Week-ends (02/16/19)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of  This Just In…


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Daniel Ritchie

Middle school boys

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Gary Martin


Andrea Mitchell

Stephen Bonser


“Believe me, it hurts. Nobody forces us to be cops. We volunteer to do this job because we believe we make a difference. We believe we are a part of a greater good. We do this because it’s the right thing to do, not the easy thing to do.”
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales speaking at the funeral of honored fallen Police Officer Matthew Rittner

“Matthew lived an extraordinary life as a son, as a brother, as a husband, as a father, a United States Marine, Milwaukee police officer, and a friend to many, many.”
Pastor Jerry Brooks at Rittner’s funeral

“We sit here with heavy hearts, trying to make sense of this. I can tell you this. It doesn’t make sense. It is not right.”
Milwaukee Police Lt. Derrick Harris, commander of the specialized patrol division, at Rittner’s funeral

“We have had better snow plowing.”
Milwaukee Alderman Michael Murphy

“Our operations almost always look horrible before they look good. We have a lot of new people. Some of these people, it’s a learning curve for them. Where I think we can do better is some of the curb-to-curb. Some of the new drivers are afraid to tug up against the curb. It’s scary. They don’t want to ruin the plow and the curb. We need to do better on that and corners. We need to dip in and out and around, so we are not leaving triangles.”
City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works director of operations Laura Daniels

“I’m going to be signing a national emergency … We’re talking about an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs. Sadly, we’ll be sued and sadly it will go through a process and happily we’ll win, I think.”
President Donald Trump

“There is no national emergency. No one who subscribes to reality can claim otherwise … President Trump simply failed to get a deal to build his wasteful vanity wall.”
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt.

“El Paso used to have one of the highest crime rates in America. After that fence went up and separated Juárez, which still has an extremely high crime rate, the crime rates in El Paso are now some of the lowest in the country.”
What Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Trump

“I, too, want stronger border security, including a wall in some areas. But how we do things matters. Extraconstitutional executive actions are wrong, no matter which party does them.”
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky

 “We would be idiots as Republicans not to support Donald Trump to try to build this wall anyway he can.”
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, once resistant to an emergency declaration, said he’s all for it

“I must have stood some three minutes by the counter … Nobody came after me, nobody yelled.”
Slovenian member of parliament Darij Krajcic, who walked out of a sandwich shop without paying after waiting for employees to stop talking and notice him. He said he did go back and pay, but after discussing the incident with colleagues, he apologized and resigned.

“You know here’s what bothers me. By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person.”
Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

“Among political professionals, there are deep concerns because we know the history. We have reason to be skeptical of the hype. We heard it with Hillary, and we saw it happened. And there’s a lot of reason to think he would wind up a significantly weaker candidate than Hillary.”
A Pennsylvania-based Democratic strategist, granted anonymity to speak candidly about Joe Biden. McClatchy News interviewed 31 Democratic strategists — pollsters, opposition research experts, media consultants, ex-party officials, and communications specialists — from across the country about a potential Biden presidential campaign.

“Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy. Hell has open borders. Let that sink in.”
A family-owned Christian grocery store with several locations in Southeast Arkansas dealt with backlash as customers argued a weekly ad mailer included this controversial political message. The ad book was sent to four Mac’s Cashsaver stores in Arkansas. According to the store, the mailer typically includes a religious or political message.

“There is a narrative being propagated by the liberal media that the right is ‘obsessed’ with Rep. Ocasio Cortez. That’s not accurate or fair. Republicans are tracking her rising star because she has a prominent, albeit severely misguided, voice. They would be fools not to examine her and her allies’ agenda.

“The Democrats made a grave mistake in disregarding the populist momentum President Trump generated during his election campaign. The Republicans should not return the favor and discount The New Extreme Left’s ideas, no matter how wrong they are.”
William J. “Bill” Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education for President Ronald Reagan

“The wall will be built. Make no mistake about that. We will have a great big beautiful wall protecting our country from crime and disease and earthquakes and hurricanes and the measles. And there will be no skirting of that wall. We’re going to make ladders and shovels illegal in border- states. Canadian borders too. Puerto Rico.

“And we’ll have cheaper, better health care for everybody. The best health care. It’s easy. You know it and I know it. The only reason we haven’t done it before is I’m forced to work with idiots. People who won’t do what I tell them to do. Trust me. I know more than anybody else. A lot more. These so-called experts are passive and naive. That’s the truth. Everybody knows it.

“It won’t be long before the yellow lines down the middle of our highways are outlined by real gold and double quarter-pounders with cheese pop right out of your phone and the chickens lay nothing but soft boiled eggs and people won’t need to go on holidays, because everywhere in this great nation will be a vacation spot. Just wait and see, it’s going to be amazing.”
Wisconsin-born columnist and comic Will Durst in a piece previewing the State of the Union. The satire had Durst writing he got an excerpt  of the speech that he called “The State of The Donald.”

“Sex offenders are not second-class citizens. The Constitution protects their liberty and dignity just as it protects everyone else’s. An offender must report to the police every time he connects to a Wi-Fi spot at a new McDonald’s, every time he uses a new computer terminal at a public library, every time he borrows a smartphone to read the news online, and every time he anonymously comments on a news article. Every time he walks into a new coffee shop, he must determine whether opening his laptop is worth the hassle of reporting.” Those burdens “chill a wide swath of protected speech under penalty of felony,” Watkins says, making the law “facially overbroad.”
U.S. District Judge W. Keith Watkins in a recent decision overturning two provisions of the Alabama Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act (ASORCNA) on First Amendment grounds

“I must have stood some three minutes by the counter … Nobody came after me, nobody yelled.”
Slovenian member of parliament Darij Krajcic, who walked out of a sandwich shop without paying after waiting for employees to stop talking and notice him. He said he did go back and pay, but after discussing the incident with colleagues, he apologized and resigned.


Killer of MPD officer Matthew Rittner pleads not guilty


Here’s a list of the 31 national emergencies that have been in effect for years


The state GOP refuses to honor Colin Kaepernick


The wedding cake made entirely out of cheese

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