70 Year Old Vietnam Vet Injured By Scott Walker Stormtroopers While Arrested For Singing In WI (VIDEO)

Published On August 2, 2013 | By james |

As reported by Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative, longtime Madison peace activist Will Williams, 70, was arrested for singing over the noon hour at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Thursday.  He fell on his back on a marble staircase en route to the basement police processing center while escorted by four Capitol police officers.  In a move that defied the most basic first-aid principle of not moving someone who has a potential back injury, officers spent several minutes helping the Vietnam vet to his feet on the slippery staircase, while Williams was still in handcuffs.

As Williams was being led to the elevator in obvious pain, he looked Capitol Police Lieutenant Bob Sloey in the eye and told him,

“If you had left your damn blood in Vietnam you’d be  standing up for rights too instead of this bullshit.”

Will Williams was featured in the award-winning documentary “The Good Soldier” which explores the personal dimensions of war as experienced by the soldiers themselves.will williams

This is what democracy looks like for those living under Republican Wisconsin Governor “Scumbag” Scott Walker’s reign of terror.

Union busting, nepotism in the state legislature, and boiler-plate ALEC-penned abortion legislation are all Standard Operating Procedure for the Koch-supported Governor.

Union-busting in particular enraged Wisconsinites, as Wisconsin is the very birthplace of the labor movement and organized labor. In splitting the unions, Walker promised this would create a plethora of jobs around the state; in actuality Wisconsin ranks 44th in job growth in the United States from September 2011 to September 2012, and unemployment has jumped to 7.2 percent.

These “unlawful protests,” are known around the state as the Solidarity Sing-Alongs, which started at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on March 11, 2011, during the ultimately unsuccessful Scott Walker recall efforts and have been held at noon every weekday since then. With song titles like “The Koch Song,” (sung to the tune of “I’d Like To teach The World To Sing),” they contain lyrics like;

“I’d like to buy the Kochs a world,

So they’d leave ours alone,

Then go back to Park Avenue,

And crawl beneath their stone…”

Obviously, it’s too much to allow peaceful protests as passionate Wisconsinites from all over the state gather in unsuccessful efforts to make their voices heard.

State Senator Bob Jauch (D) has voiced his displeasure to the media;

“Well, I’ve been to Moscow and I’ve felt safer in Moscow than I do in our own State Capitol.  I’m terribly offended that some people think that singing is some kind of terrible offense.”

Is THIS democracy?

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h/t to Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative

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  • spruett15

    They should have IMMEDIATELY called 911 and waited until paramedics came. The should NOT have moved him!!! I hope they have not caused him permanent injury by moving him before he was seen by medical personnel. He is not a young man…he could have broken a hip or his spine…dammit this pisses me off!

  • Stephen Kliewer

    What do you think Jesus thinks of Scott Walker
    What do you think Scott Walker thinks of Scott Walker

    bit of a difference
    I would think

  • Robin Berss Ross

    Nice…real nice. Jeez Wisconsin you can do so much better.

  • ohb552

    an absolute disgrace. there is no excuse for this. these people should be arrested for elderly abuse. how disgraceful. did the Vietnam Vets not receive enough disrespect already? this crap has to stop!

  • Karen Peters

    Don’t understand how these cops can sleep at night. They must be raking in the dough or are as coldhearted as Walker is, to arrest the elderly (and most of them have been elderly) for standing up for what they believe in at peaceful demonstrations. These cops are suppose to protect and serve the public, not some crooked politician. They need to be standing with the people and tell Walker to go get fkd.

    • Joe Downey

      They sleep well since they are soul-less whores who do as they are told by their Uber Master

      • Stardust Painter

        Yes, this is fascism.

    • Magystelling

      When Walker goes after the Capitol Police I hope all those who were arrested play violins at their tears!!! I understand he’s planing on giving the Police and firemen the same treatment he gave the teachers!!! Thin about that Capitol Police, Who will stand with you???

    • a2phil

      Typical cops…”serve and protect” the 1%…

  • Dude

    This is who we need to be arresting?! WTF?!

    • Stardust Painter

      Yes, arrest an elderly vet for singing, don’t arrest the bankers or the embezzlers.

  • sandman839

    But I thought that the POTUS was the one trying to get a police state. At least that is what the Greedy Old Party keeps telling us.

  • Echo Moon

    when you have politicians and gestapo swine forcing 70yr old man down the stairs and causing him to fall? when you get politicians grinding women’s rights into the dirt? when you have politicians attempting to make unconstitutional laws? when you have politicians taking food out of the mouths of children? when you see politicians taking money out of desperately needed programs for families and the poor and then voting themselves raises? when you see politicians taking away medical care from the people who need it the most???? just maybe the guys talking about a revolution aren’t to far off from being right.
    and if they do start a revolution??? i will be right there to support them in any way that i can.

    • Karen Peters

      The problem is that the ones that are arming themselves and forming militias to fight against the government are fighting FOR these guys you mention, not against them. They are republicans and Teabaggers. They support Walker, Scott, Perry and the rest of them. They are against liberals, democrats and any one else who does not believe the way they do. They are not the good guys.

      • Echo Moon

        oh i was not talking about the teabaggers, the repubs or any of them. i’m talking about the ones who getting the shaft from them.

        there are two distinct groups who are ??? at odds with the government. the repubs and all their ilk who are against anything and everything that does not follow party thought and line. and then you have the ones who are angry and getting more so at the like of them and their attempts to tear this country apart and put it back into the dark ages. we’ve come way to far to ever, ever let someone try and force us back.

    • Whistler

      I heartily agree! They say the difference of a revolution is one man willing to lead. This may happen soon.

  • Jane Turzillo

    Where’s the justice department? Lots and lots of law suits, please!

  • Chris Fraser

    I Just Shared This On the United States Marines Fb Page

  • Mister_Mean

    I hope that he sues the police.

  • leslie green

    Why are all the cops so fat? None of them look to be their correct weight, not quite obese but, definitely not specimens of good health…. too many donuts and GMOs I guess.

  • leslie green

    Did this man actually do anything illegal or dangerous… no? Since when is singing a crime!

  • John

    Disgraceful. I wonder if these police have a conscience? The police are the ones who should be charged for not getting him proper medical attention. I hope the judge that is presiding on all these cases throws them all out. There is no justification for these arrests.

  • http://www.mickisuzanne.com/ Micki Suzanne

    There doesn’t seem to be enough outrage. There are no consequences. Do we have a plan of action, something we can do about this, aside from spreading the word?

  • Drew Antidormi

    snot walker is a real scumbag

  • http://4allyourwritingneeds.com/ randy

    It’s probably not easy to negotiate slippery stairways for any 70 year old. Put handcuffs on and it’s really difficult. Have cops “helping to move” you and you’re doomed. Sue the capitol please and Walker.

  • elainew

    does anyone know how he is??

  • sanehorse


  • sanehorse


    • SFBG

      The US is being pushed to the brink of a civil war between the people and the corporations. Which side are you on?

      • sanehorse


    • Stardust Painter

      Fascism, government by corporations for corporations. It wasn’t the poor who made the loopholes for off shore accounts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001945186821 Ann Senn Heindricks-Pederson

    Bumb Asses.

  • http://alternet.com/ George Schmitt

    The police as well as other public employees better decide which side they are on. The republicans want to cut these jobs and privatize them. When the Blackwater police are in charge people will simply disappear without a public dust -up. The offender will be put into confinement in a privatized Blackwater Prison. I think that the police will eventually join us against their masters for the final push to freedom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.engledow.5 Ken Engledow

    why would anyone expect any different actions from cops in a state where people elect someone like Scott Walker for governor. the people in wisconsin have no values, if they did walker would not be governor to begin with.

  • a2phil

    I’d like to see those Capitol cops try to take away a company of Marines…

  • Bradley L. Nedeau

    It is a shame that men (and women) of honor stand up for what is right against ASSHOLES who claim to represent us AND the rest of us will not even protest the treatment that they receive at the hands of those in power. Truly, the shame is also ours, for that I apologize to you, Mr. Williams, sir.

  • Daniel Waitkoss

    Let’s thank Wil Williams for all the blood he shed in the war and the blood he has shed defending our civilization from the barbarism of SCott Walker and his Brown Shirts.

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