Quantcast
Connect with us

Progressives launch ad against WI justice who called colleague a ‘bitch’

Published

on

The Wisconsin Supreme Court justice that recently admitted to calling a female colleague a “bitch” now has another problem.

Progressives in the state have launched an ad campaign against Justice David Prosser, suggesting that he’s on the side of child molesters.

While District Attorney of Outagamie County in 1979, Prosser had refused to prosecute a priest that had allegedly sexually abused two children.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I was ready to take the stand,” Troy Merryfield, one of the abused children, told the Mulwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel years later. “He (Prosser) said it would be too embarrassing for a kid my age and said what jury would believe a kid testifying against a priest?”

“A priest sexually abuses children for 30 years across Wisconsin,” the ad begins. “A mother tells tell D.A. David Prosser her two young sons were sexually assaulted.”

“What does Prosser do?” the ad asks.

“Prosser refuses to prosecute. He doesn’t even ask the police to investigate. Instead, Prosser meets with the bishop. To avoid scandal, they send the priest to another community and the assaults continue,” the spot adds.

“Tell David Prosser judges should protect our children, not sex offenders.”

ADVERTISEMENT

The ad is just the lastest problem for Prosser, who last week admitted to calling Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson “a total bitch.”

The spotlight got brighter after a Wisconsin appeals court requested that the state Supreme Court take up the issue of whether a conference committee had illegally advanced Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union bill by violating the state’s open meetings law.

Prossner has been attacked by his opponents for promising to be a “complement” to Walker if re-elected.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Our campaign efforts will include building an organization that will return Justice Prosser to the bench, protecting the conservative judicial majority and acting as a common sense complement to both the new administration and Legislature,” a news release by the Prosser campaign said.

“For a sitting judge to promise that he will work to further the ends of the other two branches of government shows an enormous disregard for the separation of powers and the role of the court as an independent, impartial body that ought to promise just one thing: to decide cases on the law and the facts brought forth in those cases,” Prosser opponent Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg said in a statement.

ADVERTISEMENT

“This race is about returning independence and impartiality to the court,” she wrote in an op-ed for Madison.com. “It’s about electing justices who haven’t prejudged cases and who see the judiciary as a co-equal branch of government and a check and balance against overreaching by the executive and legislative branches, not as a ‘complement’ to their political agenda.”

This video is from the Greater Wisconsin Committee, uploaded to YouTube March 23, 2011.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Protesters give Donald Trump a one-finger salute as Marine One flies over DC protests

Published

on

President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC on Saturday as large crowds of protesters fill the city's streets.

Trump had flown to Florida to see the launch of the SpaceX Starship and returned as the sun was going down.

BuzzFeed News reporter Ellie Hall captured a picture of Marine One approaching the White House -- and being welcomed back to town with raised middle fingers.

Trump, in Marine One, just did a flyover of the protest area outside the White House.

Protesters flipped off the president’s helicopter.#dcprotest #MAGANIGHT #GeorgeFloydProtests pic.twitter.com/EMgCaOof1J

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump announces he has unilaterally decided to let Putin back into the G7 Summit: report

Published

on

President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he intends to let Russia attend the next Group of Seven summit.

Since 2014, Russia's membership in the organization has been suspending in response to Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea. That changed the name from the G8 Summit to the G7 Summit.

The announcement came from pool reporter Gabby Orr of Politico, who said Trump will also invite South Korea, Australia and India to the next summit, which he is postponing until September.

More via pooler: “‘I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries,’ he said. Alyssa Farah said this is bringing together our traditional allies to talk about how to deal with the future of China.”

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Seattle mayor imposes emergency curfew — set to begin only 14 minutes after her announcement

Published

on

The mayor of Seattle announced on Twitter that she would be signing an executive order imposing a curfew.

"I will soon be signing an emergency order and the city of Seattle will be imposing a 5 pm curfew soon," Durkin tweeted at 4:46 p.m. -- only 14 minutes before the order was set to go into effect.

"Crowds need to disburse from downtown immediately," she ordered.

"While many individuals gathered peaceful, some individuals have started fires and are destroying buildings. There are multiple fires downtown and it is an extremely dangerous situation. @Seattelfire (sic) does not have access to buildings," she continued.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image