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1718, 10 Dec 18

Evers Forms Criminal Justice Panel

Goodness. “Making of a Murder” was a factual train wreck and Butler was run out of office for his soft on crime attitude. I see that when Evers says “prioritizing people,” he means crooks and violent criminals – not the people they victimize.

In a statement Monday announcing the panel, Evers and Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes also emphasized the state’s racial incarceration disparity and said it’s time “to start prioritizing people, not prisons.”

The new panel includes Dean Strang, who gained international fame for his defense of Steven Avery in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” and former state Supreme Court justices Louis Butler and Janine Geske.

Other notable names include:

  • Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney;
  • Kelli Thompson, who heads the state Public Defender’s Office;
  • Matt Frank, former state Department of Natural Resources Secretary and former Assistant State Attorney General;
  • Milwaukee County Chief Deputy Sheriff Denita Ball;
  • Rick Raemisch, former state Department of Corrections Secretary and former Dane County Sheriff, who now leads the Colorado Department of Corrections;
  • Walter Dickey, University of Wisconsin Law School professor and former state Department of Corrections Secretary;
  • Angela Lang, director of the Milwaukee-based Black Leaders Organizing for Communities;
  • Jim Palmer, who heads the state’s police union.

The announcement Monday said the panel aims to “bring together people from all sides of the criminal justice system” to work on possible criminal justice changes.


1718, 10 December 2018


  1. dad29

    Surprisingly, that list excludes one important side:  victims.  But they don’t count in Tony’s world.

    One bright spot:  Evers’ ascension will spur a boom in gun sales in Wisconsin, and another rush for concealed-carry permits.

  2. MHMaley

    Rape victims would beg to differ on the GOP’s concern for “victims “.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    What are you talking about? Evers is the one talking about letting criminals out of prisons.

    I support castration or execution for rapists.

    Evers will never, ever say that.

    Will you even say that?

  4. dad29

    The GOP was, and remains, VERY concerned about Bill Clinton’s victims, Maley.  And Ted Kennedy’s, Chris Dodd’s, ….

    Shall we go on?

  5. Merlin

    Get used to hearing Mandela Barnes speak through Tony Evers.

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    How about the victims of folks like Packwood, Hastert, Gingrich, Foley, Craig….   Shall we go on?

  7. Jason

    >How about the victims of folks like Packwood, Hastert, Gingrich, Foley, Craig….   Shall we go on?

    And you have fallen back to the “the other guys do it too” excuse.  Have you no original thought?

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    Hey, you and k claim to be successful with it, so why not ?

    Now did you have anything meaningful to say?   Didn’t think so.

  9. Merlin

    Let’s see if we can spot a trend here:

    Bob Packwood (R) was forced to resign from the Senate under threat of formal expulsion for accusations of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault.

    Denny Hastert (R) went to prison eight years after resigning his House seat on a structuring charge for blackmail payments made trying to keep past sexual misconduct quiet.

    Newt Gingrich (R) was forced to resign his Speakership over a consensual extramarital affair with a much younger congressional employee.

    Tom Foley (D)…  I’m not aware of Tom Foley’s name ever being attached to sexual misconduct (or anything else particularly demented).

    Larry Craig (R) was forced from the Senate by fellow Republicans for pleading to a disorderly conduct charge for lewd conduct in an airport men’s restroom.

    Bill Clinton (D) has been a lifelong sexual misconduct machine accused of being a serial rapist while Governor of Arkansas, elected to the Presidency twice, impeached once by the House of Representatives (officially for committing perjury before a federal grand jury – unofficially for face-banging an intern in the Oval Office), and a frequent post-presidency client of Jeffrey Epstein’s Lolita Express operation.

    Teddy Kennedy (D) had a lifetime history of sexual misconduct dwarfing that of Bill Clinton, but only Teddy’s history officially contains a dead body.

    Chris Dodd (D), a teammate of Teddy Kennedy’s of “waitress sandwich” fame, also has a history of sexual misconduct allegations. Dodd did not seek reelection to the Senate in 2010, instead lending his sterling moral character to Hollywood until 2017 (coincidentally when the #metoo movement started naming names).

  10. Mark Hoefert


    Mark Foley (R) – resigned due to having sent explicit messages to some congressional aides.

    But you are right about the patterns:  one group accepts personal responsibility for their actions, the other gets re-elected.


  11. jjf

    Does buying a gun make you feel more safe against government overreach?

  12. Jason

    >Now did you have anything meaningful to say?   Didn’t think so.

    I literally used the exact words you did…. and you’re calling me out for not having anything meaningful to say?  Wow dude, I already know you’re a dumb hick, but you just exceeded my expectations.

  13. Le Roi du Nord


    Literally and factually you did not.  Try again.

  14. Jason

    Wow man, get your meds checked.  I know this was 5 days ago…. but wow.


    Le Roi du Nord says:

    December 8, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    “…And you have fallen back to the “the other guys do it too” excuse.  Have you no original thought?”

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