Leah Vukmir has gotten herself in another mess of her own making. The career politician who desperately wants to go to Washington …“Career politician”? That would be Tammy Baldwin, would it not? As for Leah Vukmir, she worked more than 20 years as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, receiving her nursing degree from Marquette University in 1980 and her master’s degree in nursing from UW Madison in 1983. She was only elected to the legislature in 2002, at age 44. O.K., I read the rest of “Vukmir should stop lying about Baldwin’s handling of Kavanaugh’s pick” in, where else, The Capital Times. The lengthy jeremiad never gets around to identifying the supposed lie but we extrapolate that Vukmir charges Baldwin with a knee-jerk rejection. The Capital Times tip toes around that inconvenient truth, disclaiming that “Baldwin examined Kavanaugh’s record and quickly determined she could not support his nomination.” Quickly, indeed! Politifact notes that Baldwin came out against both Kavanaugh and Gorsuch before meeting with them. Three days after Kavanaugh’s nomination was announced, in fact. But she did meet with Obama nominee Merrick Garland. Nonetheless, The Capital Times prostitutes itself saying “Baldwin’s approach to the Kavanugh nomination has been serious and thoughtful.” If you say so.
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High speeds and blowing stop signs
Recovered/Stolen Auto – 3:10 p.m. Monday, July 22 — Officers responded to E. Buckeye Rd/Homberg Ln for a report of a stolen auto. Officers observed the driver/vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and blowing through stop signs. The driver/vehicle crashed into a stop sign at Cottontail Trail/E. Buckeye Rd. The driver/suspect (16-year-old WM) and passenger/suspect (18-year-old AAM) fled on foot. A third subject/suspect (15-year-old AAF) remained with the vehicle. The driver/suspect was apprehended, arrested, conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent and multiple traffic citations. The AAM passenger remains at-large (charges pending for his arrest). No charges/citations were filed against the AAF subject.
Shots fired, a stolen car, a police chase, two injuries and a wrecked car07/20/2019 – 12:44 PMArrested:1 Juvenile Female, 16 years old
1 Adult Female, 17 years oldShortly before 12:45 pm Saturday, Madison Police responded to the 6900 Block of Park Ridge Drive on the SW side for a report of shots fired. A casing was recovered linking the shooting to a stolen white Audi that had left the area.Shortly after 1:30 pm, the stolen Audi was traveling on East Washington Ave. When a vehicle stop was attempted, the stolen vehicle fled. A vehicle pursuit was initiated which traveled outbound on East Washington Ave and into the North and East police districts.The two female occupants of the stolen vehicle fled after a crash with an MPD squad. The two were arrested after a foot pursuit. Both suspects were transported to a local hospital for treatment related to minor injuries.Two MPD officers received treatment for minor injuries related to the crash and foot chase. The juvenile suspect will be taken to the Juvenile Reception Center while the adult suspect will be taken to the Dane County Jail on tentative charges of eluding a police officer and operating a motor vehicle without the owners consent.
Related?1:20 p.m. Officers responded to the 9500 block of Hill Creek Dr. for a victim (64 year-old WM) reporting his vehicle stolen. The garage the vehicle had been in was open and the keys were in the vehicle prior to the theft. The vehicle was located later by State Patrol. Pursuit of this vehicle was attempted, but was subsequently terminated. The suspects who stole this vehicle may also have been involved in the weapons offense which occurred at 12:44 p.m.