What is the name of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, police officer who three days ago arrested David Willoughby, who was simply holding up a sign for Gov. Scott Walker and against union thuggery, at the same time union members demonstrated against Walker nearby?
Whether you favor or oppose Walker or union thuggery, you can't legally or morally oppose Willoughby's right to take his own public stand. After his arrest, he said:
"I sat in that jail cell, looking out of a meshed wire window, at a large American flag flying in the background. Where am I? How can this be happening? What did I do wrong?"
The video showed the name "Wesolowski" and "Tactical Enforcement Unit" on the officer's jacket. That officer should be fired immediately and imprisoned for at least as long as he imprisoned Willoughby without cause. Whoever he is, all police officers should memorize the name as an example of tyranny in action.
If the city government of Milwaukee does not fire and punish this police officer, they, too, should be remembered, their names engraved on a Monument of Despotic Shame. And let's not forget the voices in the pseudo-liberal crowd. "Lock him up!" they yelled.
"Lock him up!" Lock him up? For what? Members of the mob, he was doing what you were doing. Peacefully protesting. Should you have been locked up, too? When you're part of the conspiracy that puts an innocent man behind bars, maybe it's you who deserve a little time in the cooler.