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Radical Extremists BURN Scott Walker Yard Signs?

Posted by on May. 17, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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Scott Walker yard signs burned in Fox Point, Oak Creek

Posted on: 8:44 pm, May 15, 2012,

OAK CREEK — For the second straight day, police took calls Tuesday, May 15th from people reporting their “Scott Walker” yard signs had been burned. It happened overnight in Oak Creek, after happening early Sunday, May 13th in Fox Point.

Jerry Wille stands with Gov. Scott Walker, and is not afraid to show it. His yard sign, along with at least three others were snatched overnight and burned in the middle of the street. Other neighbors wonder whether the culprits are political enemies, or just young people looking to cause trouble.

“It’s kind of irritating that people stoop to this kind of stuff. It’s just a sign, but on the other hand, it’s kind of bullying,” Wille said.

“It seems like when the weather gets warm, kids get anxious. We’ve had cars egged, and we’ve had ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise — anything you can put on cars to peel the paint off has been on cars in this area,” one neighbor said.

There is no doubt in Wille’s mind that the burning of these signs was politically motivated. “There a lot of stuff around here you could’ve picked up and burned, but nothing else was touched. Just the three signs,” Wille said.

Adding to Wille’s suspicions are the charred Walker signs found Monday, May 14th in Fox Point. The issue went to Walker’s opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “I’ve been involved in campaigns for many, many years and I’ve yet to see a campaign where there weren’t complaints about yard signs. I think on both sides, people should cool their jets if they’re gonna be doing things that amount to criminal action,” Barrett said.

As for Wille, he wasted no time replacing his sign, and even got one for his neighbor. “I figure if you don’t replace it, they win, and we’re not going to let them win,” Wille said.

Oak Creek police say they’ll follow any leads they get but say since it only involves about $50 worth of damage, it’s not a priority case.

by on May. 17, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on May. 17, 2012 at 9:15 AM

 You seem qucik to judge them as politically motivated and not just kids acting stupid

 

Unlike the radical extremist that hit his wife with a car so she wouldn't vote aginst him,,,

Meli12
by Member on May. 17, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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This is absolutely ridiculous!  I can't believe people are so bitter and stupid. 

Meli12
by Member on May. 17, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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I just think if it weren't politically motivated all the signs would be getting burned, not just the Pro Walker signs.

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