- Protasiewicz has an extensive record of far-left, soft-on-crime patterns and is a progressive justice judge; now, she is running for a Supreme Court seat.
- If she wins the seat, the balance will shift to a democratic majority.
- Protasiewicz says, “our most closely-held constitutional rights are under attack by radical right-wing extremists.”
- In 2015, Protasiewicz gave Eric J. Smiley Jr. a short five months in jail for drug crimes and illegally carrying a concealed weapon. Two years later, Smiley was charged with murder.
- The liberal judge also signed the petition to recall former Republican Governor Scott Walker.
- She worked in the DA office conducting an unconstitutional John Doe investigation against him and various other conservative organizations within the state of Wisconsin.
Janet Protasiewicz, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge, has officially thrown her hat into the race for WI Supreme Court. Protasiewicz has an extensive record of far-left, soft-on-crime patterns and is a progressive justice judge. She is running to fill Justice Patience Roggensack’s seat, who is not seeking a third 10-year term.
Roggensack is a part of a four-justice conservative majority on the Supreme court, which consists of seven members. If Protasiewicz manages to secure this seat, the balance will shift to a democratic majority.
Protasiewicz’s press release announcing her candidacy paints a foggy, unclear picture of her values and ideas. Her press release announcement simply does not translate when compared to her actual legal record. Unfortunately, it’s common to see far-left candidates tell people what they want to hear rather than being transparent about their plans.
“I’ve got simple Wisconsin values. If you break the law, you should be held accountable. If you work hard and play by the rules, the government should leave you alone. And if your rights are violated, you should get a fair shot to demand justice.”
Protasiewicz was a Milwaukee County prosecutor for over 25 years and spent seven years as an assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm, which has been notorious for its soft-on-crime policies. Chisholm’s office has helped release a long list of violent and dangerous career criminals.
One situation made headlines, where the office set an inappropriately low bail of $1,000 for Darrell Brooks, the man who is accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade, killing six and injuring dozens more. They called this “human error” and brushed it off as a simple mistake.
Protasiewicz believes she has “spent more than 36 years in the law, defending the rights of victims, protecting children, and upholding the law.” However, her progressive approach to sentencing has resulted in severe consequences.
In 2015, Protasiewicz gave Eric J. Smiley Jr. a short five months in jail for drug crimes and illegally carrying a concealed weapon. She ignored his criminal background and turned a blind eye to his history of gun and drug crimes. Two years after this decision, Smiley and two other males were charged with murdering a Milwaukee building inspector.
According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s report, almost every time police arrested Smiley, he was carrying a gun.
Protasiewicz says, “our most closely-held constitutional rights are under attack by radical right-wing extremists.” The liberal judge also signed the petition to recall former Republican Governor Scott Walker. She worked in the DA office conducting an unconstitutional John Doe investigation against him and various other conservative organizations within the state of Wisconsin.
All of her endorsements are by radical liberals. For example, Protasiewicz is endorsed by her former boss, John Chisholm, the same man who led the secret John Doe probe. She’s backed by the AFSCME, former Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, state Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee), and Milwaukee City Council member Marina Dimitrijevic.
Not surprisingly, Protasiewicz was also endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin when she ran for the Milwaukee County Circuit Branch seat. Protasiewicz is a proud and loyal supporter of abortion. In her campaign announcement, she refers to abortion (the killing of unborn human beings) as “the constitutional right to privacy.” However, there is nothing in the constitution concerning abortion.
Protasiewicz says she “is running to restore integrity to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and get politics out of the courtroom.” However, with such an extensive background of far-left-leaning ideologies and her track record of being a soft and lenient judge, it’s hard to believe anything she says.
She stated, “We know it’s not up to the government to decide who we can or can’t love. We know the 2020 election resulted in Joe Biden’s election. We must restore confidence that judges aren’t just trying to reach their favored outcomes, but actually applying the law and constitution.”
What she fails to mention are Joe Biden’s dismal approval ratings.
Democrats Have Failed Their Cities
America has gotten a taste of what the Biden administration offers, and it doesn’t taste good.
According to a Gallup Poll, an embarrassingly low 16% of Americans are satisfied with the state of the country under President Joe Biden’s leadership. In addition, a whopping 84% believe the United States has gone off the rails amid record-breaking inflation, shortages of baby formula, sky-high gas prices, and mass shootings. Only 1% refused to answer.
We also shouldn’t dismiss or forget about the riots, unrest, and violence that broke out in Kenosha and many other cities across the U.S. Many cities run by Democrats forced their residents to sit back and watch their city burn to the ground.
In August 2020, the riots in the streets of Kenosha unleashed an outbreak of political violence. It was one of the multiple riots that summer that occurred across the country, which was enabled by Democrat leaders who, at best, excused the behavior and, at worst, encouraged the riots to continue.
Maxine Waters told her supporters flat-out that if they come across an ally of President Trump in public, “you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, a member of the ‘Squad,’ called for mobilized “unrest on the streets” against the Trump administration. Kamala Harris also commented while Portland burned to the ground, warning the public that the riots are a “movement,” that it’s “not gonna stop,” and that it “should not stop.” She said this with a twisted smile as she told Americans to “beware.”
Wisconsin wasn’t too thrilled about how Governor Evers handled the riots either.
On August 23, three months after George Floyd was killed and the riots were initially sparked, a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake, another African American. The media made it out to be something it was not, as Blake had a knife, resisted arrest after being tasered, and reached into his car when he was finally shot in the back. Blake also had a warrant out for arrest on charges of third-degree sexual assault. The video of the incident only added fuel to the fire, and more violence and unrest would ensue if Evers did not take decisive action.
Evers did not take action. Instead of deploying the National Guard to Kenosha, Tony Evers published an inflammatory tweet suggesting that police may have behaved “mercilessly” in their encounter with Blake.
“Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first black man or person to have been shot or injured, or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.”
Only a few hours later, 100 cars were torched in Kenosha. Evers didn’t act until the following day, August 24. He finally called out the National Guard, requesting only 125 guardsmen even though Kenosha has a population of close to 100,000. That same night, arsonists set fire to dozens of buildings, continuing to terrorize the city.
The following day, August 25, Gov. Evers denied an offer of federal support from homeland security. He shot the idea down and defended his choice, stating, “I knew that would not work out.” Evers decided to send another 125 guardsmen into Kenosha later that day, but it did not make a great enough impact to control the violence and chaos ensuing on the streets. Eventually, he gave in to accepting help, something he should have prioritized from the beginning.
When Kenosha needed someone to put their foot down firmly, Governor Evers tip-toed around the ordeal. Unfortunately, he did not act decisively and quickly to curb the damage; when he finally acted, he only sent a minimal amount of help even though law enforcement was incredibly overwhelmed, and he affirmed the riots through his tweets.
Breaking a Pattern of Bad Habits
Recent polls and studies indicate that most Wisconsinites are concerned about the direction of the state. But, unfortunately, we have seen pessimism snowball rapidly. The past few years have seemingly spun out of control, and 56% of Wisconsin voters said the state is headed down the wrong path.
Residents are concerned about inflation and safety/crime. Governor Tony Evers’ weak leadership plays a role in the rising crime rates, his refusal to stand by and support law enforcement has had severe consequences. In addition, his policies that support releasing violent rapists and murderers from prison have had dire consequences.
The law needs to be brought back into the state of Wisconsin. If crime rates are ever to drop, it will not happen until we have more tough-on-crime individuals working for Wisconsin and prioritizing the safety of communities across the state. Progressive judges with extreme liberal agendas will not improve the current situation.