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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Indiana Prosecutor Resigns After Suggesting Walker Frame Unions

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism uncovered an email to Gov. Scott Walker in which the writer suggested a fake attack on the governor to discredit union protesters.

Capital Times Excerpt:
"If you could employ an associate who pretends to be sympathetic to the unions' cause to physically attack you (or even use a firearm against you), you could discredit the unions," the email said.

This is always something to worry about when the opposition has nothing to run on or counter with in a civil way. Whether it is an organization, issue or a blog, others will fight back, plant ammunition or write notes threatening violence even if they have to frame you as characterized by the email writer Carlos Lam, a deputy prosecutor in Johnson County, Ind. They don't care. It also shows how high the stakes really are for these issues as they effect a huge transfer of wealth from the working poor and middle class to the rich. Lam is the second Indiana prosecutor to resign over suggestions to use violence in Wisconsin. So what's going on in Indiana? Is this what their democracy looks like?


Anonymous said...

This email one was no doubt marked by Walker's aides as a budget bill "supporter."

Anonymous said...

It was. It was in the 'Pro' folder.

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