After the terrible Waukesha parade incident, many Wisconsin residents and U.S. citizens around the country demanded answers. They also demanded justice for the victims.
Recently, a group of Milwaukee County residents petitioned Gov. Tony Evers to administer some of that justice. They sent over a firmly-worded complaint, asking Evers to make a difficult decision.
And if they’re successful, one of the most powerful men in the state will be out of a job.
As most are aware, last month the news broke about an SUV barreling into parade attendees in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Six people lost their lives, including an 8-year-old boy.
The perpetrator had been fleeing police, and had also just been released on bail. This is already difficult to swallow but when residents found out how low the bail was, many were incensed.
Considering the charges the accused was facing — including second-degree recklessly endangering safety, felony bail jumping, and obstructing an officer – the $1,000 bail seemed inappropriate.
And now, six innocent victims have paid the price.
As a result, Milwaukee citizens want District Attorney General John Chisholm fired. And they’re pushing Gov. Evers to make it happen as quickly as possible.
Via The Daily Wire:
Milwaukee County residents are pushing Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) to terminate a district attorney after a man released from jail after posting bail allegedly killed several people and injured more than 60 others by driving an SUV through a Christmas parade last month.
Orville Seymer, who organized the complaint and is leader of Citizens for Responsible Government, told FOX6 that “it’s in the best interest of the people of southeast Wisconsin to fire John Chisholm.”
For his part, Governor Evers said he’ll take the request “seriously,” though he said it’s “too early” to make a decision.
An investigation will take place, and that could spell trouble for AG Chisholm. Reportedly, he has a history of lax bail policies and even his own office admitted the bail on the Waukesha perpetrator was “inappropriately low.”
Here’s part of that statement:
The State’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against [the suspect].
The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail.
This incident points toward a larger problem nationwide: the concerning rises in crime and the lack of consequences and punishments for those who commit the crimes.
Law enforcement officials around the country have complained about a failing justice system, where now misdemeanors are often completely ignored. Many say this is the cause of the recent “smash-and-grabs.”
To many, it seems as if law and order is bending, and has already broken in some worrisome circumstances.
And if it continues, citizens will no longer feel safe in certain parts of the country. According to various polls, this is already the case — and the situation could continue to spread if the law is not enforced.
In the case of Waukesha, those residents simply want justice for the fallen victims. And they believe more than one person is responsible.
- Milwaukee County residents are pushing Gov. Tony Evers to fire District Attorney General John Chisholm.
- The complaint says Chisholm set an “inappropriately low bail” for the perpetrator.
- Gov. Evers says it’s too early to make a decision, but there will be an investigation and he takes the complaint “seriously.”
Source: The Daily Wire