Urbin Report

Thursday, April 27, 2006


Sorry, channeling Gary Trudeau there for a minute...
Ms. Malkin reports on something I probably won't read the Boston Globe. The anti-civil rights far left wing democrat extremists from Milwaukee who slashed the tires of GOP get out the vote vans on Election Day in 2004 have had their day in court.

Four Democratic presidential campaign workers were sentenced to jail time ranging from four months to six months Wednesday for puncturing the tires of Republican vehicles on Election Day 2004.

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

Those who pleaded no contest were Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee; Michael Pratt, the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt; and Lewis Caldwell and Lavelle Mohammad, both from Milwaukee.

They originally were charged with felony property damage but accepted plea deals on the lesser charge.

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Michael Brennan rejected prosecutors' recommendation of probation and no jail time.

"This case had to be a public example of what can happen when you interfere with voters' rights," Brennan said.

The men faced a maximum nine-month jail term and fines of $10,000.

They should have been brought up on federal civil rights charges as well.