Katherine Windels ordered to stop threatening Wisconsin Republicans
|Katherine Windels got carried away.|
But while there was a lot of shouting, screaming, and political posturing in Madison, and 14 Democrats went on the lam to Illinois in a failed attempt to block the bill, the protests were not generally violent.
But union backer Katherine Windels, a child care worker, may have gone a little too far.
Windels has been charged with two felony bomb scare counts and two misdemeanor counts of using a computer to send threatening messages. Prosecutors say she emailed messages to 15 Republican state senators on March 9 saying, "You will be killed and your families will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks."
She pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges and she's been released ahead of another court date. In the meantime, a judge banned her from the state Capitol and instructed her not to have any contact with the senators.
Windels was also ordered to stay off the Internet--unless she's looking for a job, an exemption we think might come in handy quite soon.
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