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Milwaukee Police Officers Endorse Ron Johnson As Mandela Barnes Criticized for Anti-Police Record

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes was criticized for his anti-police record by the Milwaukee Police Association, the union that represents rank-and-file Milwaukee police officers. The...

Kenosha Murder Victim’s Brother Says Evers Ignored His Letters Begging Him to Stop Parole

The brother of Kenosha County murder victim Joseph Vite, a beloved foster dad ambushed and executed by his foster son and an accomplice, says...

FREED: Eric Nelson ‘Assassinated’ Beloved Kenosha Foster Dad | Tony Evers’ Killers & Rapists #20

Since 2019, Gov. Tony Evers' Parole Commission has released hundreds of convicted criminals, freeing them early on parole mostly into Wisconsin communities, including more...

Wisconsin Right Now Sues State’s Parole Commission for Open Records Violation

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), filed a lawsuit on behalf of Wisconsin Right Now Monday against the Wisconsin Parole Commission for...

Poll: Voters Support Funding Police, Dealing With Violent Crime

Voters largely support policies allowing police to detain suspects charged with violent crimes, a new poll shows. That's in contrast to recent policies being enacted in Illinois.

Convention of States Action, along with Trafalgar Group, released the poll, which found that the vast majority of surveyed Americans do not support policies that keep law enforcement from detaining those accused of violent crimes.

The poll found that 95.6% of those surveyed “say they are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports policies which prevent police from detaining criminals charged with violent crimes, such as kidnapping and armed robbery.”

“Crime is the beneath-the-iceberg issue for voters in 2022, it’s absolutely clear in these numbers,” said Mark Meckler, president of the Convention of States. “Americans of all political backgrounds have a strong belief in protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty.”

Notably, 96.7% of Independent voters agree.

This comes as controversial city policies on police have gained nationwide attention. The newly passed SAFE-T Act in Illinois all but abolishes cash bail. Critics say this means that some charged with serious crimes like second-degree murder or kidnapping will be freed without a hearing.

Supporters of the law, set to take effect at the beginning of next year, point out it does not prohibit detention and that anyone deemed a flight risk can be detained. But critics of the law say proving a flight risk can be a difficult legal burden that won’t always happen, meaning violent criminals will quickly be back on the streets.

Pursuing suspected criminals has also become a controversial issue. In Chicago, police are restricted from pursuits for certain traffic violations.

A new law in Washington limits police officers from pursuing fleeing suspects. Suspected crimes have to meet a certain threshold, and word has spread quickly with suspects now fleeing police with no consequences.

The poll was carried out from Sept. 17-20 querying more than 1,000 likely midterm voters.

FREED: Todd York Executed Both Parents, Told Friend They Were ‘Laying Around the House’ | Tony Evers’ Killers & Rapists #17

Since 2019, Gov. Tony Evers' Parole Commission has released hundreds of convicted criminals, freeing them early on parole mostly into Wisconsin communities, including more...

Evers’ Parole Commission Ignoring Legislature’s & WRN Open Records Requests For Parolee Names

"I will be blunt. It appears that the Department and/or the Commission is stonewalling and undermining the Legislature’s duty to oversee the DOC and...

Tim Michels: Woke Politics, Gender Ideology Frustrating Wisconsin Parents

(The Center Square) – Tim Michels says Wisconsin’s State of Education speech was more of a political stump speech than a report card on the state’s schools.

Michels, who is running for governor against incumbent Gov. Tony Evers, told The Center Square Friday that State Superintendent Jill Underly’s focus on Pride flags and pronouns is frustrating parents across the state who want their kids to get back to the fundamentals.

“A lot of parents believe there’s too much indoctrination happening in schools,“ Michels said Friday. “Parents want their sons and daughters to be taught the ABCs. To get the life skills that are necessary to get a job and be a productive member of society,”

Underly mentioned parents in her speech just a handful of times, and never in a way that suggests moms and dads should have a say in what their kids are learning. Michels said parents must be involved in their kids’ education.

“Educrats in Wisconsin think they know what is best for students, they think they know what is best for schools, they think they know what is best for families, they think they know what is best for society,” Michels added. “It is not what families and parents want to have happen in their children’s education.”

Underly spent much of her speech arguing that Republican lawmakers have underfunded public schools for the past decade. Michels said the Republican-controlled legislature has actually sent more money to public schools than ever before, including a record $3 billion last year alone.

Michels said money isn’t the problem, the lack of learning is the problem.

“They don’t appear to be concerned about test scores and the literacy rate of students here in Wisconsin,” Michels explained. “It seems to be all about cramming a political ideology upon our sons and daughters.”

Numbers from Underly’s Department of Public Instruction show less than one-third of students are proficient in English or math. Sixty-four percent of fourth-graders are not proficient in reading. Wisconsin also ranks dead-last in reading achievement among Black students. While Hispanic students dropped from first in the nation to 28th while White students fell from sixth to 27th.

Michels said school choice is needed to improve the state’s public schools.

“Competition makes everyone perform better. If not, your business or your school lose,” Michels said. “That is the great motivator that will put school administrations and school boards on notice that the status quo is no longer acceptable.”

Eric Toney, Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson Spar On Twitter Over Police Officer Cuts

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson wants to reduce the number of sworn officers on the Milwaukee police force to 1,640. For comparison purposes, consider that...

‘Absolutely Unacceptable’: Onalaska Paroled Killer’s Neighbor Says He’s Living in ‘Unregistered Daycare’ With Juvenile

The parole agent for murderer Terrance Shaw told Shaw's next-door-neighbor in Onalaska that Shaw has privacy rights. She told the parole officer that neighbors...

FREED: Jon Wiser Strangled, Raped & Bludgeoned to Death 86 Year Old Woman | Tony Evers’ Killers & Rapists #14

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Victim’s Outraged Sister Blasts Evers, Says Family Wasn’t Notified in Decapitation Murder Parole

"It was sneaky," Peters says of the parole. "No, I got nothing. I got nothing. I think it was done underhandedly, under the radar."...

Barnes Endorsement Disaster: The Only Two Original Active Duty Law Enforcement Officer Endorsements Now Removed

The second of two of the original active duty law enforcement endorsements Mandela Barnes' campaign announced has now been removed from the list of...

Gov. Evers, If You Disagreed With Parole Chairman Tate’s Decisions, Why Did You Reappoint Him AFTER Killers’ Releases?

After nearly two weeks of dodging the issue, Gov. Tony Evers issued a terse, vague statement saying that he "disagreed" with some of his...

FREED: James Mercer Strangled His Baby Son With a Cord | Tony Evers’ Killers & Rapists #13

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One of Mandela Barnes’ Few Cop Endorsements Says He Never Endorsed Him

One of Mandela Barnes's few active duty law enforcement "endorsements" says he never actually endorsed him. Barnes claimed in a news release that La...

FREED: Norman Pepin Executed Two Milwaukee Tourists in an I-94 Ditch | Tony Evers’ Killers & Rapists #12

Since 2019, Gov. Tony Evers’ Parole Commission has released hundreds of convicted criminals, freeing them early on parole mostly into Wisconsin communities, including more...

Mandela Barnes Voted Against Protecting Cops & Their Families From Threats

Mandela Barnes refused to protect prosecutors, cops, and their families when he had the chance.Mandela Barnes voted against a state law that would make...

Ron Johnson Blasts Barnes, Evers Over Paroles of Killers, Child Rapists

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson slammed Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes for their Parole Commission's decisions to release more than 300 murderers,...
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Mandela Barnes Claims in Ad Shoot That He Will Keep ‘Dangerous Criminals Off the Streets’ Despite Violent Killers’ Paroles

One of our readers managed to get video of a Mandela Barnes campaign ad video shoot in which Barnes claims that he will "keep...

FREED: Robert Taliaferro Fatally Stabbed Wife in Heart | Tony Evers’ Killers & Rapists #11

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Ron Johnson: Mandela Barnes, Media Won’t Tell the Truth on What Barnes Really Stands For

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson said Saturday that his re-election is "literally about truth vs. lies and distortion.""We need to tell the truth of who...

Eric Toney Slams Josh Kaul For Listing ZERO Law Enforcement Endorsements

Republican Attorney General candidate Eric Toney called Democratic AG Josh Kaul the "most partisan attorney general we have ever seen," and slammed Kaul's complete...

FREED: Ryan Brucker Shot Dad From Behind With Hunting Rifle in Three Lakes | Tony Evers’ Killers & Rapists #10

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13,400 Cops: Mandela Barnes Could Only Find 2 to Endorse Him

There are more than 13,000 active-duty law enforcement officers in Wisconsin, but Mandela Barnes could only scrounge up 2 of them to endorse his...

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