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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

MacIver Reporter Surrounded, Confronted by Mob

BTW, this video shows how ineffectual the Capitol Police has been since Day One of the protests. They have allowed the protesters to do whatever they want, including harassment and property damage.

Many have suggested to me that the Capitol Police and other officers called in to assist them sympathize with the vandals, and thus, have let them run roughshod on our beautiful Capitol. It's difficult to disagree, and if that's the case, shame on them.

A man identified as a State Patrol officer removes handcuffs placed by an unknown person from ground floor doors leading out of the Capitol.

Protesters enter the Capitol at the State St. entrance.

A protester screams as he makes it inside the Capitol on Wednesday night, instructing others to head to the second floor.

Patrick Collins of Germantown (left) argues with an anti-Walker protester on the rotunda floor Wednesday.

Patrick Collins of Germantown has his say on the rotunda floor. "Governor Walker never lied to me," he said. "Where is my government? Come on people, get back here to work. Please come back."

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UPDATE: Peace and Love in Wisconsin

UPDATE from the Wall Street Journal:

"Where are the police in all this? We do not know. Possibly the sheer size of the mob is making it difficult to restore order. Possibly they are acting in accord with their orders in adopting a relatively nonconfrontational approach, on the theory that it is wise to avoid heavy-handed tactics that might provoke the mob to violence.

But the threat of disobedience issued by that COP FOR LABOR raises a much more troubling possibility: that the police are aiding a political movement that is breaking the law in order to disrupt the legislative process. If that is the case, then what is going on in Madison is not so much anarchy as an attempted coup d'état--a challenge to Wisconsin's republican form of government by those who have been entrusted to safeguard it."

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