This is a case study in appeasement. Former Capitol Chief (and protester stooge) Charles Tubbs, let the protesters do whatever they wanted. Chief Erwin has a simple mission; restore order to the "people's house." Tubbs ceded authority to the protesters and they don't want to surrender it. Sadly at least one daily newspaper in Wisconsin would like to see the appeasement continue. The "delicate balance" the Sheboygan Press editorial refers to is a mirage. There are rules that allow for everybody to exercise their free speech rights. Follow the rules and you're fine. Break them and you're not. And this from The Press:
"Furthermore, Erwin misjudges the still raw poltical envrionemnt in Wisconsin. Any crackdown on demonstrators will only serve to create larger and more boisterous protests."
In other words...gee you don't want to get the protesters mad. What a load of crock. If they break the rules in larger numbers, you cite them in larger numbers. You can't argue, seemingly, both for a no nonsense cop and for letting protesters run things. Well, you can, but you end up looking idiotic, as the Press does here.