Time to Take the Gloves Off: JS’s Anti-MPD Bias Requires Addressing

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5 Responses

  1. Glenn Frankovis

    Good analysis, Steve. We’ve seen this crap before and will undoubtedly see it again. It’s clear that Gina Barton has a hard on for cops, and her “sources” have been criminal defense attorneys and felons throughout this “mission” of hers to destroy the careers of good, hard working cops. She, and a few others, claim to be “defending” the public from “abuse of power” by cops, yet she (and a few of her colleagues – past and present) think nothing of abusing their power to influence people by injecting their opinions into their stories. Many examples over the years, but the Lacy incident back in 1981 and the shooting of Timothy Nabors in 2003 as well as the Dahmer case in the early 90s (in which we even had to endure attacks from an ethnic organization with the Department) come immediately to mind. Excellent, hard working cops were crucified as a result of the shameless, shoddy reporting that took place. Chief Harold Breier stood up to the lefty press and D.A. Mike McCann back in 81, but he wasn’t able to save one of the best cops I had the privilege of working around at that time, and two others later left the job as a result of that media crusade. The other two incidents also resulted in the eventual loss of a couple of very good cops.

    Law enforcement Officers who actually care about their job and do it for all the right reasons periodically take cheap shots from the media and others outside – sometimes from those inside too – and ride the roller coaster of emotions as do their families and close friends, but it sure helps when they have a Police Chief willing to stand up to the cop haters like Chief Breier did and Chief Flynn has done during his time here. One can argue strategy, philosophy and tactics, but having a Chief who is willing to stand between you and the thugs in the media and the thug sympathizers in the political arena when you’re doing your job with all the best of intentions means alot to a REAL cop.

    October 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  2. Glenn Frankovis

    Now Barton is accusing the D.A.’s Office of “protecting” the cops. (See today’s Sunday, Oct 7th Milwaukee Journal front page.) People like Barton, Safran and those other cop haters (aka: Usual Suspects) will not be satisfied until all Inquest Juries are stacked with people like those who sat on the jury in the first O.J trial. Perhaps those who don’t trust cops should stop calling them when some thug is messing with them and just put Barton and Safran on speed dial. I’m sure Barton and Safran could handle any thug problem without having to resort to any use of force.

    October 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  3. Roscoe

    The reporters at the JS are concerned about winning Pultizers. They could careless about victims and the community. They know Jenkins was a hoodlum out robbing people coming home from Summerfest…the kind of person that is ruining Milwaukee. Yeah, you are right, Spin. Why not publish the thug’s booking photo.

    October 7, 2012 at 11:37 pm

  4. Boots

    I concur with Glenn.

    Nice article Steve.

    October 12, 2012 at 3:29 am

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