Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Brodhead Fined For Blowing Car Horn At Governor Walker's Home

Azael Brodhead

Image: Today's TMJ 4 report on Brodhead

Brodhead for more than 8 weeks had blown his car horn and then flipped his middle finger while passing through Governor Walker's home.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 13, 2011

Wauwatosa - Last Thursday, Azael Brodhead, 36, of Milwaukee pleaded no contest to unnecessarily blowing of a horn and was fined $166.20 by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Mary Kuhnmuench, according to court records. Brodhead is a Mexican national, who became a U.S. citizen. He is a former veteran of the Iraq War and currently is a probation and parole offcier for the Department of Corrections in Wisconsin (DOC).
Brodhead was cited by Robert Simpson, a Wisconsin State Patrol Officer after Brodhead had for more than 8 weeks, day after day went by Governor Scott Walker's home at the 9800 block of Bluemond Road in Wauwatosa and blew his car horn and then flipped his middle finger to Walker's residence. State troopers are also stationed in front of Walker's home for security.
Governor Walker wasn't at home, but had heard of Brodhead's actions. Walker had no comments concerning Brodhead.
Brodhead had claimed he was exercising his First Amendment right when honking his horn and flipping his finger to Walker, but Judge Kuhnmuench found no precedent over blowing a horn as Constitutional protected free speech and found him guilty.
Brodhead has until December 7, 2011 to pay the fine, which is only a traffic forfeiture and not a criminal offense.
Today, Brodhead still drives his black Honda by Walker's home between 5:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and flips his middle finger to Walker without blowing his horn as a protest. Governor Walker took away union bargaining rights from most state employees.
The DOC is now looking into, if Brodhead violated any work policies by flipping his finger or blowing his horn at Walker's home.

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