Time for a Democrats Gone Wild! flashback: Remember those tire-slashing incidents in Milwaukee that occurred at a state Republican Party office, where vehicles that were to be used to transport voters to the polls had been parked? The alleged perps may be charged with felonies by the end of the week. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
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The two most high-profile suspects – Michael Pratt, son of former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt, and Sowande Omokunde, son of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore – are still in the mix of those who could face charges.
After all of the police and FBI interviews, sources have indicated that no out-of-state individuals are expected to be charged with slashing the tires of 20 vans and cars rented by the state Republican Party to schlep party faithful to the polls. That seems to mean that Virginia resident Opel Simmons III, the first guy arrested in the case, can breathe easy.
Sources indicated that Milwaukee County District Attorney E. Michael McCann could file a criminal complaint this week. But with investigators and cops still putting the finishing touches on the probe, charges could be pushed back into next week.
McCann and David Feiss, the assistant DA overseeing the investigation, declined to answer questions but said the case is nearing completion and a charging decision will be made soon. Feiss said he is still waiting to receive some FBI reports.
This has been the most watched vandalism investigation in city history since shortly after it happened, when the Journal Sentinel broke the story online and it was picked up by the national media as an election day scandal. We later broke the news in this column that the cops wanted to question the sons of two of the city’s most prominent Democrats.
Michael Pratt, who led Kerry’s Milwaukee campaign, and Omokunde, also known as Supreme Solar Allah, were later arrested. Both men turned themselves in, were questioned briefly and were released.
Three other state Democrats have been arrested and released by Milwaukee police in the investigation: Lewis Gibson Caldwell III, 28, and Lavelle Mohammad, 35, both of Milwaukee; and Justin J. Howell, 20, of Racine…
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