It looks like the Walker Administration has a copy of the Mubarak playbook… Chapter 3: How to stop democratic freedom and think you own the building the people own
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are planning additional security precautions to make sure Wisconsin lawmakers aren’t affected by protests at the Capitol when they debate an anti-union bill Tuesday.
A memo from the Assembly’s sergeant-at-arms says only legislators, staff and credentialed media will have access to certain hallways on Tuesday. Assembly galleries will be open to the public, but spectators will need to empty their pockets and go through metal detectors to enter.
The Assembly is expected to meet at 11 a.m. to consider Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill, which includes deep cuts to public employees’ benefits and collective bargaining rights.
The memo says police officers will be available to assist lawmakers when they are moving around the building.
Walker says all 132 members of the Legislature need “adequate protection” during the debate.
Is this what democracy looks like?