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Under Asset Forfeiture Law, Wisconsin Cops Confiscate Families’ Bail Money

Wisconsin is one of four states (along with Illinois, Kentucky, and Oregon) that prohibits bail bondsmen. So bail must be paid either in cash, with a registered check, cashier’s check or credit card. In fact, Donna Kuchler, a Wisconsin criminal defense attorney based in Waukesha, said police aren’t allowed to insist on cash.

“I would be suspicious of why they would do that,” Kuchler says. “I had a case last year in Fond du Lac County where they tried to say my client could only pay in cash. My guess is that they probably intended to do the same thing that happened here. We brought a cashier’s check anyway, and they knew they had to accept it.”

Via Radley Balko @ Huffington Post.

Twins over Brewers in 11

5-4.

16-24, .500, GB 6, Strk L 4.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Journal Sentinel endorses Walker again

2010, 2012.

Via Editorial: ‘We recommend Walker; his removal isn’t justified’

Down: Number of Wisconsin public school teachers fell 2.4% in 2011-’12

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

WI Dept of Workforce Development ends plan to halt payments to jobless

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Campaign donations: Despite rhetoric, the parties’ mountains of money are about even

The analysis challenges the narratives both sides have been telling about the other.It found that most of the out-of-state money — and most of the big-dollar contributions — have gone to Republican candidates and allied groups, while donations to Democrats and unions’ political action committees have come overwhelmingly from within Wisconsin.

Via  Wisconsin State Journal.

Milwaukee, Sunday 5.20.12, 10-4

Pugfest.

Via Milwaukee Pugfest | A Fundraiser to Benefit Pug Rescue.

Sunday Morning Cartoon: Donald Duck in Three for Breakfast

Law revised by GOP limits suits by veterans

Unintended consequences.

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Unions to start big spending for Barrett

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

WI Supreme Court holds Alzheimer’s patients can’t be involuntarily confined for that condition alone

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Still a chance for iron ore mine near Ashland?

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Gov. Walker says he has no interest in higher office

Everyone says that.

Via WLUK.

‘It was just nasty’

14-year-old boy finds piece of finger in sandwich from Michigan Arby’s Restaurant.

Best not to make a return visit.

Via Michigan Live.

Walker declares: ‘I’m not afraid to lose’

Via Sheboygan Press.

Neenah man snares pawned Packers ring

From Super Bowl XLV.

Via Stevens Point Journal.

Foo Fighters

Summerfest announces final, big headliner.

Viap WISN.

WI DNR drops $17 million on 100 square miles of land

Hey, big spender…

Via Wisconsin Outdoor Fun.

5.18.1964 – Drinking on Sunday Approved in Beloit

Via Wisconsin Historical Society.

Journal Sentinel buckles, changes jobs-report headline under pressure

Original headline: State loses an estimated 6,200 private sector jobs in April

Second version: Controversial survey shows estimated April job loss of 6,200

Third version: Disputed survey shows estimated April job loss of 6,200

Via Uppity Wisconsin.

McFarland woman’s body found at base of Devil’s Lake cliff

Under investigation.

Via WKOW.

Gander Mountain withdraws from pro-Walker NRA events

Via WEAU.

Wisconsin boy wins national Google doodle contest

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Congratulations, Dylan Hoffman of Caledonia.

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Dems claim good position in recall race

Via Garin Hart Yang Research Group

Astros 4, Brewers 0

16-22, .421, GB 6, Strk L 2.

Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Dept of Public Instruction conducts onsite review of school’s plywood seclusion box

Mandy Rennhack said her autistic son was put into a plywood 5 by 7 foot box March 27. She was concerned about the amount of time he was in the box and does not want the school to use the box. Rennhack’s son has Asperger’s syndrome, a disorder that’s part of the autism spectrum which affects development in children. Records show Rennhack’s son was in the room 80 minutes.

Via Wisconsin State Journal.

Minorities are now a majority of U.S. births

Via Fond du Lac Register.

Army colonel selected as Fond du Lac City Manager

Via Fond du Lac Reporter.

Wisconsin man dies trying to elude sheriff’s deputies

Via WEAU.

Elkhorn wrestling coach faces child enticement, attempted sexual assault charges

Via Channel 3000.

Wisconsin lost 6,200 private-sector jobs in April

Via WAOW.