Friday, June 02, 2006

Doyle Wakes Up Regarding Milwaukee Violence

Well, better late than never.
Gov. Jim Doyle's office has scheduled an 11:30 a.m. press conference at Milwaukee City Hall to announce "state action" to help curb the violence on Milwaukee streets. He'll be joined, according to a release from his office, by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Nannette Hegerty.
Yesterday, Mark Green and the Doyle team had the following exchange:
U.S. Rep. Mark Green, a Republican candidate for governor, criticized Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle Thursday for inaction on Milwaukee's Memorial Day weekend violence, which included the slayings of two people in South Shore Park.

"You can't wait for somebody to call," Green said at a Milwaukee news conference. "He should be here. . . . As governor, I would not have stood silent after a weekend like the one we just saw."

Doyle spokesman Matt Canter said Doyle had been "in serious conversation with the city" constantly since the weekend shootings and would lead an effort to address the issue. Doyle's physical presence in the city wasn't necessary, Canter said.
What a difference a day makes.

Mark Green is already leading the way.

I may go to the press conference. I need to pick up some Brewers tickets.

Because I am sure we won't be hearing anything like this.


At 9:00 AM, the confidentials said...

Brian good job this a.m. on the early spin. It is a third rail, and it's a shame that caring about the issue is not an equal opportunity. What's worse to me is efforts to provide real help being rejected or scorned.

At 9:36 AM, Anonymous said...

this is absurd. Because Doyle didn't unveil a bunch of meaningless slogans hours after the shooting stopped, he dragged his feet?

Fact is that you rightwingers, Green included, care about nothing except spinning yourselves into power. Doyle gets bashed because he actually spoke w/ local leaders and has something to say apart from generic spin.

Fraley, you are a five star general in the war on substance.

At 9:51 AM, Anonymous said...

Just knowing that Brian cares is enough for me.

At 10:17 AM, Dailytakes said...

Um, the violence and for that matter, Summer, wasn't an unexpected occurance.

Doyle AND Lautenschlager have been AWOL in dealing with Milwaukee's crme problem.

At 10:56 AM, Anonymous said...

Apart from extraordinary events - such as 28 shootings in a weekend - you think the Governor and the AG are on the frontlines of fighting street crime?

Of course you don't; you just can't help yourself.

Again, the idea that Green did goog with an instant, knee jerk, generic outburst after the weekend is better than Doyle taking a few days to put something together. Please stop insulting our intelligence.

At 5:21 PM, Anonymous said...

Seems you would need some intelligence in order to insult it.

At 9:23 PM, K. Carpenter said...

I am still not buying the fact that Doyle actually woke up to this issue.

Doyle's purpose for showing up in Milwaukee today was strictly political. He offered no real solutions.

What did he offer-another program to help teens?

Good grief- there are tons of programs out there that are willing to work with teens.

Check out this google search for "Milwaukee teen programs",GGLD:2005-06,GGLD:en&q=milwaukee+teen+programs

I got 1,640,000 hits??????????

What's another teen program going to do?

The only new teen program I am interested in seeing in Milwaukee is a "Teenage criminals going to jail" program.

At 1:55 AM, Anonymous said...

1- So Doyle is bad if he does nothing and he is "political" if he does something. Cute.

2- Typical Repub. tactic: "Programs" have been tried and failed, therefore no more programs. Of course, in the real world we actually look at what has worked and what hasn't and we adjust, change and innovate.

What amuses me is that Fraley and his rightwing friends posting here have only one response to the carnage - "It's horrible and nothing should be done about it!"

What's also wierd is that no one who knows what they are talking about can call Milwaukee cops, DA's, or judges soft on crime - they keep the jails plenty full.

At 2:56 PM, Dailytakes said...

Milwaukee's judges and the DA's office have been soft.

How many shooters that eventually caught are repeat offenders?


They get cycled in and out of the system and the violence escalates.

At 8:26 AM, realdebate said...

Luv the anonymous criticals. Excuse & slime great liberal policy there.

All Doyle did was show up and throw around some money to try & buy some votes.

The AG has been MIA on this issue and it is not like the increase in violence is a new thing.

Down in Racine it is almost as bad per capita and no one is here. This is headline driven, nothing more, nothing less.

Face it, what we have here is mostly black on black crime, the Guv & the AG care not about that sort of thing or they would of been tring to do substantial things more than 5 months before their re-election.

At 10:46 PM, Bob Thompson said...

Green "I don't have the answers" is hardly a profile in courage.

Relaly having an effect on shootings and crime takes one thing - more police. More police cost money. Just ask Rudy how he did it in New York.

I find it amazing to watch Republicans get up and beat their chest on this after they ended Clinton's 100,000 cops nationally and pushed for severe restrictions in property taxes in the state.

Cops cost money. Republicans cut cops and money. End of story.

At 8:36 AM, boblaughalott said...

Milwaukee's DA and judges are hardly "soft" on crime. Which county do you think fills the state's prisons?

Anybody can select an odd case to jump up and down about. but, the fact is that the day to day business of the DA and the courts is sending people to prison for years/decades.

As for repeat offenders, do you mean a 2nd or 3rd time shooter or someone who shoplifts and gets caught and, 8 years later shoots someone?


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