Wisconsin Police Support Protesters

by Ben Hoffman

“The fact of that matter is that Wisconsin’s law enforcement community opposes Governor Walker’s effort to eliminate most union activity in this state, and we implore him to not do anything to increase the risk to officers and the public. The costs of providing security can never outweigh those associated with a conflict.”

Jim Palmer [executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association] said he had asked members of his group to come to the Capitol to sleep amongst the throngs of protesters.

“Law enforcement officers know the difference between right and wrong, and Governor Walker’s attempt to eliminate the collective voice of Wisconsin’s devoted public employees is wrong,” Palmer said. “That is why we have stood with our fellow employees each day and why we will be sleeping among them tonight.”

In an interview, Palmer said he had already heard from some of his members who plan to join the protesters beginning Friday night.

“We can’t sit idly by and see our collective bargaining rights go away,” Palmer said.

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2 Comments to “Wisconsin Police Support Protesters”

  1. So when is Obama going to let HIS federal employees collectively Bargain?
    You know he can’t be a hypocrite. šŸ™‚

  2. Federal Workers had their collective bargaining crushed by Pres. Jimmy carter and The Democrats in 1978.
    Fascinating…

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