Archive for the 'Watchdogging Criminal Justice' Category

27
February
2013

County Board Shouldn’t Bother Itself with Clarke’s Antics

Plenty of political activists are now suggesting the Milwaukee County Board should censure Sheriff David Clarke for his over the top grandstanding on issues he has no control over. They are wrong. There is no reason to give Clarke more of a soapbox. The more attention he is given, the wackier he will become. Clarke […]

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5
October
2012

Clarke Changes Deputy Uniforms, Tosses Another Tradition

This may seem like small potatoes to some, but there is something to be said for tradition — especially in careers like the military and law enforcement. Now I understand that every administrator wants to have made some impact on their department but as Milwaukee County’s Sheriff David Clarke likes to point out, he’s no […]

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2
March
2008

John McCain has Tied His Run for the White House to Convincing Voters that We are Winning the Iraq War

Flip-flop… John McCain said Monday that to win the White House he must convince a war-weary country that U.S. policy in Iraq is succeeding. If he can’t, “then I lose. I lose,” the Republican said. He quickly backed off that remark. “Let me not put it that stark,” the likely GOP nominee told reporters on […]

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21
August
2007

Truth & Justice: What cases are really working our courts?

It is awfully difficult to tell what the truth is these days. With leaders and role models in nearly every facet of life sending out non-stop, self-serving versions of reality we all face a difficult time sorting it out. Let’s check in on some of the recent high profile searches for the truth. Barry Bonds […]

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28
July
2007

Barrett Rightly upset over Police Pay in Jude Case

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is frosted over the continued paying of officers who have been found guilty in the trial over the beating of Frank Jude Jr. He should be upset. The City of Milwaukee is being forced to pay $474,970.24 in pay and fringe benefits for the three officers convicted even though they were […]

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24
July
2007

Sheriff Clarke and his Twisted Dispensing of Discipline

Sheriff David Clarke is capriciously dispensing discipline on internal affairs cases. Let’s do something different for this story. We’ll let the readers match the facts of the cases to what they believe the disciplinary result was. Case 1: off duty deputy solicits an undercover MPD officer for sex, gets arrested. This is a misdemeanor violation […]

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