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I feel bad then, if they’re not doing anything wrong then it’s my mistake.”

Actually, the real mistake was made by the police who responded to the call, and the police chief and DA who backed them up.

Meanwhile, will all of Wisconsin’s Culver’s ban open carry? I wouldn’t go there if I were them . . .

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  1. Well, what do you know… the police are lying to cover for the actions of other police violating citizens' rights? I am shocked… shocked I tell you!

  2. Excellent follow ups to this story. Most people would have let it drop by now but this is what good reporting is all about. At this point the brown stuff should start flying in the form of suspensions, formal apologies and even lawsuits if all else fails.
    Since an officers word is worth more in court (even though its not supposed to be) every lawyer now has ammo (with an open enough judge) to question the truthfullness of the officers testimony.

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