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Kerry's Criminals': Democrats on Trial

By ProtiusX ·
Kerry Workers' Tire-Slashing Trial Begins

Fourteen months after John Kerry narrowly carried Wisconsin in the 2004 presidential election amidst allegations of voter fraud, five campaign workers for the Kerry-Edwards campaign team are set for trial Tuesday in Milwaukee on felony charges of damage to property. The "Milwaukee Five? is charged with slashing 40 tires on 25 separate Republican vehicles on the morning of the 2004 presidential election. The vehicles were rented by the Wisconsin Republican Party to transport less-mobile voters to the polls on Election Day. In total, the vandals disabled 25 percent of the Republican Party?s "Get Out the Vote? fleet. The defendants include Sowande Ajumoke Omokunde, the son of Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) who also goes by the name Supreme Solar Allah; Michael Pratt, the son of former Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt and leader of Kerry?s campaign team in Milwaukee; Lewis Caldwell; Lavelle Mohammed, and Justin Howell. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, four of the defendants were paid operatives of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, including Omokunde and Pratt. Court TV will cover the trial, which is expected to last two weeks. Potential witnesses include Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), national AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, and 77 others ? including FBI agents, Milwaukee police officers, and party activists from both parties. The five defendants, who will be tried together, are charged with criminal damage to property, a felony with maximum sentences of 3 1/2 years in prison or $10,000 in fines. The criminal complaint states that Opel Simmons, a Democratic campaign worker from Virginia, identified the defendants as the perpetrators, and told police they had named their plan "Operation Elephant Takeover.? Simmons told Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney David Feiss that he saw the defendants dressed in "Mission Impossible type gear? at Democratic Party headquarters sometime around 3 a.m. on the morning of the election. When Simmons asked the five what they were planning, defendant Lavelle Mohammed allegedly responded, "You don?t want to know, don?t ask.? The defendants returned to Democratic headquarters approximately 20 minutes later. Simmons told investigators they were jubilant and shared details of their vandalism spree with him. "We got ?em,? said Pratt. "We hit the tires.? The tire-slashing incident is just one of a number of election-day irregularities in Wisconsin, a state where Kerry prevailed by only 11,384 votes. Questions have been raised about the inordinately large volume of Election Day registrations in Milwaukee, where 84,000 people in a city of 600,000 registered at the polls on the day of the election. The total represented 30 percent of all voters in the city. Milwaukee city officials admitted in January 2005 that around 10,000 same-day registrations could not be verified, leaving open the possibility of fraud. An investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that another 1,200 Milwaukeeans voted using invalid addresses. Another article revealed in late January 2005 that there were 7,000 more votes than voters in Milwaukee, suggesting ballot-stuffing in the Democrat-controlled city.

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Bush was behind this!

by jdclyde In reply to Kerry's Criminals': Democ ...

It is all a plot to take over the world, and somehow, someway, someone somewhere will find a reason to tie this all back to Bush and blame him.

This is sad that first of all it happened.

This is sad secondly because it isn't widely reported.

It is good for one thing, and that is to show the rest of the country what is really behind the Democratic party these days and how they feel any means are justified to further their ends.

The Democratic party has been hijacked, and the more it gets dragged towards the radical fringe, the more elections they will lose.

Keep up the good work Dems!

By the way Protius, got a link so I can read up on this more? I googled the milwal five but didn't find much (surprising, huh?)

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by jdclyde In reply to Here is the Court TV link

this will be one to follow.

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by puppybreath In reply to Bush was behind this!

Bush's tax cuts allowed these guys to buy the knives and screwdrivers they needed to split the tires so it IS ultimately Bush's fault. If Bush would have vetoed the tax cut, they wouldn't have had any money to get into trouble.

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Hey! You guys are so funny!

by neilb@uk In reply to Kerry's Criminals': Democ ...

Just last week I watched "All the President's Men" for about the fifth time - I've also read the book - and marvelled at the whole political landscape, "ratfucking", etc.

Remind me which political party did Watergate...

The Presidential election before last also came over as a little less than straight (British ironic understatement) to those of us outside your shores! Hmmm. What party was that again?

Just asking, you know. :)

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One thing I always wondered about Watergate

by Montgomery Gator In reply to Hey! You guys are so funn ...

What were the Democrats trying to hide? Not to justify the break-in, but there must have been something they were hiding that the "plumbers" were looking for. Interesting topic for conspiracy theorists.

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Conspiracy theorists? I think there really was a conspiracy!

by neilb@uk In reply to One thing I always wonder ...

If my memory of last weeks's film serves me, it was Segretti who ran a campaign 'ratfucking' - dirty tricks - against the Democrats all over the country paid for out of the same slush fund that paid for the Watergate burglars' bugging efforts. I think that justifying the burglary on the basis that the Democrats were hiding something is just a little disingenuous (British ironic understatement again).

When he got out of prison, I believe Segretti ran for a judgeship. There is a man with complete contempt for the electorate. Though I believe that's why the electorate more appropriately showed for him.

I suppose, though, because the whole story came from the Washington Post, Watergate was all a Democrat Media spin... Eh, JD?

Still, that's history now. These current Democrat master criminals surely balance the books.

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Hey hey hey!

by jdclyde In reply to Conspiracy theorists? I t ...

Why is that poke aimed at ME?

Innocent I say! Innocent! Well, maybe not innocent, but there is no proof! It would never hold up in a court of law!

Now take that back, oh master of research and aim it at the person that WAS talking to you. I was happily ignoring you up to this point! :^O

NOTE: Made my first Yorkshire Pudding last week! Good stuff! GG set me up with some recipes! What a woman!

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Just prodding for a reaction

by neilb@uk In reply to Hey hey hey!

I've absolutely screwed up a data move so I'm out to make people suffer. ]:)

You were just nearest.

As for Yorkshire Pud, send a peer mail to Tony Hopkinson and then you'll have a real Yorkshire recipe to compare with GG's - not, of course, that I'm saying there's anything wrong with her recipe!

I wouln't dare!

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I will do just that

by jdclyde In reply to Just prodding for a react ...

to get a "real" recipe compared to the "pretend" one you are implying I got from GG! ]:)

Screwed the pooch with a data move huh? Looooser! :^O

How is that for a reaction?

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