Walker opponents facing threats and thefts as recall drive heats up

Walker Opponents Plagued By Threats, Thefts
Sun Prairie Police Open Investigation
Updated: 10:07 am CST November 21, 2011
Lukas Keapproth

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker said they have faced threats and thefts in the days since the recall effort began.

Two volunteers in the petition drive reported violent threats made against them to the police. Neighbors in Monona also complained to authorities of politically motivated thefts from their yards.

The threats involved phone calls from an area code in Minnesota. The calls came overnight after Walker’s opponents began the recall, said Madison resident Tom Peer, who said he received a call at 2 a.m. on Thursday.

“They said, ‘If you don’t stop circulating recall petitions, we will kill you,'” said Peer.

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