Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Milwaukee PD and Domestic Violence - More of the Thin Blue Line

Violent offenders often get to plead to small misdemeanors when the offenders carry a badge. MPD lax on domestic violence standards - JSOnline

Pretty discouraging. Missing 911-call tapes. Threats. Whatever. A distinct lack of action.
"They see it as protecting their own, but it's corruption," [Judy Munaker, an attorney who spent five years training cops about officer-related domestic violence] said. "They need to stop protecting their own and start protecting victims."
Like that's gonna happen anytime soon.

Here is just one of the several incidents.
A fourth officer, Zebdee Wilson, now has a clean criminal record despite pleading guilty to violating a restraining order in 1994. His wife needed oral surgery after he punched and kicked her repeatedly in the face, court records say.

That conviction should have stopped Wilson from continuing to serve as a police officer after the federal law banning domestic violence offenders from carrying guns took effect in 1996. The ban was retroactive and applies no matter when the conviction occurred. There is no exception for police officers.

But then-Gov. Tommy Thompson pardoned Wilson, erasing his conviction and saving his career.
Criminal Justice System? The system is more Criminal than concerned with Justice.

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