MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice says it has identified one of the people who sent at least two death threats to elected officials over the past month.

The department says the suspect was identified and located Thursday night. No other information about the person was released.

The department says the investigation is ongoing and no more information will be released pending notification of the district attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and his brother Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald have both said they received threats. They are both Republicans who voted for a bill passed this week taking away collective bargaining rights for public workers.

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Comments (23)
  1. Patriot says:

    Justice must be done! Arrest and try these traitors!

    1. David J. Conklin says:

      About the right-wing dingbat who said that someone on the left should be shot to serve as an example to the rest? Did you call for her arrest too?

      1. Patriot says:

        Why on Earth would I do that? Killing communists is a time honored duty of any good American! Traitors forfeit their rights.

    2. WWW.W says:

      Patriot…come to MN and play your BS game…I live in Park Rapids…put up or shut up…bet your 5’4 and live with mommy…loser filth…go to h3ll

      1. OK says:

        Hey twinkle toes calm down take a deep breath rub your obama doll and find your happy place ask your life partner for a hug

    3. PSS says:

      and if these guys are your friends just speaking out or a rebublican we take it as they were just missunderstod and nothing would happen I think you MORON rebublicans convict everyone before the trials , maybe arrest all you rebublicans for STUPIDITY

  2. mark says:

    Well at a minimum, the suspect should be removed from the union! THUGS!!

  3. Bob says:

    ? I thought the left never did anything wrong and the right was always wrong lol

  4. Ding Batt says:

    Ah, nice to see how union members REALLY think about the rest of us…..

    1. PSS says:


  5. Recall says:

    “These are the values inspiring those brave workers in Poland. They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost.”
    ~~~Ronald Reagan; Labor Day Address at Liberty State Park, 1980~~~

  6. read more carefully says:

    Nowhere in this article does it even hint the the threat came from a union member. It is possible that it was just some nutcase like the guy in Arizona. For anyone to assume otherwise at this point is just plain irresponsible.

    1. just says:

      I agree with you, most of those protesters are not union members anyway!

  7. Are they still crying? says:

    This is a union tactic that they use all the time!

  8. Murph says:

    As someone who really hates their smelly guts! I think everyone has to realize that the situation is actually more than fluid.The GOP will no longer be a factor in Wisconsin and many other places next year,in fact they have worn out the FOX scam already! While some of you have not yet seen thru the Rupert Murdoch puppet show vaudeville.Virtually all of you will have by then.Your lives and income will become absolutely decimated by the prices of gasoline,health care and innumerable other GOP favoritisms.The good news is,if you can call it that. Is that the extremes that they have gone to,to satisfy their LONG TERM supporters.You know,those 450 pound oil executives that OWN them! They and they alone will ultimately profit.Health care of any kind is now virtually as dead on the vine as they wanted social security to be. decent wages will also fall for their other benefactors profits.Hospitals,clinics ,doctors and nurses will be few and far between.Pharmacuetical companies will no longer have the luxury of paying doctors to hawk their products. As many a s 98% will no longer be able to afford ANY health care insurance.In fact,insurers are NOW or very soon to be, virtually dead in the water,drifting to bankruptcy as I write this.See the future for you the GOP victims.It is not YOURS! It’s actually not anybodys,hillbillies are not exactly financial geniuses.Lokk at the Bush administrations ,senior and juniors,for proof! See ya in the woods,hunter gathering soon! At least you will get some fresh and half way breathable air out of the deal.Sorry,but THAT really, truely is THE FUTURE!

    1. insignificant says:

      GOP and Left are all in bed with the same criminals…It’s just a divide tactic to keep the sheeple fighting each other instead of looking at the big picture,eh?

  9. Murph says:

    The cry baby GOP’ers probably made it up to try to get some sympathy! Anyone who was going to off them,would pose as their best buddy..until they got in range!The GOP is just not trustworthy and needs to be replaced and soon!

    1. WOW says:

      Put the crack pipe down Murph they have hotline numbers you can call

      1. Lucifer says:

        Hahahahaha It always makes my day to see a liberal go into meltdown. I’ve been seeing many postings similar to Murph’s comments lately so I guess maybe we are moving in the right direction. Perhaps the progressive liberal movement can be quashed afterall.

  10. foge1 says:

    I wish I got a raise every year that is higher than the rate of inflation. They didn’t get their collective barganing rights stripped. They just can’t ask for anything higher than the cost of inflation. Oh.. and they actually have to pay something into their pensions now instead of getting a free ride. What a bunch of babies. Cry me a river. When WI students are at the top in test scores and can compete with other students on a global level, that is when they should get a raise. I am a public employee and pay more into my pension than a person making 250000 pays into social security. I don’t mind paying into it and that is what entitles me to it.

  11. GWB says:

    Do you miss me yet?

  12. MKL says:

    We voted a Republican Governor in because we are tired of run-away government. Gov Walker and the other State Republicans are simply doing what we asked them to do.

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