Wisconsin liberals go after political enemies with full police state—including dawn SWAT-style raids and threats against victims if they told.
You don’t have to read dystopian novels to see secret police raids used on Americans in response to their exercise of their First-Amendment-acknowledged right to advocate for political causes. You can read about how it happened in Wisconsin in the next issue of the National Review.
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. Some even barged into the bathroom, where her partner was in the shower. The officer or agent in charge demanded that Cindy sit on the couch, but she wanted to get up and get a cup of coffee.
“I told him this was my house and I could do what I wanted.” Wrong thing to say. “This made the agent in charge furious. He towered over me with his finger in my face and yelled like a drill sergeant that I either do it his way or he would handcuff me.”
They wouldn’t let her speak to a lawyer. She looked outside and saw a person who appeared to be a reporter. Someone had tipped him off.
The neighbors started to come outside, curious at the commotion, and all the while the police searched her house, making a mess, and — according to Cindy — leaving her “dead mother’s belongings strewn across the basement floor in a most disrespectful way.”
Then they left, carrying with them only a cellphone and a laptop.
David French describes two other dawn or pre-dawn raids that were just as horrific as the above story (if not more than). He points out that every single victim was threatened with penalties if they spoke about these raids even to an attorney. He describes how the laws in Minnesota were used by Liberals to give these terrorism sessions the color of law.
These people were being punished for helping Scott Walker.
You will have to read French’s article for all the details. I just want to ask you a simple question: Do you think the Liberals in state government in Wisconsin are really any worse than the Liberals in power in New York State, California, Illinois, or Washington DC?
My hunch is that, when they hear about it, they will be jealous they didn’t do it in their state first. It is going to become the new normal all over this nation.
All the pieces are in place: jack-booted thugs who will obey orders without question and feel righteous about doing so, secret interpretations of laws, secret laws, prosecutorial discretion, overwhelming firepower, etc.
Welcome to Liberal America.
Scott Walker and all the Republican candidates had better make this an important part of their campaign.