A day without rights in the Wisconsin State Assembly


Video and text below are from Arthur Kohl-Riggs. Keep up with developments on this story at Arthur’s facebook page Shit Scott Walker is Doing to My State

Backup link to video-A day without rights in the Wisconsin State Assembly

Originally a video very similar to this one was posted on youtube but WisEye reported reported the video for copyright infringement within the first 48 hours of it being online. Some change were made to the original video but this is pretty much it.

Wisconsin has a LAW S.S. 19.90 which states “Whenever a governmental body holds a meeting in open session, the body shall make a reasonable effort to accommodate any person desiring to record, film or photograph the meeting.”

Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 13, Sections 241 and 242 of the U.S. Code, conspiracy to deprive a citizen of statutory and constitutional rights using official authority under color of law.

Seems pretty straightforward, but the Assembly has a “rule” which bans any and all cameras from the gallery.

Also there was a recent US circuit court case about filming police where they ruled that citizens have the right to film public officials while in a public space, while they are serving in their public capacity and also included: “Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First Amendment interest,”

It seems pretty straight forward, but not in Wisconsin with the Fitz’s in charge. People were dragged out of the gallery using pain compliance and handcuffs simply for SILENTLY HOLDING A CAMERA DURING AN OPEN MEETING.