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  • Widow wants hollow-point bullet ban

    04/16/2017 7:24:07 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 80 replies
    Journal Times, Racine , Wisconsin ^ | 16 apr 2017 | Jon Brines
    RACINE — The widow of a Racine delivery driver James Norris, who was gunned down on Racine’s north side in March 2016, is calling for a ban on hollow-point bullets that reportedly contributed to his death. “The guy bought the ammunition from Walmart that killed him,” Stacy Blevins said. “You don’t buy hollow-point bullets unless you meant to kill him.” According to Racine Police, Norris was shot to death March 25, 2016, in the 3900 block of Green Street. He was found in the street next to his car door at an apartment complex where he had just delivered food...
  • WI: Defensive Display in Racine

    08/01/2016 5:19:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 july, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A neighbor from Wisconsin had a DGU in Racine.  His family and mine were only a half mile apart in rural Wisconsin while he was growing up. That is a close neighbor in the area.  I spoke to him over the phone about the incident.  He disires anonymity. On Thursday, July 14th, after getting off of work at 4 p.m., he drove his mother in law to a local Shopko to pick up a prescription.  His son came along to do a little shopping.  My former neighbor was driving a Ford crew-cab F150.  He dropped off his mother in...
  • Scott Walker's GOP rips apart local democracy

    05/24/2015 5:33:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Madison Capital Times, Your Progressive Voice ^ | May 24, 2015 | John Nicholas, Associate Editor
    Scott Walker and his legislative minions have no respect for local democracy. One of Walker’s early acts as governor was to sign a law that pre-empted Milwaukee’s paid sick days ordinance — which voters had approved by 69 to 31 percent and which the state Court of Appeals had upheld. Dana Schultz of 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, described the state override of the Milwaukee law as “an assault on democracy, local control and working families." The assaults have continued, with Walker and his allies moving again and again to prevent Wisconsin’s towns, villages and cities from acting...
  • Dog Shot Dead by SWAT Team During Alleged Dispute Over Neighborhood Dog Waste (Racine, WI)

    11/03/2014 8:01:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 3, 2014 | NINA GOLGOWSKI
    Dog shot dead by SWAT team during alleged dispute over neighborhood dog waste • A small dog was filmed being shot by advancing police officers in Racine, Wisc. on Saturday after police were called about violent threats made by the dog's owner, said a neighbor. Police Chief Art Howell said the owner threatened to kill the officers with an armor-piercing crossbow before setting his dog loose. A SWAT team sent to handle an alleged neighborhood dispute over dog waste ended up killing the dog, and igniting a firestorm of criticism against the local police force. In dramatic video capturing the...
  • WI:Suspect in home invasion was acquitted this spring for the drive-by killing of a 12-year-old boy

    10/15/2013 12:07:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    journaltimes.com ^ | 9 October, 2013 | Lindsay Bullock
    RACINE – The suspect in a Tuesday morning home invasion is the same man acquitted this spring in the gang-related killing of a 12-year-old boy, Racine police said Wednesday. Tarence A. Banks, 33, of Racine, allegedly attempted an armed invasion of a home in the 3200 block of 17th Street around 1:56 a.m. Tuesday. A man in the home shot Banks, seriously injuring him, according to police. Banks was taken to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital, 3801 Spring St., and later to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. An update on his condition was not available...
  • Have You Heard About ‘Spigot Cities’ That May Pump Votes to Obama?

    11/01/2012 6:44:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/1/12 | Liz Klimas
    Editor’s Note: This article is based on “The Machine,” a documentary on that aired on TheBlaze TV Nov. 1 as the first of an occasional news magazine series called “For The Record.” An encore broadcast is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 8 at 8pm ET.President Barack Obama’s campaign team could have more control over the outcome of the 2012 election than you think, according to a report by TheBlaze documentary team that reveals the potential for highly targeted voter fraud in key cities that could determine who gets the electoral votes from many swing states.The potential fraud would be focused on...
  • Jupiter Has Taken a Massive Meteor Hit (So Earth Didn’t Have To)

    09/12/2012 2:41:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 9/12/12 | Jamie Condliffe
    On Monday, Jupiter took a massive hit from a meteor, which was spotted by amateur astronomers based in the US—and if previous evidence is anything to go by, it could have saved Earth from a massive collision in the process. Dan Peterson of Racine, Wisconsin, was gazing at Jupiter on Monday when he saw a bright, white flash on the surface of the planet. When he posted his observation online, another astrophotographer, George Hall, discovered he'd unknowingly captured the massive explosion on video. Turns out it was probably a meteor striking the surface of the planet—and you can watch the...
  • Racine Mayor Wanted To Ban Poll Observers In Recall

    08/09/2012 1:14:10 PM PDT · by bigbob · 9 replies
    Mediatrackers ^ | Aug 9 2012 | Brian Sikma
    Before the June 5 recall election, and even before the May 8 recall election primary, Racine Mayor John Dickert was scheming for ways to prevent election observers from being present for elections in Racine, e-mails from the Mayor’s office reveal. Dickert insisted in an e-mail to City Clerk Janice Johnson-Martin dated April 25 that the Clerk’s office needed to try and find a way to prevent poll watchers from observing elections. Alleging that the observers only “intimidate people,” Dickert wrote, “The way I look at, if u [sic] are not there vote – leave.” Poll watchers are individuals who, under...
  • Gunman opens fire at Sikh temple in Wisconsin; 7 dead

    08/05/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 102 replies
    NBCNews ^ | August 5, 2012
    By NBC News and wire services Updated at 2:57 p.m. ET: A gunman opened fire Sunday morning at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, killing at least six people and wounding a police officer before being shot to death, police said. Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt, acting as public information officer at the scene, said the shooting was reported at 10:25 a.m. at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, south of Milwaukee along Lake Michigan. The shooting happened shortly before Sunday services were to begin. Follow @NBCNewsUS A police officer who is a 20-year law enforcement veteran responded...
  • Sikh Temple shooting being treated as domestic terrorism, Oak Creek police say

    08/05/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | August 5, 2012 | Staff Writers
    The shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek about 10:15 a.m. Sunday that left at least seven people dead, including the shooter, and three people injured is being treated as a domestic terrorist incident, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said. Oak Creek police officers who responded to a 911 call about the shooting were helping a victim when the shooter ambushed one of the officers, shooting the officer multiple times. A second Oak Creek officer returned fire, killing the shooter, Edwards said. The wounded officer, described as at least a 20-year veteran of the department, was in surgery...
  • Milwaukee Freepers - The Sikhs can't get back into their temple to pray.

    08/05/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 16 replies
    vanity | 08/05/12 | winston's julia
    At the press conference a Sikh woman asked when they could get back into their temple to pray. She was told that it would be awhile because it is a crime scene. I don't know any Milwaukee Freepers and I don't know the specific rules of Sikhs r.e. where they can pray.
  • At least four shot at Sikh Temple, SWAT team helps people out (Oak Creek WI)

    08/05/2012 9:50:55 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 654 replies
    Milkwaukee Wisconsin JS Online ^ | August 5, 2012 | Mike Johnson
    <p>At least four people were shot just after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, and a police SWAT team entered the building before noon and brought uninjured people out of the building at 7512 S. Howell Ave.</p>
  • Racine DA finds no voter fraud evidence [Wisconsin]

    07/14/2012 7:26:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/14/2012 | Don Behm
    Racine County District Attorney W. Richard Chiapete said Saturday there is no evidence that crimes were committed at city of Racine polling places in the June 5 recall election. The Racine County Sheriff's Department investigated four separate complaints of voting fraud at city polling places on June 5, but information received in the complaints did not support a criminal prosecution, Chiapete said in a statement. "Some of the information that was provided was anecdotal, as opposed to firsthand eyewitness accounts," the statement says. "Much of what was reported as fraud was more appropriately categorized as rule violations that are under...
  • Republicans call Racine recall election 'utter mockery' in letter to GAB [Wisconsin]

    07/12/2012 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    Racine Journal Times ^ | 7/11/2012 | BRIDGET THORESON
    RACINE — Calling the local recall election “an utter mockery,” several prominent Assembly Republicans Wednesday called on the Government Accountability Board to resolve election issues before November. A letter signed by State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald and Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair Robin Vos, among others, points to several reported problems in the recall for the 21st state Senate District. The issues include tampered-with ballot bags, unsigned poll books and a disregard for same-day registration requirements, they wrote. “It is an utter mockery of our system and clerks are simply not complying with the law,” the letter states. Vos, R-Rochester, said...
  • Clouds Gather Over City of Racine Election Procedures, Pollworkers

    06/25/2012 8:48:24 PM PDT · by bigbob · 20 replies
    The MacIver Institute ^ | 6-25-12 | MacIver News Service
    A Wisconsin Government Accountability Board official admits that poll workers in Racine did not follow the law when they allowed voters who registered on election day to obtain and cast ballots without signing the supplemental poll list. "What is supposed to happen is that, they're not supposed to get a ballot," Michael Haas, Staff Counsel with the GAB said Monday afternoon. "The election official should not have given the person a ballot" That statement reinforced the one Haas gave the MacIver News Service earlier in the day when we reported on the errors. However, that same official now asserts that...
  • Thousands of Racine Voters May Have Been Able to Cast a Recall Ballot by Mistake [WI recall]

    06/25/2012 2:17:14 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 25 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | June 25, 2012 3:24pm | MacIver News Service
    [Racine, Wisc...] Thousands of voters who registered at the polls on recall election day in the City of Racine may not have signed the supplemental poll list as required by law, the MacIver News Service has learned. Individuals who register as new voters or change their voter registration on election day do not appear on the pre-printed voter rolls maintained by election workers. Those same-day registrants are added to a supplemental poll list, maintained at each polling location across Wisconsin. A space is provided on the Supplemental Poll List for new registrants to sign by their hand-written entry, and by...
  • Wisconsin GOP lawmaker asks for recount in recall race

    06/15/2012 10:09:40 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2012 | unattributed
    Wisconsin state GOP. Sen. Van Wanggaard asked elections officials Friday for a recount in his recall race, the outcome of which will decide the majority party in the state Senate. An official canvass this week showed the Racine Republican trailing his Democratic challenger by 834 votes, or 1.2 percent. Democrats had called on Wanggaard to concede, saying a recount would only delay their inevitable and waste taxpayer money. But Wanggaard's campaign said it was concerned about possible reports of voting irregularities, and said it wanted to ensure the outcome was accurate. Given how many votes were cast in the election...
  • Curious Election Documents Found in Dumpster in Racine, Sheriff's Department Investigating [WI]

    06/14/2012 10:01:28 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 39 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | June 14, 2012 10:24 AM | unattributed
    [Racine, Wisc...] A Racine County Sheriff's Department official confirmed to the MacIver News Service that it is investigating the discovery of discarded election-related documents in the city of Racine. At issue are election registration forms and partisan political literature found in a dumpster behind the Cesar Chavez Community Center in the City of Racine. Upon hearing the allegations, the MacIver News Service contacted the Racine County Sheriff's department to confirm that they were looking into the matter. Captain Thomas Lamke from the Racine County Sheriff's Office responded to our inquiry and confirmed an investigation was ongoing. The department provided no...
  • Democrats appear to take Senate with narrow Lehman win (Wisconsin State Senate)

    06/06/2012 4:15:57 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 26 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 6/6/12 | Lee Bergquist
    Democrats appeared to have assumed control of the state Senate with results posted early Wednesday showing former Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) defeating incumbent Van Wanggaard in a tight race. Republicans held on to three other state Senate seats in Tuesday's recall voting. Democratic challengers lost recalls bids against Sens. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) and Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls.). Rep. Jerry Petrowski (R-Stettin) was elected to fill the vacancy left by Sen. Pam Galloway (R-Wausau), who resigned earlier this year after opponents gathered enough signatures to initiate a recall election. All eyes Wednesday will be on the 21st District. Results posted early...
  • Underage students signed recall petitions (WI)

    02/14/2012 3:37:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Sources close to the Senator Wanggaard Campaign are stating that 130 high school students have signed the recall petitions calling for a recall election. There are 80 confirmed signatures of students who are not old enough to vote. They were verifying additional signatures for eligibility. The group states that they are filing an addendum to the challenge for the recall signatures. It is not confirmed if these students also signed other recall papers for the Governor. More on this story as it develops.