This week’s Carnival of the Badger

This week I participated in the 2,996 Tribute, to honor the 2,996 victims of 9/11 with one tribute per blogger. Please read my tribute to John Patrick Tierney.

The focus for this week’s carnival seems to either politics or crime and punishment. We start off with a post about George Bush cutting funding for community oriented policing programs which really weren’t being run properly or getting any results anyway.

We had some important primary elections this week, and in that spirit, we have a discussion of campaign reports and cash-on-hand for local politicians. In the continuing saga of Milwaukee crime, we had a moonbat D.A. candidate (not anymore!) who accused police of shooting a 13-year-old. The only problem was that the actual shooter had already turned himself in. In my line of work, we call that (turning himself in) a clue.

Sometimes, crime does not pay, and you’ve got to be held accountable. Local real estate developer Boris Gohkman must pay $90,000 in the civil suit regarding his Medicaid fraud. Oh, and let’s not forget about the Democrats who hired workers for a campaign on raising the minimum wage. They paid the workers less than minimum wage.

One blogger reminds us that if you receive a check in the mail and you don’t know what it’s for, it might not be yours!

And in one final post totally unrelated to politics, [tag]crime[/tag], or [tag]money[/tag], the Badger Tracker isn’t happy with the UW-Madison 24-point victory over Western Illinois.