Milwaukee-“Sheriffs from around the state are supporting Daniel Kelly for the Supreme Court” is the opening statement in an ad airing statewide starting today that highlights Politician Janet Protasiewicz’s soft-on-crime sentencing record as a circuit court judge.
Protasiewicz regularly has let violent offenders off with little-to-no prison time, releasing dangerous people back into Wisconsin communities.
Justice Kelly has support from Wisconsin Sheriffs and other law enforcement officers, including the Milwaukee Police Association, because he understands law officers can do their jobs more confidently knowing the judicial system backs them up with the rule of law.
As the ad says, “It’s time to prioritize justice again-not politics.”
As a judge in Milwaukee County, Politician Protasiewicz made the following rulings:
· No prison time for a 25-year-old man who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl. The only reason Politician Protasiewicz gave for this inexcusable sentence was “COVID.” The following year, the defendant killed a 17 year old woman in a drunk driving crash (WI v. Kenneth D Wright, Milwaukee County Case Number 2020CF001541)
· No prison time for a man who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl (WI v. Anton Roosevelt Veasley, Milwaukee County Case Number 2020CF001889)
· No prison time for a man convicted of sexually assaulting 3 girls. Later he was charged with felony sexual assault for re-offending against one of the same victims (WI v. Kenneth R Blair, Milwaukee County Case Number 2018CF006083)
· Just 14 months in jail for a man who raped his unconscious cousin. During Sentencing, Judge Protasiewicz said nice things about the rapist, she didn’t think he was a danger to the public, and that the rapist was just taking advantage of an “opportunity.” (WI v. Jovian N Reese, Milwaukee County Case Number 2018CF002852)
· No prison for a woman who starved her 16-year-old son to death. The boy was so severely malnourished that he only weighed 42 pounds when he died (WI v. Iraida M Pizarro-Osorio, Milwaukee County Case Number 2019CF003997)