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Four sentenced to jail for tire slashings
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | April 26, 2006 | Meg Jones

Posted on 04/26/2006 9:47:40 AM PDT by Obadiah

A judge today ignored a plea deal calling for probation and sentenced four Democratic campaign workers to jail terms for their roles in the infamous Election Day 2004 tire slashing caper.

The four - including the sons of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt - pleaded no contest to misdemeanors while an apparently deadlocked jury stalled over felony counts at the end of a January trial that received national coverage.

A fifth Kerry-Edwards staffer accused of crippling Republican vans, Justin Howell, turned down the last-minute deal and was acquitted by the jury.

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2004election; edwards; kerry; milwaukee; tireslashers; vote2004; votefraud; voters; wisconsin
Huh, maybe justice was served here. Kudos to the judge.
1 posted on 04/26/2006 9:47:44 AM PDT by Obadiah
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To: Obadiah

A little Justice !!!!!


2 posted on 04/26/2006 9:51:16 AM PDT by UB355
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To: Obadiah

Justice would have been felony convictions not misdemeanors but it could have been worse.


3 posted on 04/26/2006 9:51:21 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Obadiah

How can we have elections with these crimes going on?


4 posted on 04/26/2006 9:51:36 AM PDT by sine_nomine (I voted for George Milhouse Bush.)
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To: Obadiah

"Culture of corruption" bookmark


5 posted on 04/26/2006 9:51:43 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (FreeRepublic and Rush Limbaugh: kevlar protection from the Drive-By Media.)
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To: Obadiah

deadlocked on felony counts?

Jury pool must have been made up of welfare recipients and Democratic enablers.


6 posted on 04/26/2006 9:52:54 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside (Watcher of the Skies)
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To: Obadiah

It is a Federal issue only if the thugs are white Repubs. Kinda like the Las Vegas beatings of white people going on by the all black gang of weak minded thugs. It can't be a hate crime. Nope, no sir....


7 posted on 04/26/2006 9:55:44 AM PDT by MadeInAmerica (- If ILLEGAL means Undocumented - Then Breaking and Entering means Unannounced Visit)
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To: Mr. Brightside
"at the end of a January trial that received national coverage."

*snicker*

8 posted on 04/26/2006 9:56:09 AM PDT by eureka! (Heaven forbid the Rats get control of Congress and/or the Presidency any time soon....)
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To: Obadiah

bttt


9 posted on 04/26/2006 9:57:40 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Obadiah
would this fall into the "culture of corruption" category or the "culture of felonious acts" category......
10 posted on 04/26/2006 9:58:03 AM PDT by martinidon (Bush won sKerry lost and Soro's is out millions for nothing!)
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To: Obadiah

Another news story you won't be hearing anything about in the liberal MSM. If it makes to the print media at all ... it will be buried on page eight, lower left corner.


11 posted on 04/26/2006 10:00:26 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Obadiah

YES!


12 posted on 04/26/2006 10:03:24 AM PDT by Alia
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To: Obadiah

Slaps on the hand


13 posted on 04/26/2006 10:05:28 AM PDT by Horatio Gates (When it hits the fan, it may not be evenly distributed.)
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To: Obadiah
This story will definitely be prominently featured on the CBSNBCABCCNNPBSMATTHEWSOLBERMAN broacast tonight!!!!!!!

Not.

14 posted on 04/26/2006 10:06:42 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Alia

I campaigned for W in 00 and 04 and I'm telling you, the other side was NASTY and MEAN, not to mention ignorant and illiterate. Some of the other side's sign-walkers were even paid. We all volunteered!


15 posted on 04/26/2006 10:07:00 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (Moonbats are everywhere!)
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To: Horatio Gates

Yep. Agreed.

Shoulda been felonies for violating voter rights.

This is only SLIGHTLY different from gun laws used to prevent black folks from voting in the past (Which, I think, is the first case of gun control enacted in America).


16 posted on 04/26/2006 10:09:51 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Obadiah

Just heard the news here. Yes!


17 posted on 04/26/2006 10:12:22 AM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: bicyclerepair
"the other side was NASTY and MEAN"

Amen to that. But because the were Dhimmicrats no one around her said a word.

On election day an elderly and disabled lady from my church was walking home from her polling place when a Kerry sign holder asked her if she had voted. She said yes that she had voted for Bush and he swung his sign at her and chased her for about 20 feet. Needless to say it terrified her.
18 posted on 04/26/2006 10:20:35 AM PDT by silver charm (Do not be deceived, God can not be mocked. A man shall reap what he sows. Gal. 6:7)
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To: bicyclerepair
bicyclerepair said: "I campaigned for W in 00 and 04 and I'm telling you, the other side was NASTY and MEAN ..."

Somebody came onto my property and scrawled swastikas on my Bush sign in '04. It will cost me about a week of sleepless nights next time, but I will be ready.

19 posted on 04/26/2006 10:25:17 AM PDT by William Tell (RKBA for California (rkba.members.sonic.net) - Volunteer by contacting Dave at rkba@sonic.net)
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To: bicyclerepair

Bless your heart, and thank you. I do know about the other side and how violent, abusive, and uncivil they can be.


20 posted on 04/26/2006 10:25:50 AM PDT by Alia
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To: Obadiah

The fact that this case is only known to political people on the internet shows how bad Republicans are at embarrassing their opponents. Is there anyone who doesn't know about the entire Joe Wilson/Valerie Plame fake crime? Of course, the fact that lefties have control of the media can also explain this disparity.


21 posted on 04/26/2006 10:26:57 AM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: Obadiah

Poor old Justin, he may have to leave town before his buds get out of jail.


22 posted on 04/26/2006 10:57:13 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: RandallFlagg

They were originally charged with felonies because the damage done was over $2500.($5300+)


23 posted on 04/26/2006 10:59:35 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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