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    Wisconsin Carry, Inc. awarded $7,500 judgment against City of Brookfield/Police

    For Immediate Release:

    On Sunday July 4th, 2010, a law abiding Wisconsin woman, who was open carrying for personal protection during her daily activities, was illegally stopped and taken from her vehicle at gunpoint by Brookfield Police Officers after she was leaving a church service.

    As open-carry is perfectly legal in Wisconsin and the officers were aware she (a Wisconsin Carry member) had threatened no one and caused no disturbance, the officers had no reasonable articulable suspicion (RAS) which the law requires, to stop and detain our member against her will. In addition, by drawing their guns on a law-abiding citizen who had done nothing wrong, the officers used an unlawful threat of deadly force during their detainment of our member. The police proceeded to, without reasonable suspicion or probable cause that any crime had occurred, conduct an illegal and unconstitutional search of our member's person and car. Our member was then unlawfully arrested and taken to the Brookfield Police Department for processing. No charges were ever filed.

    On October 7th, 2010 Wisconsin Carry, Inc., on behalf of our member, filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Brookfield and 4 officers involved in her illegal arrest/search.

    A copy of that lawsuit can be viewed here:

    http://www.wisconsincarry.org/pdf/Br..._Complaint.pdf

    Today, on behalf of Wisconsin Carry's thousands of members, in every county, all across the state, and law-abiding citizens who legally exercise their right to carry in Wisconsin we are pleased to announce that a judgment of $7,500 has been entered in United States District Court against The City of Brookfield. A copy of this judgment can be viewed here:

    http://www.wisconsincarry.org/pdf/Br...f_Judgment.pdf

    http://www.wisconsincarry.org/pdf/Br...2_Judgment.pdf

    This $7,500 judgment against Brookfield follows a judgment of $10,000 that was entered against The City of Racine for a similar unlawful arrest of one of our members and subsequent lawsuit filed by Wisconsin Carry, Inc. in January of 2010. A copy of that judgment can be viewed here.

    http://www.wisconsincarry.org/pdf/GF...instRacine.pdf

    Wisconsin Carry, Inc. currently has pending federal lawsuits against The City of Madison, Madison Police Chief Noble Wray, The City of Milwaukee, The City of Manitowoc, and the City of Greenfield for actions that violate the constitutional rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents who exercise their right to carry. A copy of those lawsuits can be viewed here:

    http://www.wisconsincarry.org/pdf/GF...mplaint_A2.pdf

    http://www.wisconsincarry.org/pdf/Ma...nComplaint.pdf

    Wisconsin Carry, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and reclamation of the rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents to carry in the manner of their choosing. We believe that "open carry" and "concealed carry" are choices to be made by law-abiding citizens based on their situation and preference. Wisconsin Carry, like many gun-rights organizations in Wisconsin, is investing a great deal of resources to get Wisconsin law changed to allow concealed carry this next legislative session by proposing Constitutional Carry. Wisconsin Carry, Inc. will continue to use legal recourse to deter unlawful treatment of law-abiding Wisconsin residents who currently exercise their right to open carry, and soon will exercise their right to concealed carry in Wisconsin.

    Carry On,

    Nik Clark
    Chairman/President - Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
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    Well done. Chalk up another victory for gun rights. You guys are to cool.
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    Good win.

    The amount of damages is inconsequential to the message the judgment sends.

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    Congrats to my open carry friends in WI!

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    Fantastic news!
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    Great! Thank you, Nik and WCI, for all time and efforts that went into this success.

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    Congrats.
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    Thumbs up

    Thanks Wisconsin Carry! Thanks goes out to all the members of Wisconsin Carry and all those who exercise their God given rights.

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    Springfield said it perfectly.

    WCI - talks the talk and walks the walk! A true member supporting organization, protect your rights!!

    Yeah WCI, Yeah Wisconsin citizens!
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    Excellent! Another city that admits wrongdoing, another notch on the belt. It's just too bad that the individual LEOs involved in these cases won't be held responsible for paying the judgments.
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    This is most certainly great news. Well done Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
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    Once again, great job WCI! It might sound a little dumb to some people, but it makes me feel a little safer knowing that I am a member. Hope I never "need" legal service (or protection), but it is nice to know WCI stands by it's members as best it can.

    One more time, please keep up the good work.

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    Thumbs up Keep Rolling ..... Get the press release to the Madison media.

    Thank you for the courage Krysta.
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    Good job! WCI is the real deal.
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    good job guys !
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    Thumbs up

    Way to go.
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    looks like their totality of circumstances just didnt hold up. congrats to Krysta, and WisconsinCarry!

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    I am proud, and I too feel safer knowing that I have someone who has got my back. WCI has proven multiple times that they do. Thank you to everyone that puts in all the time and effort.

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    Another great job by WCI, thanks for all you do in the name of Liberty. Hopefully, police chiefs around the state will do some remedial training with all their officers on the rights of citizens. Yes, we carry guns now also. Get over it and go about looking for bad guys.
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    Great news for all of us. And good for our friend, I know we all wish her well in future OC's.

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    First thing this morning I had a call from a reporter, so I figured out that Nik must have done the press release...

    Thank you to WCI for the support, both emotional & financial, to get through the most public parts of this incident. And though I am deeply grateful for the money, nothing they can pay me can make up for ruining my relationship with my son. I hope that will recover somewhat with time.

    I understand there was some retraining within the dispatch/call center shortly after 04JUL10; hope it was mirrored within the Brookfield PD, so nobody else has to have her life threatened for exercising too many civil rights at once. (Worship and bearing arms? What were you thinking! You can only pick one at a time.)

    And I really hope we get Constitutional carry soon, because if I'd been allowed legally to conceal I probably would have, and there wouldn't have been anyone the wiser. I would have been protected, they would have been unaware, everyone would have been happy.
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