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Politics in Wisconsin as they roll up to every level... and some other thoughts that may cross my mind are explored here from my lefty point of view. My values shape my opinions. You'll always find them in here. Let's have some fun exploring why Liberal values are American values!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Mke Common Council=Anti-First Amend, Pro-Racial Profiling and Anti Youth Rights

The Milwaukee Common Council just passed the so called anti-gang loitering ordinance. What a boon doggle!!!

This is going to cost the city an enormous amount of money. The first time some untrained officer uses this to racially profile or target our youth without cause, it's going straight to court. Is the Mayor now willing to veto this to save potentially $100,000's to the city in court costs for a first amendment showdown? No.

This is no tough on crime ordinance. It's a new way (like the seat belt law) to round up our kids most likely without cause. Milwaukeeans who think they wanted this, will be sorry when it's their kids who get a $5,000 fine and 90 days in jail!

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