Time for Children’s Court Judge to resign
Disturbing video seals the deal on broken juvenile justice system
When a juvenile is involved in at least 22 car theft cases, that should get the swift attention of our judges, right?
Or, when a judge watches a video of that same teen cavalierly waving a gun around, that should spark some concern, right?
Not so much in Milwaukee County.
And now a video clip has emerged that clearly shows the teen waving around a handgun and flashing gang signs. Please go to the city Facebook page of my colleague, Alderman Bob Donovan (facebook.com/AldermanDonovan), to view the clip.
Enter Judge Gwendolyn Connolly on Friday, who – after hearing testimony and after watching the same video – denied the adult court waiver request, apparently siding instead with delinquency services and a probation agent. The judge said she saw no “clear and convincing evidence” to send the young actor to adult court.
Judge Connolly is obviously completely out of touch with the victims and our citizenry, and I am asking for her to resign immediately.
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