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Democrats Charged In Election Day Tire-Slashing In Wisconsin (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 25 2005 @ 11:09 AM
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Sowande Omokunde, son of Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., and Michael Pratt, the son of former Milwaukee acting mayor Marvin Pratt, as well as Lewis Caldwell and Lavelle Mohammad, both from Milwaukee, and Justin Howell of Racine We charged in milwaukee criminal court for flattening the tires on 25 vehicles rented by the state Republican Party to get out the vote and deliver poll watchers November 2. Many republican leaders in Milwaukee however are unhappy with the amount of time it took Milwaukee County District Attorney E. Michael McCann who is also a registered democrat to formally bring the charges.
 



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MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) -- The sons of a first-term congresswoman and Milwaukee's former acting mayor were among five Democratic activists charged Monday with slashing the tires of vans rented by Republicans to drive voters and monitors to the polls on Election Day.

Sowande Omokunde, son of Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., and Michael Pratt, the son of former Milwaukee acting mayor Marvin Pratt, were among those charged with criminal damage to property, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 3 1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The activists are accused of flattening the tires on 25 vehicles rented by the state Republican Party to get out the vote and deliver poll watchers November 2.




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While in and of itself this is not a big deal it does IMHO underscore the fact that both parties republcan and democrat are guilty of attempting to swing the election by means both fair and foul.




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