<p><a href="http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/06/04/pj-exclusive-marine-vet-arrested-a…; target="_blank">Pajamas Media</a> -- According to the police citation, (which Dave Willoughby read over the phone) <strong>“During a political rally, subject raised a protest sign above his head in a manner that created danger to the public. Subject’s actions caused a disturbance during a political rally.”</strong> The citation carries a $185 fine and has a July court date.</p><p>Mr. Willoughby is not in jail, but says that he will fight the citation on the grounds that he did absolutely nothing wrong and was exercising his free speech rights.
Willoughby served in the United States Marine Corps from 1992 to 2000 and was honorably discharged. He was also a firefighter for 10 years in the state of Florida. Willoughby says that his time as a non-union firefighter has led him to suspect that the Wisconsin police officers may be acting as union members first and police officers second.</p>