Wisconsin Police Violently Invade Homes Of Thought-Criminals, AKA Conservatives

Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking.

She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram.

She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at her to grab some clothes, others yelled for her to open the door.

“I was so afraid,” she says. “I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police. The dogs were still frantic.

“I begged and begged, ‘Please don’t shoot my dogs, please don’t shoot my dogs, just don’t shoot my dogs.’… She got the dogs safely out of the house, just as multiple armed agents rushed inside. Some even barged into the bathroom, where her partner was in the shower. The officer or agent in charge demanded that Cindy sit on the couch, but she wanted to get up and get a cup of coffee.

“I told him this was my house and I could do what I wanted.” Wrong thing to say. “This made the agent in charge furious. He towered over me with his finger in my face and yelled like a drill sergeant that I either do it his way or he would handcuff me.” They wouldn’t let her speak to a lawyer.

…As if the home invasion, the appropriation of private property, and the verbal abuse weren’t enough, next came ominous warnings.

Don’t call your lawyer.

Don’t tell anyone about this raid. Not even your mother, your father, or your closest friends.

h/t Jim Treacher

  • FactsWillOut

    Happens in Canada at least one a month.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    That’s a scary story. I want to believe this is just a fluke, but I have this niggling feeling that this sort of thing is becoming more common. Bureaucracies Gone Wild.

    You have to wonder what kind of person would stuff people onto boxcars knowing their fate? Sociopathic monsters, amoral cowards who follow them blindly…..and there are probably way more of them out there than we suspect.

    • Blacksmith

      It is getting on to time for another revolution.

      • Uncle_Waspy

        I don’t know about a revolution, Blacksmith. Like the old axiom goes: That which cannot continue, won’t. When the current system goes bankrupt, there will be chaos. Lots of death and suffering. Those of good character who are driven to work and survive will band together.

  • Blacksmith

    My God where has my country gone……

    • BillyHW

      It’s unbelievable.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Down the proverbial tubes, it seems.

  • cmh

    WOW….i still think the bill is a great idea whose time has come.

  • Santos2

    Why does it say the story was first published in NR on May 4, 2015? It states that right at the top with the title and again at the bottom in the byline. Is this a typo or are we reading a story published a little over 2 weeks in the future?

    • El Martyachi

      Maybe that’s when the paper edition comes out? (guessing)

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The edition date is generally the last day it is for sale on newsstands.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Prosecutorial abuses of power go on all the time. Laws are rigged to exempt these fascist pigs from accountability to their wronged victims because legislators are terrified of being branded soft on crime. I know this from first hand experience.

  • mauser 98

    …….starts at the top

    Obama’s Homeland Security Targets Conservatives as Potential Terrorists
    “Conservatives who are unemployed, underemployed, are returning military
    veterans, are against increased taxes, government waste, pork barrel
    spending, illegal aliens, abortions, gun control, and other related
    activities or beliefs all fall into the “radical” definition.”


  • Jay Currie

    This is a state level public service gone feral with a prosecutor leading the charge.

    The law they were relying on is certainly unconstitutional and the idea that the raid was to be kept secret violates every tenet of common law.

    But that’s the public service for you.

  • Dave

    Conservatives are going to need to have a remote activated belt-fed S.A.W. aimed at each door in their homes. F*cking cops.

    As for the “Oath keepers? I think they are like big foot or unicorns, purely mythical.

  • Maggat

    High river was a dry run. A chance to see how this would work. When next will it be tried?

  • roccolore

    The first thing I would do is call a lawyer after the raid.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Just wait till one of these turns into another Waco. Looks like the left in Wisconsin is looking for another Murrah building bombing.

  • tom_billesley

    “….limited public-employee benefits…”
    I guess that the police would be among those public employees.

  • k

    soldiers obey command = look at the LEADERSHIP and their instructors
    Invading a Conservative persons house for being a NEO-Con is wrong!
    I think the Police SHOULD have pay raises = this is not the problem
    The NEO-Conservatives are too busy being anti-Union FULL STOP!
    Unions are there to negotiate with Corporate & Governmental Elites for a deserving wage
    The Liberal Left has lost the plot and has become DICTATOR SUPREME … you can not question a Liberal without being ostracized=no freedom to question=corruption
    The WEST is philosophically corrupt, in general