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April 27, 2006

Wisconsin Democratic Tire-Slashers Get Jail Time

Six months for two of the offenders. The judge/hero rejected a bullshit plea bargain offered by the prosecution offering nothing but probation.

Tossing aside a plea agreement that called for probation, Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Michael Brennan sentenced four Democratic Party workers today to jail for slashing the tires of 25 vans rented by Republicans to take voters to polls for the 2004 presidential election.

Calling the vandalism more than harmless hijinks, Brennan admonished the four men, including the sons of two prominent Milwaukee politicians, for disenfranchising voters. The judge said he had received letters from Milwaukee County citizens upset over the crime.

"They see you tampering with something they consider sacred and that's the ballot box," Brennan said during a two-hour sentencing this morning.

Michael Pratt, 33, and Lewis Caldwell, 29, were each sentenced to six months in jail while Lavelle Mohammad, 36, got five months and Sowande Omokunde, 26, got four months. Each was also fined $1,000. They will be eligible for work release and were allowed to surrender to begin their sentences within two weeks.

Pratt is the son of former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt and Omokunde is the son of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.)

I'm going to go waaaayyy out on a limb here and guess the prosecutor who offered the deal is a Democrat, or the whole office is controlled by elected Democrats.

For all their screeching about voter disenfranchisement, they sure are willing to be very lenient when the right people are doing the disenfranchising.

Enjoy your time in jail, thugs.

Thanks to Purple Avenger.


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