Larry and Connie Lauer happen to believe Gov. Scott Walker should be recalled. They have two grown kids who are teachers, and they think Walker went way too far by gutting collective bargaining for public employees. They believe Walker should have been clearer about his intentions when he was running for governor.
So they put the sign in their yard on Elm Spring Ave. It’s a free country. We treasure the right to speak our minds.
On Dec. 16, the Lauers discovered that the sign had been vandalized. So Larry reinforced it with a sheet of Plexiglas from his garage. Four days later, the sign again was damaged and kicked over, and again Larry repaired it.
Early this month, Larry was relaxing in his living room when he heard something hit his front door. It was an egg. Later, he discovered that about four more eggs hit the second story of the house and the dining room windows.
He reported all three incidents to Wauwatosa police. After the egging, an officer who came to the house told Larry: “You’ve got leaded windows. Maybe you want to cut your losses before a rock comes through.”
So Larry took some paper and paint, and he printed, “You win. Please no more eggs,” and he covered his Recall Walker sign on both sides, protecting the new message with cling wrap.
So the police tell the Lauer’s “You’ve got leaded windows. Maybe you want to cut your losses before a rock comes through.”
I do not blame the police of Wauwatosa, they know that there has been so many counts of Walker backer violence against people who disagree with them that they cant keep up. They also know that just because they throw eggs, doesnt mean they will not escalate the violence. The Wauwatosa police know the best way for the Lauer’s to be safe from the Walker supporters is to pretend they support the Governor. These guys are unhinged right wing militia men. There is no other way. The republican thugs win this battle. What a sad way to govern that Scott Walker has brought to our great state.