Monday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 92. Sunrise is 5:41 AM and sunset 8:21 PM, for 14h 39m 59s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 92.9% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1948, President Truman signs Executive Order 9981, desegregating the military of the United States.
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Joel Streicher’s sentence for fatally striking another driver while on duty for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office didn’t sit well with the victim’s family in April.
Streicher was to serve just six months in jail, with work release, as a condition of two years’ probation.
So imagine how Ceasar Stinson’s loved ones felt when they learned last week Streicher wasn’t serving any time in jail at all but was spending his nights at home, on a GPS bracelet.
They reached out to the sentencing judge, Circuit Judge Michelle Havas.
Chipo Stinson said she was “shocked, offended and disappointed.”
“In light of the fact I lost a husband and father to my children, 6 months behind bars is a paltry price to pay,” she wrote to Havas. “The fact he managed to circumvent this shows how little remorse he has and what little respect he has for the life of my husband that he took and for the lives of those impacted by his callousness and recklessness.”
But Havas, as it turned out, may not have known Streicher was not serving any time in jail. She held a hearing on Monday, revoked his Huber privileges, ordered he serve the six months as straight time and set a 5 p.m. Friday deadline for Streicher to surrender.
By Tuesday, Streicher, 52, was residing at the Milwaukee County House of Correction in Franklin.
His attorney, Michael Steinle, did not return multiple messages, but in a court filing, he argues that Havas cannot overrule a sheriff’s discretion to put Streicher on home confinement without violating separation of government powers principles. He wants Streicher released on bail pending an appeal, which could take longer than six months.
The Associated Press reports Alabama police officer stayed on payroll for two months after murder conviction:
An Alabama police officer who remained on his city’s payroll for two months after being convicted of murder has resigned from the Huntsville police department.
Officer William Darby left of his own accord, the city told WAAY-TV on Friday. He had been on paid leave since his 7 May conviction for shooting a suicidal man who was holding a gun to his own head.
The city said placing Darby on paid leave was normal until its personnel policies and procedures could be completed. Huntsville’s Republican mayor and police chief publicly disagreed with the jury’s murder verdict.
A lawyer for the family of victim Jeffery Parker said allowing Darby to resign instead of being terminated either immediately after the 2018 killing or after his murder conviction was unacceptable and “a bizarre and unnecessary distraction”.