Friday, March 4, 2011

You knew it would lead to this: Democratic representative tackled by police as he tries to enter the Capitol Building

The Republicans had promised they would escalate the threats of violence against both Democratic legislators and the protesters opposed to the attempts of the governor to eliminate collective bargaining rights for state workers.

Two days ago Republicans passed a resolution authorizing the use of force against absent Democratic legislators, though there are doubts about the constitutionality of the resolution, as well as the ability of Wisconsin state troopers to enforce it when the legislators in question are hiding out in Illinois.

Now it has begun: WKOW captured this scene at the Capitol last night as police tackled Representative Nick Milroy (D-South Range) as he attempted to enter the building.

And so it begins.