Racine County Sheriff Schmaling Not Collecting Required Data

“Those that are sworn to uphold the law for everyone should not have the right to cherry-pick the laws they want to enforce,” [local NAACP President Gloria] Rogers said in a press release Friday.

Via NAACP upset Sheriff Schmaling not collecting race data.

EarlierPolice in Wisconsin Must Record Race Data.

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Isn’t it a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question?

Via Scott Walker Asked If He Knew of $700,000 Mining Co. Payoff: “Not to my knowledge” @ MAL Contends…

Java-Powered

Via Which Profession Consumes The Most Coffee? @ CAFFEINATED POLITICS.

Uneducated at the top

But would our state not be better off if the people who write and carry out the rules for the environment have a college degree?  Would it not be prudent and wise for those who deal with state budgets to have something more solid to their resume than attending Oral Robert’s University?  If someone is charged with job creation might not a degree in at least book-keeping or communication be important?

It is simply embarrassing that in this city which UW-Madison calls home we find at the top levels of government people who could not, or would not get a college education.

Via Governor Walker’s Administration Short On College Degrees @ CAFFEINATED POLITICS.

LAPD Mistakes Black Woman with White Man for Prostitute

“How is this possible?  She was dressed in short shorts, a t-shirt and sneakers, which is the same outfit plenty of people wear to live out their day.  And she was spotted sharing a PDA moment with a white man — HER HUSBAND.”

Via “Daniele Watts, who played CoCo in and currently stars as Martin Lawrences daughter on the FX show Partners, says she was wrongfully arrested on September 11th after being mistaken for a prostitute! ” @ Althouse”

Undercover students used in drug busts at some University of Wisconsin campuses | WisconsinWatch.org

“They’re no different from anyone else,” Kiederlen says. “Mom and dad tend to feel like they’re still in school, but the reality is that they’re adults and they’re making adult decisions. And there are adult consequences.”

‘Highly dangerous operations’

While becoming a confidential informant may help students avoid consequences, undercover operations can turn deadly.

Rachel Hoffman, a 23-year-old Florida State University graduate, was pressured in 2008 to be an informant after Tallahassee, Florida, police searched her apartment and found a small amount of marijuana and ecstasy. But the buy turned out to be an armed robbery, and the robbers killed Hoffman after discovering her recording device, says Lance Block, a Florida attorney.

Via Undercover students used in drug busts at some University of Wisconsin campuses @ WisconsinWatch.org.

Winning streak ends at 3

Via In-game blog: Brewers lose to Reds, 5-1 @ JS Brewers Blog.

Strip-searching cops investigated, uncharged

At least six Milwaukee police officers were investigated for impeding the inquiry into a series of illegal strip and cavity searches by their fellow officers, according to records recently made public in court.

One officer told authorities she had not witnessed an improper search even though a video showed she was standing just a few feet away. Five others were suspected of violating a court order by discussing the strip search investigation soon after they were subpoenaed to testify at a secret fact-finding hearing in 2012.

The six officers may have broken the law or violated department rules, the video and documents show, but none of them faced criminal charges or discipline by the Police Department.

Via Officers investigated for hampering strip search inquiry not charged @ Journal Sentinel Watchdog Report.

Lines, confusion, error

“I just can’t imagine that this could be implemented by the November election without creating a huge mess,” Daniel Tokaji, an election law professor at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, told the Journal Sentinel last month. “I think it would be imprudent, to put it mildly, to try to implement this law pursuant to an order issued after Sept. 12. I think that’s just asking for trouble.”

But that’s just what the appeals court did Friday – ask for trouble – when it reinstated, at least for now, Wisconsin’s voter ID law hours after a three-judge panel heard arguments on the subject.

Via Voter ID reinstatement could mean trouble in November – JS Across the Board Blog.

Sunday Animation: It’s Payback Time

It’s Payback Time from Nexus on Vimeo.

Via Daily Adams.

WI Sec State: La Follette v. Bradley

Talkin’ Wisconsin’s structural deficit

Wisconsin counties that go with the winner

Wisconsin’s racial chasm

Here are three key facts regarding African-American and other children of color in Wisconsin.

  • Thirty percent of Wisconsin’s white children live in households below 200% of the poverty level, while nearly 80% of African-American children experience that level of economic insecurity. Meanwhile, about two-thirds of Wisconsin’s Latino and American Indian kids live in households below 200% of the poverty line.

  • White adults ages 25 to 29 are three times as likely to have an associate’s degree or higher than their African-American or Latino peers.

  • White children are nearly six times more likely to be proficient in 8th grade math than their black fellow students.

Via New report highlights widening racial disparities for children in Wisconsin @ Blogging Blue.

Blaska sues over Madison teachers’ contracts

Of 423 school districts, MTI is the only union to have contracts for 2014-15 and 2015-16. That collective bargaining agreement continues payroll union dues deductions, fair share, work rules, layoffs determined by seniority, education and tenure compensation, etc. — all in violation of Wisconsin Act 10, which has been upheld by the state Supreme Court and a federal court.

It is time they were reined in, it is time they obeyed the law, it is time for a cowed school board to lead, which is why I brought suit in circuit court Wednesday, Sept. 10. I am represented by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. (The complaint can be found here.) I am prepared for the attempts to personally intimidate me. But enough is enough. This is a case that MTI and the school board have been inviting for years.

Via Madison Teachers Inc. has been a bad corporate citizen for too long @ Blaska’s Bring It!

Florida without the palm trees

As a veteran election inspector who worked the low turn-out affair in February 2012 Spring primary in the one election when photo voter ID was used in Wisconsin (no statewide election were held that day), I can attest that some two to three minutes are added to the voting process for each voter, a time unit that is increased exponentially during high turn-out elections when there will be long lines.

Each voter’s extra time is added to the voters’ waiting in line in high turnout affairs.

Via Voter ID Makes It Easier to Vote, Says Wisconsin DoJ Atty @ MAL Contends….

A war worth fighting

Via Tom Brokaw Winning War On Cancer @ CAFFEINATED POLITICS.

You can take the governor out of Alaska, but you can’t take…

The Palin family was asked to leave the party after Track Palin, 21, allegedly attacked another party guest who had previously dated his younger sister, Willow Palin, Thompson said.

“I heard Sarah Palin yell do you know who I am? All of us could not believe it. We thought we were watching an episode of Jerry Springer,” he added.

Anchorage police said members of the Palin family were attending a party at the home Saturday night when a fight erupted outside. They declined to provide further details.

“I gave a statement to police; my wife did and like 10 other people did,” Thompson said.

Via Sarah Palin Family Has Major Physical Fight In Alaska @ CAFFEINATED POLITICS.

Bizarre: Unnamed source who accused John-Doe prosecutor of vendetta turns out to be known misfit, moocher

The source for reporter Stuart Taylor Jr.’s lengthy article in Legal Newsline: a “longtime Chisholm subordinate” who is now a “former staff prosecutor in Chisholm’s office.”

Only those descriptions are not accurate. Not even close.

No Quarter has confirmed that the source making the allegations is a well-known figure in Milwaukee’s legal community — but not for his prosecutorial record.

Michael W. Lutz, 44, is a former Milwaukee cop involved in several high-profile incidents during his 17 years on the force who receives taxpayer-funded duty disability pay for post-traumatic stress disorder. He got his law license less than four years ago and is now a criminal defense attorney.

But here is the shocker: Lutz issued a death threat, apparently during a drunken rage, against the prosecutor and his family last year — a charge not in dispute, though it was never prosecuted.

Via Source who accused Chisholm of vendetta has troubled past @ JS No Quarter Blog.

Stuart Taylor’s Sketchy Description of John-Doe Probe Critic

It’s not just that the source (as revealed by Bice) seems pretty untrustworthy. What bothers me most here is that Taylor would pass him off as a "longtime Chisholm subordinate" and "former staff prosecutor in Chisholm’s office" if he was a short-time, unpaid, paper-shuffler. Taylor needs to weigh in.

Via Did Stuart Taylor Jr. misidentify his unnamed source for his article impugning the motives of the John Doe prosecutor? @ Althouse.

Voter ID Law Reinstated for November Elections

Via Federal appeals court reinstates voter ID requirement @ State Journal.

Future of Public Schools Forum

Via WisconsinEye.

Marlins’ Hitter Stanton Accidentally Hit

How many wolves will they kill?

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Via Wolf Advisory Committee recommends range of wolf population goals @ JS On the Trail Blog.

Two in a row

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Via In-game blog: Brewers beat Marlins, 4-2, in a wild affair @ JS Brewers Blog.

Season-ending

Via Stanton suffers fractures, dental damage from wild pitch @ JS Brewers Blog.

Friday Catblogging: Rigby the Cat Goes Sliding

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Scott Walker Climbs Out of a Hole in Comeback

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Mary Burke talks Reagan

Does Barrett tell Gimbel?

Via Is UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena a possible new arena site? @ JS Business of Sports Blog.

W 1

Via Game Blog: Brewers stop four-game skid by beating Marlins, 4-1 @ JS Brewers Blog.

Pres. Obama on ISIS

Via Video: President Barack Obama addresses the nation @ JS All Politics Blog.

Absolutely No Refunds or Returns

“Our understanding is that he is in the process of making good on his financial obligations to the state and is committed to honoring them in full, as he should,” said Burke campaign spokesman Joe Zepecki. He said the campaign is not returning the contribution.

Via Mary Burke to keep donation from tax delinquent, repeat drunken driver @ No Quarter Blog.