Saturday, October 29, 2011
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Fitzgerald: "I would rather have law abiding citizens that go through a course be able to protect themselves then just have somebody up in the gallery that would be able to do currently what they are... we've heard from the other side of the aisle that we want this building to be open and all the public to be there, so, if that's the case, then we also want people, the citizens, to be able to come in and protect themselves."
Daily Kos: VIDEO Wisconsin Assembly Rep: "...we are going to stay in caucus until the doors are opened."
The video Arthur released today is a bit longer than the others, but it's perhaps the best yet. It's not a video that stuns you, but as you watch person after person being handcuffed, you begin to realize how frightening this is in terms of preserving freedom and democracy. The arrests are shown while audio of Democratic Assembly Representatives making reasoned, passionate arguments for allowing peaceful observers to be left alone is played. The Democrats all wore buttons with the same words from the Wisconsin constitution that gallery observers had previously printed on their "illegal" signs.