Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What did Walker know about Ripped Up Recall Petition? Should Student Perpetrator be charged with Felony?

It’s about time? The Madison police are now involved.

The destruction of a recall petition is a felony, a felony one Edgewood College student committed when he ripped one up last week.

Despite that illegal act, it would be crazy to charged the kid with a felony, warned and fined maybe, but nothing that would seriously effect his life. But then…our disciplinary Republican father figures just passed a law preventing felons from working in our schools, even if their crime (ripping a piece of paper) is unrelated to their job. Is this guy really that kind of criminal? No, but thanks to his ideologically compatible party, teaching is out of the question in Wisconsin for this student felon.

WKOW 27: A Madison police official said his department is now investigating the alleged destruction of a recall petition at Edgewood College, days after college officials declined to contact authorities about the potential felony crime.

A student's alleged destruction of a petition of a small number of signatures to recall Governor Scott Walker also involved a tweet from the student's account to the governor, claiming responsibility for ripping up the petition on his twitter account,  a message was sent this week to Walker stating the student's campus punishment was a letter of apology.  Student witness Zach Madden said he felt a letter of apology was insufficient to address what happened. "I agree that the college should do something, but I just don't think justice was served here."

But when the governor’s office found out about the ripped up petition, what did they do?
Gov. Walker's spokesperson Cullen Werwie has yet to explain what actions were taken as a result of the initial tweet from the student's account to the governor.   
Silent acceptance?

1 comment:

  1. Charge him with a felony and plea bargain it down to a misdemeanor. This happens all the time, especially with assault and battery cases.