Welcome to The Police State of Racine WI

In Racine WI you are being watched..

From Channel 6

RACINE (WITI) — Should police be able to monitor what you post on your social media accounts? The Racine Police Department is looking to get a new tool — and it has at least one organization concerned.

Racine’s police chief has asked that the Common Council waive bidding requirements and use federal funds to purchase a service called “SnapTrends.”

The “SnapTrends” website describes the service as real-time location-based social listening. Social media activity is analyzed — to include Tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram photos and YouTube videos.

The Racine Police Department is looking to add this service to its arsenal — in an effort to hone in on crime in the city.

“Really the only crooks they`re going to catch with this are going to be the ones that are so stupid that they`re bragging about, you know, what they`re doing on Facebook,” Chris Ahmuty, the executive director of ACLU Wisconsin.

Ahmuty says a social listening tool raises several issues. He says the Racine Police Department’s use of such a tool can invade privacy.

“To see what people are posting on Facebook, what they`re posting on Twitter — it turns everybody into a suspect whether they`re up to no good or perfectly harmless,” Ahmuty said.

Alderman Henry Perez says he supports SnapTrends as a policing tool — saying it could be a good tool to provide intelligence while using open source information.

Ahmuty says he wishes city leaders would be more open about how they plan to use the technology, and where.

“They say that they`ll be able to zero in on areas where there is crime. If they`re zeroing in on areas of Racine, the ACLU would be very troubled if that means that they`re going to concentrate this police tool in poor neighborhoods — in neighborhoods that are mostly people of color,” Ahmuty said.

Alderman Perez says it’s important police don’t share too much information on how they might use this tool — saying getting too descriptive might help some people catch on, making the tool less effective.

A spokeswoman with the Racine Police Department says they don’t provide specifics regarding investigative tools, tactics and strategies — including SnapTrends, because they don’t want to compromise future investigations

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This program been going on for about 0ne year in this time at least one person has been arrested from a post that person made on Facebook.

I know that a search on You Tube “Racine” will bring up a lot of videos of what to be looks like crimes but to my understanding no one was been arrested for this.

From the above we know the RPD will not say if/when they have use SnapTrends to solve a crime.

One would think the RPD would so we know with more and more in Racine is saying crime is going up (why is the JT not talking about what my neighbors are?) but it is what it is.

Could SnapTrends be used to find folks in Racine who might be working on efforts to find candidates to run for Mayor, Alderman, County Board, who might not pro John Dickert plans for Racine?

To find the Blogs who like this one asks questions bringing out facts that Mayor Dickert NOT want the public to know?

Do we need out Tweets our Facebook postings to be observed to insure public safety?

Or might it be to ID who @Reporterwayne is on Twitter find who all the readers of Racine Exposed might be?

Now with the NSA reading our Emails hearing our Phone Calls using Big Data to watch and perhaps control us, why not the City of Racine, after all its for the kids

I was wrong and sorry for being so

In the past I did not think a Casino in Kenosha was a good thing, did not buy into the idea of being a job creator for good paying long term employment nor did I believe that the City of Racine benefit from this being built.

I still do not, I was wrong in not understanding how much better it would have been for the Casino to pay for The Bucks Arena then the Wisconsin tax payer, as I understand the Casino offered to do (pay for the Arena) also the State and City/County of Kenosha would have did well off the taxes  from the math challenged.

My understanding is that the Casino is dead and gone but this is Wisconsin and we do whore our self to the right type of big business so time will tell

Next time this idea comes up I will be behind it.

So

Just for fun thought I come by and see what if anything was new here. After all I have not posted anything here since 2015 then since I was not using this anymore I delete the site.

Then ….

I saw that people still came here that was kinda a shock more shocking was to see that comments were being left, not by spam botts trying to post some type of ads but from others who took the time to read what I had to say then take the time to write something.

More amazing is that it was from the hater group, so this poorly written with shit grammar and worse spelling blog is so upsetting the Pro Dickert  types that they are moved to defend him and his policies.

Very interesting and kinda motivating if only to be a burr in the side of our Mayor who I still see as being the number one reason why Racine is even more then ever falling into ruin

How is Team Porters doing anyway?

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Pattern or Practice watch it here

The story of how a small Midwestern town waged war on African-American and Hispanic bar owners to drive them out of the changing town.

Pattern or Practice peels the veneer off that shoddy pretense and provides a stark view of what institutionalized racism looks like. a small Midwestern town, once a manufacturing powerhouse, is a backsliding, post-industrial community with a race problem so pervasive that disbelief is nearly always the observer’s first reaction. By the time the final credits are rolling, that disbelief is replaced by anger, disgust, perhaps shame and hopefully a desire for change.

Pattern or Practice features restaurant bar owners who had their licenses and businesses taken by city elected officials. The footage includes interviews with business owners who, with their own words and emotions, outline the abuse and harassment they experienced at the hands of the city. The film uses documentation from actual committee meetings, network news casts and articles that ran in the local newspaper.

The title, Pattern or Practice, comes from the Justice Department term meaning: pattern of discrimination that has been conducted against a group of persons or an issue of general public importance. The film focuses on the practice of selective legal enforcement that is enabled by a passive public perception of “I’m glad it’s not me”. County Supervisor and owner of the local black newspaper, Ken Lumpkin, states “I was raised in Montgomery Alabama during the marches for freedom with Dr. King and thought this type of activity was dead.”

 

Water Rates as a way to fund John Dickert’s Fun and games

JDnazi

 

One of my favorite cartoons on the Great John Dickert Mayor of Racine  is above

 

 

To the Story

As you know (because our Mayor is telling us) The City of Racine in land locked we can not grow away from the Lake, if I understand correctly from time to time The City of Racine has tried to trade with the  Village of Mount Pleasant for land south of the City in and around Mead St (East) to I understand say 21 St (south) but Mount Pleasant is not interested.

This is one of the reasons we are told Root Works needs to happen this idea would give Racine areas to develop (just like the old Porter’s Project!)  You know the City gives the owner Money a TIF is made the streets turn to Gold

Porter’s project today

 

porters

Not the project we hoped for (Photo from the Journal Times)

So with many needs and many Court Cases in Federal Court what is a Mayor to do?

How does he find the money?

Might  a way be Water Rates with forcing as many as possible to buy Water from the City of Racine?

After all the Poor Farmers on Hwy V will not only be made to pay for the Water and Sewage lines  run thorough the Farmers land into Caledonia TID 4 (now that is a story that may yet end up in court and be rather upsetting to many in the Racine GOP perhaps even Governor Walker)

Not only will they have to pay for the lines but over time buy City of Racine Water use City of Racine Sewer with that money going to our dear Mayor’s pocket!

Just think how much Water a farmer may have to use!

As well if/when Caledonia builds up how many more homes/businesses will be buying The City of Racine Water  at what is seen by some as high rates that our Mayor could jack up at anytime!

 

 

 

Will Racine reject CVS

BS

What in God’s name is going on with CVS on Washington and Ohio?

From the Journal Times

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/rezoning-for-cvs-hits-stumbling-block/article_6491c91f-a6dd-54c8-9bd3-426bb7f07eab.html

“… The move was recommended by City Plan Commission member, Alderman Dennis Wiser, after City Attorney Rob Weber informed aldermen that the city had been notified only hours earlier that two of the property owners with property adjacent to the project site had asked that their names be removed from a petition opposing the development….”

Well what is up with this?

How dare the fix that was in be unfixed?

We now have this “… Mark A. Franklin and Sarah Franklin and states that they have “changed their mind on the issue … ”

We cant have that can we? Looks to this reporter that our great Mayor John Dickert

former Mayor Jim “Ice Cream” Smith and from word on the street tells me another Real Estate pal of the Mayor do NOT want CVS going in here (Washington and Ohio)

Why? I can see why “Ice Cream” who lives near by may not want CVS in the area, but the Mayor?

Better, anyone want to guess who from the City will call the Franklin’s? Will the Mayor Visit?

Perhaps someone will come by and make an offer the Franklin’s cant refuse to go back to opposing CVS and make our Mayor happy? Your thoughts?

 

 

 

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