Well, demonstrators were chanting "kill the bill," so it's only reasonable to fight violence with violence:
On Saturday night, when Mother Jones staffers tweeted a report that riot police might soon sweep demonstrators out of the Wisconsin capitol building—something that didn't end up happening—one Twitter user sent out a chilling public response: "Use live ammunition."
From my own Twitter account, I confronted the user, JCCentCom. He tweeted back that the demonstrators were "political enemies" and "thugs" who were "physically threatening legally elected officials." In response to such behavior, he said, "You're damned right I advocate deadly force." He later called me a "typical leftist," adding, "liberals hate police."
Only later did we realize that JCCentCom was a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana.
Deputy Attorney General Jeff Cox has since been fired, a development over which I'm a bit torn, as seeking to cost someone their livelihood over their exercise of free speech is generally more of a right-wing tactic. On the other hand, he is the kinda asshole who I wouldn't want working for me, so who am I to question the judgment of the Indiana AG?
In any case, WaPo's Charles Lane is right again, protesting against bad legislation is just as uncivil as suggesting that the protesters should be shot, so I guess we progressives kinda had it coming.