Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We'd 'Absolutely' Use Force on Protesters: Wis. Police

We'd 'Absolutely' Use Force on Protesters: Wis. Police - But 'it would not look like the US if we did that':

Image via Elia Isquire.

However, Fuller added, 'I can't even imagine that the governor or anybody else would think that's a viable option. It would not look like the United States, if we did that. No one said anything to me about anything like that.' Fuller also says the union is opposed to the governor's proposals to strip public unions of their collective bargaining rights. State troopers won't be losing their right to collective bargaining under the bill, although some members of two other police agencies the union represents will.
It would not look like the US we imagine when we see ourselves as a beacon of democracy, a shining example for the world. However, it would look a lot like the US at its worst -- Kent State -- not to mention the historical struggles of labor and the progressive movement.

2 comments:

  1. My mind has been jumping to Kent State a lot on this one ... I'm a teacher, so our union has been encouraging us to follow this closely. Potentially scary stuff :-(

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  2. It seems like just yesterday we were all complaining about how teachers aren't paid enough... and now this.

    Oh America, is there no end to our ignorance?

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