This is the right wing today. They are a gang of thugs. This is why they love bullies like DeathSantis and tRump. These people think forcing everyone to do as they command / demand is acceptable, might make it right. They don’t want gun control, civil rights, or any cooperative tolerant society because it removes their power to rule over others. Hugs
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:
A 68-year-old man was shot and killed in a targeted attack in his home in New Lisbon early Friday. Sources told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the victim was retired Juneau County Judge John Roemer, who retired from the bench in 2017.
Attorney General Josh Kaul said the assailant appeared to be targeting others as well. Sources told the Journal Sentinel that Gov. Tony Evers was among them, but Kaul declined to provide any names during a brief news conference in Mauston.
“The individual who’s a suspect appears to have had other targets as well, appears to be related to the judicial system,” Kaul said. Those names are not being released at this time, Kaul said, but the other targets have been notified.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports:
A source close to the investigation tells WTMJ’s John Mercure the 56-year-old suspect was part of a militia and he had with him a hit list that included the names of several elected officials including Governor Tony Evers. When asked if they were notified of the apparent threat, the Governor’s Office said they do not comment on specific threats or the governor’s security detail.
Following a failed attempt to negotiate with a person inside the home, the Juneau County Special Tactics and Response Team entered the residence and located the homeowner, a 68 year old man deceased. A 56 year old man, identified as the suspect, was located in the basement with an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. He was alive and has since been transported to a hospital.
We now read “militia member” without questioning ?
A friend of mine worked at the Friend of the Court, making child custody decisions. He had to use a different name to list his house and phone number (back when we had landlines) for fear of retaliation from the losing parent.
So then John Mercure, the 56-year-old suspect, was part of a (not so well) regulated militia of which the Second Amendment of the U.S. constitution speaks.
As Wisconsin goes down the right wing shitter they want to take Michigan and Minnesota with them.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,…” yah, well how the fuck is this working out for them?
This is a violent criminal who should be locked up to protect society. But militia membership or no, once you’re in the criminal justice system, you’re in it for life. I was arrested on a non-violent drug charge 50 years ago, and every time I’m stopped or have to interact with the police, that charge comes up. There’s no such thing as a reformed criminal in the eyes of the law. Once a criminal, always a criminal, until the day you die.
If you pump people full of lies, propaganda, and a dire future, and you tell them the only solution to what you’re telling them comes from a gun, eventually they’re gonna act.