According to the Huffington Post, Milwaukee (seen here in this faded picture circa 1986, thanks HuffPo) was the tenth most dangerous city in the country in 2013.
Rape was up by more than 100 percent, though that stat is tough to compare to 2012’s numbers because of the FBI’s broader definition of the crime implemented last year. Robbery was also up by 16 percent. Overall, violent crime jumped by 5 percent.
The John Doe Files
Among the things disclosed in the John Doe documents released today:
■ In April 2010, Michael Best & Friedrich paralegal Kelly Teelin sent Rindfleisch a photo of four dogs and a joke about someone whose dogs qualified for welfare because they are “mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddys are.”
[Walker’s aide Kelly ]Rindfleisch wrote back: “That is hilarious. And so true.”
Wonder how Michael Best & Friedrich feels about this?
Oh, wait. There’s more. As hoitycoity pointed out:
hoitycoity answered: Also, his aide forwarding that incredibly racist, anti-semitic, homophobic, et al email
■ In another email, sent in July 2010, [Walker’s then-chief-of-staff Tom] Nardelli forwarded Rindfleisch and others a joke about someone who has a nightmare about turning into a black, Jewish, disabled gay man. “Oh God, please don’t tell me I’m a Democrat,” the email concludes.
Unsealed email ties Scott Walker to secret email system
Included among the more than 27,000 emails unsealed Wednesday is one that for the first time directly ties Gov. Scott Walker to a secret email system used in his office for illegal campaign work.
Read: Documents released from John Doe investigation
Thousands of messages sent and received from a secret email system hidden in an armoire of Scott Walker’s Milwaukee County office during his campaign for governor were made public Wednesday morning.
Occasionally I’ll be sitting somewhere and I’ll be listening to someone perhaps not saying the kindest things about me. And I’ll look down at my hand and I’ll sort of pinch my skin to make sure it still has the requisite thickness I know Eleanor Roosevelt expects me to have.
--Hillary Clinton (x)
Amid Christie Scandal, Buono Says Some Democrats Have Buyer's Remorse
Now that Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is in hot water over the bridge scandal, Barbara Buono, his rival in the 2013 election, said Democrats who didn’t support her are regretting it.
The list is rife. Patrick Gaspard, the former White House political director and Democratic National Committee executive director, promised help but did not deliver. The committee’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, “came at the very end and it was like you were at a funeral, she was just not very encouraging.” When Ms. Buono asked the chairwoman to send out an email from her fund-raising list, Ms. Wasserman Schultz suggested she would and then “didn’t even do that; isn’t that sad?”