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  • War of words: Proposed legislation reignites tensions on campus over free speech

    09/21/2017 7:40:31 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    Badger Herald ^ | September 5, 2017 | Emily Hamer
    Fires, pepper spray, smashed windows, punches, assaults, riots, domestic terrorism — all results of recent protests across the nation in which freedom of expression has escalated to violence. In the aftermath of violent protests on college campuses from University of California-Berkeley to Middlebury, and the deadly events of Charlottesville, some think it’s possible the University of Wisconsin could also reach a tipping point. Last November, chants of “shame” and “safety” from protesters drowned out the words of controversial speaker Ben Shapiro when he visited UW’s campus. Audience members retorted by shouting back “decency” and “you’re a baby.”
  • Republican lawmaker condemns UW student's anti-police video

    09/21/2017 7:36:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    Madison.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Steven Elbow
    A Republican state senator wants an investigation into a University of Wisconsin-Madison student’s video depicting actors wearing anti-police slogans decapitating a pig-like person wearing a police uniform. The video was posted by Eneale Pickett, a UW-Madison junior who last year gained attention by marketing a T-shirt that reads, “All white people are racist.” The video is billed as a commercial for his new line of clothing, branded “No Justice.” The clothing features provocative slogans about racism, sexism, violence and police.
  • UW student creates controversial clothing line (GRAPHIC)

    09/21/2017 7:33:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    NBC 15 ^ | September 19, 2017 | NBC 15
    MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A UW junior says the clothing line is meant to start conversations about social justice, but many are calling messages on the clothing offensive, especially to law enforcement. Eneale Pickett created the "No Justice" clothing line in response to events such as the protests turn violent in Charlottesville last month. "Nobody really listens until you take it to the extreme," Pickett said. Shirts in his clothing line read things like "destroy the city that caused you to bury me," and "(expletive) the police they the biggest gang in Amerikkka."
  • Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke to reporter: ‘F– you and the horse you rode in on’

    09/21/2017 5:21:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke reportedly dropped the F-bomb in an email exchange with a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist who was working on a story about the former sheriff’s security detail. . . . “Was this a wise use of taxpayer dollars?” Mr. Bice asked, according to screenshots he shared on Twitter, The Hill reported. “‘F— you and the horse you rode in on.’ I’m David Clarke and I approve this message,” the sheriff responded from his private email address.
  • Wisconsin Senate panel votes to allow concealed guns without permits

    09/20/2017 4:06:09 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 27 replies
    JSOnline ^ | September 19, 2017 | Patrick Marley
    MADISON - A state Senate committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow people to carry concealed guns without getting training or state permits and in some cases bring them onto school grounds. The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee signed off on the bill 3-2, with all Republicans for it and all Democrats against it. The wide-ranging legislation would also allow people to carry Tasers without training or permits and would allow felons to carry muzzle loaders. Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), the chairman of the committee, said Senate Bill 169 would make the public safer and ensure Wisconsin's...
  • Aaron Rodgers defends Colin Kaepernick, says embattled QB ‘should be on a roster’

    09/08/2017 12:47:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2017
    Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers said former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “should be on a roster right now” but said he is not “because of his protests” during the playing of The Star Spangled Banner. Rodgers told ESPN he thinks Kaepernick should play in the NFL, but he believed the former quarterback’s national anthem protests were keeping him from a job. "I think he should be on a roster right now," Rodgers said. "I think because of his protests, he's not." Rodgers, 33, said he would not sit during the anthem, as some NFL players have...
  • Teen is a one-man, nine-day, college sex-crime wave, cops say

    09/09/2017 5:26:31 AM PDT · by Twotone · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Jackie Salo
    A Wisconsin teen accused of sexually assaulting college students landed in jail for the fourth time in less than two weeks. Larry Seidl, 18, was busted Thursday night at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for going into a women’s bathroom in a dorm and sticking his phone camera under an occupied stall, authorities said. Seidl left the dorm when staff confronted him, but police tracked him down on campus, news station WKOW reported. He was taken into custody for bail jumping. The assault came within nine days of him posting bond for two similar crimes in the campus-area. Campus police spokesperson...
  • Former Wisconsin sheriff joins pro-Trump super PAC

    09/05/2017 12:08:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 5, 2017 | Staff
    Former Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke, an African-American who criticized the Black Lives Mater movement and was previously under consideration for a position with the Trump administration, has joined a super political action committee that backs the president, officials said on Tuesday. Clarke, 61, will serve as spokesman and senior advisor for America First Action, his office and the political action committee said in two separate statements. “I will help make sure we elect the candidates who will do what they promise in support of President Trump’s agenda,” Clarke said in a statement from his office.
  • WHSpox: Sheriff Clarke Not Being Considered for Position in Trump Admin

    09/02/2017 8:24:53 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 28 replies
    GP ^ | September 1, 2017 by | Jim Hoft
    On Friday White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters former Sheriff Clarke is not being considered for any position in the Trump administration at this time.
  • Ryan Now as Unpopular as Pelosi; McConnell Less Popular

    09/01/2017 12:58:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 1,2017 | John Nolte
    To no one’s surprise, a just-released NBC News poll reveals that feckless Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has succeeded in becoming just as unpopular as his polarizing predecessor, San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi. The Survey/Monkey poll shows that 30% of those surveyed view Pelosi favorably, a statistical tie with Paul Ryan’s 31%. The two are also tied up in the unfavorable department, with 64% holding an unfavorable view of Pelosi, compared to 63% for Ryan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is in even worse shape. A Harvard-Harris poll released last week showed the Kentucky Republican with a dismal approval rating...
  • Open Carry and Protesters at NRA Carry Guard Expo in Milwaukee

    09/01/2017 1:04:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Protesters in Milwaukee want repeal of the Second Amendment.  The signs at the NRA Carry Guard Expo show the intentions of those who want a disarmed society. They are not talking half measures. They want to repeal the existing Constitutional right. At Milwaukee, they did not make much of an impression.From fox6now.com: Inside the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, thousands are learning from instructors, and checking out new products at the expo. Outside the convention center, a small group gathered in opposition.“We don't need a provision in our constitution saying anyone has a right to have a gun,” said...
  • Sheriff David Clarke is resigning, indicates he has “some exciting new projects to announce”

    08/31/2017 3:43:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 31, 2017 | Theo Keith
    Sheriff David Clarke is resigning, indicates he has “some exciting new projects to announce” Posted 3:27 pm, August 31, 2017, by Theo Keith, Updated at 05:04PM, August 31, 2017 Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, one of the highest-profile members of law enforcement to emerge as a vocal supporter of President Trump, resigned from his position on Thursday.
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has resigned

    08/31/2017 1:36:41 PM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 29 replies
    WTMJ ^ | 8/31/17 | Staff
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke resigned Thursday, TODAY'S TMJ4 has learned. Milwaukee County Clerk George L. Christenson confirmed the news Thursday afternoon. His letter of resignation was received at 3:17 p.m.
  • Bats test positive for rabies in North Shore [WI]

    08/29/2017 7:36:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    North Shore Now ^ | 8-29-17 | Jeff Rumage
    The North Shore Health Department has confirmed that two bats found in North Shore communities have tested positive for rabies. Both bats were captured by residents — one after contact with a human, the other with a dog. Rabies is a serious viral disease that can be transmitted from infected mammals to humans through a bite, scratch, or when animal saliva comes into contact with broken skin.
  • Great news: Hillary to finally make a campaign appearance in …

    08/28/2017 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 28,2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe attendees to this event can explain to Hillary what really happened. She ran a terrible campaign based on her own ambitions rather than the issues that mattered to voters, and then never bothered to show up to talk to voters to find out what did matter to them. She’s still talking about the same “glass ceiling” that clearly didn’t engage people last year at all. At least, though, she finally showed up in Wisconsin … to get their money. Classy. While her appearance in Milwaukee might suggest that Hillary learned a lesson about taking Wisconsin for granted, the description...
  • Hillary Clinton to appear at Riverside Theater Nov. 9 to talk about new book. (In WI 1 year late)

    08/28/2017 9:39:15 AM PDT · by UB355 · 43 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 8/28/2017 | James B. Nelson
    Hillary Clinton is coming to the Riverside Theater Nov. 9 to talk about her new book "What Happened." "Hillary will pull the curtain back on a story that’s personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny," a news release announcing the appearance says. "She’ll take audiences with her on a first-person journey, and bring you a highly personal perspective on what happened during the election, and what’s next. What you’ll see will be her story – Live. Her story of resilience, how to get back up after a loss, and how we can all look ahead."
  • VIDEO: Milwaukee Student Arrested After Allegedly Knocking Teacher Unconscious

    08/25/2017 11:48:08 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Police arrested a student in Milwaukee after he allegedly knocked a teacher unconscious and punched him repeatedly, according to a video of the incident released Tuesday. WTMJ reports that the alleged incident took place at South Division High School in Milwaukee a week into the new school year. The video, shot on a student’s cellphone, shows the 16-year-old student verbally confronting the teacher before knocking him down and pummeling him to the ground.
  • DOT delays Zoo Interchange bids as state lawmakers put budget talks on back burner

    08/24/2017 8:09:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    FOX 6 Now ^ | August 1, 2017 | Theo Keith
    MADISON -- The state Department of Transportation has scrapped new bids on the massive Zoo Interchange project as lawmakers put the long-delayed state budget on the back burner and focus on Foxconn incentives instead.A special session will start at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 1st on a bill that would extend $3 billion in tax breaks to the Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn, which has pledged to build a multi-billion dollar plant in southeastern Wisconsin and hire thousands of workers. A public hearing could happen this week.Meanwhile, Wisconsin's budget is a month late. Without funding, the state DOT has withdrawn three proposals...
  • Trump wants atheist group's suit over church order dropped

    08/22/2017 9:52:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 22, 2017 7:24 PM EDT
    The Trump administration wants a judge to nix a legal challenge to a presidential order easing enforcement of an IRS rule that limited religious organizations’ political activity. The Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed in May by a Wisconsin-based atheist group. The Freedom From Religion Foundation argues President Donald Trump’s order is unconstitutional because it grants preferential treatment to religious organizations while secular groups must still abide by the law. …
  • Madison Mayor Paul Soglin orders removal of Confederate monuments at Forest Hill Cemetery

    08/19/2017 7:33:44 AM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 76 replies
    One Confederate monument is gone and another is slated to be taken down at Forest Hill Cemetery after Madison Mayor Paul Soglin ordered their removal. Soglin said in a statement Thursday that he directed city staff to remove a plaque and a larger stone monument at the Confederate Rest section of the public cemetery, saying, “There should be no place in our country for bigotry, hatred or violence against those who seek to unite our communities and our country.”