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As a former prosecutor,I'd like to think that those charged with enforcing the law would display some sense of justice (at least outside of Dane County). From the outside though, the seemingly endless, leak-filled John Doe investigation being conducted by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm into the activities of people peripherally connected to Scott Walker seems thus far to be more like a rambling witch hunt than an investigative proceeding.
When you do 15 hours of live radio a week, it's easy to get caught up in the ebb and flow of the stories of the day. Given the need to come up with ten or more topics daily that will challenge, inform, interest - and yes, entertain - a large audience, there's a tendency to focus on what's happening at any given moment.
When I first read the story the story on racial profiling that recently appeared in the local newspaper, my reaction was that it was a bit unfair. The more I analyze what was written (and the way it was written), the more I understand why Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn was so upset.
I can't stand a lot of the showboating that goes on in professional sports. You know, a team is losing by 20 points and a player launches into a two-minute celebration after making a tackle! I mean, "come on man", show some professionalism.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. On today's radio program, I'll be discussing three stories that are each shaped by an accompanying video. For those that want to follow along at home, here are the video links: