Day 113: Arrests in the Wisconsin State Capitol
Post by Jesse Russell on 6/6/2011 5:21pm
The two videos below show multiple arrests that happened in the Capitol today. The top video was shot by "BadgerGurl" on youtube. The first woman, who is at one point dragged out of the elevator, is an independent journalist from Vermont. The second woman is Sam Mayfield, a documentary filmmaker also from Vermont who has been traveling the state and capturing footage of the Wisconsin uprising. I shot the second video apparently as BadgerGurl was filming what was happening at the elevator. You can see the bald Capitol officer walk the Vermont journalist past me. I was focused on the protest medic at the end of the hall who had been thrown to the ground by Capitol police. It gets shaky as I move in closer, but you can see the officers shove the medic against the marble wall.
All of this occurred nearly three months to the day that the Department of Administration, under court order, was supposed to return to "access policies in effect on Jan. 28, 2011."
Jesse was born and raised in Connecticut, began blogging in 1997, and moved to Madison in 2003. In 2005, he co-founded dane101 along with Kristian Knutson and Shane Wealti. In addition to helping nearly a dozen contributors run this website he's helped launch various events in the city including What's Your Damage?!, the MadPubQuiz of Awesomeness, the Fire Ball Masquerade, Dane101's Freakin' Halloweekend, and more.