Monday, September 21, 2009

The Doyle Incompetency, Chapter 21,789

Incompetency: Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

Between 1999 and 2009, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections' budget grew 71 percent, from $700 million to $1.2 billion, or an average of $50 million a year, according to information released earlier this month by the Council of State Governments Justice Center...

Meaning that for the period 2001 forward, DoC budgets were $800 million/year and growing. Despite that, Matthew Frank, Doyle's first appointment as DoC head, and his successor, Rick Raemisch, along with Marty Ordinans, Director/Detention Facilities, and Ismael Ozanne, #2 Kahuna of the Department, could not be bothered to correctly administer DNA collections from convicts.

It's not like the convicts were going anywhere for a while.

It's incompetence, or (worse) "notmyjob", or (worst yet), "who gives a flippin' damn?".

In fact, according to this article, more than half of DoC's guests are in prison because they violated parole--meaning that the Incompetency had TWO kicks at the cat in a lot of cases.

"Who gives a flippin' damn?" Only the relatives of the victims, and the District Attorneys and street-cops--not to mention any Wisconsin taxpayer who was forced to pay good money toward the salaries, benefits, overtime, and pensions of this bunch of bozos.

JB Van Hollen is going to take a lot of heat for his part in the DNA scandal. But when you come right down to it, Van Hollen's part appears to be minor compared to the parts played by Doyle's Incompetency Members Raemisch, Frank, Ordinans, and Doyle himself, who was AG when the collection law was passed.

It would be too much to expect that Doyle will fire Raemisch, or Ordinans, or the wardens of the prisons. He should do so, of course. That doesn't mean "transfer" these bozos to a cushy DOA job. That doesn't mean "retiring" them with their pension.

That means publicly Naming, Shaming, and FIRING these people.

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