Monday, January 14, 2013

Chief Erwin's Caricature

By Jeff Simpson





Capitol Police Chief Erwin has just become a cartoon caricature of himself and really needs to go.  Now he has proven that he has no interest in police work and only has interest in creating a spectacle.



Witness this, where the Big Chief sent 3 officers outside the city limits to issue a citation to someone who "they identified" as leader to the Solidarity Singers!  Taxpayer dollars hard at work!

H/T Daily Kos:


Chief Erwin, is so obsessed with the Solidarity Singers that he is keeping an eye on Representative Chris Taylor!    Well at least he has good taste, because I have also been keeping my eye on the award winning Representative Chris Taylor - who rocks! (Next governor perhaps)?




It is really sad, because there are so many policemen who are doing such an amazing, thankless job protecting and serving the public that these keystone kops really give the whole profession a bad name!   

It is time that Governor Walker retired Chief Erwin and put someone in this position who is mature enough to handle it and will take the 2 minutes needed to read the First Amendment to the Constitution!


 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


By the way, how much is a ticket for singing these days?  Is it reduced if you just humm? lip sync? whistle? Also how would any republican in Wisconsin, know what leadership looks like?




13 comments:

  1. "Leader" cop hiding behind his shades....

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  2. Our wonderful tax dollars at work!

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  3. 3 cops to give a ticket to septogenarian??

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  4. I think they had to account for that killer dog

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  5. Erwin's doing exactly what Walker and Huebsch want him to do. If they wanted him to approach the job differently, he would. The Capitol Police officers have been put in a terrible situation, and one of them will snap one of these days. The one delivering the ticket is actually one of the nice ones (he's also the one at the head of the CP lawsuit against losing their union), but there are others who really seem to relish their new authority.

    - sue

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    1. They don't need their union, anymore. They're just palace guards for whoever owns the palace.

      There is whistle-blower protection provided by the Feds, so if these guys think something ain't right they better start documenting and investigating outside of the "chief" and outside the DOA.

      As it is, they are now simply guys with nasty impulses they want to unleash upon others, and with the "chief" in charge, as long as no one is looking, he'll let them slide if they do.

      It's a top-down world to the "chief," even civilian citizens are "under" him.

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  6. Actually I feel sympathy for the Capitol Police, because being made to enforce your own oppression, while forced to harass Grandma at her home, must be humiliating. I don't think this is what they dreamed of when they first considered a career in law enforcement.

    We need a major class action lawsuit so that we can uncover the political orders behind this police-state repression. To what degree has political spying has been going on? Have the names of protesters been passed on to Homeland Security as terrorist suspects? A vigorous discovery process will uncover a lot of dirt, unless Erwin wants to commit perjury.

    Republicans see themselves as the ultimate, divinely endowed party of total political power and are thus capable of any political crime. Van Hollen is the ultimate political stooge and not very intelligent. He will leave tracks everywhere.

    We need a tip-line for whistleblowers, with the contact information readily available to all state employees. I worked for the state for fifteen years and you would be amazed how much interesting information flows past even the lowest level of the workforce.



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    1. Don't feel sorry for these guys, they are getting on the level of KGB and Spetsnaz, they like the power and they know they'll get promotions and more pay from playing. If they blink or even look like they're thinking, they'll be lucky to get a country-bumpkin deputy job.

      Can't blame them, though, just like the people who worked in the gulags or extermination camps of old, they all got paid for doing their job and falling in line.

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    2. Your point would have been better made without drawing in the KGB, Spetsnaz, gulags, extermination camps etc. If you were talking about Homeland Security maybe, but this is the freaking Capitol Police.

      Erwin likes to place his officers in potentially tense situations as a way of alienating them from the general population and raising their level of paranoia and obedience. If we regard them them as alien KGB types, it is not only silly, it reinforces his management style. All of the personality traits you mentioned are human weaknesses common to people in any organization.

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  7. Get rid of Erwin?

    Be careful what you ask for. Walker could decide to show how bipartisan he is by reaching across the political aisle and recruiting Milwaukee County Sheriff Clark.

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    1. Actually, according to Clarke, Walker already tried that.

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  8. Look at the tall cop in back.....He has his hand on his gun.....What is he thinking!!!!!

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  9. In case ya missed it the first time, check out this video of Erwin protecting the Capitol (via the Risser Building) during the protests

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KKM0qO5Osc

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