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CRG Thug Found and Cited

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on October 5, 2009

Last night, I told you about how some thug from the CRG rally came out to harass the pro-union and pro-Milwaukee County demonstrators, trying to cause trouble and looking to pick a fight. He ended up assaulting a number of people before culminating in pushing a woman down and throwing her husband into some bushes.

The good news is that Fox6Milwaukee is now reporting that the man has been turned in and cited with Assault and Battery and Disorderly Conduct for attacking the union couple. The thug was such a coward that he had to be turned in by others, instead of standing up like a man and admitting he did wrong. Here is the video from Fox6Milwaukee.

The right wingers and Walker-backers have been so desperate to try to spin this into something other than what it was, have even gone to the extent of just outright lying, saying the man was the victim. But if the gentle reader will recall, here is what I wrote last night:

The other man, more advanced in age, decided to walk down the middle of the two picket lines, throwing his shoulder into anyone he could, including myself. Then he decided to station himself near the sidewalk and yell obscene things at the rally goers. When one of the AFSCME District Counsel officials told him to just go inside, things turned unnecessarily violent…

They have also brought up some mysterious elderly lady that felt intimidated and afraid to go past the line. However, as I pointed out, the rally-goers left two of three entrances wide open. And if you watch the video from last night, you will notice the line at a stand still and then slowly starting up again. We did that every time a car wanted to enter or leave.

On a side note, Fox6Milwaukee also posted the raw footage from yesterdays act of violence by the CRG man. At the very beginning, and I do mean very beginning, you will see this man, wearing the blue shirt, in the background:

That man in the background, wearing the blue shirt, is none other than Tim Russell. Who is Tim Russell? Well, he is the former Walker campaign staffer, the former Director of Economic Development under Walker and current Assistant Chief of Staff for Walker.

I don’t know that he had anything to do with the incident, but his appearance at that moment and the look on his face is something, isn’t it? In fairness, if you watch the video, you can see him escorting Supervisor Paul Cesarz into the building, but then Russell lingers in the doorway.


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