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So what do you think of Union people doing this?

Merrill, Wisconsin - Leader Kim Simac and volunteers for the Recall Jim Holperin Committee will hold a press conference tomorrow at 12:00 pm at the Lincoln County Courthouse

This is the location of the conflict between Recall Petition Signers and Union Protesters last Thursday, March 10, 2011.

The petition rally was originally scheduled at a local Merrill restaurant but was relocated after the proprietors received many phone calls and felt they needed to back out. The committee then set up in front of the Lincoln County Courthouse to offer citizens an opportunity to sign their names to the petition.  Over 1,000 calls had been sent out the previous day notifying area residents of the petition rally.
Upon arrival, members of the recall committee were encircled by union protesters carrying signs and a leader with a mega phone who began chanting and ranting loudly. They packed in tightly around the petition collection table so as to prevent those attempting to sign from doing so. At one point, a pro union protester, pretending to be interested in signing the petition, wrote profanity across a partially collected petition form, than began ripping up the completed petitions that were in close proximity. 
The policemen who were there, and who were standing in close proximity to these events as they unfolded, did nothing to assist those collecting the petitions as they were being destroyed, despite such an action being a Felony under Wisconsin law. Police also did nothing to clear the walk way for citizens that wanted to sign the petitions. Recall Committee members received many phone calls the following day from Merill area citizens who stated that they showed up to sign the petition, but were too afraid to get out of their vehicles and approach the recall table.  

Kim Simac, leader of the recall effort, who has also received numerous personal threats, has now declared that enough is enough. “Tomorrow we begin taking the necessary steps to put a stop to this kind of behavior.” Simac stated. She went on to say: “The people of the 12th District of Wisconsin can not and will not allow this thuggery and bullying to continue. As honorable citizens, I believe we all have an obligation to stand up for the rule of law, which is why I am taking this action."
  Information will be released to how the events of Thursday March 10, 2011 are going to be handled and how such threats, intimidation and disorderly behavior is going to be addressed in the future.

 There is video in the link.

Intimidation isn't actually considered peaceful is it?

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Asked by Charis76 at 11:09 PM on Mar. 15, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Union members are being used and abused by the elite core of the union that wants to continue to beat the goose until the last golden egg is laid...and then she dies. They know their time has passed and they are quite willing to allow their membership to eventually be without a job as the state lays them off and/or municipalities file for bankruptcies.

    Answer by annabarred at 11:22 PM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • The last week or so I've seen a lot of accusations, but no backup of the accusations. Little morally outraged posts, but nothing for proof. You'd think that by now these people would take the video cameras and video tape or record the death threats and the thuggery.
    There was nothing ominous or threatening in that video

    Answer by adnilm at 2:26 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • So then your answer is you see nothing wrong with it?


    However I do think you would find others that would disagree on how they would view a bunch of men surrounding a recall table.

    And really writing fuck you on the form and tearing it up? What are they grown men or children?

    Comment by Charis76 (original poster) at 2:40 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • And as far as the death threats I have posted the link from the WI DOJ twice I highly doubt the third time would make you see that death threats are happening since you don't want to see it.

    Comment by Charis76 (original poster) at 2:44 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • However I do think you would find others that would disagree on how they would view a bunch of men surrounding a recall table.

    And really writing fuck you on the form and tearing it up? What are they grown men or children?
    What you have is a paper with fuck you written on it. You do not have verifiable proof of anyone writing it. Maybe some blue haired little old lady did it. Maybe one of the women at the table wrote it to get some attention directed at her petition

    Answer by adnilm at 3:00 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • linda is going to deny until the cows come home. She is basically a communist and fully supports any action taken by the unions.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:12 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • video of the incident?

    Why didnt they call the police?


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:31 AM on Mar. 16, 2011


    "We know they prevented or made it very difficult for people to obtain the signatures however I only had five officers as well and to try to break up this group would have been impossible for us," Chief Seubert said.

    He added that there was no violence that any of his officers witnessed, just boisterous and perhaps intimidating people.

    As for the female suspect accused of writing profanity on the petition while ripping it, is being pursued by police.


    Comment by Charis76 (original poster) at 8:42 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Well the word union comes to mind and then apparently the police were intimidated too.




    Comment by Charis76 (original poster) at 8:45 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Sounds to me as though people may now need to hire security for 'union control', particularly since the police (are they union as well and wearing a uniform/drawing pay while standing around pulling their puds??) are either union sympathizers or chickens.

    To me it sounds as though the union thugs are trying to initiate a violent event. Tacky, immature, and need to be fired imo.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 8:50 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

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