April 26, 2006

Wisconsin Democratic Tire-Slashers Get Jail Time
— Ace

Six months for two of the offenders. The judge/hero rejected a bullshit plea bargain offered by the prosecution offering nothing but probation.

Tossing aside a plea agreement that called for probation, Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Michael Brennan sentenced four Democratic Party workers today to jail for slashing the tires of 25 vans rented by Republicans to take voters to polls for the 2004 presidential election.

Calling the vandalism more than harmless hijinks, Brennan admonished the four men, including the sons of two prominent Milwaukee politicians, for disenfranchising voters. The judge said he had received letters from Milwaukee County citizens upset over the crime.

"They see you tampering with something they consider sacred and that's the ballot box," Brennan said during a two-hour sentencing this morning.

Michael Pratt, 33, and Lewis Caldwell, 29, were each sentenced to six months in jail while Lavelle Mohammad, 36, got five months and Sowande Omokunde, 26, got four months. Each was also fined $1,000. They will be eligible for work release and were allowed to surrender to begin their sentences within two weeks.

Pratt is the son of former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt and Omokunde is the son of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.)

I'm going to go waaaayyy out on a limb here and guess the prosecutor who offered the deal is a Democrat, or the whole office is controlled by elected Democrats.

For all their screeching about voter disenfranchisement, they sure are willing to be very lenient when the right people are doing the disenfranchising.

Enjoy your time in jail, thugs.

Thanks to Purple Avenger.

Posted by: Ace at 07:36 PM | Comments (45)
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1 First CIA fires a leaker and now Dem thugs get jail time?

Maybe there is hope for America after all.

Posted by: Aaron at April 26, 2006 07:49 PM (mYriJ)

2 a pleasant surprise. thought they'd get a kiss on the wrist

Posted by: at April 26, 2006 08:05 PM (++PlU)

3 Christ, every once in a while, the good guys win.

OT, but here's a copy of a letter I just sent to the White House. I'm SO fucking pissed.

Dear Sir

I would appreciate it if you would stop making the ridiculous and insulting statement that illegal aliens "do the jobs Americans won't do." Americans will do any job if they are compensated fairly. If the companies who hire illegals didn't have a labor force that they can pay crap wages to, they'd be forced to pay fair market wages. If they can't make a profit doing that, TOUGH SHIT. Businesses go under every day in this country. Someone with a better business model will come along and fill that need.

And let's dispense with this straw man about how we can't deport 12 million people. No one is saying that. If we levied prohibitive fines on businesses that hire illegals, and deported them as we find them, most of them would go back to Mexico. You and every person in Congress were elected to represent us, not a bunch of illegal aliens. You took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and you are SELLING US OUT.

You claim to want to defend America, but you have done NOTHING to control our borders. When some terrorist sets off a dirty bomb, or God forbid, a nuclear device in an American city, that blood will be on your hands.

You don't seem to understand that you're playing with fire. What if a lot of Republicans stay at home this election, and the Dummocrats gain control of Congress? That will be on you. You'd better wake up soon, or there will be a disaster.

Craig Caughman
San Jose CA

Posted by: CraigC at April 26, 2006 08:13 PM (chG8J)

4 for some reason, this doesn't surprise me. I lived there for a long time. Outside of Madison and central Milwaukee, it's a very conservative state. Let's hope Green can beat Doyle for Gov. this year...id's for voting becomes reality and WI turns red.

Posted by: JB at April 26, 2006 09:46 PM (0TAo/)


The CS Monitor has an article on Zarqawi's video/reaction thereto. It's on Google News's feed now. Overall it's a decent article.

It does describe him kind of oddly, though, as:

"powerful and chipmunk-cheeked"

Not saying this is any kind of *positive* description. But it did sort of leap out of the page at me.

Posted by: Knemon at April 26, 2006 10:10 PM (a3KVd)

6 Work release is nothing more than a teenage version of sleep over. Spend the night in jail performing reach arounds, consume a taxpayer breakfast, then go to work and bitch about the inability to smoke dope and drink Mad Dog 20/20 at the jail!

Posted by: Grouper at April 26, 2006 11:45 PM (YiMz2)

7 The judge/hero rejected a bullshit plea . . .

Bullshit indeed! I was sickened when I heard about the "plea bargain." This puts some justice back into the equation.

Posted by: Redhand at April 27, 2006 12:34 AM (9HAsW)

8 This is fairly significant for Milwaukee. Of course the judge has already been branded a 'racist' by some of the 'leaders' of the black community.

Posted by: BrewFan at April 27, 2006 01:38 AM (0AD+O)

9 Quote from Pratts' Mother: "The Judge came in wearing those robes but he forgot his hood." Voice of the AA Democrat Party of Milwaukee.

We must rid the state of Doyle, AG Snotlocker and about half a dozen RINO scum that obstruct everything conservative

Posted by: Ron LaCanne at April 27, 2006 02:20 AM (b5aUb)

10 I've never had the opportunity to be a troll, and since this is a troll-free thread:

When thousands of black Democratic voters got disinfranchised in Florida 2000, you weren't crying for JUSTICE!

That's the only way you could get CHIMPYSMIRK McHITLERBURTON in office!

Poll numbers! Stupid! Head up Bush's ass!

Posted by: adolfo velasquez at April 27, 2006 02:25 AM (XgsBW)

11 Pretty good for a first effort, Adolfo. Could use some more exclamation points and misspelling, though.

Posted by: S. Weasel at April 27, 2006 02:30 AM (1HKrT)

12 Yeah, what he said.

Posted by: Be Like Mike at April 27, 2006 02:31 AM (YIFeG)

13 Adolfo, that's very good for a first timer! I found the use of "McHitlerburton" a refreshing change from the now-passe "McHalliburton." You may have a future in this line of work...

Posted by: jhc at April 27, 2006 02:33 AM (+lA9g)

14 And don't forget to lockdown the CAPS button.

Posted by: emdfl at April 27, 2006 02:38 AM (blNMI)

15 Nice work adolfo. Be sure to rub your crotch so you're typing with one hand.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at April 27, 2006 02:42 AM (pzen5)

16 I thought adolpho's use of "ChimpySmirk" was good, too. I think our boy is almost ready for DU or Kos prime time.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 27, 2006 03:08 AM (we8HZ)

17 26 - 36 years old? Kind of destroys the MSM line about kids and pranks, now don't it?

Posted by: Tom M at April 27, 2006 03:21 AM (d6bNm)

18 It good to see the judge reject a stupid pleabargin they should not only get jail but be made to pay for the tires right out of the their pockets

Posted by: spurwing plover at April 27, 2006 03:31 AM (kexrr)

19 I seem to remember the media claiming they were TEENAGERS. Damn did they age fast!

Posted by: Steve #2 at April 27, 2006 03:39 AM (NEhff)

20 OT, but since nobody else mentioned it and he didn't leave an e-mail addy:

Craig C., your letter was awesome. I just wish the Powers That Be in the GOP woke up and understood exactly how serious this problem is.

Posted by: TSL at April 27, 2006 03:42 AM (a6fXQ)

21 What does "deported them as we find them" mean? Can you give me a scenario where we find some and deport them?

It's a serious question, not flame-bait, since I can't imagine living in a country with vans going around picking people up off street corners. I don't think many of us could so I figure you have something else in mind.

Posted by: spongeworthy at April 27, 2006 03:46 AM (uSomN)

22 Can you give me a scenario where we find some and deport them?
Is that a rhetorical question? ICE reviews the records of a business, finds numerous discrepancies with social security numbers, conducts a raid, as they did recently with IFCO, and arrests hundreds of illegal aliens working at the job site...it isn't that hard.
I can't imagine living in a country with vans going around picking people up off street corners...
Kind of like they do in Mexico with their own illegal aliens?

Posted by: Con Ky at April 27, 2006 04:10 AM (Tt81k)

23 I think "deported as we find them" means that if an illegal alien comes in contact with the cops during some routine interaction like a traffic stop, the cops turn them over to the Feds rather than not turning them over which is what happens now.

Posted by: moon at April 27, 2006 04:11 AM (/rvZF)

24 spongeworthy

You do live in a country where vans go around picking up people from street corners. That’s how most illegals get to their day labor jobs. In some states, the taxpayer has been kind enough to provide shelters and a place to sit, whether they wanted to or not. The cops are constantly interacting with illegals; they are just not allowed to ask them they're status even if they can't speak the mother tongue. It’s all about accommodation. We have been told repeatedly that we need these hardworking, law abiding felons to do the jobs we fat, stupid, lazy Americans won’t do. You know, if it is said often enough, it becomes true. Our entire economy is dependent on these hardworking law abiding felons. On Monday, May 1st, the entire country will come to a stand still (according to organizers of the marches) when they once again march in our streets demanding rights they aren’t entitled to as they are here ILLEGALLY. The reconquista of kalifornia is well underway with full support by our President and Congress. Here are a few comments made by supportors of amnesty:

Augustin Cebada, Brown Berets; "Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You are old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die . . . Through love of having children, we are going to take over.

Richard Alatorre, Los Angeles City Council. "They're afraid we're going to take over the governmental institutions and other institutions. They're right. We will take them over . . . We are here to stay."

Excelsior, the national newspaper of Mexico, "The American Southwest seems to be slowly returning to the jurisdiction of Mexico without firing a single shot."

Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, University of Texas; "We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population . . . I love it. They are ting in their pants with fear. I love it."

Art Torres, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, "Remember
187--proposition to deny taxpayer funds for services to non-citizens--was the last gasp of white America in California."

Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor, "We are politicizing every single one of these new citizens that are becoming citizens of this country . . . I gotta tell you that a lot of people are saying, "I'm going to go out there and vote because I want to pay them back."

Mario Obledo, California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations and California State Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Governor Jerry Brown, also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton, "California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who doesn't like it should leave."

Jose Pescador Osuna, Mexican Consul General , "We are practicing 'La Reconquista' in California."

Professor Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University; "We need to avoid a white backlash by using codes understood by Latinos ."

Posted by: Theresa at April 27, 2006 04:12 AM (sI5FT)

25 Hey, Dolts!!!

Stock market is DOWN again today. Down Down Down!!

Can't the To-Be-IMPEEACHED Chimp get ANYTHING right?!??!

Posted by: Mike at April 27, 2006 04:12 AM (AQGeh)

26 Please tell me that was a satire of Mike. Not even a moonbat can be THAT stupid.

Posted by: Brian B at April 27, 2006 04:29 AM (rGfpg)

27 Hey, Dolt!!!

Stock market JUST OPENED today.

Can't the Fucking-Stupid ASSHOLE TROLL get ANYTHING right?!??!

Posted by: Mike. at April 27, 2006 04:30 AM (R8+nJ)

28 Really, all the inflammatory quotes from the La Raza crowd isn't what I'm curious about, any more than I care about Mexico's own policies. I am concerned about the cost in civil liberties involved in what I hear more and more as the only accepted conservative position regarding deportation. Which is that for some reason--never specified--we can and should actually round up 12 million people and send them home.

It seems that this process--again never described--is proclaimed "possible" but I never see exactly how and how much it will cost. Or what makes it worth it.

I agree raids and resulting deportation is a no-brainer, just as upon apprehension illegals should be sent packing. But I strongly oppose sending local cops on roundups or trolling Home Depots in unmarked INS vans. It just isn't worth it.

Anyway, you're never going to deport 12 million illegals by raiding businesses and jails for them. You won't get 1 million that way--these people aren't stupid or their bones would be bleaching in the Arizona desert instead of bending over a pot of onion soup in a Newark kitchen.

Posted by: spongeworthy at April 27, 2006 04:33 AM (uSomN)

29 wow, 2 hours in and the Dow is down 6 whole points, nasdaq up 2

RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: meat helmet at April 27, 2006 04:57 AM (E5RsV)

30 what a boring bitch. Kind of stupid too. Boy, I bet it feels really proud when it writes stuff like that, "me think good. Dow hit 6 year high day last, but now down .03%. Bush bad. Fire bad. Female genitals bad."

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 27, 2006 05:04 AM (K0x/A)

31 Speaking of the stock market, here's a chart of the NYT's stock price over the last three years:


Looks like Niagara Falls in full flood.

[Jeb in 08]

PS - Adolfo, You may want to add 'Chimpy McFlightsuit' to your repertoire.

Posted by: max at April 27, 2006 05:06 AM (XrQv1)

32 You people really are DOLTS!!!

The now-rising Dow is nothing but a conspiracy created by BushIdiot's Oil buddies in order to make more of BushIdiots evil corporate friends rich while keeping the poor in their place, so they will have no choice but to join McHitler's facist military machine, to be used as fodder for his illegal wars and imperialistic designs. This is all being done just to make their soon-to-be-IMPEEEACHED Chimp-boy look good. It's so obvious to those of us with BRAINS!!!

Come on, people, get out of your mobile homes, get your heads out of the CRIMINAL-IN-CHIEF'S ASS and read something sometime!!!!

Posted by: Mike at April 27, 2006 05:39 AM (AQGeh)

33 C'mon, trolls--you're leaving out important stuff. Cheney/Rove/Nazi/Chimpy/Worst president ever/ad nauseum. We don't hear that stuf enough.
And by the way--how's your portfolio doing? Up 57% here in 2 years.

Posted by: nikkolai at April 27, 2006 06:06 AM (70wcC)

34 yeah, shouldn't the economy get its head out of bush's ass?

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 27, 2006 06:14 AM (K0x/A)

35 Again, for Mike and other "progressives"
Bush approval ratings 32%
Congressional Repubs 28%
Congressional Dems 23%

Posted by: nikkolai at April 27, 2006 06:24 AM (70wcC)

36 With names such as Lavelle Mohammad and Sowande Omokunde anyone wanna bet they are melatonin challenged?

Posted by: Whitey at April 27, 2006 06:44 AM (pSa64)

37 WHAT?!?!?!

A poll shows congressional democrats at 23% approval...obviouslyabiased poll that had that particyular answer done by rightwing people who pray...well known that polls are completely imprecise!!!!!

Thats the dumbest thing I have EVER heard...you need to get your head out of Bush's ass...stop reading polls to get your information and opinions...by the way Bush is at 32% approval so that mean...tHE IMPEACHMENT!!!!

Posted by: Mike ver. 2.5 auto-trollbot at April 27, 2006 06:58 AM (K0x/A)

38 Can anyone make anything out tof the above comment from mike? Is mike a parody of himself?

Posted by: nikkolai at April 27, 2006 07:01 AM (70wcC)

39 Is mike a parody of himself?

Most Donks are these days.

Posted by: Anon E. Mouse at April 27, 2006 07:03 AM (iDneH)

40 Democrats running Milwaukee?


Posted by: Sinner at April 27, 2006 07:05 AM (h2VSX)

41 What!?!?!
If you want to know what is a parody of itself these days (which is the dummest thing I have ever heard by the way), its how the Isrealis have paid Bush to invade Iraq and now invade Iran...convienent is it that after we invade Iraq, Iran suddenly also WMDs (uh, huh sure that certain, ahem, neocons, aren't cooking those books too)...We need Joe Wilson to investigate why Bush is such acrony to Isreal...why no jews should up at WTC on 9111!!!!!

You guys need to get your head out of Bush's ass. The jews and the saudis are controlling his every move!!!!Even his impeachment!!!!!

Posted by: Mike ver. 2.4 (Jooos) auto-trollbot, at April 27, 2006 07:09 AM (K0x/A)

42 Where do you find this? Here's the top news on CNN.com:

Senators: 'Bumbling' FEMA must go
White teens accused of brutal racist attack
Roundup nets 1,100 sex offender suspects
Coyote attacks toddler on playground
Work begins at Freedom Tower

Posted by: Pepper at April 27, 2006 07:22 AM (3kZjL)

43 What!?!?!!

Don't you know that CNN is a biased newsource!!!!!

Get your head out of Bush's ass people!!!

Posted by: Mike ver. 2.312a auto-trollbot at April 27, 2006 08:55 AM (K0x/A)

44 Where?!???!!

You think purple soup will wallpaper a garage!!!! Ex-squeeze me? Get your bush out of heads ass compadres!!!!! Food processor

Posted by: Mike ver. 0.9.3 (beta) auto-trollbot at April 27, 2006 11:56 AM (nzK2x)

45 It's just good to see some of the intimidation and voter fraud from 2004 being addressed at least. Now if they can just imprison the Secretary of State for Washington...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 27, 2006 01:22 PM (1Vbso)

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