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Mr. Kotter
04-26-2006, 03:01 PM
This is what happens when the political supporters go wacko.....:shake:

Several passionate partisans here, would do well to learn from this incident. ;)

:D

Congresswoman's son sentenced for slashing GOP tires


http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/04/26/goptiresslashed.ap/index.html

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) -- A congresswoman's son and three Democratic campaign workers were sentenced Wednesday to four to six months in jail for slashing tires outside a Bush-Cheney campaign office on Election Day 2004.

The men pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage. A fifth worker was found not guilty.

"This case had to be a public example of what can happen when you interfere with voters' rights," said Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Michael Brennan, who rejected prosecutors' recommendation of probation for the four men.

The state Republican Party had rented more than 100 vehicles to give rides to voters and poll monitors on November 2, 2004. The cars were parked outside a GOP campaign office when the tires were punctured.

The vandalism left the drivers scrambling for new vehicles.
Among those sentenced Wednesday were Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, and Michael Pratt, the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt.

"I love my son very much. I'm very proud of him," Moore said. "He's accepted responsibility."

Omokunde was sentenced to four months in jail; Pratt and Lewis Caldwell of Milwaukee were sentenced to six months; and Lavelle Mohammad of Milwaukee was sentenced to five months. All were granted work-release privileges.

Brennan also ordered them to pay a $1,000 fine each, in addition to the $5,317 in total restitution ordered earlier.
The four could have faced up to nine months in jail term and fines of $10,000.

Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes in the 2004 election ended up going to Democrat John Kerry.

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banyon
04-26-2006, 03:05 PM
Passion is not the problem here...stupidity is.

Mr. Kotter
04-26-2006, 03:06 PM
Passion is not the problem here...stupidity is.

Passion and stupidity often march hand-in-hand, because passion can blind. :)

banyon
04-26-2006, 03:16 PM
Passion and stupidity often march hand-in-hand, because passion can blind. :)

just saying that passion is not necessarily a vice.

Certainly there is enough apathy to go around these days to bemoan a little passion.

Cochise
04-26-2006, 03:50 PM
Passion is not the problem here...stupidity is.

Stupid enough to get caught?

the Talking Can
04-26-2006, 04:12 PM
Kotter stalks people offline....and he's lecturing us about discussing politics....****ing hilarious.

Mr. Kotter
04-26-2006, 04:19 PM
Kotter stalks people offline....and he's lecturing us about discussing politics....****ing hilarious.:spock: Excuse me? WTF are you babbling about now? WHO have I stalked.....? :shrug:





I sure hope it was worth my while.....ROFL




Seriously though, unless you've erred, and have it backwards (I was the VICTIM of an idiot here)......then you are completely mistaken, or just talkin' outta your ass. Again. Imagine that....:rolleyes:

Another small point: "discuss politics" to your heart's content; obsessive hysteria is what I'm addressing here....of the type that led to criminal activities, for which people are going to spend time in jail over. Just to be clear....