Walker recall organizers menaced by explosive white men (2 items)

Scott Walker Recall Volunteers Say They Have Proof Of Intimidation By Opponents
Scott Walker Recall
First Posted: 12/13/11 10:35 AM ET Updated: 12/13/11 10:40 AM ET

Volunteers working for the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) captured a video this week that they claim is proof of the sort of intimidation and harassment they’ve been subjected to over the past month.

In the video, available at ABC affiliate WISN, a visibly upset Fred Frisby can be seen approaching the camera of Walker recall volunteer Steve Nagel while hurling obscenities and eventually making physical contact. Frisby was later arrested by local police and charged with disorderly conduct.

“I just thought this guy is out of control. I could just see the steam coming off his head. So I thought, ‘Wow, this could be serious,'” Nagel, who was out on a busy street in Brookfield, Wisconsin collecting petitions, told WISN.

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By Brad Friedman on 12/13/2011 3:10pm
WI Man Charged With Multiple Felonies for Defacing ‘Recall Walker’ Petitions

I missed this last week, but as we’d previously covered the stated intentions of Rightwingers to sabotage the ‘Recall Walker’ effort in Wisconsin by shredding and burn petitions and the death threats reportedly received by supporters of the effort to remove Wisconsin’s anti-union Republican governor Scott Walker, I wanted to get this on record here.

Jeffery Karnitz, a 30-year old Wisconsinite, has now been cited with two felony election fraud counts for defacing recall petitions in the Badger State. He now faces a year and half in prison and a $10,000 fine for each count. This genius already has a fairly long wrap-sheet, but more on that in a moment…

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