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Would be first evidence he’s literate –
“One of the questions on the jury sheet was, ‘Do you believe that lesbianism is morally wrong?’ And I would say a good 75 % of the people we interviewed said yes. But then the district attorneys, [prosecuting attorneys], would ask if they thought they could set aside their opinion of lesbians and judge the case just on the evidence, and they would say yes,” said Penny Brummer. “(Ingrid Ricks, The Advocate (1995)].
The State Public Defender decertified Kachinsky from taking homicide cases after it learned of the O’Kelly interview and filed a complaint with the Office of Lawyer Regulation. He said he agreed to take additional training and meet other conditions for a year as part of an alternative to discipline.
A Menomonee Falls architecture and construction firm has agreed to pay $3 million to settle civil and criminal charges that it defrauded the federal government’s “Buy American” rules for contractors.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Novum Structures repackaged steel and other construction materials from foreign countries to appear as if it were sourced in the United States. The firm used the materials on government projects around the country, like a courthouse in Illinois, a transit center in Miami and street car expansion in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina….
A year ago, a former executive at Novum was charged in state court with embezzling more than $168,000 from the company, money prosecutors said he used to buy a horse and airplane. That case is set for trial in April.
A spokesman for the company said that case had no connection to the federal claims.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing mounting criticism from activists and allies of the black community who say he should be held accountable for delaying justice in the case of Laquan McDonald, a teenager who died 13 months ago after being shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer.
A court order forced Chicago city officials to release squad car video of the gruesome death, which they did on Tuesday, hours after the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder in the teen’s killing. Viewers were outraged by how much the footage conflicted with the police department’s initial account of the shooting, which claimed that McDonald was acting strangely and lunged at police before shots were fired.
The video, which Emanuel’s administration and the state’s attorney’s office have long fought to keep from being publicly released, instead shows 17-year-old McDonald carrying a small knife and walking away from officers before Van Dyke opens fire from about 10 feet away. After McDonald falls, Van Dyke continues to shoot for at least 15 seconds….
In 2009, police investigating the unsolved 1976 murder of Franklin High School freshman John Zera got their first viable lead in decades.
A man called the West Allis/West Milwaukee Recreation Department, saying one of the swim coaches there was a pedophile. The man claimed the coach, Daniel Acker, had molested him 30 years earlier, when he was 12….
At the time of John Zera’s murder in 1976, Hales Corners police Sgt. Howard Hingiss had been on the force for two decades. During that time, the department had handled just one homicide case: A pharmacist with a history of mental illness beat his wife to death as she slept. The man was waiting at the door to confess when Hingiss’ squad car pulled up…..
Mark Zera and his father made their way down the deserted rural road from their home to Franklin High School and back again. As his father drove slowly through the darkness, Mark ran back and forth behind the car, scanning the roadside ditches for some sign of his brother….
Second federal complaint against UW-Whitewater in eighteen months:
Raechel Liska, aged 22. Photo from Channel 3000.
“I got assaulted twice,” Liska said. “Once by my attacker, which was the traumatic, horrific part, but again by the school, which was the betrayal.”
Liska said UWW Dean of Students Mary Beth Mackin violated her civil rights by refusing to interview two witnesses and by not accepting either the police report or her medical records stemming from the incident. She also asserts Mackin did not issue a no-contact order against her alleged attacker, even as he retaliated and intimidated her after she spoke to authorities. Further, it was the Army that stepped in and removed her assailant from her classes three months after the incident in question, even after she’d asked the university to do the same multiple times, only to be rebuffed.
“The reason I filed my complaint is because something here needs to change,” she said. “I thought the dean of students would be protecting the students, protecting me. She’s the dean of students. I thought I’d be her priority, but I walked out feeling like protecting the school was her top priority.”
Given the smaller number of juveniles being arrested and the increased funding to counties, the amount of money that counties receive per juvenile arrest has increased 47 percent since 2009.
The counties argue that they deserve more state aid to deal with this change, but the data does not support their argument. Despite a precipitous drop in juvenile arrests, youth aid funding from the state has actually increased in recent years.
Via Fact Check: Wisconsin Counties Association Memo on Criminal Justice Reform @ MacIver Institute.
I was interviewed by WKOW-TV (Channel 27) today and will be on the news tonight at 5:30 and 10:00 regarding lights on the bike path where a violent rape took place over three weeks ago. I have been a strong advocate of lighting the path.
Pewaukee School District Superintendent JoAnn Sternke informed parents of the closure in a letter released by the station Thursday evening.
“This decision is being made because we are committed to the safety of all our students and staff,” Sternke wrote.
According to Sternke, a hand-written message reading “There will be a school shooting on Friday, October 2nd” was found at Pewaukee High School sometime on Thursday.
“If you let my lunch bag go now that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill yell at you. To the low life who literally stole my lunch and dinner, please have the decency to at least return my WLC lunch bag to the kitchen. I just want Ruthey to get home safely.”
Today, Richard Glossip, an innocent man, is scheduled to be killed at 3:00 p.m. (Central Daylight Saving Time (CDT)). The nice woman answering the phone at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, Mcalester confirmed the time of the scheduled killing for me.
Via Channel 3000.
1. The question whether the clock was an “invention” should be recognized as a debate about the meaning of a word. It’s ridiculous to badger a 14-year-old about a linguistic point.
2. The annoyance at calling the clock an “invention” should be recognized as a dispute with the adults who overplayed their enthusiasm over the child’s brilliance and technological prowess. A child whose self-esteem is not perfectly aligned with the level of his accomplishments might have a problem, but, if so, it’s nothing for strangers to be sticking their nose into.
Rate higher than national average –
More than one in every four undergraduate women (27.6 percent) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison report being a victim of sexual assault, according to a new survey released Monday morning by the Association of American Universities (AAU). That’s a higher rate than the 23.1 percent of female undergraduates who reported being victims in the survey conducted by 27 universities nationwide.
The data comes from a questionnaire that was sent by email to UW students in April and May. Roughly 22 percent of the undergraduate population answered the questions in the survey. It also found that of those students who were sexually assaulted, only 26.1 percent reported the incident to authorities.
According to a probable cause statement written by Mequon police, the woman told police that she drove up to Hale and his two golfing partners to see if anyone needed a beverage.
Hale told the others to play ahead, she said, and asked the woman for a hug. She told police she agreed to the hug, which she termed a normal request by Hale.
But this time, she said, Hale slid his hands to her buttocks, underneath her shorts, and grabbed her breasts over her clothing, before putting his hand inside the front of her shorts and touching her genitals.
Count your spoons –