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09.19.2014 | 4 days ago | Posted at 10:12 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
At a very frustrating meeting of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission Thursday evening, the family of Dontre Hamilton named the Milwaukee Police officer who fatally shot Hamilton in Red Arrow Park in April.  “Christopher Manney is the officer that shot my brother 14 times,” said Nathaniel Hamilton.  The FPC, as well as MPD Chief Edward Flynn, sat stony-faced as the Hamilton fam...
09.09.2014 | 14 days ago | Posted at 04:52 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Right now, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago is hearing oral arguments about whether the John Doe investigation into alleged illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Club for Growth (and other organizations) is legal.  Reporters aren’t allowed to bring in electronic devices, so very little information is seeping out. Instead, Twitter is aflame with ...
09.09.2014 | 14 days ago | Posted at 12:10 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I’m not in Chicago today for the oral arguments in the John Doe investigation into Scott Walker’s coordination with conservative political groups, primarily the Wisconsin Club for Growth.  But the information that’s already coming out is fascinating. The Wisconsin Club for Growth and its leader, Eric O’Keefe, are suing Wisconsin prosecutors for investigating their activities. They ...
06.20.2014 | 95 days ago | Posted at 02:42 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
At the end of Thursday’s John Doe document dump is a strong rebuke by the Milwaukee prosecutors, led by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, in the federal case brought by Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth.
05.08.2014 | 138 days ago | Posted at 01:07 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
OK, I’m not an attorney.  But I have a feeling that even seasoned attorneys will be having a hard time making sense of the new legal battle over the John Doe probe into potential campaign coordination violations made by Gov. Scott Walker and various right-wing organizations. The most recent shot was fired by U.S. Judge Rudolph Randa, a Federalist Society member and guy who’s gone off t...
02.13.2014 | | Posted at 04:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I know I shouldn’t make predictions, but it’s hard to resist not contemplating what will turn up in the documents to be released next Wednesday in the case of Kelly Rindfleisch.  Rindfleisch, you may remember, was a top Scott Walker aide when he was Milwaukee County executive. At the same time—literally—she was fundraising for Walker’s preferred lieutenant governor candidate. Aft...
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
 There have always been good people working to improve our criminal justice system so that it saves and improves lives instead
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Witnesses are free to speak out about what they know

 When Judge Neal Nettesheim signed an order closing the three-year John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s Milwaukee County executive office, he required that the secrecy

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