Wisconsin Law Enforcement Kills Fawn, Fails to Protect Women
On October 21, 2012, an abusive, dangerous Wisconsin man was able to kill his wife and 2 of her coworkers at the spa at which they worked, after receiving a 4-year restraining order and demand to turn in all firearms, because law enforcement did not raid his home to get those firearms, and Wisconsin has no background check on guns purchased from private dealers. This was the 2nd mass shooting in the southeast part of Wisconsin in as many months.
Earlier this week, Wisconsin armed agents raided an animal shelter and killed a fawn, one day before she was to be released to a nearby wildlife preserve, all because the shelter was violating the law by having the one deer. “It was like a SWAT team,” shelter employee Ray Schulze told WISN 12 News.
“Funny,” the local police didn’t seem much concerned with stopping a dangerous man from killing his wife and other women as they were about an innocent deer and going after a charitable organization that’s struggling to stay afloat.
What kind of country is this that this is how our tax dollars are being used? To kill deer, but not protect women and children in our communities???
I posted this on DailyKos’ article, which highlights the big picture, and received the most “likes” I probably have ever received for a post. DailyKos reminds us of the militarization of our police forces, and a host of related issues.
This story has gone viral around the world.
Tourists might be reconsidering visiting Wisconsin right now…Here is a photo courtesy of Jenna Pope, activist/photojournalist, of a woman visiting from Tucson almost arrested in the Wisconsin’s State Capitol Building – for stopping to watch a group of citizens peacefully singing, as part of Solidarity Sing Along, while visiting the capitol earlier this week.
She said she couldn’t get arrested because she is from out of town, and decided to leave the building instead. The sing along has been happening every week day since March 2011, but last week, Capitol Police began declaring it an unlawful assembly and have been arresting participants and even tourists who are observing.
Yes, she was nearly arrested for observing others singing, and yes, she was a tourist.