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Milwaukee Mayor Beaten Bloody By Man With Lead Pipe
knx1070.com ^ | Monday, 17 August 2009 11:15AM

Posted on 08/17/2009 2:23:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is in the hospital after he was attacked by person using a metal pipe as he was leaving the Wisconsin State Fair. The Milwaukee Police Department said in a statement on Sunday that Barrett was in stable condition at a local hospital and was alert and talking when he arrived on Saturday night.

The statement says Barrett was leaving the state fair when he heard a woman crying out for help in the city of West Allis.

Police say Barrett began called 911 when the suspect who was attacking the woman charged at the mayor and began hitting him with a metal pipe. The suspect then fled the scene.

The woman was not injured, and police are still searching for the suspect.


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Maybe the State Fair was a "un free zone"....
1 posted on 08/17/2009 2:23:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

it’s a good thing the mayor didn’t have a gun, otherwise the guy with the pipe could have gotten hurt..


2 posted on 08/17/2009 2:25:32 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: BenLurkin

So calling 911 in an emergancy helped stop the attack? No, it was a man’s presence that saved the woman’s life. I’m proud that he ran to her aid. A gun with him would have been very useful.


3 posted on 08/17/2009 2:26:26 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: BenLurkin

They darned well do know who committed this attack. After all, the woman was being beaten in a case of domestic abuse.


4 posted on 08/17/2009 2:28:09 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ll bet that pipe wasn’t registered!!!


5 posted on 08/17/2009 2:29:14 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON!!!")
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Latest reports are that his injuries were quie severe, broken and missing teeth, very large cut on face and badly broken hand. Barrett is a pretty good guy for a dem. I seriously doubt his hand was broken punchng the guy. More likely it was a defensive wound.


6 posted on 08/17/2009 2:29:32 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Didnt this guy have police bodyguards? The mayor of Pittsburgh has bodyguards. But then again, he really needs them.


7 posted on 08/17/2009 2:29:35 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( If this be treason, then lets make the best of it.)
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To: BenLurkin
A lead pipe? Is this a game of Clue?

I hope the mayor heals quickly and they catch the perp and treat him with the same justice as anyone else who beats the mayor. (line stolen from either the Cincinnati or Hamilton County prosecutor whose car was stolen and when he asked if the thief would be treated differently he said "He will be treated exactly the same as anyone else stealing the prosecutor's car".)

8 posted on 08/17/2009 2:43:47 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
I’ll bet that pipe wasn’t registered!!!

...and I'll bet it wasn't lead!

9 posted on 08/17/2009 2:54:30 PM PDT by Roccus (My anger is manufactured.......................................in the WHITE HOUSE and CONGRESS!!)
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To: Roccus

Has anybody even made lead pipe for the last few decades?


10 posted on 08/17/2009 2:57:22 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: BenLurkin
police are still searching for the suspect.

Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory!

11 posted on 08/17/2009 3:04:48 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: tacticalogic

http://www.maycoindustries.com/lead_pipe.htm?kc=jt965&tsid=googleppc&gclid=CImI3_XZq5wCFVlM5QodRCfXkQ


12 posted on 08/17/2009 3:07:16 PM PDT by Roccus (My anger is manufactured.......................................in the WHITE HOUSE and CONGRESS!!)
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To: Carley

This story is old. The loser is already in custody.


13 posted on 08/17/2009 3:11:17 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (America is the best -- 20 million illegal immigrants can't be wrong.)
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To: BenLurkin

The assailant had a long rap sheet. My suspicion is that now that a politician has been victimized the criminal justice system will finally decide it’s time to put this guy away. Too bad the prior victims and the rest of us don’t get such protection.


14 posted on 08/17/2009 3:14:50 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: BenLurkin

Okay, that’s just sick.


15 posted on 08/17/2009 3:16:03 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: Brilliant

Well, I’m guessing you’ve heard that a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged...


16 posted on 08/17/2009 3:17:41 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: BenLurkin

Lot of other politicians I’d love to see get a lead pipe to their skulls.
May even clear their logic malfunctions.


17 posted on 08/17/2009 3:22:33 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84)
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To: Trust but Verify

They are now saying that this could affect his gubernatorial run. If true, it’s a devastating blow for the state Democrats. The Lt. Gov (Barbara Lawton) is a complete whack-job and couldn’t run a lemonade stand if her life depended on it. The other Dems have no solutions. This is an easy pickup for Scott Walker. My condolences to Mayor Barrett, but hey, c’est la vie.


18 posted on 08/17/2009 3:24:40 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: BenLurkin

The Mayor had surgery on his hand today. The perp is in custody, Anthony J. Peters age 20. Thug. Obama Voter. OK, that’s a guess, but I bet it’s true. The Mayor has numerous injuries.


19 posted on 08/17/2009 3:24:44 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("I am Sarah Palin.")
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To: TheConservativeParty

From the The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/53477862.html

Mayor Barrett was released from the hospital today(Monday).
He lost several teeth in the attack, had a shattered hand that required a 3 hour surgery,got stitches in his head, had plastic surgery on his face for a cut that extended from his cheek to his nose.

“the assailant threatened to use a gun...and then punched the 55 year old mayor so hard in the stomach that he buckled...the man then told Barrett to lie face down on the ground.” That is when the mayor fought back.


20 posted on 08/17/2009 3:39:51 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("I am Sarah Palin.")
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Thanks for the update. Need I ask if the beater was from the ROP?


21 posted on 08/17/2009 3:59:43 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: tacticalogic

tacticalogic wrote:

Has anybody even made lead pipe for the last few decades?

-—) :-D
Yes they still make Lead Pipes. They are great as “cheater Bars” or “breaker bars”, I buy them to use as an extension to the handles on my socket wrenches when I need more “Torque”
It’s a cheap solution but they are nasty if they fall on you let alone get hit by one!


22 posted on 08/17/2009 4:41:36 PM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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To: 1FASTGLOCK45

I use plain old mild steel pipe. Harder to form to the shape of the handle, but a lot easier to pick up with a magnet if I drop it down a hole.


23 posted on 08/17/2009 4:47:32 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: BenLurkin
Ok, despite the fact that I think politicians should be beaten on a regular basis he was trying to actually help someone who actually needed help.

So cheers to the Mayor and I hope he is better soon.

P.S. CCW. The life you save may be your own.

24 posted on 08/17/2009 4:51:42 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: Carley

From one of the reports last night he sounded like your average young drunk punk.

“Anthony J. Peters, 20, was arguing with his ex-girlfriend’s mother, whose cries for help were answered by the mayor. Telling his sister to take his two young daughters out of harm’s way, Barrett confronted the man and tried to calm him. When Barrett took out his cell phone, Peters attacked him (with a pipe), authorities said. ...
West Allis Police Chief Mike Jungbluth described Peters as a “desperate man” who had threatened to shoot himself and others. He had taken a cell phone from the woman who was trying to protect her 1-year-old granddaughter from Peters, the girl’s father, police said.”

“Peters has been arrested after fights with the baby’s mother before.”


25 posted on 08/17/2009 8:42:12 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (America is the best -- 20 million illegal immigrants can't be wrong.)
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To: BenLurkin
WOW
This happened a couple years ago to a different Mayor.
26 posted on 09/10/2009 11:58:33 PM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45 (FreeRepublic: More fun than watching Dem'Rats drown like Turkeys in the rain! ! !)
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