Some commenters to blogs try to denigrate the people they disagree with by calling them “thugs”.
Isn't that an exaggerated, inflammatory, inappropriate use of that term?
Dictionary definition of “thug”---
Thug: one who is violent, especially a criminal; brutal hoodlum
However, it appears some genuine thuggery occurred yesterday at the state Capitol, according to news reports. Disorderly conduct citations were issued, one man was arrested for battery (putting a man in a headlock and punching him in the face! )
For more information:
Click here to view Journal Sentinel article "Man arrested for battery in Capitol altercation"
Click here to view Wisconsin State Journal article "Protester punched in the face at daily Capitol singalong"
Click here to view The Progressive article " Gun Rights Activisits Assault Solidarity Singers"
Update 6/25 Reported in the Journal Sentinel http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/124537284.html
If that account is true, Justice Prosser has serious anger management issues and his conduct appears thuggish.
An excerpt; "Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in an argument in her chambers last week, according to at least three knowledgeable sources."