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Monday, September 04, 2006 

DA Race

We simply cannot have an election in Milwaukee without things getting totally weird...
But an unexpected chapter was added to the tragedy Saturday when Larraine McNamara-McGraw, a Democratic candidate for Milwaukee County district attorney, asked if police had something to do with the slaying.

"I'm wondering who might have shot this child. The paper (Journal Sentinel) said errant shots or bullets. Is it possible police shot that child?" McNamara-McGraw said during a candidates forum at the Milwaukee chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Is it possible police shot this child? Is it possible that Yosemite Sam shot this child? Is it possible that Lee Harvey Oswald shot this child? Look, three stupid statements in a row. A response...
John Chisholm, an assistant district attorney and McNamara-McGraw's rival, interrupted and said, "We already arrested a person for shooting that girl."

A 17-year-old was arrested in the case but not charged, and the case is still under investigation, police said.
There's a lead, but really, it must've been those horrible police, right?

Surely there must be an explanation for her statement...
Later, McNamara-McGraw said she was reacting to an article in Friday's Journal Sentinel. The article described the crime in which the teen "was shot in the chest by what police think were errant shots."

"I'm going to take aim at the insensitive article that is dividing our community," she said.
This is the dumbest statement that I have read in a very long time. The article is dividing the community?! The article?! This statement is so head-in-the-sand that it is just sad. McNamara-McGraw does not deserve to be the next DA, not by a long shot.

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