The early-morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens’ homes were conducted by law-enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on doors and issuing threats. Spouses were separated as the police seized computers, including those of children still in pajamas. Clothes drawers, including the children’s, were ransacked, cell phones were confiscated, and the citizens were told it would be a crime to tell anyone of the raids.
Some raids were precursors of, others were parts of, the nastiest episode of this unlovely political season, an episode that has occurred in an unlikely place. This attempted criminalization of politics in order to silence persons occupying just one portion of the political spectrum has happened in Wisconsin, which often has conducted robust political arguments with Midwestern civility.
From the progressivism of Robert La Follette to the conservatism of Governor Scott Walker today, Wisconsin has been fertile soil for conviction politics. Today, the state’s senators are the very conservative Ron Johnson and the very liberal Tammy Baldwin. Now, however, Wisconsin, which to its chagrin produced Republican senator Joe McCarthy, has been embarrassed by Milwaukee County’s Democratic district attorney, John Chisholm. He has used Wisconsin’s uniquely odious “John Doe” process to launch sweeping and virtually unsupervised investigations while imposing gag orders to prevent investigated persons from defending themselves or rebutting politically motivated leaks, which have occurred.
According to several published reports, Chisholm told members of his staff subordinates that his wife, a teachers’-union shop steward at her school, is anguished by her detestation of Walker’s restrictions on government employees’ unions, so Chisholm considers it his duty to help defeat Walker.
In collaboration with Wisconsin’s misbegotten Government Accountability Board, which exists to regulate political speech, Chisholm has misinterpreted Wisconsin campaign law in a way that looks willful. He has done so to justify a “John Doe” process that has searched for evidence of “coordination” between Walker’s campaign and conservative issue-advocacy groups.
DEAR GOD THE PROGRESSIVE/LIB/DEMS HAVE I WULD SAY GONE SO BEYOND WHAT IS RIGHT IN AMERICA TO END SOMEONE ELSES RIGHTS BE IT POLITICAL OR ANYTHING ELSE LETS SEE IF THEY LIKE IT WHEN IT HAPPENS TO THEM HUH DOUBT THAT WOULD BE THE CASE.
AMERICA THIS IS IT; TIME FOR WTP TO DO OUR JOB AND NOW. THE GOVT IS DONE IT IS NOT OURS NOW AND IT MUST GO BACK TO US. TIME FOR THEM TO REMEMBER WHO RUNS THIS NATION WE DO DAM IT AND BOY I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THESE ELITIST MORONS
There is no place in a free society for the "John Doe" law or any such law that is so vague that it can be willfully used to violate law abiding citizens rights. And Mr. Chisholm and his wife need to be prosecuted for their part in these shameful acts. Wisconsin citizens need to stop this now.
In 1930's Germany, the people went along with their lives either with horse blinders or with a fervent belief that "der Fuhrer's" policies were benign and positive and progressive. It was only after the fangs of National Socialism bit down hard to the very souls of the German people did they realize, too late what Hitler was really about and by then it was too late. ( Please watch the History Channel documentary Third Reich, The Rise & Fall).Sadly I see the same scenario playing out to its inevitable conclusion through Obama's progressive, socialistic agenda, once again the people have such a fervent belief that Obama is their new "Bread King" ( See Jesus feeding the 5000) that they will gladly sacrifice their American birthright on the altar of false security. All we need to do is read articles like the one above to see how LITTLE true security we have while under control of this treacherous regime!
this is tyranny!!
John Doe warrants have been outlawed by the Supreme Court, as unconstitutional. It's been decades since I have even heard the term, in law enforcement communities. I, myself, used one, one time (fill in the blanks at the curbing) during my very short stay in LE, but that was in the '60s. As I recall, the use of the JD warrants expired around 1978.
This makes me sick to my stomach. We fought wars so people did not have to live under this kind of law, written just for personal use . I am so astonished when I hear that the police allow them selves to be used this way. What happens when it is one of their children's or parents or friends homes? This was what Hitler and every dictator did, attacking anyone for political reasons. This country was built on people being safe in their own homes and not having to fear our government. I do not want to believe this is happening in my country, but we hear about it happening more and more. The mentality of our government has to change and they have to stop using and making laws for their personal use. Every law passed must be constitutional. That is where we have lost our way, We should not live in fear of our government. I still can not believe this happening.
Power in the hands of unscrupulous political hacks is truly terrifying. Wisconsin is a very odd place. Liberals are completely lawless thugs.
Just look at the IRS, BLM, DHS, ICE, Dept of Justice..on and on..This ADM has no problem destroying our laws and our constitution.
I read up on this. It was declared UNconstitutional back in the 60s by the supremes. WI has chosen to ignore that little fact.
There are two kinds of Police, Cops that do their under the Constitution and then there's Pigs!!
So Wisconsin....what are you doing about these SS troops and gestapo??????