004 6:27:02 PM PST · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 185+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 30, 2004 | By Kathleen T. Rhem
    The United States is at war and needs to be "ready on all fronts," President Bush told Wisconsin first responders in Appleton today. "The first-responder effort and the strategy with the local, state and federal government is really an important part of making sure that we do everything we can to do our solemn duty, which is to protect our fellow citizens from harm," Bush said during a brief stop in the Wisconsin city of about 70,000 people, south of Green Bay. The size of the United States makes it particularly tough to stop terrorists on U.S. soil, Bush said....
  • ~Fox Valley Get-Together~

    03/11/2002 10:10:09 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 16 replies · 364+ views
    myself | 3-11-02 | petuniasevan
    Okay Wisconsin FReepers! I have FINALLY gotten around to gearing up for the ~Fox Valley Get-Together~! The date is April 13th, which is a SATURDAY. The bar will be open at 5PM; Dinner will take place at 7PM. The venue will be the Prime Quarter Steakhouse in Appleton. Dress is casual; cost, determined on a banquet basis (including one non-alcoholic beverage and gratuity) is $16.85 per person for adults. That's if we get 30 people or more. Otherwise it's $14.95 just for the meal, beverage and gratuity not included. They have a well-stocked bar on the premises. That's extra. What...