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HomeBreakingJohn Tate, Who Released Many Brutal Killers, Named Racine's Violence Prevention Manager

John Tate, Who Released Many Brutal Killers, Named Racine’s Violence Prevention Manager


John Tate, the Tony Evers’ appointee who paroled some of the state’s most brutal killers in history without many victims’ family members knowing, has been named the City of Racine’s new “violence prevention manager.”

“Mayor Cory Mason & Public Health Administrator Dottie-Kay Bowersox are proud to announce the hiring of John Tate, II as the city’s new Violence Prevention Manager. John will be resigning from City Council to assume this new position,” the City of Racine announced.

Among the killers released by Tate into Wisconsin communities: Terrance Shaw, a rapist/strangler placed in a home functioning as a daycare in La Crosse, and Carl Beletsky, who cut his wife’s head off and put it in a woodburning stove. Tate was appointed twice by Evers to run the Parole Commission. The governor turned on him after a victim’s family expressed outrage over the pending parole of a brutal wife killer. Tate then resigned. It turned out, though, that other killers were walking out of prison doors the same week with zero comment by the governor. Multiple victims’ families say they did not know about the parole hearings or paroles. Other family members objected to the paroles and were disregarded.

We have been writing a story every morning on the brutal killers and rapists released by Tate. Evers has refused to condemn the releases.

Some of the released criminals have already reoffended.

“John Tate, II will serve as the first ever City of Racine Violence Prevention Manager. John has a proven record of public service and community work. While John had opportunities for public service in other communities, I am pleased he has chosen to do this work in his hometown.”

He had previously been nominated to be a police monitor for the City of Madison. That’s despite his disastrous turn as parole commissioner.

The violent prevention model has not worked in the City of Milwaukee.

“The City continues to invest in traditional law enforcement. The creation of this position allows us to bring an additional public health perspective to crime and crime prevention. We know we need to use every tool available to us to reduce violent crime. The violence prevention manager will allow us to work in partnership with the community on evidence-based strategies to reduce crime,” Racine wrote.

The major job duties of the newly created Manager of Violent Prevention include, according to the city:
• Leading a public health approach to the development, implementation, and management of comprehensive, city-wide strategies to reduce youth violence and facilitate positive youth development throughout the City of Racine
• Oversee the City’s participation in the development and implementation of a community-wide plan to facilitate positive youth development and violence prevention interventions

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