Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Surprise! Milwaukee DA Doesn't Prosecute Gun Crimes

Seems as though "gun crimes" aren't high on the Milwaukee DA's list of "crimes."

...on Tuesday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke issued a report detailing the abysmal rate at which so-called ‘straw purchasers’ of guns are actually prosecuted in Milwaukee County.
According to data compiled by the Sheriff’s Department, “between 2001 and 2012, data gleaned from the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office reveals that a meager 43 cases were issued for straw purchase violations.” And of those 43 cases, just 20 (46%) resulted in convictions....
After all that noise about Badger Guns (entirely justified, by the way), the casual observer would think that you could pick up 43 straw-buyers every WEEK at the doors to that joint.
Forty-three in 10 years?  Give us a break.

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