Ryan Seven end occupation out of respect for police
Post by Jesse Russell on 8/18/2011 5:17pm
Constituents occupying Rep. Paul Ryan's office in Kenosha have left the building after negotiations with police officers. Upon leaving the office the protesters made statements to those who'd been picketing outside. They gave accolades to the Congressman's staffers for being "amazing" and "polite." They said they chose to leave out of respect for the police officers who alleged the department is currently short staffed.
However, they had very few positive comments for the District 1 Representative. The constituents were disappointed that Ryan, after allegedly sending the same form letter to anyone who requested a meeting during the August recess, couldn't be bothered to pick up a cell phone during the protest to schedule a face-to-face meeting. They ended the rally by saying they planned to come back tomorrow. More on this story following the links below:
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.