Skip to comments.Four Sentenced for Election Day Tire Slashing
Posted on 04/26/2006 6:27:18 PM PDT by NJRighty
MILWAUKEE A U.S. lawmaker's son and three Democratic campaign workers were sentenced Wednesday to four to six months in jail for slashing tires outside a Bush-Cheney campaign office on Election Day 2004.
The men pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage. A fifth worker was found not guilty.
"This case had to be a public example of what can happen when you interfere with voters' rights," said Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Michael Brennan, who rejected prosecutors' recommendation of probation for the four men.
The Wisconsin state Republican Party had rented more than 100 vehicles to give rides to voters and poll monitors on Nov. 2, 2004. The cars were parked outside a Republican campaign office when the tires were punctured. The vandalism left the drivers scrambling for new vehicles.
Among those sentenced Wednesday were Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of Democratic lawmaker Gwen Moore, and Michael Pratt, the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt.
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I can't believe they were actually found guilty and sentenced.
God bless this judge.
"I can't believe the families of elected Democrats could be so dishonest."
Heck, they got more jail time than Sandy Berger. Or OJ.
This guy went under the name of Supreme Solar Allah.
Four to six months? Is that all these mutts get?
Next your going to tell me there could be union connections...
They should be out in time for the fall elections.What a pity.
The prosecutor must be on some powerful weed.
Not enough punishment, but good news nevertheless. Thanks for posting.
Frankly, I am surprised there is any punishment. I guess four months is better than nothing.
One punishment should be permanent loss of voting rights. But I don't think that is going to happen.
I can't believe they will serve their sentences.
Sowande Omokunde - four months in jail (with work-release privileges)
Michael Pratt - six months (with work-release privileges)
Lewis Caldwell - six months (with work-release privileges)
Lavelle Mohammad - five months (with work-release privileges)
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