Rabid Badgers

They came with a battering ram.” Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking. She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram. She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at her to grab some clothes, others yelled for her to open the door. “I was so afraid,” she says. “I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police. The dogs were still frantic. “I begged and begged, ‘Please don’t shoot my dogs, please don’t shoot my dogs, just don’t shoot my dogs.’ I couldn’t get them to stop barking, and I couldn’t get them outside quick enough. I saw a gun and barking dogs. I was scared and knew this was a bad mix. She got the dogs safely out of the house, just as multiple armed agents rushed inside.”
The above excerpt is from an article that will be published in the May 4th issue of the National Review. In it, author, David French exposes the abuse of power by Wisconsin district attorneys and judges as they tried to strip its citizens of their civil rights using “John Doe” investigations. Somehow this slipped below my radar. If you also missed it, I recommend taking the time to read the article.

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  1. Didymus says:

    I was not aware it was this bad. What are the odds that anyone involved with this egregious abuse of power will ever be held accountable? Probably slim to none. Freedom of speech is alive in name only. Just ask the ex-CEO of Mozilla.

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