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Guess where: “a man dumped a beer over the head of a state lawmaker”

Guess where: “a man dumped a beer over the head of a state lawmaker”

Three Republican lawmakers were confronted in a Madison, Wisconsin restaurant by a man who poured beer over them when a bartender stopped him from videotaping (via Wisconsin Reporter):

Madison Police responded to a disturbance at the Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Wednesday night after a man dumped a beer over the head of a state lawmaker. The bartender said the man yelled out something like, “Money” and “Damn Republicans.” The beer was poured atop a 43-year old Burlington, WI man. It also splashed onto two other state lawmakers. All indicated the suspect swore at them, and called them criminals. He was accompanied by a man with a video camera. The bartender asked the videographer to turn it off. She says following the request, the suspect then took the glass of beer and emptied it onto the lawmaker’s head. The suspect then fled. The lawmaker, who took the direct hit, indicated the suspect has been harassing him since February, but up until this point, it had only been verbal. He did not know the suspect’s name, but a female State Capitol employee, who was with the group, was able to provide police with a name, and said Capitol Police would have his contact information. The MPD called Capitol Police and obtained a couple of possible addresses for the suspect, as well as a couple of possible phone numbers. Officers attempted to find the suspect, but could not locate him. He will likely face a tentative charge of disorderly conduct.

The perp was accompanied by videographer?  Sounds like it started as an ambush interview and escalated when the bartender intervened.

The perp has been identified by the MacIver Institute as Miles Kristan, who appeared in this video:

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That individual is seriously dangerous. His verbal threats may seem non-specific but are uttered under obvious compelling and extreme emotional frenzy, and taken as a whole should give any reasonable person concern.

The accumulated actions, if true, in many jurisdictions would be felonious in nature. Since Wisconsin jurisprudential and law enforcement standards have for the last six months proven to be anything but reasonable, this gentleman at the least should have his library card privileges suspended.

    VetHusbandFather in reply to 49erDweet. | September 15, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I think the beer thing shows that he’s willing to cross that line, moving on from verbal threats to action. Sure its harmless (mostly) this time, but it shows a progressive nature to the guy’s obsession. I don’t think he is as crazy enough to lash out a la Jared Loughner, but I do think he will continue to push the limits if nothing is done.

“Officers attempted to find the suspect, but could not locate him.”
Did they check for him sitting in the middle of the Capital Rotunda?

    SunnyJ in reply to DougV. | September 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    He and his video buddy had to make it over to the Double Tree Hotel to break in and trespass, throw employees to the ground and shut down the press conference of the people that published reports of the sham admission policies of AA that discriminates against white admission candidates to UW and UW Law School. Police were there too, and no…I mean no arrests. Breaking in, trespassing, harming employees, shutting down the free speech of others, refusing to leave and no arrests. Welcome to democracy that looks more like progressive union police fascism.

Capitol. Of course I meant Capitol. Duh.

If not blogged about here already… one of the fleabagging 14 calls for ‘boycott’ of business in her district.

    1. State Senator Lena Taylor urges the boycott of a gas station in her district whose owner donated to one of her political opponents.

    There’s a term for a mindset like that: totalitarian.

    2. Taylor is black. Gas station owner ‘Anup Khullar’ has an Asian surname. Is there an ethnic dimension to Taylor’s action? Not necessarily: I’m asking a question, not making an accusation. Who would benefit if Khullar’s gas station went out of business?

    3. In 2008 Scott Walker defeated Taylor in an election for Milwaukee County Executive. Clearly Taylor wants to move up in the scheme of things; to do so, apparently she is willing to step on bystanders.

Perhaps the most interesting part of this whole thing is that crazy Mcnutty here believes is confused on the idea of constituency. Voss may be chair of a committee, but that doesn’t mean he has to stop representing his real constituents. Consider that that elected him (several times in fact it appears.) So what said nutjob is asking is for Vos to put his constituents below Mr. Nutty. This is strange. It’s a matter of competing values (ok, it’s crazy vs. not crazy but lets set that aside for a moment). In this case, Nutty McCrazy should be angry at his personal representitive for apparently being ineffective, rather than the effective (and apparently re-electable) Vos.

In a slightly bizarre twist, in my (Google) RSS reader this post was accompanied by an ad for a Full Sail University online MA program in (imagine a drumroll here) New Media Journalism. “Reporting for the digital age.”

Bringing your own camera guy to watch you pour beer over someone’s head. New media journalism indeed.

What is astounding is that these guys believe that this video makes a compelling endorsement for their positions – which positions they never bother to actually articulate in the clip! I guess it’s not too surprising that they don’t realize how bad this makes them look – they must have been jacked up on adrenalin from the “thrill of the hunt” – but I can’t believe any of their fellow travelers haven’t suggested taking this video down. I know if anyone on our side went after an elected official with this kind of crazed rancor, they would probably be roundly criticized and certainly counseled to take the incriminating piece down.

“He will likely face a tentative charge of disorderly conduct.”

Disorderly conduct, hell – charge him with assault and battery. See how much he enjoys the inside of a jail.

He’s a Dim, a protected class. Are you surprised the “union” Dim police couldn’t find him? Even if they stumbled upon him, caught in the act, and had to arrest him – think the Dim prosecutor would try the case?

There’s a reason the Dims have worked so hard for decades, to take-over our schools, law enforcement, the judiciary, etc.

That self-incriminating video ought to be enough to get a restraining order on CJ, which I’m sure he would violate. We can curse Michael Moore for one more thing, inspiring these idiots. I’m surprised at the lack of protection Vos appears to have, and how close CJ and his photographer get to them.

The problem when one side escalates a conflict is that the other side, as some point, will feel the need to make a quantum jump in the escalation. The left has been escalating the conflict. I don’t see them backing down, and they will be surprised when the conflict escalates back at them. “Will no man rid me of this……?”

The video was, well…disturbing at best. A perfect example of classic liberal douchebaggery here. What makes Miles here believe that his shouts and insinuations merit anything different than a typical street panhandler?

Just another idiot progressive thinking he can change the world by finding someone to blame for his own miserable existence. They should put something in the water…

“Officers attempted to find the suspect, but could not locate him.”
Did they check for him sitting in the middle of the Capital Rotunda?

Yeah, are these the same police officers who cleared out the capitol building in Wisconsin and protected republican law makers going to work? Union police do not protect the citizenry but obey the orders of union bosses. Public service unions need to be abolished now.

What’s with the crazy left accosting people in restaurants and bars and abusing them verbally or physically? One would almost think the left think the right is not allowed to dine out in public or even to exist.

Michelle Malkin can write a sequel “Unhinged: The Wisconsin Edition” off these guys. Seriously, this is dangerous territory. Loons like this think any-means-necessary applies to their righteous cause; it can’t end well. The guy in the video was annoying at the start, but over-the-top creepy by the end. Screaming contradictory nonsense at Vos showed how far removed from reality these types are.

Several commenters on this thread have seemed to express surprise the summoned Wisconsin police officers referred to here were less than effective. The surprise must be because the commenters are not Wisconsin residents and are mistakenly comparing experiences with real cops to actions of the Wisconsin unionized enforcement officers {WUEO]. The two are not the same. Real cops enforce laws evenhandedly and protect the public. WUEO protect themselves and their supporters and enforce only orders they collectively “deem” to be appropriate. In non-union cases it apparently takes some type of ad hoc job action vote before they can act. Organized obstruction is their mantra.

But there is no truth to the rumor they changed the wording of the graphic on their squad cars to “to protest and to picket”. Yet.

[…] Kristan has been lifted to blogosphere infamy, of course, by (among others) Moe Lane and Bill Jacobson. I’m sure he’ll be overjoyed at the thought of having helped Rep. Vos and Governor […]

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