Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Bill Wisth, a Mequon man who also protested at a Thiensville restaurant in May over an all-you-can-eat buffet, claims his arrest by Port police in September was unwarranted, and that police beat him up. Law officials say he was uncooperative.
A Mequon man who accused Port Washington police of beating him up during an arrest in September following an attempted confrontation with his son will appear in court on Wednesday for two separate charges in connection with the incident. Bill Wisth, 54, faces charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer. He will appear in court at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday for a motion hearing; Wisth entered a not guilty plea in court on Jan. 22 and a trial date has been set for 8:45 a.m. April 2. "All three of them grabbed me and threw me down on the hood of the car," Wisth had told Patch in September referring to Port police officers in his claim of brutality. "These people are beating me up — all I (wanted) was to check on my son." Law enforcement…
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Hundreds rallied at Juneau High School, then marched to Gov. Scott Walker's Wauwatosa block where they signed recall petitions.
The recall effort targeting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker started with a bang Tuesday night, with a large-scale rally and protesters signing recall petitions nearly in Walker's backyard. Hundreds gathered at the Juneau Playfield in Milwaukee, just north of the former Juneau High School, and then marched a couple blocks west. Protesters would eventually make it to Walker's neighborhood, where many signed recall petitions. Some of Walker's neighbors set up petition-signing booths on their front lawns. _____________________________________________ Related story: About 1,000 rally against Walker in near his Tosa turf
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Jim Price reports on the scene inside Assembly chambers just before the scheduled noon session.
Patch's Jim Price took this video from inside Assembly chambers Thursday morning. The Assembly was slated to go into session at noon to discuss the amended budget repair bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday, but it appeared the start would come later. Rep. Donald Pridemore told Patch's Carl Engelking that the Assembly might allow four hours of discussion on the bill when the Assembly convenes. Members of the public were being allowed into the gallery four at a time, every 20 seconds, after being searched at a checkpoint outside the doors.