Saturday, October 22, 2011
"He never said anything to the likes of what they say that he said. And I was there I heard it, I saw it all," said one protester to TODAY'S TMJ4. Another said that Thompson said, "Class is in session."
Hannah Engber says the event was a non-violent protest of TARP bailout recipient M&I Bank.
She says police should have known no one from "Occupy Milwaukee" was planning on holding up the bank.
"They know our intentions. They know who we are. They know we're not robbing a bank. So the fact that they would even say that is a reason for Austin being arrested is kind of ridiculous," Engber told TODAY'S TMJ4.
Austin was released from the Milwaukee County Jail Friday morning and he has not yet been charged with a crime. See Full text and video News Report Here - TODAY'S TMJ4
IMMEDIATE ATTENTION! SB 207 gives employers the right to legally discriminate against over 62,000 Wisconsin residents.
Occupy The Hood Opposes Senate Bill 207
For Immediate Release:
October 21, 2011
WISCONSIN- We are in a state of emergency. The employment crisis will take yet another hit if Senate Bill 207(SB 207) is passed. This bill has already sped through the Assembly (AB 286), reached the Senate table, and will be passed if not challenged immediately. SB 207 gives employers the right to legally discriminate against over 62,000 Wisconsin residents.
Occupy the Hood, a coalition of organizations and individuals, is demanding that politicians put reelection hopes aside and represent the best interests of the people. This current piece of legislation is reflective of the solidarity between politicians, corporations, and other employers that are aligned in the exploitation of the working class. The overall unemployment rate in Wisconsin is already a staggering 7.9% and in Milwaukee County alone 9.2% of people are without work. In these trying economic times, Governor Scott Walker promised 250,000 jobs, but instead we are being blindsided by SB 207. Not only will this further inhibit job creation, it also makes Wisconsin less competitive in the global marketplace.
In an effort to counter this covert attack, the voice of the people needs to be heard! The following events will be taking place…
- Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 1 p.m. a press conference will be held at the offices of Urban Underground 4850 W. Fond Du Lac Ave- we are encouraging the public and the media to attend this press conference for more information about SB 207 and its potential impact on families.
- Monday, October 24, 2011 a Senate public hearing will be held at the State Capital- 411 S. State St, Madison, Wisconsin. We encourage the public to attend this hearing to voice their concerns about SB 207. Read Full Note Here