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Sabrina Carpino Arrested for Being a Disrespectful Ass During the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial

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Sabrina Carpino, of Madison, Wisconsin, is the woman accused of disrupting the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony, hurling anti-police comments at the families of fallen police officers.

We obtained her name from the Capitol Police. After the actions by BLM protesters at the solemn memorial service came to our attention, we reached out to Capitol police and asked them who was cited and/or arrested. [Read our previous story on the disruption here.]

“Regarding the WI Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony: On Friday, May 7, 2021, one subject was arrested and booked into the Dane County Jail on a criminal charge of disorderly conduct. The subject was later identified as Sabrina Carpino, age 35 of Madison,” Capitol police wrote Wisconsin Right Now.

“The following criminal charges will be referred to the Dane County District Attorney’s Office this week:

Disorderly conduct – 947.01
Disrupting a funeral or memorial service – 947.011

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

An unidentified man who was also seen on video disrupting the ceremony – and who told the daughter of a fallen officer that her father deserved to die and was a murderer – has not been arrested or cited. When we asked Capitol Police why, they told us the investigation is still ongoing. WRN will stay on top of that.


Sabrina Carpino Arrested

On Facebook, Sabrina Carpino describes herself as “products of our environment” and called herself “#peacequeen #leader #revolutionary.”

Actually, it’s not her first brush with the law. She was convicted of criminal damage to property in August 2020, according to online court records. Her recent Facebook posts contain such comments as, “Who brings they mama to fight this lil bitch 😂 and bites to fight?”

Sabrina Carpino recently shared a graphic that read, “I’m a nice person but I’m about to start throwing rocks at people.” She has posted posters for a march in support of Sylville Smith, the man who was shot and killed after fleeing Milwaukee police with a gun. A jury acquitted the officer of any criminal wrongdoing. She wrote that she is from Orange, California, but went to Madison West High School. Her top post was a video of marijuana that someone tagged her in.

Black Lives Matter protesters disrupted the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, flying a “f-ck 12” flag and shouting negative comments about police during a chaplain’s prayer in a despicable show of disrespect.

When the chaplain began reading a prayer, two protesters talked over her with a megaphone saying, “Let’s pray for the black lives that were lost as well. We’re shot daily” and “The police are not for you. They are here to harm you. These are not sacrifices.”

The annual ceremony – which was attended by Gov. Tony Evers – is held to honor law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. Some family members of fallen heroes were present at this year’s ceremony. There are 285 names of heroes on the memorial.

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Yet family members and others present had to endure taunts shouted by a BLM protester through a megaphone and rap music that played “f-ck the police, f-ck the police” throughout part of the ceremony. The news media didn’t tell readers and viewers about the BLM protesters. Instead, Channel 12’s story on the memorial ceremony was headlined, “Former MPD chief speaks at Wisconsin Law Enforcement Ceremony; won’t answer questions.”

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Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales, who retired but is seeking his job back, apologized to the families of fallen officers who were in attendance for the protesters’ actions. “I want to thank all the family members of our fallen heroes who are present today, and I apologize for the distractions. God bless you,” he said.

He told the officers in attendance that the law enforcement profession has “recently been demonized for the political advancement of those with special interests” and added, “Don’t be surprised if you don’t see the normal leadership out here. It’s not the vogue thing to do. To support you in this climate takes courage.”

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Voters Lack Confidence Kamala Harris Can Become President

Vice President Kamala Harris has a fight on her hands if she wants to inherit the Democratic presidential mantle after President Joe Biden’s time is over, according to a new poll.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll shows that voters have serious doubts about Harris’ electability.

The poll found only 14% of voters said it was “very likely” Harris would win a general election for president if she became the Democratic nominee. Another 20% said it was “somewhat likely.”

The poll is especially noteworthy given Biden's age. The incumbent president is 81 years old and appears increasingly in decline.

A moment of confusion for Biden at a June 6 D-Day ceremony went viral last week, the latest in a string of similar incidents. At the same time, Biden remains competitive with former President Donald Trump, though several polls suggest Trump has a lead over the president.

Biden's incidents have led some to speculate that Democrats could or should try to replace Biden at the Democratic convention in Chicago in August. That would be a highly unusual, though not impossible, move. Removing Biden would naturally raise the question about who could replace him, but for now voters seem to lack confidence that Harris could win.

The poll also looked ahead to 2028: “If President Joe Biden were not in the running for president in 2028, which of the following Democrats, if any, would you want to be the Democratic candidate for president?”

While Harris was top of the list among Democrats, she only received 21% support. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg both received 10% support each, while 41% said they were unsure or didn't know.

Only 42% of those polled described Harris as trustworthy, and 44% described her as honest, according to the poll.

Notably, only 36% of those surveyed said Biden should replace Harris as his VP on the ticket.

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Evers recently called for an operational and an instructional audit of MPS.

“I’m proposing today to go two steps further with two important goals: the first, to audit MPS’ programs and operations in their entirety, and the second, to audit the effectiveness of teaching and instruction of our kids in classrooms across the district,” Evers said.

The governor, however, wants to keep the audit within his administration and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu said that’d be a mistake.

“I’m glad that Gov. Evers has called for an audit of the Milwaukee Public School System. Gov. Evers and DPI should work with Joint Legislative Audit Committee Co-Chairs [Eric] Wimberger and [Robert] Wittke to discuss authorizing the non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau to audit MPS, DPI and any other involved stakeholders,” LeMahieu said. “The LAB is more than capable of handling this important undertaking independently and transparently without the use of outside contractors.”

The worry is an audit controlled by the governor’s office will not fully look into MPS’s shortcomings.

The calls for audits in Milwaukee Public Schools come after the state withheld nearly $17 million last week because of incomplete and late financial reports. One of those reports was due to the Department of Public Instruction in September 2023.

Evers has asked MPS leaders to be a part of any audit process but warned that not everyone will be invited.

“I also have to say – I’m exceedingly disappointed by the politicking and jockeying I’ve seen since this situation came to light by opportunists who’re seizing this moment to serve their own selfish goals instead of worrying about what matters most: our kids,” Evers added.

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos took to social media to accuse the governor of being the one who is playing politics.

“And who do you think [Evers] will suggest conducts the audits?” Vos asked. “The same failed DPI bureaucrats who allowed this to happen or his administration who wanted to dismantle the school choice system so all kids were forced into this MPS mess? We need real reforms to the current mentality where MPS has been protecting the bureaucracy and Gov. Evers has been advocating for shoveling hundreds of millions of dollars into this broken system.”

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Biden’s New Staffing Requirements Put Most Illinois Nursing Homes in Peril

An industry group says the Biden administration’s new staffing regulations for long-term care facilities are unrealistic.

The mandate requires that all nursing homes that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding provide a total of at least 3.48 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Plus, nursing homes must have a registered nurse onsite at all times.

Research by SeniorLiving.org shows 82%, or nearly 12,000 facilities in the U.S., will need to hire staff or face being shut down.

Spokesperson Corie Wagner said Illinois is home to the fifth highest number of understaffed nursing homes in the country.

“If we were to apply the new policies and new standards to nursing homes in Illinois today, 84% of facilities would need more staff, and that is really significant,” said Wagner.

The mandate will be phased in over three years, with rural communities having up to five years.

Nursing home operators strongly objected to the minimum staffing proposal in September, saying they already struggle to fill open positions.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in September announced a $75 million campaign to increase the number of nurses in nursing homes.

Nearly 1.2 million residents live in Medicare- and Medicaid-certified, long-term care facilities, but Wagner said that number is expected to increase.

“It’s called the Silver Tsunami, so more Americans are aged 65 or older than ever,” said Wagner. “It's one of the largest segments of our population but the infrastructure we have is not keeping up with our population shift.”

A resolution aimed at overturning Biden’s nursing home staffing mandate has a legitimate chance to pass the U.S. Senate.

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