Archive for the 'Watchdogging Government Waste' Category

18
February
2013

Reform County Government — Eliminate the Executive

It was a grand experiment, but adding the layer of County Government that is least connected to the people has turned out to be a dismal failure. It’s time to get back to our roots and eliminate the position of County Executive. In theory it should have worked out well. In reality it has resulted […]

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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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1
September
2007

Clarke on “busting the good ole boy system”

Sheriff David Clarke may have said he was against cronyism, but the reality is that he’s busy promoting his friends. Historically, transfers within the Sheriff’s Department have been used to fill vacancies in bureaus, punish the ‘malcontents’ and fill the cushy jobs with deputies from the ‘golden friends’ list. It has been the springboard for […]

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10
August
2007

What has happened to the CRG “reformers”?

It’s a story that hasn’t been reported on but what ever happened to the self proclaimed “reformers” who organized recalls against County Supervisors? For the most part, they’re off the county board. Bud Entries represented the district which included Oak Creek and part of Franklin. He campaigned on a part time board and only served […]

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25
July
2007

Sheriff Clarke Switch to 5 point star wastes tax dollars for ego trip

Watchdog Milwaukee is a favorite among the law enforcement community. Why? Because we tell the stories that other news sources neglect. Multiple Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department insiders contact me about various stories and I consider it an honor that they put so much trust in me but that honor comes with a responsibility to keep […]

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