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911 Emergency Calls – It Was a Race Riot at Wisconsin State Fair

On August 5, 2011, hundreds of blacks rioted at the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee. The police refused to identify the melee as either racial in character or a riot.
More than a week later, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the state’s police finally admitted the truth — that it was a riot and that “hate crimes” (euphemism for racism) were committed.
3 days after Wisconsin State Fair “flash mob,” the tape of 911 emergency calls made that night was released. Those calls make clear it was a race riot — by blacks. You can hear the audio tape of the 911 calls yourself, below.
~Eowyn
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Authorities release 911 tapes of State Fair mob attacks

By Jay Sorgi and the WTMJ News Team – Aug. 8, 2011
(WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE/CONTENT)
WEST ALLIS – Milwaukee County officials are releasing 911 tapes from the mob attacks that happened on the opening night of the Wisconsin State Fair.
They describe the nature of the attacks, and some callers particularly claim a racial overtone ot the attack.
Caller: “We’re outside State Fair and there’s a white guy getting beaten up by about 100 black people,”
Dispatcher: “Where?”
Caller: “84th Street right by the Pettit Center.”
Callers: “It’s like a fricking riot out there.  They’re jumping on our cars and everything.”  “There’s 300 black people.”  “There’s, like, a riot.”  “You better get some cops down here by State Fair Park.”  “There’s about 200 kids out here beating guys up.”
Another caller graphically described his mother getting beaten up as they were driving away from the scene to safety.
Caller: “My mom just got attacked by a black mob, and her eye is, like, bleeding.”
Dispatcher: “Where are you?”
After a lot of confusion, caller: “We’re on 84th and the freeway.”
(A woman is repeatedly screaming in the background.)
Caller: “She’s bleeding a lot.”
The 911 dispatcher told the family to drive to a fire station on 84th Street to get medical treatment.
Another situation described the anger a husband felt about her wife getting attacked.
Caller: “My wife comes home with a fricking black eye, and you guys ain’t doin’ (expletive) about it?”
When the 911 dispatcher asks if she needs medical, attention, he responds, “You need to get the (expletive) riot squad over there and haul them off to jail.”
Another caller described how some attackers were opening car doors.
Caller: “My friend just got hit in the face.  They opened the car door and hit her in the face.  They pounded her car.”
More than two dozen people were arrested and several innocent fair goers were hurt when a giant mob of people flooded the area around the fair grounds.
At least seven police officers were injured amid the chaos, and we are now hearing some of the cries for help as fights broke out and property was damaged.
State Fair has stepped up security and authorities are still investigating the incident.

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It's Official: Wisconsin "Flash Mob" Was a Race Riot

Police arrest rioters at the State Fair


On the night of August 4, 2011, at around 11:10 p.m., a mob of “hundreds” of black teens ran amuck at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in Milwaukee. Police squads were sent to the area after reports of “mob beating,” fighting, and property damage. The mob attacked drivers in cars and pulled riders off motorcycles. Altogether, 31 people were arrested and at least 11 people were injured.
The Milwaukee police had been reluctant to call the incidents “hate crimes.” But Chicago’s WLS 890AM reports, August 12, 2011, that a 16-year-old African-American whom police had arrested at the riot admitted he specifically had targeted whites. West Allis police said the teen told investigators whites were chosen because he considered them “easy targets.” Police recommend that he face additional penalties for hate crimes.
The West Allis Police Department now says race was a factor in the 11 violent incidents it’s investigating.
So does Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Asked on WLS Radio’s Roe and Roeper Show Friday if he thought the crimes warranted hate crime status, Walker said:
“I think it is absolutely outrageous, it is a hate crime, and I would imagine the prosecutor will be very aggressive on this. There is no tolerance whether it’s white on black or black on white, there shouldn’t be any tolerance in general for that kind of problems.”
~Eowyn

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Tea Party Wins Over Dem Unions in Wisconsin!


BREAKING NEWS ALERT: Wisconsin Republicans have withstood a Democratic union-driven campaign to take control of the state Senate, surviving in4 of 6 recall elections held yesterday (Aug. 9), sparked by Gov. Scott Walker’s push for public labor law reforms.
150,000 jobs were lost in the three years leading up to Walker’s inauguration. Since Walker took over, Wisconsin has gained 39,000 jobs. In fact, 9,500 new jobs came in June alone! The state was also facing a $3.5 billion deficit. Walker has since balanced the budget.
Eric Odom of Patriot Action Network reports:
Unions aren’t happy with this fiscally responsible direction and they’ve spent millions upon millions to force Wisconsin voters back to the polls to defend the decisions they already made last year. The well funded unions forced six GOP Senators into recall elections in an environment where the GOP has a 19 – 14 edge in the Senate. This means the GOP could afford to lose two of the recalls, but three would have been devastating.
In the end, the 2010 decision voters made to give Republicans control of the State Senate stands. Republicans protected 4 of the 6 Senate Seats!
This is an EPIC victory for the Tea Party Movement. Most media won’t report the reality, but the tea party movement was driving significant momentum behind the scenes throughout Wisconsin. The Tea Party Express and Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama were instrumental in orchestrating grassroots energy and channeling it into GOTV efforts.
Both organizations spent weeks running messaging and media campaigns, and working with activists on the ground to coordinate GOTV strategy. The Tea Party Express hosted a statewide bus tour to rally conservatives for a final GOTV push. There is absolutely ZERO question the effort of these two groups was KEY in what took place in Wisconsin today.
If it weren’t for the Tea Party Express, Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, Americans for Prosperity of Wisconsin, Club for Growth and a few others… the unions would have walked all over the will of the voters (2010).
Bravo to those who deserve credit. Bravo to the voters who pushed back against this nonsense in Wisconsin. Bravo to those who knocked doors, made phone calls and donated to the incumbents.
~Steve & Eowyn

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Leftist Unions Launch Recall Drive Against Wisconsin Senators

Demonrats and their public employee unions have launched a multi-million dollar drive to recall 18 Wisconsin state senators who had voted to rein in those government unions. Here’s the recall TV ad:
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Please help those senators fight against this malicious drive. Americans who live outside of Wisconsin can help by donating, all the more because in-state donations are being suppressed.
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Salena Zito writes at RCP:

Wisconsin has what can only be described as a screwy recall law; get  enough signatures on a petition and you can trigger new elections. Democrats hope to use this law to undo the GOP’s statehouse majority.
Recall elections could begin as early as June for 16 targeted  Wisconsin state senators — eight Republicans who voted in favor of the law that ends most collective bargaining powers for public-employee  unions, and eight Democrats who ran and hid in Illinois in what turned  out to be a failed attempt to keep GOP lawmakers from voting on the  measure….
While Wisconsin’s story fell off the front page, the left — fueled by unions, the Democratic Governors Association and [George Soros’] MoveOn.org — has begun a multimillion-dollar TV campaign to support the audacious recall effort…. Unions and the left are far outspending pro-business interests and the right on recall ads.
Democrats…see more at stake than a single state Senate majority…. They know this is the first battle of 2012….
If Walker and other governors cannot tame public pensions and union contracts, you will see tax hikes enacted under freshmen GOP governors across the country in the next few years. It is simple math.

You can donate here. It’s important that Wisconsin Republicans get out of state donations, because instate donations have been suppressed due to union threats.
H/t NiceDeb
~Eowyn

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Left Plans Waves of Militant Pro-Union Protests

Last Saturday, a reported 10,000 people marched through downtown Los Angeles to demonstrate their “solidarity” with public employee union workers in Wisconsin. Darsha Philips of ABC7News reports on March 26, 2011:

Wisconsin passed a law stripping public employee unions of collective bargaining rights and local protesters say it could happen in Southern California. Union members and their allies gathered at the Los Angeles Convention Center and marched onward to Pershing Square in hopes of sending out a message that collective bargaining rights cannot be taken away from unions.
A controversial bill in Wisconsin has pitted Democrats and Republicans against each other, limiting collective bargaining rights of government employees. The bill was signed into law by Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Legislators and governors in several other states are seeking to adopt similar laws, citing budget problems.

Anti-government budget cuts protesters, London, March 26, 2011


Given what happened in London on Saturday, where an estimated 400,000 protested against government budget cuts and attacked police with homemade  ammonia-filled light-bulbs, as our writer Candance warned, we can expect more such protests here in America in the days, weeks, and months to come.
In fact, even before Governor Scott Walker’s battle with public unions in Wisconsin, the Left in America already had drawn plans for successive waves of massive militant protests. As Kyle Olson of BigGovernment alerted us on January 13, 2011, “Radicals in Planning Stages of Massive ‘Militant’ U.S. Protests“:

The Huffington Post reported last year about college students shutting down major freeways in California. In Wisconsin, protesters threw “punches and ice chunks” at police after the students were refused entry into an administration building in Madison. Now, plans are being made for a month of similar actions this year, kicking off March 2nd.

Some activists have complained that unions are not currently leading the charge because they’ve become too “corporatist.” But they believe once they make their move, unions will move to “co-opt” the movement.
“Student strikes” will occur in March to fight budget cuts and increased fees for students. What’s happening in Europe is about to be emulated in America, friends. Radicals know this is one of their last opportunities to keep the gravy grain running on time. But reality, courtesy of fed up taxpayers, may interrupt their plans.
One of the movement’s leaders, Los Angeles high school teacher Omar Hussein, recruited “student militants” to support the March 4th protests in 2010. He’s a leader again this time around, according to sources within the movement.
The month of “actions” will be capped off with a global action stemming from a huge union/socialist rally in London March 26th. As many as one million people will show their solidarity with those “in the firing line of the government’s cuts,” according to a statement posted on a public employee union website.
The pro-big government radicals are in the planning stages of something similar in the United States. One radical from Arizona pledged that the actions will be “very militant” because what they’ve done so far hasn’t worked and “there are no other options now.”
Radicals who fantasize about Che Guevara’s revolution, the Soviet States of America and the good ole days of Chairman Mao will soon be making their move. They’ll be doing their best to seize the current “crisis” and push their socialist agenda.
Will they get anywhere?  The big government agenda certainly had its wings clipped in the November election. But that doesn’t mean violence, upheaval and chaos can be stopped. And we shouldn’t kid ourselves that it’s simply a small band of “student militants” that break a few windows and celebrate at the local (fair trade) coffee house. When this action occurs, SEIU, AFL-CIO, NEA, AFT, NAACP and others will be right behind them to push the socialist agenda forward.
This is the moment to stand up to them, reject their agenda and defend a free and capitalist America.

~Eowyn

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Activist Judge Blocks Wisconsin's New Union Law

Liberal activist judges across America are misusing their power to block laws and voters’ initiatives (e.g., California’s anti-gay marriage Prop. 8) which they don’t like. The latest is a Wisconsin judge who just issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect.
~Steve & Eowyn

Jason Smathers of the AP reports:
MADISON, Wis. – A Wisconsin judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, a measure that drew tens of thousands of protesters to the state Capitol and sent some Democrats fleeing to Illinois in an attempt to block a vote on it.
The judge’s order is a major setback for new Republican Gov. Scott Walker and puts the future of the law in question.
Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi issued the order, which was requested by that county’s District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, a Democrat. Ozanne filed a lawsuit contending that a legislative committee that broke a stalemate that had kept the law in limbo for weeks met without the 24-hour notice required by Wisconsin’s open meetings law. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the measure and Walker signed it last week.
Secretary of State Doug La Follette planned to publish the law on March 25, but the judge’s order will prevent that from happening, at least for now.
Assistant Attorney General Steven Means said the state will appeal the ruling, but he didn’t say when. Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said in a statement that the governor was confident the bill would become law in the near future. “This legislation is still working through the legal process,” Werwie said.
A spokesman for Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald declined to comment, citing the ongoing legal fight.
Democrats were hopeful the ruling would lead to the undoing of the law. “I would hope the Republicans would take this as an opportunity to sit down with Democrats and negotiate a proposal we could all get behind,” said Democratic Sen. Jon Erpenbach, of the 14 senators who stayed in Illinois for three weeks in an attempt to stop the bill from passing.
The bill was part of Walker’s solution for plugging a $137 million state budget shortfall. A part of the measure would require state workers to increase their health insurance and pension contributions to save the state $30 million by July 1. Other parts of Walker’s original proposal to address the budget shortfall were removed before the bill passed last week. The Legislature planned to take those up later. Lawmakers are not scheduled to be in session again until April 5.
People opposed to the law converged on the state Capitol over the past month with massive demonstrations that went on for more than three weeks.

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Gap Grows Larger Between American People & Ruling Class

The Founders believed in We, The People.


Last July, an article in American Spectator confirmed what many of us (68%) had long thought:

There is a Political Class in America comprised of both elected politicians and unelected cultural elites, who not only don’t care what most Americans think, they hold us in contempt.

The article, “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution,” by , a professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University, makes a compelling case that the real divide in America is not so much between liberals and conservatives as between the bipartisan political-cultural ruling class (the “regime class”) vs. the American people (whom Codevilla calls the “country class,” as in America, the country). Whereas the majority of the “country class” are religious (Christians) and patriotic, the bipartisan ruling “regime class” — stripped of their lip-service rhetoric — are irreligious; arrogant and contemptuous of the American people; and do not love America or the American people. These traits are all symptomatic of a terrible narcissism. [Read excerpts of Codevilla’s 16-page article HERE.]
Now, there is more evidence of a yawning gap between this preening Ruling Class and the majority of Americans:
On illegal immigration:

On public employee  GOVERNMENT unions:

On Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security (and TSA crafter) Janet Napolitano:

On Muslims in America:

On the fading American Dream:

Rebellion Against the Elite:

~Eowyn

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Civility in Wisconsin Now Involves Extortion

Wisconsin Union Thugs Now Threatening Businesses With Boycotts

A letter dated March 11, 2011 has appeared on Facebook that is directed to the  to the owner of KwikTrip convenience stores.  It is signed by James Palmer, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Mahlon Mitchell, President, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Wisconsin and Joe Conway, President, International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 311 and John Matthews, Executive Director of Madison Teachers, Inc.  The letter states in part:
Dear Mr. Tiegen:
As you undoubtedly know, Governor Walker recently proposed a “budget adjustment bill” to eviscerate public employees’ right to collectively bargain in Wisconsin. Collective bargaining has maintained labor peace between public employers and employees for more than 50 years, and according to every poll taken in the last few weeks, it enjoys overwhelming public support.
As you also know, Scott Walker did not campaign on this issue when he ran for office. If he had, we are confident that you would not be listed among his largest contributors. As such, we are contacting you now to request your support.
The undersigned groups would like your company to publicly oppose Governor Walker’s efforts to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public employees. While we appreciate that you may need some time to consider this request, we ask for your response by March 17. In the event that you do not respond to this request by that date, we will assume that you stand with Governor Walker and against the teachers, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, and other dedicated public employees who serve our communities. In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining, please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the goods and services provided by your company.
We would also request that KwikTrip disclose whether it makes contributions to any other organizations, such as Americans for Prosperity or the Club for Growth or the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We recognize your right to form political associations but we also believe the public has a right to know what kind of contributions or payments you make that impact the political process. As labor organizations we and our members do not care to provide profits to companies that are working directly or indirectly to threaten the livelihood of our members.

Ah yes, we recognize your “right” yet because it doesn’t fit their agenda they will publicly call you out with threats of boycott. And this is democracy in action in Wisconsin. And couldn’t threats from the policy of boycotting be interpreted as they may be too busy to respond to a 911 call from that business? So much for civility in Wisconsin.
 
DCG
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Wisconsin – What Really Happened?

We’ve ceded our power to unions
By Patrick McIlheran   3/09/2011
Frank Zeidler, former mayor of Milwaukee, unstinting ally of labor and by then doing work for AFSCME, wrote 42 years ago that government unions change democracy.
The rise of government unions, he wrote, created “what amounts to a two-chamber local government” – elected officials in one and unions as the other, with taxes and budgets requiring the consent of both. This curtailed the sovereignty of the governments that voters chose, he wrote: “This is a revolutionary principle rather quietly at work in American government.” Continue reading

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Only 1/3 of Wisconsin 8th-Graders Read at Grade Level

The ability to read proficiently is a fundamental skill that affects not just how well students do in school, but also their future wellbeing as adults. 
Students who read proficiently are more likely to perform well in other subjects, such as math and science, whereas those who struggle with reading are much less likely to be academically engaged and therefore do poorly in school. Reading achievement also predicts the likelihood of graduating from high school and attending college. Adults with poor literacy skills find it difficult to function in society because many basic decision-making skills require reading proficiency. Strong reading skills also protect against unemployment in early adulthood. People who are not able to fill out an application because of limited reading or writing skills are likely to have difficulty finding a job or accessing social services. Research shows that performance on adult literacy tests helps explain differences in wages. Adults with limited reading abilities also are likely to have children with limited reading abilities. [Source]
The term “reading proficiency” refers to performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading Assessments. The scores for reading proficiency range from 0 to 500 (with a standard deviation of 100)  and are divided into 3 achievement levels: Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. 
Wisconsin’s public school teachers are among the thousands demonstrating in Wisconsin’s state capital against Governor Scott Walker’s plan to rein in public employee unions’ runaway health costs and other benefits. The teachers not only cancelled classes, they corraled their students to join the demonstrations.
But a report  by the NAEP reveals that although Wisconsin’s spending on public schools had more than doubled in the past 10 years, that has not resulted in even one iota of improvement in the students’ reading skills. Worse still, some two-thirds of the state’s 8th graders read below “proficiency” level!
Only in America’s public sector are employees’ pay detached from their performance. If America’s public schools were a privately-owned business, it would have gone bankrupt years ago.
~Eowyn

Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently—Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
By Terence P. Jeffrey

(CNSNews.com) – Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the U.S. Department of Education, despite the fact that Wisconsin spends more per pupil in its public schools than any other state in the Midwest.
In the National Assessment of Educational Progress tests administered by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009—the latest year availableonly 32 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned a “proficient” rating while another 2 percent earned an “advanced” rating. The other 66 percent of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders earned ratings below “proficient,” including 44 percent who earned a rating of “basic” and 22 percent who earned a rating of “below basic.”
The test also showed that the reading abilities of Wisconsin public-school eighth graders had not improved at all between 1998 and 2009 despite a significant inflation-adjusted increase in the amount of money Wisconsin public schools spent per pupil each year.
In 1998, according to the U.S. Department of Education, Wisconsin public school eighth graders scored an average of 266 out of 500 on the NAEP reading test. In 2009, Wisconsin public school eighth graders once again scored an average of 266 out of 500 on the NAEP reading test.  Meanwhile, Wisconsin public schools increased their per pupil expenditures from $4,956 per pupil in 1998 to 10,791 per pupil in 2008. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator the $4,956 Wisconsin spent per pupil in 1998 dollars equaled $6,546 in 2008 dollars. That means that from 1998 to 2008, Wisconsin public schools increased their per pupil spending by $4,245 in real terms yet did not add a single point to the reading scores of their eighth graders and still could lift only one-third of their eighth graders to at least a “proficient” level in reading.
The $10,791 that Wisconsin spent per pupil in its public elementary and secondary schools in fiscal year 2008 was more than any other state in the Midwest.
Neighboring Illinois spent $10,353 per student in 2008, Minnesota spent $10,048 per student; Iowa spent $9,520 per student.  Among Midwest states, Nebraska was second to Wisconsin in per pupil spending in its public schools, spending $10,565 per student.
Of these nearby states, only Minnesota did slightly better teaching reading to its public school students. In 2009, 39 percent of eighth graders in Minnesota public schools earned a rating of “proficient” or better in reading, and the average eighth grade reading score in the state was 270 out of 500.
In Illinois, only 32 percent of eighth graders earned a rating of “proficient” or better in reading, and the average eighth grade reading score was 265 out of 500. In Iowa, only 32 percent of eighth graders earned a rating of “proficient” or better in reading, and the average reading score was 265 out of 500. In Nebraska, only 35 percent of eighth graders earned a rating of “proficient” or better in their public schools, and the average reading score was 267 out of 500.
Nationwide, only 30 percent of public school eighth graders earned a rating of “proficient” or better in reading, and the average reading score on the NAEP test was 262 out of 500.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress explains its student rating system as follows: “Basic denotes partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work at each grade. Proficient represents solid academic performance. Students reaching this level have demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter. Advanced represents superior performance.”
In other words, despite the $10,791 that taxpayers were paying to educate students in Wisconsin public schools, two-thirds of eighth graders in those schools showed at best only a “partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work” at that grade level.
In fiscal 2008, the federal government provided $669.6 million in subsidies to the public schools in Wisconsin.
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For more on how the National Assessment of Education Progress measures and evaluates students’ reading, go HERE.
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