Saturday, February 16, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker has proposed $3 million for grants to execute GPS tracking of certain people considered dangerous who have not yet violated a restraining order against them.
Gov. Scott Walker announced a plan to budget $3 million for grants to “allow GPS monitoring of certain dangerous individuals receiving first-time restraining orders.” Last April, Walker signed “Cindy’s Law,” which allows courts to institute GPS monitoring for restraining order violators. The new plan would allow people deemed especially dangerous to be tracked by GPS before violating the order. Relatives of a victim from last year’s Azana Spa Shooting in Brookfield have been pushing for tougher laws. Is it right that people who haven’t violated an order should have their whereabouts tracked electronically? And should the state provide grants to make it happen? Vote in our poll and discuss in the comments.
Monday, January 28, 2013
This week's Whitefish Bay police reports also include a struggle with police in the Bay Village townhomes.
A scuffle at the Bay Village townhomes led police to issue two domestic violence citations early Friday morning. Whitefish Bay police responded to a report of domestic violence in the 200 block of Chateau Place at 12:46 a.m. Friday. The fight allegedly started after the 23-year-old woman and 33-year-old man living in one of the townhome units drank a bottle of E&J brandy together, and the woman checked her Facebook page. The man believed she was using Facebook to contact her ex-boyfriend, so he threw her laptop on the ground, disconnecting the screen from the keyboard. The woman asked her boyfriend to reimburse her for the damage, and when he refused, she kicked his television. The man then tackled her, put his forearm to her jaw area but …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Man allegedly slapped a woman inside a home after they got into an argument about him missing his domestic violence class and not taking his medications.
A 31-year-old Whitefish Bay man is facing charges after he allegedly slapped a woman across her face when she got upset he didn’t go to his domestic violence class. According to the criminal complaint, the man—who isn’t being identified by Patch in order to protect the identity of the victim—got into an argument with the woman Sunday inside a home in the 4900 block of North Shoreland Avenue because she was upset with him for missing the class and not taking his medications. He then slapped her across the face three times when the argument got more heated. He is charged with one count of battery and one count of disorderly conduct domestic abuse and could face up to one year in prison if convicted. He has been ordered turned over to the …