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SHAWANO COUNTY: ‘THE LAND THE CONSTITUTION FORGOT’

There’s a saying in Shawano County, usually attributed to the county’s former district attorney, that if you come on vacation, you’ll leave on probation. Decades of law and order prosecutors and a historically punitive culture have created a court system that mistreats outsiders, locals, Native Americans from the neighboring Menominee Reservation, defendants and victims. At…

Unopposed

DAs run unopposed in 85% of elections. Why is that? “People started noticing that prosecutors matter … they’re setting the law based on priorities… these people have a real impact on the community.”@wfulawschool @wisconsinlaw @StateBarofWI https://t.co/0bOzABltwl pic.twitter.com/DswJ2qDBBI — Wisconsin Examiner (@WIExaminer) July 24, 2020            

Why Mother’s Day?

For instance, D.A. Ismael Ozanne did not make his announcement before Mother’s Day but on Mother’s Day. That’s right. Ozanne, who is an elected official, decided that no day would be better to interrupt a grieving mother than on Mother’s Day; a mother who was presumably doing all she could to deliver a smile to…

NOTHING

Manney shot Hamilton 14 times on April 30 during an incident that began when workers at the nearby Starbucks called police to complain about him sleeping in the downtown park. A pair of officers checked on Hamilton twice and found he was doing nothing wrong, according to a Milwaukee police internal affairs investigation. Via Ex-Milwaukee…

Dealers

As someone who observes the justice system on a regular basis, I can tell you that if the “standard” is to fully charge, convict and sentence every criminal to the maximum allowable punishment to be considered “tough on crime”–then there is not a single prosecutor, District Attorney or Judge that is “tough on crime” in…