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Report: 'All Cops Are Bastards' Sign Held at NEA-Funded Protest

By    |   Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 11:56 PM

Attendees at an anti-police protest in Madison, Wisconsin, funded by the National Education Association, displayed a banner stating that "All Cops Are Bastards," The Daily Caller reported.

The event was organized by a Wisconsin-based organization called Wisconsin Jobs Now, according to EAGnews.org, a Michigan-based website covering education issues.

Despite its name, Wisconsin Jobs Now is a progressive group that has recently focused its efforts on blasting the Milwaukee Police Department. But it has branched out to Madison, located 80 miles to the west. The NEA gave the group $125,000 in 2014, The Daily Caller reported.

The protest happened March 11, just a few days after a police officer in the Wisconsin capital fatally shot Tony Robinson, 19. The officer said Robinson  — who had pled guilty to armed robbery last year — had assaulted him.

The Daily Caller posted a video taken by a group called Media Trackers showing participants who showed up at the protest organized by Wisconsin Jobs Now chanting "Hey-hey, ho-ho, these racist cops have got to go" while marching with a sign reading "All Cops Are Bastards."

Lisa Lucas, communications director for Wisconsin Jobs Now, told The Daily Caller that her group does not condone the sign and had asked people who brought it to the event to remove it "so that our message wouldn’t be compromised."

In recent months, Wisconsin Jobs Now has been involved in "die-ins" where protesters lie on the ground and pretend to be dead. According to Media Trackers, the group has referred to the police as "animals" and "racist."

Wisconsin Jobs Now has targeted the Milwaukee Police Department in recent months after the shooting death of a mentally ill man who attacked a city police officer with the officer's own baton, according to Media Trackers.

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Attendees at an anti-police protest in Madison, Wisconsin, funded by the National Education Association, displayed a banner stating that "All Cops Are Bastards," The Daily Caller reported.
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