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Kerry Workers' Tire-Slashing Trial Begins [Son of WI Dem... “Supreme Solar Allah”]
NewsMax ^ | January 10, 2006 | Carl Limbacher & Staff

Posted on 01/10/2006 1:29:50 PM PST by johnny7

Fourteen months after John Kerry narrowly carried Wisconsin in the 2004 presidential election amidst allegations of voter fraud, five campaign workers for the Kerry-Edwards campaign team are set for trial Tuesday in Milwaukee on felony charges of damage to property.

The "Milwaukee Five” is charged with slashing 40 tires on 25 separate Republican vehicles on the morning of the 2004 presidential election. The vehicles were rented by the Wisconsin Republican Party to transport less-mobile voters to the polls on Election Day. In total, the vandals disabled 25 percent of the Republican Party’s "Get Out the Vote” fleet. The defendants include Sowande Ajumoke Omokunde, the son of Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) who also goes by the name Supreme Solar Allah; Michael Pratt, the son of former Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt and leader of Kerry’s campaign team in Milwaukee; Lewis Caldwell; Lavelle Mohammed, and Justin Howell.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, four of the defendants were paid operatives of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, including Omokunde and Pratt. Court TV will cover the trial, which is expected to last two weeks. Potential witnesses include Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), national AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, and 77 others – including FBI agents, Milwaukee police officers, and party activists from both parties. The five defendants, who will be tried together, are charged with criminal damage to property, a felony with maximum sentences of 3 1/2 years in prison or $10,000 in fines.

The criminal complaint states that Opel Simmons, a Democratic campaign worker from Virginia, identified the defendants as the perpetrators, and told police they had named their plan "Operation Elephant Takeover.” Simmons told Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney David Feiss that he saw the defendants dressed in "Mission Impossible type gear” at Democratic Party headquarters sometime around 3 a.m. on the morning of the election. When Simmons asked the five what they were planning, defendant Lavelle Mohammed allegedly responded, "You don’t want to know, don’t ask.” The defendants returned to Democratic headquarters approximately 20 minutes later. Simmons told investigators they were jubilant and shared details of their vandalism spree with him. "We got ‘em,” said Pratt. "We hit the tires.”

The tire-slashing incident is just one of a number of election-day irregularities in Wisconsin, a state where Kerry only prevailed by 11,384 votes. Questions have been raised about the inordinately large volume of Election Day registrations in Milwaukee, where 84,000 people in a city of 600,000 registered at the polls on the day of the election. The total represented 30 percent of all voters in the city. Milwaukee city officials admitted in January 2005 that around 10,000 same-day registrations could not be verified, leaving open the possibility of fraud.

An investigation by the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel reported another 1,200 Milwaukeeans voted using invalid addresses. Another article revealed in late January 2005 that there were 7,000 more votes than voters in Milwaukee, suggesting ballot-stuffing in the Democrat-controlled city.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: brownshirts; brownshirtsforkerry; democratfaud; democratparty; democrats; democratvotefraud; dims; disenfranchised; electionday; electionfraud; elections; fraud; goons; gwenmoore; islamofascism; kerry; marvinpratt; michaelpratt; milwaukee; milwaukeefive; oons; paidoperatives; ratcrime; religionofpeace; solarallah; sowandeomokunde; supremesolarallah; thugs; tireslashing; unionthugs; votefraud; votetampering; wisconsin

1 posted on 01/10/2006 1:29:54 PM PST by johnny7
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To: johnny7
The "Milwaukee Five”

Oh brother.

I had wondered on an earlier thread how long it would be before the liberal press began to lionize these accused perps.

It sure didn't take very long.

2 posted on 01/10/2006 1:32:14 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

PING


3 posted on 01/10/2006 1:33:34 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: johnny7

...and JUSTICE for ALL (Fraudulent Democrats)!!!!


4 posted on 01/10/2006 1:33:42 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: johnny7

These scumbags "disenfranchised" people! Where the heck is Jesse Jackson getting all angry??????????


5 posted on 01/10/2006 1:34:24 PM PST by GianniV
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To: BenLurkin
Where in this article is there any suggestion approval of their actions.

They move on from the slashing to discuss voter fraud in the democrat areas.

6 posted on 01/10/2006 1:34:32 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: johnny7

Chances of this being covered by MSM: 0.0%

But if Republicans were slashing tires it would be like the OJ trial.


7 posted on 01/10/2006 1:36:23 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: ExcursionGuy84
"Milwaukee city officials admitted in January 2005 that around 10,000 same-day registrations could not be verified, leaving open the possibility of fraud. An investigation by the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel reported another 1,200 Milwaukeeans voted using invalid addresses. Another article revealed in late January 2005 that there were 7,000 more votes than voters in Milwaukee, suggesting ballot-stuffing in the Democrat-controlled city."
8 posted on 01/10/2006 1:37:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Democratshavenobrains

It would be wall to wall 24/7.


9 posted on 01/10/2006 1:37:43 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: johnny7

I guess democracy is too much for the Stalinist thugs on the Left.


10 posted on 01/10/2006 1:38:57 PM PST by Reactionary (The Liberal Social Order is a Hedonistic Idiocy)
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To: johnny7
PERP WALK HERE
11 posted on 01/10/2006 1:43:31 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Democratshavenobrains
Chances of this being covered by MSM: 0.0% But if Republicans were slashing tires it would be like the OJ trial.

Exactly. If one only watches the evening news, they will never hear about this story.

12 posted on 01/10/2006 1:47:14 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (I sometimes only vote for Republicans because they are not Democrats. by Thomas Sowell)
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To: johnny7
Potential witnesses include Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), national AFL-CIO President John Sweeney,

Character witnesses? Or material witnesses...?

13 posted on 01/10/2006 1:48:49 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: martin_fierro
The holmes on the right is a regular on Cops.
14 posted on 01/10/2006 1:49:44 PM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: BenLurkin

This was obviously perpetrated by the VWRC to make the VLWC look bad. No other logical explanation.


15 posted on 01/10/2006 1:52:10 PM PST by Straight8
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.riverwestcurrents.org/2002/October/000192.html

Cream City Mentors Embrace Community Youth
by Mary Wood Ohiku

The outside looks like any other house, but to Riverwest youth, The Street Academy of Cream City Mentors Incorporated is home. Located at 2438 N. Bremen Street, the Cream City Mentors is run by Supreme Solar Allah, 23; Self Wise Allah, 24; Universal Knowledge Allah, 25; and Charles Dennis, 50.

“Our program is based on a sincere love for seeing people succeed and overcoming challenges and obstacles in their lives,” Self Wise said.

...

Their names are as unique as the miracles produced by the non-profit mentorship program. “Our names are reflective of our culture…our way of life,” Supreme Solar said. “We each chose our own names for personal and specific reasons that reflect how we view ourselves.”
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No lack of self-esteem here!


16 posted on 01/10/2006 1:53:13 PM PST by Shermy
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To: BenLurkin

Mm-Hmm. I believe it.....even though I don't see it.


17 posted on 01/10/2006 1:53:36 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Democratshavenobrains

This is a great example of why the MSM is has lost its audience. No body believes them anymore. They cover Dems one way and Republicans another.


18 posted on 01/10/2006 1:56:32 PM PST by kjo
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To: BenLurkin
Supreme Solar Allah

Wait till he finds out that the black moos don't like some white boy taken allah's name in vain. Should make for some good night in the joint.

19 posted on 01/10/2006 1:57:55 PM PST by 11Bush
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To: johnny7

Zealous demoncrats have a long time tradition of voter and election corruptions. They have a Bolshevik state of mind.


20 posted on 01/10/2006 2:00:10 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: Democratshavenobrains

I think you're on to something.


21 posted on 01/10/2006 2:02:10 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Don't buy Bose. Their warranty is no good.)
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To: Watery Tart; KRAUTMAN; reformedliberal; Mygirlsmom; codercpc; s2baccha; ozaukeemom; PjhCPA; ...

Thanks, Thunder90! I was just looking for this article; it's not posted yet to either of my locals, but Vicki McKenna covered it in the first hour of her show today on WIBA AM 1310 today. :)


22 posted on 01/10/2006 2:08:16 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Democratshavenobrains; Thunder90; All

"Chances of this being covered by MSM: 0.0% "

Take heart. It's being covered locally...the evening on-line postings just aren't out yet for the local papers. You're probably right that this won't be on the alphabet channels tonight, but I'm certain one of our local channels will cover it. (Channel 3, WISC TV)

Vicki McKenna covered it in depth on her show today. She had the key witness for the Prosecution on today. You can listen here if you want:

http://www.wiba.com ('Up Front' is her show.)

Besides...what would Thunder90 & I (and others) have to do if the MSM did their job? LOL!


23 posted on 01/10/2006 2:13:15 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: All

The AP is running it, but OMG! Gwen Moore is claiming her son's being FRAMED for Bush's loss in our state! UN-FRICKEN-BELIEVEABLE!

Five Democratic campaign workers on trial in criminal damage case

By GRETCHEN EHLKE
Associated Press Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Five Democratic presidential campaign workers, including the sons of a congresswoman and a former mayor, were wrongly implicated in Election Day vandalism by national political operatives, defense attorneys argued at their trial Tuesday.

Prosecutors accused the five of slashing 40 tires on get-out-the-vote vans at a Republican campaign office in the early hours before the Nov. 2, 2004, election, causing more than $5,000 in damage.

Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney David Feiss argued that although there were no eyewitnesses, fingerprints or DNA, testimony from the national campaign workers will show the five bragged about the vandalism when they returned to the Democratic campaign office early on Election Day.

"What you will find is that the five gentlemen acted together. ... It was done pursuant to a single plan," Feiss said.

But Robin Shellow, the attorney for Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, said campaign violence had occurred in an "orchestrated way" across the country in the weeks leading up to the presidential election.

Shellow said a group of "national professional operatives" sent to the battleground state of Wisconsin wrongly accused Omokunde and the four others in the tire slashings.

"The violence that they're trying to put on these kids from Wisconsin had been happening in an organized way across the country," Shellow told jurors.

The five face up to 3 1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of criminal damage to property.

Rodney Cubbie, the attorney for Michael Pratt, son of former Acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt, said the national John Kerry workers, including campaign supervisor Opel Simmons, were the ones who came up with a plan, called Operation Elephant Takeover, to harass Republicans by plastering the GOP office and property with Kerry-Edwards signs and bumper stickers.

Cubbie told jurors the stories from the out-of-state campaign staffers, who he said "have their own motive to lie," have changed during the course of interviews by local and federal investigators.

Also charged were Lewis Caldwell and Lavelle Mohammad, both from Milwaukee, and Justin Howell of Racine.

The state Republican Party rented more than 100 vehicles that were parked in a lot next to the George Bush campaign office to give rides to voters and poll monitors on Election Day.

The five were charged criminally because damage exceeded the threshold of $2,500, prosecutors said.

Moore said prosecutors had turned a criminal damage case into "the crime of the century" because she won election to Congress that Nov. 2.

"It's hard to believe it's not revenge for my being elected," Moore said outside the courtroom.

Moore said after she visited the White House following her election, President Bush shook his finger in her face and blamed her for his loss in Wisconsin.


24 posted on 01/10/2006 2:17:43 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: All

Oops. Link for above AP story:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/fronts/WISCONSINHEADS?SITE=WIMIL&SECTION=STATE


25 posted on 01/10/2006 2:19:03 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

BTTT


26 posted on 01/10/2006 2:27:15 PM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: johnny7
http://www.courttv.com/trials/omokunde/background_ctv.html

The trial will be shown live on the Web at Court TV Extra. [30-day supposedly "free" trial offered.]


27 posted on 01/10/2006 2:52:45 PM PST by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: johnny7
The five defendants, who will be tried together, are charged with criminal damage to property, a felony with maximum sentences of 3 1/2 years in prison or $10,000 in fines.

Why are they just being charged with property damage charges? They were PAID democrat operatives who attempted to affect the presidential election through their illegal actions. Are there no election related charges that apply?

28 posted on 01/10/2006 2:54:50 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Moore said after she visited the White House following her election, President Bush shook his finger in her face and blamed her for his loss in Wisconsin.

I don't believe it. Or, if it did happen, President Bush was making one of his good natured jests. He's very witty and sharp with off the cuff remarks. If he really did say it, it would demonstrate just how "up" he is on current events. God Bless our President!

29 posted on 01/10/2006 2:56:54 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: highlander_UW

We have a Dem DA, that's why.


30 posted on 01/10/2006 2:57:45 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: johnny7

Mohammed and Supreme Allah. I wonder if they could be brought up on terrorism charges.... oh, my, I guess I just profiled the religion of peace.


32 posted on 01/10/2006 3:50:27 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham; dervish; Convert from ECUSA; blam; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Milwaukee city officials admitted in January 2005 that around 10,000 same-day registrations could not be verified, leaving open the possibility of fraud.
Registering at the polls was instituted in order to ensure fraud by the Dhimmicrats. I'm in favor of a nationwide system for national elections, using secure socket layer link to verify the identification, and to avoid duplication. Naturally, some sort of documentation would also be required.
33 posted on 01/10/2006 4:22:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this URL -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/pledge)
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To: johnny7

Live goons and dead voters. That's what it takes for a dem to win an election.


34 posted on 01/10/2006 4:42:29 PM PST by NYpeanut (gulping for air, I started crying and yelling at him, "Why did you lie to me?")
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To: johnny7

The problem with a name like Supreme Solar Allah is that you cannot fit it onto a license plate. You could use SSA, or more appropriately SSA backwards, ASS. The state, probably, wouldn't let that go through as a plate number.


35 posted on 01/10/2006 4:49:43 PM PST by joem15
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To: johnny7

"Milwaukee city officials admitted in January 2005 that around 10,000 same-day registrations could not be verified, leaving open the possibility of fraud.

An investigation by the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel reported another 1,200 Milwaukeeans voted using invalid addresses. Another article revealed in late January 2005 that there were 7,000 more votes than voters in Milwaukee, suggesting ballot-stuffing in the Democrat-controlled city."

Just the fact that we are reading this is an improvement.
HAVA the Help America Vote Act will slowly but certainly cut off the rat's voter fraud. You know the Louisiana and Wisconsin GOP will be watching closely. Other state organizations will as well.


36 posted on 01/11/2006 5:29:37 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (We will never murtha to the terrorists. Bring home the troops means bring home the war.)
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