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Rally not warranted for insurrectionists



That’s the great thing about this country. People have freedom of speech, the right to essentially say what they want. That doesn’t mean they should. A protest is planned in the nation’s capitol tomorrow, and it must rank as one of the most misguided protests in the nation’s history. A group called Look Ahead America is planning a rally outside the U.S. Capitol to protest the arrests of those who took part in the January 6 insurrection inside that same building. The group is led by a former Trump campaign operative, who alleges that the hundreds of people arrested on January 6 are somehow political prisoners being persecuted for their political beliefs. They argue those who stormed the capitol were nonviolent and believed they had permission to enter the building. Those arrested were not charged for their political beliefs.  They were arrested because they broke the law. From attacking police to entering Capitol grounds without a permit. They caused more than one million dollars in damage, and stole things from lawmakers offices. They threatened lawmakers with physical harm. Those who broke the law and were arrested don’t need a rally of support. They are certainly not political prisoners. They are simply getting the punishment they deserve.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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  1. Mike Sladky

    September 17, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Get a grip Robert and stop crying.
    PS-I am still waiting on negative news about Democrat politicians; e.g., State rep John Thompson of MN.

    • R stuve

      September 17, 2021 at 2:51 pm

      This protest doesn’t fit your parties agenda so of course you would be against it. Last summer’s mayhem in Minneapolis, Portland, and other cities was totally needed though cause free speech…

  2. Randy Hubery

    September 17, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    They are taking pleas they dont want to have any trials. They would be forced to release actual video. This is totaly political. The FBI came out and said there was no planned insurection.

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