Apparently, it's not the people of the state.
Watch this video as they completely mishandle a real crisis as they try to bully people around in their artificial crisis of illegal sign holding:
Please note how the cops' first concern was to try to intimidate the group with their fascist rules, then to cover their butts when they slowly realize that they have a real emergency on their hands.
The woman having the medical emergency is Dawn Henke. She is, fortunately, OK.
But she did have a word for the people that flooded her page with concern and love:
Absolutely overwhelmed with comments/messages/feedback.As far as I can tell, there's not been one news story about this, much less a statement from Erwin, much much less an apology from Erwin.
Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes and concern. I appreciate all of it.
I am now safely home in Wausau with my husband who is very relieved to have me home, especially after seeing the videos and such before I could make it here. He was about as close to wanting to throw some CP over railings as one could imagine. He is taking g
ood care of me.
I just want to say this, and I'll keep it as vague as possible intentionally:
The decision to "unarrest" me was not something the CP made out of feeling bad about what they had done or feeling compassionate toward me- it had more to do with the fact that once that ambulance was on VA property, I was in federal jurisdiction and they no longer had any right to "detain" me while was in the VA hospital which has federal jurisdiction, which trumps state jurisdiction. Do not think for a second that they "unarrested me" to be kind.
I will also say that I was only "unarrested" after giving up my identification and address so that the CP can now perhaps pay me home visits with citations for whatever the ticket of the day is, or maybe they'll decide to mail them to me. Either way, I will not back down. I will not stop. They will not silence my voice, or OUR voice in OUR house!
Further, I am forever grateful to Ted Voth who was a true gentleman and hero today by speaking up when he saw injustice. I hope that people will only be encouraged and find even more resolve in our fight against those that wish to silence us.
As it has been said by a few musicians, but sticks out most notably by Kurt Cobain's use of it, "it's better to burn out than to fade away."
My heart may well go someday whether far off, or someday soon, but I have already come to terms with the fact that our time here is finite. It is not how much time we have, but rather, how we spend our time that matters.
To everyone, thank you, truly. Solidarity forever and always! ♥ ♥ ♥"
Like I said, the Capitol Police are there to protect and serve...but whom?