Wisconsin Police Tackle Democratic Assemblyman Nick Milroy Entering Capitol

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According to the Associated Press, Wisconsin police tackled Democratic Assemblyman Nick Milroy last night as he tried to enter the state Capitol that is currently closed to the public. Milroy of South Range in northwestern Wisconsin was reportedly trying to retrieve some clothes from his office in the Capitol. Video from WISN-TV shows police officers pulling him away from a revolving door and tackling him to the ground before he is able to show his ID. A judge ruled Thursday that no one can stay at the Capitol overnight to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers. Milroy was one of four Democratic Assembly members who moved their desks outside the Capitol Tuesday after public access was restricted.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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