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Shady Wisconsin militia ‘targets’ Dem voters for arrest on open warrants in black districts

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A self-proclaimed militia group plans to confront likely Democratic voters at Wisconsin polls Nov. 4 over outstanding warrants or tax defaults.

The Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia clams it will check names on the 2012 recall petition for Republican Gov. Scott Walker and confront those voters who they believe are wanted on warrants.

The group posted on Twitter that members would be “targeting heavy democrat districts, so it is doubtful” any Republicans would be reported.

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“We prefer our people be armed,” the self-described militia posted on Facebook. “Some will be heading to some of Milwaukee, Racine, and Beloit’s worst areas. We will be armed with a list of people to look for at each location.”

The group asked Facebook users to privately send names of active voters who were wanted on warrants to they could have them arrested.

“We can get our agents to watch their polling location, identify the individual, and then follow them to their residence,” the group posted, promising to call the police and have the would-be voter “picked up for processing.”

The Politicus USA blog took screen captures of the Facebook posts, which have been turned from public to private by the group – which publicly posted a video from the 1984 song “Somebody’s Watching Me,” by Rockwell.

The Facebook page has been taken down occasionally since it was first reported, leading to speculation that it is a parody account.

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Politicus USA noted that all photos posted by the group on Facebook showed black voters.

“The group admits that they are targeting Democrats,” wrote Jason Easley, of Politicus USA. “They aren’t exactly subtle in making it clear that they are targeting African-American voters. The scheme is an attempt to intimidate African-American voters while getting around the Voting Rights Act. The point of this campaign isn’t to get felons off the streets. The ‘poll watchers’ are trying to keep African-Americans away from the polls.”

The group disputed the blogger’s claims in another Facebook post.

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“We can assure you that we will be targeting all democrats, not just black ones,” the group posted. “If you think we meant blacks only it is because you are a racist who thinks the only people with warrants are black. We know better because we have a nice list of people who are wanted democrat activist types. Most are actually white. We will target everyone.”

The militia is compiling its list from information gathered by the website Put Wisconsin First – which conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has celebrated on air.

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Limbaugh suggested that an “anonymous researcher” had found a link between tax dodgers and the liberals who protested Walker’s efforts to destroy public workers unions in the state.

“Thanks to his hard work, we finally know who is not paying their fair share of taxes in Wisconsin,” Limbaugh said.

Watch Limbaugh discuss the database posted online by Put Wisconsin First:

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WATCH: Video shows NYPD beating anti-police violence protesters with batons

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Protesters of police violence received a harsh reception from the New York Police Department on Friday evening.

The protesters had marched to the Barclays Center, where they were met with a large police presence.

Heavy police presence posted outside of Barclays Center. If you’re protesting, please stay safe.

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Trump is enacting the presidency ‘George Wallace never had’: Conservative columnist

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On Friday, writing for The Washington Post, conservative columnist Max Boot tore into President Donald Trump's legacy on race.

"We know how a normal president responds when a white police officer ignites furious protests by killing a black man. It is the way President Barack Obama responded in 2014 after a grand jury refused to indict a white police officer who had fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the National Guard had to be called in to deal with looting and fires," wrote Boot. "Obama expressed sympathy for the protesters — their anger, he noted, was 'rooted in realities that have existed in this country for a long time' — while making clear that he had no sympathy with violence: 'Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk — that’s destructive and there’s no excuse for it. Those are criminal acts. And people should be prosecuted if they engage in criminal acts.'"

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White House goes into lockdown as George Floyd protests in DC rage hotter

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On Friday, CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang reported that the White House has now issued lockdown orders.

The development comes as protests against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota have spread to Washington, D.C. and crowds are growing angrier. Earlier in the evening, a protester scaled the wall of a federal building and spray-painted an obscene anti-Trump message above a window.

The White House is currently under lockdown orders. https://t.co/LasnCIjkum

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