Watch out Milwaukee, gubernatorial candidate Rep. Mark Green has a plan for us to stem the growing violence on our streets!
Flanked by police officers and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani in Sherman Park, Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green said today that he will lead an all-out effort to end the “culture of crime in Milwaukee.”
In a statement issued by his campaign, Green said Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle had “turned a blind eye” to the crime problem in Milwaukee and promised a stronger effort to show that “this park, this neighborhood, these streets and every park and neighborhood do not belong to the thugs and gangsters.” JS Online
He is personally going to lead an all-out effort. Impressive until, as the Journal correctly points out, you find out that the tough talk is the extent of Mark Green’s “plan”. But Jim Doyle “turned a blind eye”!
Again, the JS correctly points out the following fact:
“In June, after an early wave of summer violence in the city, Doyle approved giving the city $500,000 to hire additional youths through a summer jobs program and $200,000 for additional police patrols. He asked the Legislature for $1 million to go to additional police overtime, though lawmakers scaled that back to $750,000.”
Hardly turning a blind eye, but then again, we’ve come to expect nothing other than inaccuracy and misleading statements from Rep. Green’s campaign thus far, this is just the latest example.
But wait! It doesn’t end there. Sensing the possibility to tie his wagon to the PR stampede, Republican Attorney General candidate J.B. Van Hollen came out in full support of Rep. Green’s “plan”:
Republican attorney general candidate J.B. Van Hollen praised Green, a U.S. representative from Green Bay, for his plan to reduce crime in Milwaukee and said the two share an approach to working with law enforcement to fight dangerous crimes in the state’s urban center.
Praise for a non-existant plan. That’s leadership and exactly the kind of person we need as Wisconsin’s “Top Cop”.
Politicizing an issue like crime to scare up votes. That’s exactly the kind of tough decisions and clear vision that have made Rep. Green such a great public servant.
It’s getting hilarious to watch the desperation that is the Wisconsin Republican party.