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.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A concerned person reported to the Waukesha Police Department that Kelly Shaw, 58, threatened to "shoot up the place" where Shaw's wife works, according to the police department's call log.
After Kelly Shaw, 58, was arrested on serious weapon-related domestic violence allegations, his wife told police she didn’t contact authorities because she feared a shootout, according to a criminal complaint. “(The woman) is most fearful that he will go out, become very angry and come to her work and do something to her and to other employees where she works,” the complaint states. “(The wife) stated the defendant has threatened to come and shoot everyone there.” The Waukesha Police Department received a call about Shaw over the weekend involving an alleged threat to his wife’s business. A Waukesha father of Shaw’s wife’s coworker contacted police at 5:56 p.m. Friday with concerns about a call made by Shaw to Shaw’s wife’s place of …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The 58-year-old Waukesha man arrested following a four-hour standoff last week pulled out a gun when he demanded his wife make him a pillow cover, according to a criminal complaint.
A Waukesha man is accused of taking out a gun and threatening to shoot his wife after they argued about his demands to make him a pillowcase, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Waukesha County Circuit Court. Weeks later, the man was arrested following a standoff near Comanche Lane. Authorities couldn’t locate his wife at the time and police asked the public to help locate her. She was later found safe at a relative’s home in Waukesha. Kelly A. Shaw, 58, is charged with three domestic abuse-related misdemeanors: pointing a firearm at another person, and two counts of disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon. He faces up to 27 months in jail and $12,000 in fines, if convicted of all three charges. He remains jailed in…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Former Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez was accused of beating his fiancee, but charges were dismissed after she apparently left the country.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
A domestic abuse charge filed against former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez was dismissed by a Waukesha County judge Thursday after the prosecution said it could no longer meet the burden of proof in the case. Rodriguez, 30, was charged last month with disorderly conduct-domestic abuse, a misdemeanor, after being accused of beating his fiancé inside a Wales home after she suspected he was cheating on her. Rodriguez pleaded not guilty to the charge and a jury trial was scheduled to begin next Tuesday. During what was supposed to be a status hearing Thursday, Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel told the court that the state could not meet its burden of proof and would not pursue the charges, according to …