Kenosha Cops Ditch Union
In a stark rebuke to the leader of the Wisconsin Professional Police Officers Association (WPPA), Jim Palmer, the Kenosha Professional Police Officers Association voted 66 to 61, in a binding referendum, to leave the WPPA.
Sources within the Kenosha police union cited Palmer’s decision to hyper-politicize the state police union over Gov. Walker’s Act 10 legislation, even though the vast majority of law enforcement officers throughout the state are exempt from its effects.
A source further noted that it was Palmer’s lackluster response to a proposed visit by a suspected domestic terrorist that angered many rank-and-file Kenosha cops, as the WPPA failed to chastise members of a local teacher’s union for bringing Bill Ayers, the former leader of the Weather Underground, to Milwaukee for a speaking engagement.