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  • FBI: Man who plotted attack also wanted to kill Israelis (Milwaukee)

    01/27/2016 11:52:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 2:04 PM EST | Greg Moore
    A Milwaukee man arrested on a charge of trying to buy machine guns to carry out an attack on a Masonic temple to "defend Islam" had first wanted to travel to the Middle East and kill Israelis but abandoned that plan as unworkable, federal agents said in court documents. Federal prosecutors charged 23-year-old Samy Mohamed Hamzeh on Tuesday with unlawfully possessing a machine gun and receiving and possessing firearms not registered to him. ...
  • FBI thwarts mass shooting at Milwaukee Masonic Temple

    01/26/2016 1:57:45 PM PST · by UB355 · 69 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 1/26/2016 | John Diedrich of the Journal Sentinel
    FBI agents have interrupted what federal prosecutors describe as a planned mass shooting at a Masonic Temple in Milwaukee, it was announced Tuesday. Samy Mohamed Hamzeh, 23, has been charged with possessing machine guns and a silencer. According to the criminal complaint, Hamzeh had been under investigation since September 2015. He originally planned to travel to Jordan to attack Israeli soldiers. He later changed plans to attack the Mason Temple in Milwaukee. Hamzeh was recorded making comments about the planned attack with automatic weapons. "They are all Masonic; they are playing with the world like a game, man, and we...
  • Iraqi Refugee Arrested in Houston Terror Plot: Officials

    01/07/2016 6:09:56 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 29 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 7, 2016 | By Julie Fine
    Authorities say they have arrested two people on terrorism-related charges in Texas and California. Federal officials said 24-year-old Omar Faraj Al Hardan, a Palestinian born in Iraq, was arrested in Houston on Thursday. According to the federal indictment, Al Hardan has been charged with three counts alleging that he attempted to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. He is charged with one count each of attempting to provide material support to ISIL, procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully and making false statements. Federal authorities told NBC News that...
  • Alleged terror threat busted in Houston

    01/07/2016 5:37:04 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 7, 2016 | Mike Ward
    A man identified as an Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Houston as part of a federal investigation into an alleged terrorist plan with links to two other U.S. cities, state officials confirmed Thursday. Federal officials would not immediately confirm details, but Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials said the suspect is believed to have provided support to terrorists -- including connections to ISIS.
  • Sheriff David Clarke: Obama, Clinton 'anti-gun bigots

    01/07/2016 8:18:59 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/7/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    "As far as President Obama and Mrs. Bill Clinton (go), they are anti-gun bigots. They are utterly intolerant to anybody else's view when it comes to - other than their own when it comes to the Second Amendment, shooting sports and self-defense,".....
  • Voter integrity takes back seat to not wanting to make 'people feel bad' (WI)

    12/11/2015 7:50:15 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 12-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee County community identification card for illegal immigrants, the homeless and others would not include a notice advising the ID is "not for voting," because its supporters don’t want to make "people feel bad." On Wednesday, the Milwaukee County Health and Human Needs Committee unanimously passed a resolution establishing a "Joint Task Force on Community Identification Cards." The proposed task force, to be represented by three appointed members from the county and four from the city, would review and make recommendations related to the creation and issuance of community ID cards, according to the resolution's sponsor, Supervisor...
  • Why are Milwaukee’s black babies dying?

    12/04/2015 7:30:54 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | December 3, 2015 | Daniel Dale
    About 15 per cent of the city’s black infant deaths are the result of unsafe sleeping conditions: placing the baby stomach down, using loose blankets rather than a secure sheet, and letting the baby share a bed with his or her parents. This, in theory, is very fixable stuff, and the mayor and his partners have been trying.
  • Milwaukee citizens petition Walker to remove DA John Chisholm from office (WI)

    11/12/2015 3:52:38 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 11-12-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Chisholm is guilty of malfeasance, neglect of duty and official misconduct, a group of county taxpayers on Thursday filed a petition asking Gov. Scott Walker to begin the process of removing the DA from office. Interestingly, the citizens are urging the Republican governor to employ a rarely used statute to dispose of the same Democratic district attorney who launched at least two secret and politically driven John Doe investigations into Walker. “Our law in Wisconsin allows you to remove John Chisholm for cause. Cause includes malfeasance in office, neglect of duty or official misconduct. We have provided a dozen charges...
  • Milwaukee police officers rescue American flag being burned by protesters

    11/12/2015 6:31:43 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Rick Moran
    We've all seen demonstrations over the years where protesters burn the American flag while police stand helplessly by. I know a couple of cops who have told me they wept in frustration at being unable to rescue the flag for being desecrated. On Tuesday night outside the venue in Milwaukee where the GOP debate was being held, several hundred demontrators engaged in a partisan protest against Republicans. A few of the demonstrators set fire to the American flag, at which point, Milwaukee police officers moved in, extinguished the fire consuming the flag, and then did something quite unexpected; they reverently...
  • Sheriff Clarke blows lid off 'Black Lives Matter

    10/28/2015 6:25:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/27/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    "The other thing is this, again data and research, 0.04 percent of perpetrators of black homicide are police officers, less than one-tenth of 1 percent, and on the other hand 93 percent of perpetrators of black homicide were committed by other black people," Clarke said. "The president of the United States lacks the courage to look at the black community and tell them to look in the mirror as the source of their problems."
  • Milwaukee Cops Take 75-Year-Old Woman's Day from Bad to Worse

    10/19/2015 4:32:20 AM PDT · by Altariel · 35 replies
    Starting her day with a serious traffic accident was bad enough. ButJoy McFarlin's run-in with two Milwaukee police officers was worse. Before it was over, this 75-year-old grandmother had been threatened repeatedly with jail, arrested, put in handcuffs, placed in a squad car and taken to a police station. The two cops had the notion based on witness statements that McFarlin was lying by insisting she, and not some mystery man, was driving her car at the time of the crash. They thought she was covering up for a guy who fled the accident scene.There was no such guy, she...
  • Milwaukee cops' case against Badger Guns to go to jury Monday

    10/10/2015 4:40:24 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 10 oct 2015 | John Diedrich
    Testimony ended Friday in a rare civil case pitting two wounded Milwaukee police officers against the gun store that sold the firearm used to injure them. Closing arguments are set for Monday morning, with jury deliberations to start later in the day. It is only the second negligence case of its kind against a gun store to make it to trial nationwide since a federal law protecting firearms retailers and manufacturers from such suits was passed a decade ago. The first one ended this summer in victory for an Alaskan gun store. The law allows lawsuits in limited circumstances. Suits...
  • Walker says Zoo Interchange savings could keep other projects on track (WI)

    10/08/2015 11:47:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 10-8-15 | Jason Stein
    Stoughton Gov. Scott Walker Thursday promised savings on the massive Zoo Interchange project in Milwaukee and urged lawmakers to release $150 million in borrowing for road projects, saying together those two steps would be enough to keep at least five major highway projects from facing delays. In other remarks Thursday, Walker said that he could appoint a new justice to the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the end of this week and that he also favored clearer rules on which bathrooms can be used by transgender students in public schools. Walker's administration announced last week it was delaying the five...
  • Black mob violence at Barack Obama High School in Milwaukee: Code Red

    09/30/2015 10:21:57 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 27 replies
    Savages at play Barack Obama High School. The irony is, well....
  • White Professor Labels Scott Walker Racist For Union Reform, Lives In Town With 19 BLACK PEOPLE

    09/17/2015 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2015 | Eric Owen
    The two authors [Dylan Bennett of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and University of Washington Ph.D. candidate Hannah Walker] construct their argument calling Walker a racist by observing that the city of Milwaukee is home to the largest concentration of black people in Milwaukee. As in many metropolitan areas, many of the suburbs surrounding Milwaukee such as Brookfield and Waukesha are chockablock with white residents. Thus, the white scholars contend, any effort to reduce the scope of government is racist even if especially if proponents of limited government never use any overtly racist language. Governor Walker engages a strong,...
  • Planned Parenthood Founder Said She'd Leave Country If JFK Elected--Because He Was Catholic

    09/09/2015 11:23:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/8/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger opposed the Catholic Church for decades because of its moral teachings and its theology in general, to the point that in 1960, when John F. Kennedy, a Catholic, ran for president, Sanger said if he were elected, she would “find another place to live.”Sanger (1879-1966), in her many writings and speeches, frequently attacked the Catholic Church, describing it as among the “arch-enemies to hinder the progress of enlightenment” and determined to destroy America’s “liberties” and establish its own “rules & dominion.”  In early July 1960, when then-Senator John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) was about...
  • The Wisconsin Legislature should hold hearings on gun bills (barf alert)

    09/07/2015 6:09:23 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 07 sept2015 | Ernst-Ulrich Franzen
    One of the more effective ways for government officials to shut out the public from policy issues and debate is to simply ignore the issues. Don't bring up matters of public concern; look the other way if someone else does. I'd guess that more bills have been buried in some state legislative committee by Democrats and Republicans than there are tombstones in Forest Home Cemetery. A couple of examples were offered Thursday when a delegation from the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort met with the Journal Sentinel Editorial Board. One bill would require background checks on all gun sales. Another would prohibit...
  • Dollar Store Defends Post-Child Porn Firing

    09/04/2015 8:37:55 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 30 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | September 4, 2015 | MOLLY WILLMS
    MILWAUKEE (CN) - Dollar General fired a man convicted of possessing graphic child pornography, only to have Wisconsin officials upbraid it for discrimination, the store claims in court. The Vonnegutian tale appears in a petition filed Thursday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court by Dolgen, the parent company of a Dollar General on South 27th Street that hired Michael Ionetz as its manager in May 2010. One month on the job, Ionetz was charged with 22 counts of child pornography, Dolgen says. The company's complaint gives a sickening account of the data that the state claimed to have found on Ionetz's...
  • SHERIFF CLARKE: WHITE HOUSE, DOJ STARTED OPEN SEASON ON THE AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER

    08/31/2015 8:58:52 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Saturday nights broadcast of Justice with Judge Jeanine, Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke reacted to the killing of Harris County, TX deputy Darren Goforth, pinning the blame on President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. According to Clarke, their rhetoric has caused an open season on police officers. I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with whats going on and Im not going to stick my head in the sand about it, Clarke said. I said last December war had been declared on the American police officer led by some high profile people, one...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: Obama Started This War on Police Its Open Season Right Now

    08/30/2015 8:55:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    Sheriff David Clarke placed the blame for the execution of Harris County deputy Darren Goforth squarely upon President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Sheriff Clarke joined Judge Jeanine Pirro last night on Justice with Judge Jeanine. The Milwaukee County Sheriff said that Obama and Holder laid the groundwork for this war on police by supporting activists who have disparaged law enforcement based upon a set of lies. I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with whats going on and Im not going to stick my head in the sand about it. I said last December...
  • Video from sentencing shows guns, threats against police

    08/29/2015 5:01:24 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 29 aug 2015 | John Diedrich
    A video played in a courtroom Friday reveals a dangerous midday scene on a Milwaukee street: young men brazenly waving guns and large stacks of cash before the camera, boasting about selling drugs and threatening to shoot at police if officers come down the stretch. Meanwhile, children can be seen sitting on a stoop watching the scene unfold at N. 32nd St. and W. Auer Ave. At the beginning of the video, a man with what appears to be a MAC-10 assault-style rifle slung around his neck says: "It's MAC-aroni time. Police gonna get shot at, too." There are no...
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff Challenges Obama: 'Forego Your Secret Service Protection'

    08/28/2015 10:21:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/28/15 | Susan Jones
    "I am done asking people in my community to outsource their personal safety to the government," Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told Fox News's Sean Hannity Thursday night. The sheriff accuses Democrats of "exploiting misery and tragedy" to pursue a political, anti-gun agenda. "But here's my challenge to the president of the United States, you think this is so easy. Forego your Secret Service protection, for you, for the first lady, and your children, and see what it is like to have to fend yourself. "And then we'll sit down and have a conversation so you know what we here...
  • Disturbing video shows woman being punched, stomped on outside north side gas station

    08/28/2015 9:59:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | august 27, 2015 | ashley sears
    A confrontation outside a Milwaukee gas station turns violent and the disturbing videohas surfaced online. The incident happened last week outside of a north side gas station. One community activist says it is important to see the reality in some parts of Milwaukee and make sure there is change.
  • Clarke: Shame on the Left For Exploiting WDBJ Shooting To Pursue a Political Agenda

    08/28/2015 8:54:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared, shame on the left for exploiting misery and tragedy for a to pursue a political agenda on Thursdays Hannity on the Fox News Channel. Clarke said, Well, shame on the left, shame on the Democrats for once again exploiting misery and tragedy for a to pursue a political agenda. Shame on the president of the United States to invoke terrorism into this horrific incident that happened in Virginia.
  • On Feingolds honor: Former senator still silent on honoraria call

    08/20/2015 11:22:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin watchdog ^ | 8-20-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, one of the louder critics of speaking fees for government officials, still hasnt answered his critics calls to release the full amount of honoraria the Democrat has pocketed. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel piece this week revealed Feingold took in more than $100,000 in speaking fees between February 2012 and June 2013, much of that money for discussions on the corrupting influence of money in politics. The Wisconsin GOP, however, believes Feingold, the godfather of campaign finance reform, has yet to reveal all of his earnings from speaking engagements before that period. To...
  • Clarke: "No Longer Can Blacks As A Whole Claim Victim Status," Except As Victims To Dems

    08/20/2015 7:02:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared no longer can blacks as a whole claim victim status, except for one situation. They are victims to the Democrat Party in the United States of America on Wednesdays Hannity on the Fox News Channel.
  • Sheriff Clarke: Black Lives Matter Protests Political Construct To Mobilize Black Vote In 2016

    08/11/2015 2:28:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 8/10/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) said that the Black Lives Matter protests have beenturned into a political construct and are nothing more than an attempt to try to energize and mobilize the black vote through the 2016 election on Mondays broadcast of the Fox News Channel OReilly Factor. Clarke said the renewed protests in Ferguson were nothing more than a return to the scene of the big lie, the hands up, dont shoot, this whole Black Lives Matter movement. This false narrative that came out Ferguson. They destroyed the town. Look, a bunch of thugs, a bunch of creeps,...
  • Milwaukee archdiocese reaches $21 million settlement with sexual abuse victims

    08/05/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    UPI.com ^ | Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | Amy R. Connolly
    Roman Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee Jerome E. Listecki, seen here in 2011, announced the archdiocese reached a $21 million settlement with 330 victims of sexual abuse by clergy members. Photo by Amg910/CC MILWAUKEE, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday it has agreed to pay $21 million to hundreds of victims of childhood sexual abuse by clergy, clearing the way for the archdiocese to emerge from its five-year bankruptcy. Under the agreement, 330 of the 570 who filed sexual abuse claims in the bankruptcy will get financial settlements of varying amounts determined by a court-ordered...
  • Protesters target Milwaukee Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:35:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mary Spicuzza
    A group of anti-abortion activists gathered outside a Milwaukee Planned Parenthood health center Tuesday as part of a national day of protests targeting the group. Organizers said the protest, which was held on Wisconsin Ave. near 22nd St. came in response to recently released videos, which show a Planned Parenthood employee discussing the cost of fetal body parts. "We are outraged," said Kerry Lawlor, one of the organizers of the Milwaukee protest. "We feel that women have been betrayed instead of served." Planned Parenthood described the rally as a pattern of continued harassment. The event in Milwaukee drew about 50...
  • Wisconsin John Doe Whistleblower Michael Lutz dead, apparent suicide

    07/27/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 85 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 27, 2015 | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    Michael Lutz, the Wisconsin whistleblower and former prosecutor who alleged that the union-operative wife of John Doe prosecutor John Chislhom was behind the targeting of conservative activists that recently was thrown out by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.... Is dead in what police are terming an apparent suicide....Lutz, 44, a former Milwaukee police officer, suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound while in the presence of Menomonee Falls tactical officers after a brief tactical situation, the medical examiners office said in a release issued Sunday. Lutz was pronounced dead in the 12300 block of W. Mill Road in Milwaukee at 4:05 a.m.,...
  • Wisconsin rape victim, 82, waits 3 hours for police to respond

    07/24/2015 5:33:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-22-15 | John Diedrich
    An 82-year-old woman who was raped by a stranger after she got off a bus last week was forced to wait three hours for a Milwaukee police squad car to respond, police records show. The woman, who has difficulty seeing, finally called back the police dispatcher and asked if she could take a shower, which would have removed key evidence from the rape. The victim was told "do not do anything until a squad arrives." Finally, three hours and six minutes after the assault was first reported, squad cars arrived, according to records obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A...
  • After seeing video, big cat expert thinks Milwaukee Lion is a cougar, and a pet

    07/23/2015 5:09:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Jul 22, 2015 | BEN HANDELMAN
    Be very, very careful: After seeing video, big cat expert thinks Milwaukee Lion is a cougar, and a pet MILWAUKEE Since receiving an initial call on Monday, July 20th regarding a possible lion near Garfield and Palmer in Milwaukee, MPD has taken about two dozen calls from concerned citizens who say theyve seen the lion. MPD says all reported sightings have been on the citys north side and officers have investigated each call. So far, nothing has been found. Is it possible the Milwaukee Lion is in someones basement? Thats what one large cat expert says could be...
  • Appeals court reinstates Milwaukee residency requirement

    07/21/2015 10:53:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-21-15 | Crocker Stephenson
    The state Court of Appeals has reinstated Milwaukee's 75-year-old residency rule, which requires city employees to live within city limits. The District 1 Court of Appeals overturned a ruling by Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Van Grunsven, who in January 2014 ruled that a measure signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker applied uniformly to all local governments in the state. The state law, Van Grunsven said, removed the issue of residency from the scope of home rule authority. The city has for decades required that its employees to live within Milwaukee limits. But the law signed by Walker in...
  • Police investigate report of lion on Milwaukee's north side

    07/21/2015 10:09:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-21-15 | Jesse Garza
    Milwaukee police late Monday were investigating a report from a woman who said she saw what she believed to be a lion on the city's north side. The woman reported seeing the animal shortly after 4 p.m. in the 200 block of E. Garfield Ave., according to a news release from the Milwaukee Police Department. Officers checked the area for several hours and contacted the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, according to the release. The DNR asks that anyone who sees a wild cat should call authorities immediately and not attempt to capture it, police said.
  • SHERIFF CLARKE: EVERYTHING OBAMA TOUCHES TENDS TO TURN TO CRAP

    07/19/2015 9:30:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/17/15 | TRENT BAKER
    Speaking on Saturdays broadcast of the Fox News Channels Justice with Judge Jeanine regarding the shooting in Chattanooga, TN, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) said that the United States needs a national strategy to deal with the home-grown terrorist threat. He also brought up that President Obama actually gutted the Department of Defense 1033 Program, which would have given the local law enforcement the military supplies to aid during a terrorist attack. Clarke used Obamas mistake of gutting of the 1033 Program as an example of his problems as a president, saying that everything Obama does just comes up...
  • None of them': Sheriff David Clarke explains why Obama shrugged off Chattanooga shooting

    07/19/2015 2:51:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/19/15
    Sheriff Clarke gives the reason why he thinks Obama all but dismissed the Chattanooga shooting. David A. Clarke, Jr. ✔ @SheriffClarke Obama's shoulder shrug on these brave soldiers massacred in TN is because none of them look like Trevon Martin. 2:33 PM - 19 Jul 2015
  • Sheriff Clarke: "Everything Obama Touches Tends to Turn to Crap".

    07/19/2015 8:05:08 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/18/2015 | Trent Baker
    Sheriff Clarke: Everything Obama Touches Tends to Turn to Crap" by Trent Baker18 Jul 2015147 Speaking on Saturdays broadcast of the Fox News Channels Justice with Judge Jeanine regarding the shooting in Chattanooga, TN, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) said that the United States needs a national strategy to deal with the home-grown terrorist threat. He also brought up that President Obama actually gutted the Department of Defense 1033 Program, which would have given the local law enforcement the military supplies to aid during a terrorist attack. Clarke used Obamas mistake of gutting of the 1033 Program as an...
  • Top sheriff: America now ruled by 'oligarchy' - David Clarke issues 'wake-up call'....

    07/03/2015 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    WND ^ | July 2, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Sheriff David Clarke Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin One of Americas most popular sheriffs has issued a wake-up call for conservatives following the Supreme Courts two landmark decisions on same-sex marriage and Obamacare. The way Sheriff David Clarke sees it, the wild horse has broken loose and is halfway out of the barn, threatening to trample the crops. If the court can redefine marriage and force people to buy health care from a private business, there is nothing it cant do, said Clarke, the sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and frequent Fox News contributor. The thing that bothers me...
  • Whos in Charge? Gov. Walker Talks About Wisconsin Witch Hunt; Witch Hunters Not Pleased

    04/28/2015 2:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 27, 2015 | John Hayward
    While visiting Iowa this weekend, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker commented on the wildly out-of-control John Doe prosecution waged by partisan Democrats in his state. One of the many objectionable features of this crusade was that the targets were legally gagged from talking about it. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm responded to Walkers comments by threatening him. Whatever Chisholms virtues as a D.A. might be, a keen sense of irony is evidently not among them.The Wisconsin Witch Hunt has been an abiding interest of mine for yearsrarely have so many been terrorized by so few for so little gain, until...
  • Did they get me?: Docs reveal long-time John Doe spying operation (WI)

    06/29/2015 9:52:20 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Democrat Milwaukee County prosecutors tapped the email and text communications of conservative activists as part of a five-year probe aimed at bringing down Republican Gov. Scott Walker, affidavits reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog reveal. One target of the spying operation told Wisconsin Watchdog the methods used to keep tabs on Wisconsin residents were like those of the National Security Agencys domestic spying program. It was actually worse because (Milwaukee County prosecutors) were taking the body of emails and looking at actual data, said the source, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution from the prosecutors....
  • As homicides rise, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn awaits his professional fate

    06/29/2015 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog.org ^ | june 26, 2014 | M.D. Kittle
    MILWAUKEE, WI Amid alarming homicide statistics and dwindling officer morale, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn could soon be getting a contract extension. While there were rumors circulating Thursday that the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission had all but decided a two-year contract extension for Flynn, a commission official said thats not the case. Contract matters must be discussed and voted on in public. The commission could do just that at its next regularly scheduled meeting July 2. An agenda is slated for release early next week. Flynns contract is up in January. [CHIEF CONCERNS: Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn...
  • Democrats call for Legislature to remove Wisconsin's nullified marriage def. in state constitution

    06/29/2015 12:42:45 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    TribTown, Indiana ^ | June 29, 2015 | DANA FERGUSON
    MADISON, Wisconsin Wisconsin Democrats on Monday called for the elimination of nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Lawmakers held a news conference to introduce the resolution after the U.S. Supreme Court decision Friday legalizing gay marriage nationwide. State Reps. JoCasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee, and Mark Spreitzer, D-Beloit, applauded the court's decision and said Wisconsin's constitution should be amended to reflect it. "Finally victory is ours, but with this bill we want to ensure that our beloved state of Wisconsin is on the right side of history by removing this discriminatory...
  • Sheriff Clarke just used this R word to forecast the fallout from Supreme Court Ruling

    06/29/2015 9:43:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 85 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 6-29-15 | Norvell Rose
    Last weeks 5-4 Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex marriage to be a constitutionally protected right in all 50 states is setting up battle lines across the country, with many church leaders and some state officials indicating they will stand firm in protecting the religious liberty of those who find the high courts decision morally offensive. Theres even a high-profile law enforcement figure who has taken to social media with a warning about the cultural rot associated with the courts declaration that gay marriage is legal across the country, despite what individual states and their residents might say. Milwaukee County Sheriff...
  • Friend Of Man Who Shot Detective Says He Didnt Do Anything Wrong: He Just Shot A Cop

    06/25/2015 5:14:40 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 25, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    The friend of a convicted felon who shot a Milwaukee-area police detective last week is defending him by saying he did no wrong because all he did was shoot a cop. Najee Harmon, 20, was arrested after shooting a 52-year-old Wauwatosa police detective in a parking lot Friday morning. Harmon opened fire as the detective and two others on the Wauwatosa police force approached him while investigating a burglary. A longtime friend of Harmons who lived in the house where he was eventually found defended the suspect. Im going to keep loving him, Stephanie King told WISN. Because to me...
  • Scott Walker to sign legislation expanding gun rights in Wisconsin

    06/24/2015 4:11:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to sign two new laws on Wednesday that expand the rights of gun owners by removing a 48-hour waiting period for those looking to purchase a firearm and allowing off-duty or retired police officers to carry concealed weapons at public schools. This action will come one week after a suspected gunman shot and killed nine people in an African American church in South Carolina, yet again prompting a national discussion about gun laws in the U.S. Walker plans to sign the two pieces of legislation Senate bills 35 and 70 at a...
  • Concealed carry draws opposite views and a murky middle

    06/12/2015 5:14:50 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 12 june 2015 | Ashley Luthern
    Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn has made no secret that he thinks criminals can and will obtain permits to carry hidden guns. Supporters of concealed carry say he's overreacting, and the vast majority of permit holders are law-abiding citizens. In between are permit holders like Darrail Smith, who has no prior criminal convictions but who police say has a habit of turning up at shooting and homicide scenes, serving as a human holster. It took months of police work before prosecutors had enough evidence to issue an unusual gun-related charge against him. How many more cases like Darrail Smith are...
  • Assurant Health to close; 1,200 Milwaukee jobs lost

    06/11/2015 3:07:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Milwaukee Business Journal ^ | Jun 10, 2015 | Rich Kirchen
    On Wednesday morning, the parent company said it will sell some small-group business lines to National General Holdings Corp. but exit the individual-health lines that are based in Milwaukee at 501 W. Michigan St. The first phase of job reductions at Assurant Health will occur this summer and impact an estimated 300 employees of approximately 1,700 positions in Milwaukee and other locations, Assurant Inc. said. Assurant Inc. said it will exit the health-insurance market over the next 18 months. ... Assurant Health has been losing money the past two years, and Assurant Inc. executives cited the challenges of running Assurants...
  • Scott Walker's GOP rips apart local democracy

    05/24/2015 5:33:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Madison Capital Times, Your Progressive Voice ^ | May 24, 2015 | John Nicholas, Associate Editor
    Scott Walker and his legislative minions have no respect for local democracy. One of Walkers early acts as governor was to sign a law that pre-empted Milwaukees paid sick days ordinance which voters had approved by 69 to 31 percent and which the state Court of Appeals had upheld. Dana Schultz of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, described the state override of the Milwaukee law as an assault on democracy, local control and working families." The assaults have continued, with Walker and his allies moving again and again to prevent Wisconsins towns, villages and cities from acting...
  • Coordinate efforts to curb gun violence

    As the toll from shootings continues to increase in Milwaukee including 11 people injured in seven separate shootings over the weekend state Sen. Nikiya Harris Dodd is asking the community to not forget about the grass-roots efforts in the neighborhoods most affected by the violence. And she's right. Those efforts are critical; if neighbors don't work together to take back their neighborhoods block by block those neighborhoods have little chance of becoming safer places. That work is happening in many city neighborhoods; Harris Dodd pointed to several such efforts in a meeting with the Editorial Board on Monday,...
  • Black Males Open Fire on 5 Year-Old White Girl. Wheres Sharpton and Jackson?

    05/12/2015 6:34:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 35 replies
    Tea Party Network ^ | May 11, 2015
    May 11, 2015 By Staff Writer A five year old girl who had done nothing wrong was wantonly murdered as she sat on the lap of her grandfather. You havent heard about it? Thats not surprising; while the Al Sharptons and the Jesse Jacksons of the world posture and bloviate about violence and a lack of respect for human life that permeates communities, they routinely keep quiet about attacks that happen every single day in America unless the victim was a person of color and there are television cameras pointed at them. You see, the left isnt interested in telling...