Directly from the Civil Lawsuit:
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The Plaintiffs request DISCOVERY –
The Defendants Shocking and Offensive Answer!
From FOX 6:
RACINE (WITI) — Racist words, so offensive we cannot say them or show them on television have supposedly been found on city of Racine computers. It’s the latest to come out of a federal lawsuit that claims white City of Racine officials discriminated against minority business owners.
They are some of the worst words you can think of — words so inflammatory and offensive we cannot say or show them on television. The ones we can say include: monkey, ghetto, bribe, kickback and “those people.” Words like those, including the “n-word” were found hundreds of times on computers owned by the city of Racine since 2009.
“None of that surprises me. I told them that’s what they would find,” Vince Bobot said.
Bobot was one of the first lawyers to get involved in this case. His clients are African-American men who came to him for help. They claimed the city of Racine was going after their business licenses illegally.
“I know a lot of people don’t believe it happened — but it did,” Bobot said.
In a federal lawsuit filed last year, six minority business owners joined forces to sue the city of Racine and Racine’s Mayor John Dickert — claiming they were the victims of an elaborate plot to drive minority-owned businesses out of Racine.
“To this day I can’t figure out why this litigation hasn’t been resolved because what they did was wrong,” Bobot said.
See the FOX 6 video by clicking HERE. (screenshot is below)
While this speaks very poorly about the Ethics, Values and Activities of City of Racine Public Officials – how about those of Mount Pleasant Wisconsin Elected Officials – who hired retired City of Racine Police Chief Kurt Whalen as their Village Administrator IN SPITE of having FULL KNOWLEDGE that Kurt Whalen was actively involved in a RICO/Civil Rights Lawsuit as a Defendant and that his previous actions in Holmes V Whalen were condemned by The Wisconsin Court Of Appeals?
May 8, 2013, from The Journal Times:
Former Racine police chief is new Mount Pleasant village administrator
MOUNT PLEASANT — Despite some trustees’ concerns over transparency, Mount Pleasant’s Village Board selected former Racine Police Chief Kurt Wahlen as village administrator Wednesday.
Newly elected President Mark Gleason stuck to his campaign promise to get a full-time village administrator in place as soon as possible.
The village hasn’t had someone fill that position full time for more than two years, and trustees point to a lack of consistent leadership as the source of many issues inside Village Hall.
Gleason “resurrected” Wahlen’s application for the position and scheduled an interview for a closed-session meeting of the board Wednesday, but did not disclose Wahlen’s name to fellow trustees until that closed session.
Trustees Gary Feest and Don Schulz objected, saying Gleason “subverted the process” by not noticing the name under consideration.
“Even though you have full authority to call a meeting, and you have full authority to set the agenda, it’s up to this village board to decide whether … we just blindly go into closed session with the title ‘administrative interviews,’ ” Feest said. “And if that’s the truth, I have no knowledge of any candidates; none have been announced.”
Additionally, Feest said, Gleason did not respond to emails or a call from him with questions.
Gleason said “there is nothing being withheld from any board members,” adding that applicants’ names are often not disclosed for confidentiality reasons.
Feest, Schulz and Trustee Jerry Garski voted against going into closed session, with Feest declining to join the closed session interview process. He abstained from the final vote as well.
Schulz took part in the interview but disputed the process as well, voting against Wahlen on those grounds, and seriously questioning Gleason’s openness and transparency.
“There’s always a difference of opinion about these things, but it was lawfully done with full board consideration,” Gleason said. “We needed an administrator; we have an administrator — a well-qualified administrator — and we’re looking forward to him working with the board.”
Another candidate also was considered, but they withdrew, Gleason said.
Garski also voted against Wahlen, saying after the meeting that he, too, objected to Gleason’s process. He added that when the previous village board first considered administrator candidates, they voted to reject Wahlen’s application.
President Gleason and Trustees Dave DeGroot, Sonny Havn and John Hewitt voted to hire Wahlen, on a final vote of 4-2, with Feest abstaining.
SO – Mount Pleasant Village President Mark Gleason, Trustee Dave DeGroot, Trustee Sonny Havn and Trustee John Hewitt STILL hired Civil Rights and RICO Defendant Kurt Whalen as Mount Pleasant Village Administrator. UGH! What does that say about THEIR values?
Does Racism, Bigotry and Hate represent Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin values? It is repulsive and repugnant to the majority of progressive and enlightened residents who inhabit Mount Pleasant! Enlightened, Educated and Intelligent Mount Pleasant Residents Just say NO! to Gleason, DeGroot, Havn and Hewitt.
Further information on Mount Pleasant Wisconsin Village Administrator Kurt Whalen. From his defense:
At best, the allegations against Wahlen indicate that Wahlen engaged in
racially motivated actions
Not my Values.
And, even if these were predicate acts, there is no plausible scenario in which these actions, which occurred, at most, over six months, allege a “pattern of racketeering” against Whalen.
Not in my Community.
Not a Positive Image.
No Tolerance for Ignorant Intolerance.
Positively Mt. Pleasant!
“At best, the allegations against Wahlen indicate that Wahlen engaged in racially motivated actions.”
Not my Values.
“And, even if these were predicate acts, there is no plausible scenario in which these actions, which occurred, at most, over six months, allege a “pattern of racketeering” against Whalen.”
Not in my Community.
Not a Positive Image.
No Tolerance for Ignorant Intolerance
” At best, the allegations against Wahlen indicate that Wahlen engaged in racially motivated actions (though that, too, is tenuous). And, even if these were predicate acts, there is no plausible scenario in which these actions, which occurred, at most, over six months, allege a “pattern of racketeering” against Whalen. (See supra, at Section II.B.1, collecting caselaw indicating that the commission of a few predicate acts committed within a short period of time is not a “pattern of racketeering”).
Fortunately for Mount Pleasant Wisconsin Residents, Kurt Whalen denies being a Racketeer - but what about a Racist and Hater who acted unlawfully and knowingly against a Black Man?
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