Police throw Wisconsin legislator to the ground for trying to get into his office

Nick Milroy, a Democratic state representative from Wisconsin, was attempting to enter the state capitol building when he was accosted by a group of police officers who threw him to the ground and tackled him.

Time magazine speculates that the officers “mistook Milroy for one of the hundreds of protesters who have been camped out inside the building and were reluctant to leave.” After all, if Milroy had been an average Joe trying to enter a public building rather than a state rep, then it would have been perfectly reasonable for the officers to attack him.



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