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Milwaukee County DA refutes "soft on crime" claim by Assembly Speaker

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Milwaukee County's chief prosecutor refutes a claim from the Wisconsin Assembly speaker that he's soft on crime.  

Democrat John Chisholm says it's "propaganda and nonsense" that he reduces charges against too many violent offenders, while he spends time prosecuting a John Doe probe against politically conservative groups.  

GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos made those claims this week, in reacting to the recent shooting of a ten-year-old girl by two men exchanging gunfire at a Milwaukee playground.  

Chisholm tells the Journal Sentinel that Vos was speaking from "complete ignorance." The DA says he invites critics to spend time in his courtrooms to see what's really happening.  

He says homicide cases are handled every day, and they're trying domestic violence cases "by the dozen." He also urged folks to visit community prosecutors and see their work.  

Chisholm said he's challenge anybody who claims his policies are soft on crime. He said people often take one violent incident, and claim it exposes flaws in the entire justice system.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)