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  • Men Get Jail Time In Milwaukee Tire-Slashing Case (Milwaukee 4)

    04/26/2006 11:46:03 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 35 replies · 2,495+ views
    wfrv.com/AP ^ | April 24, 2006 | Gretchen Ehlke
    (AP) MILWAUKEE Four Democratic presidential campaign workers were sentenced to jail time ranging from four months to six months Wednesday for puncturing the tires of Republican vehicles on Election Day 2004. The men had pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage. A fifth worker was found not guilty. Those who pleaded no contest were Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee; Michael Pratt, the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt; and Lewis Caldwell and Lavelle Mohammad, both from Milwaukee. They originally were charged with felony property damage but accepted plea deals...
  • Election Day sabotage trial pits Democrat against Democrat (Milwaukee 5 Trial)

    01/19/2006 9:00:52 AM PST · by UB355 · 14 replies · 1,024+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/18/2006 | John Keilman
    Election Day sabotage trial pits Democrat against Democrat MILWAUKEE -- It was a third-rate political caper uncovered by a vigilant night watchman, a scheme that some suggest goes far deeper than the low-level suspects rounded up by police. But unlike the 1972 Watergate burglary, the fallout from an Election Day 2004 sabotage plot here is more farce than drama. Five local Democratic activists are accused of slashing the tires on Republican-rented vehicles, crippling the party's poll watching and get out the vote efforts in a state that was vital in a close presidential race.