Winnebago Co. (ECWd) -
Pecatonica Township officials must think they live in N. Korea or China, or somewhere else that rules with an iron fist without the rule of law.
At the Pecatonica Township meeting held Oct 15, 2019, the Board Chairman decided it was a good idea to have a local critic arrested for criminal trespass for her attempt at attending this public meeting. This isn't their first time using police to remove meeting attendees.
According to Hamilton, she simply walked in and sat down in chairs available for the public. The Supervisor then left the room and shortly thereafter a police officer showed up and arrested her for criminal trespass.
She was taken away in the dark of night. They didn't even give the elementary courtesy of asking her to leave.
This is unacceptable for a township government, or any government.
More on this subject will be forthcoming after we obtain the meeting video.