RadioViceOnline says that union protesters caused $7.5 million worth of damage to the Wisconsin state capitol.
Authorities found dozens of rounds of live ammunition outside the state Capitol building in Madison, Wis., where protesters have gathered to rally against the governor’s budget repair bill.
Dane County Sheriff’s deputies discovered 11 rounds near the State Street entrance to the building early Thursday, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
Officials also found 29 rounds near the King Street entrance and one round near the North Hamilton Street entrance.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Chief Susan Riseling said the bullets were 22-caliber long rifle hollow points.
Officers conducted a sweep the grassy areas and bushes outside the Capitol, and Department of Administration lawyer Steven Means asked that the Capitol be cleared for a security check, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
As Chris Matthews asks nearly every night on “Hardball”, what is it with the right and their guns? Oh wait, it wasn’t the right. Hey maybe this is some kinda of plot by the left to call for further gun control? Maybe this is how they will say how dangerous it is for people to own guns? Maybe it was as I stated, a calling card. I shudder to think these rounds were intended for Republicans. But then … after listening to the rhetoric (You’re F***ing dead), who knows.
UPDATE1: WisPolitics.com reports that the $7.5 million damage estimate may be higher than the actual amount needed to restore the state capitol building. The same source mentions that union volunteers are offering to clean up the damage. What about the slime trail? We don't have an answer to that yet.
UPDATE2: Glenn Beck's The Blaze reports that Wisconsin Tea Party supporters are organizing a cleanup "flash mob" on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.