A Twitter user was noted to have advocated the use of "live ammunition" in handling protesters in Wisconsin. The user was uncovered to be employed by the state of Indiana. The Mother Jones site exposed Jeffrey Cox, a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana, had advocated using deadly force on Wisconsin union activists through Twitter and on his blog. His superiors were notified, and Cox was fired. Resource for this article - Indiana official advocates use of live ammunition on protesters by Newsytype.com.
Indiana lawyer made comments
The ongoing demonstrations in Wisconsin over collective bargaining rights for union workers in government jobs has created a battleground between pro-union and anti-union supports. In the capital, Wisconsin state law enforcement can be sent in to clear crowds, which MotherJones.com put on its Twitter page. Then, as MSNBC states, “use live ammunition” was a response from JCCentCom on Twitter. An exchange followed between JCCentCom and Adam Weinstein, a copy editor for MotherJones, in which JCCentCom followed up that "deadly force" is appropriate to use when protesters are "threatening public officials.". The Twitter account and a now-defunct blog on Blogger.com called Pro Cynic were found to belong to Cox, a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana.
Firing of lawyer takes place with remarks
He called members of unions like the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and demonstrators that were pro-union “thugs.” After that he said that law enforcement can legally use force meaning it is not “murder” to shoot the protestors. He also compared union employees to the "brown shirts" or the "SA," referencing the Sturmabteilung, the non-military Nazi party enforcers in Germany. The Indiana Attorney General’s Office received a copy of the remarks. An internal review was done of the comments. After MotherJones posted an article about Cox's comments, the Indiana Attorney General's Office announced that Cox had been terminated.
A prank call for a governor
Ian Murphy is a NY blogger that prank called Governor Scott Walker pretending to be a campaign contributor to Walker named Koch, the Los Angeles Times reports. Governor Walker admits a plan to get the Democrats back into Wisconsin in order to vote on the union collective bargaining bill while on the phone call. He also outlined a plan to systematically rid states of union employees working in government jobs. There nevertheless hasn’t been professional remark from Walker. It might eventually happen though.
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