Beginning in 1868, after the Civil War, the holiday was established to honor the Americans who died fighting for the United States. Some 150 years later, the day lives on as a reminder to commemorate and honor the people who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of their country.
“Memorial Day" isn't just about honoring veterans, it's honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.” Pete Hegseth
All gave some - some gave it all Thank a veteran for your freedom!
Your CCW license records are treated as open records in Racine County
Recent events have exposed the Racine County Sheriff's Office routinely releasing CCW license information to nosey citizens in direct violation of Wisconsin state statutes.
Want to know who is packing heat ?
Just ask Chris Schmaling or John Harahan or any sheriff deputy in Racine county.
Scofflaw Schmaling According to information from a lieutenant within the department, it is within department policy to release CCW licensee information to nosey and inquiring minds. This CCW open records policy of the sheriff's office is in blatant disregard of the law.
CCW statutes are very specific to protect the privacy and identities of law abiding CCW licensee's.
This is serious folks, The sheriff's office has breached the public trust of Racine County citizens who carry by violating the very laws that are put into place to protect law abiding citizens. If you live in Ashland or Appleton and want to know who's packing? Call the Racine County Sheriff Office where CCW records are handled as public records.
Your information is not safe and secure due to the scofflaw's Sheriff Schmaling and Deputy Sheriff Hanrahan's interpretation of the law.
A complaint has been directly filed into the Racine County District Attorney's office (Patricia Hanson) and with Racine County Corporation Counsel (Michael Lanzdorf) seeking an immediate stop to this CCW open records policy of the sheriff department. CCW law does not provide any relief to the aggrieved, so the complaint further request the county to censure Schmaling and Hanrahan for their misconduct of office.
Below is from the DOJ frequently asked questions about CCW concerning the access, use and release of information. Pages 28 and 29 To view the complete document: https://www.doj.state.wi.us/sites/default/files/dles/ccw/ccw-faq%201-2018.pdf ACCESS TO CCW LICENSE INFORMATION Will there be a list of persons who have CCW licenses?
Yes. The law requires DOJ to maintain a computerized record listing the names of and
specified information (including but not limited to dates of birth, sex and the identification number
of the CCW license) concerning all individuals who have been issued a license and former
federal law enforcement officers (but not former state law enforcement officers) who have been
issued certification cards. Wis. Stat. § 175.60(12)(a). Is the information regarding CCW licenses available to the public?
No. The information regarding CCW licenses is not considered a public record and the DOJ,
Department of Transportation (DOT), or any employee of DOJ or DOT, cannot make it
available to the public except in the context of a prosecution for an offense in which the
person‘s status as a licensee or holder of a certification card is relevant or through DOJ‘s annual
report to the Legislature and the Governor. Wis. Stat. § 175.60(12)(c). Does DOJ issue any reports regarding CCW licenses? DOJ is required to submit a statistical report to the Legislature and the Governor annually by
March 1 of each year. The report must indicate the number of licenses applied for, issued,
denied, suspended, and revoked during the previous calendar year. For the licenses denied, the
report must indicate the reasons for the denials and the part of the application process in which
the reasons for denial were discovered. For licenses suspended or revoked, the report must
indicate the reasons for the suspensions and revocations. DOJ may not include in the report
any information that may be used to identify an applicant or a licensee, including but not
limited to a name, address, birth date, or Social Security number. Wis. Stat. § 175.60(19). To whom can DOJ release information on CCW licenses? Law enforcement agencies upon proper request and reports to the governor and legislature.
Proper requests from law enforcement include: 1) to confirm that a license or certification card
produced by an individual at the request of a law enforcement officer is valid; 2) if an individual
claims to hold a valid license or law enforcement certification but does not have his or her
license document or law enforcement certification card with him or her, to confirm that the
individual holds a valid license or certification card; and 3) to investigate whether a person
submitted an intentionally false statement in a license application or renewal. Wis. Stat. §§
175.60(12g)(a) and (19). Is the information regarding CCW licenses available to a law enforcement agency? Yes, in limited circumstances. A law enforcement officer may not request or be provided
information from such computerized record concerning a specific individual except for specified
purposes including to confirm that a license or certification card produced by an individual at the
request of a law enforcement officer is valid or, if an individual does not have his or her license
document or certification card with him or her, to confirm that the individual holds a valid
license or certification card or to investigate whether the person made false statements in their
license application or renewal. Wis. Stat. § 175.60(12)(b) and (12g)(b). How can law enforcement agencies use CCW license information? To confirm that a license or certification card produced by an individual at the request of a law
enforcement officer is valid. Wis. Stat. § 175.60(12)(b)1a.
If an individual claims to hold a valid license or law enforcement certification but does not have
his or her license document or law enforcement certification card with him or her, to confirm that
the individual holds a valid license or certification card. Wis. Stat. § 175.60(12)(b)1b.
To investigate whether a person submitted an intentionally false statement in a license
application or renewal. Wis. Stat. § 175.60(12)(b)1c.
To investigate whether a person complied with the requirements governing the return of revoked
or suspended CCW licenses. Wis. Stat. § 175.60(12)(b)1d. Is information available to law enforcement agencies outside of Wisconsin?
Yes: 1) information to confirm that a license or certification card produced by an individual at
the request of a law enforcement officer is valid; or, 2) if an individual claims to hold a valid
license or law enforcement certification but does not have his or her license document or
law enforcement certification card with him or her, to confirm that the individual holds a valid
license or certification. Wis. Stat. § 175.60(12)(b) 2. Are there some things a law enforcement agency cannot do with license information? Neither a law enforcement agency nor any of its employees may store or maintain information
regarding an individual that was obtained from DOJ based on the individual‘s status as a
licensee or holder of a certificate card. Wis. Stat. § 175.60(12g)(b).
In addition, neither a law enforcement agency nor any of its employees may sort or access
information regarding vehicle stops, investigations, civil or criminal offenses, or other activities
involving the agency based on the status as licensees Once again Sheriff Schmaling as a law enforcement officer has been exposed operating in total disregard of Wisconsin laws that are put into place to protect it's citizens. Schmaling doesn't believe he has to comply with the law ! Teach him otherwise!
I was contacted several times by a reporter from the Racine Journal Times seeking information and/or confirmation of recent events in the town of Dover. The reporter expressed interest in the Town of Dover Entertainment District located in the heart of Kansasville. I informed the reporter that this year's political theme is Mayberry RFD SPECIAL EDITION
Floyd, Barney and Otis This years Special Players Edition theme is Everybody is tied up in knots over nothing Cast members include Floyd the barber, Otis and Barney. With lots of OOOHs and AAAHS from supporting cast Aunt Bee and Charlene Darling Sadly the wisdom and calm demeanor of Andy is missing from this years special players cast.
For over twenty years the Kansasville town house Entertainment District has been putting on a monthly nightly show, usually starting at 7 pm and ending??? They perform in front of a live audience and here is the best part Admission is free! And Now
The kingdom of Dover has lots of legally aged adults who for unknown reasons haven't mentally matured. Overactive and hypersensitive temperaments flare like fifth graders warring over nerf balls. Every few years the drama kings and queens have to act up and engage in WoW (Wars of Words).
One stupid says something
Another stupid does something
That is how it often works.
Just like Super Mario Brothers!
One election working with each other, next election knocking each other out of the game. The pettiness of politics transcends geopolitical boundaries to the Union Grove area as well, where children are indoctrinated into believing that government is only good and without fault. Where the only lessons the school teaches are OBEY! OBEY!! OBEY!!! Act up and you are facing the Racine County Sheriff Department, followed by jail. A school system where math,science and geography are no longer important. But they will teach the kids how be be properly indoctrinated, follow orders and accept authority and rule. OBEY! OBEY!! OBEY!!!
A taste of political reality is just what children are in need of. Mandatory reading is no longer part of the school curriculum. Reading "The Good Earth", "1984", and "Catch 22" will not be part of an indoctrinated student.
And what about our worthless press? The local Racine Journal Times has yet to take on head to head the Foxconn eminent domain fiasco that is currently in full swing. We have government officials who are violating their oath of office as they misuse eminent domain proceedings against landowners to acquire land for a foreign corporation. Government corruption is real and prevalent, so the more we speak and act about it, the better we can address it. But back to the fine town of Dover: We all know current chairman Mario Lena was not elected to be a Politician or Statesman. nor does he pretend to be. Truth being known, I'm not sure he is smarter than a box of rocks. Even a box of rocks knows when to remain silent and when to make noise. Mario campaigned on the promise that town of Dover funds would be better allocated back to serve the residents of Dover, not to fund parasitic engineering and law firms who siphons funds from road and public utility projects. Lena's plan must be working, at the last town hall meeting, road repair crews stated a records amount of material was used to repair town roads ( or did he say historical) matters not. To see childish behavior makes me wonder what event stymied so many adults from mentality maturing.
These adults appear educated, but failed to learn how to prioritize life's twists and turns. Perhaps some of the pettiness, hypersensitivity and childish behavior may be attributed to petty conversations, jealousy, dementia or alzheimer's. OH, I FORGOT It's the water stupid! For years field and yard runoff have spoiled the water quality of Eagle lake. Add DNR administered poisons to the lake and
Zero fish population, Eagle lake has been declared dead several times. Must make people brain dead when they drink the water! Quit Drinking the green Eagle Lake water - Stupids!
Here is something an investigative reporter should look into: Any and all funds related to Natures Bend Road!
To the credit of Ms. Neubauer, the March 25 town hall meeting was a true listening session where the public had their opportunity to present their concerns of gun safety, violence and fear of law enforcement.
the town hall meeting, Rep. Neubauer passed out an informational flyer.This flyer contained statistics and
references where the data was obtained. You may view the handout here:
out the third subtitle; [State of Guns
in Wisconsin] 3rd. bullet
according to Ms. Neubauer’s flyer, Wisconsin has 64,878 registered guns as of
April 2017, referencing a source that does not appear to support her claims.
The State of Wisconsin by law preempts gun registration. From Gifford law center: "Wisconsin does not require firearm owners to register their firearms. With limited exceptions, Wisconsin preempts local jurisdictions from adopting ordinances requiring the registration of “any firearm or part of a firearm, including ammunition and reloader components.”1 Read more here:
Gun Registration in Wisconsin? Is
this data deep state trickery ? or perhaps did Rep. Neubauer stumble upon some Wisconsin
secret data banks, revealing hidden data that has been kept from the
public?Whatever the real story is, we
are going to kick Pandora’s Box until the truth is told.
the interim, consider the following; As our population in the State of
Wisconsin nears 6 million citizens, estimated Wisconsin gun ownership ranges
between 34 percent and 44 percent of the general population. On the low side of
estimates - there is an estimated 2 million + gun owners in the Badger State. Being most gun owners own more than one gun, one
can safely estimate more than three million guns exist in Wisconsin citizens
hands. In Wisconsin, it appears we have a free standing 2 million plus armed Militia exercising their 2nd. amendment rights.
Two to Three million guns vs. 64,878 guns ? Think about this, every day over two million cheeseheads safely go about their business without causing an incident or ruckus with their guns. Only by knowing and understanding real numbers can we focus where our efforts to thwart gun violence will be best served. Do you believe the Deep State numbers or research from credible sources?
"Stillman and Boeck attempted a traffic stop on Shannon, who then got out of the car and fled on food." Apparently it wasn't fast food! "During the chase, according to the DOJ report, Shannon pointed a gun at the officers three separate times and they fired back, hitting Shannon five times." How do you fire back if you haven't been shot at? From the Racine Journal Times - Unedited
RACINE — Two Racine police officers on leave after a deadly confrontation with a suspect fleeing a traffic suspect on Jan. 17 have been cleared to return to duty.
Racine Police Investigator Chad Stillman and Officer Peter Boeck were put on leave, but they “have been cleared and are welcome back to the department any time,” Sgt. Adam Malacara, public information officer for the department, announced on Wednesday.
“However, they are still dealing with this highly traumatic event and will come back when they are ready,” Malacara said. “They did what they were trained to do but hoped they never had to. It is a difficult situation to deal with.”
On Tuesday, Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson announced her office will not press charges against Stillman and Boeck, who were involved in a shooting that resulted in the death of Donte Shannon, 26, of Racine, in a backyard of a home in the 1400 block of Park Ave.
According to an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the officers were informed Shannon had a weapon and some marijuana. On Jan. 17, Stillman and Boeck attempted a traffic stop on Shannon, who then got out of the car and fled on food.
During the chase, according to the DOJ report, Shannon pointed a gun at the officers three separate times and they fired back, hitting Shannon five times.
On Feb. 5, a federal suit was filed on behalf of the Shannon family, against the officers involved in the shooting and the City of Racine. The case alleges Shannon’s civil rights were violated in the encounter that ended in Shannon’s death.