Archive for October, 2011

Kenosha News


Here is the actual Wisconsin state Statute for the self defense. Wisconsin is in the process of changing these. Please read through this so you don’t end up in jail yourself!



(1) A person is privileged to threaten or intentionally use force against another for the purpose of preventing or terminating what the person reasonably believes to be an unlawful interference with his or her person by such other person. The actor may intentionally use only such force or threat thereof as the actor reasonably believes is necessary to prevent or terminate the interference. The actor may not intentionally use force which is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm unless the actor reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself.


(a) A person who engages in unlawful conduct of a type likely to provoke others to attack him or her and thereby does provoke an attack is not entitled to claim the privilege of self-defense against such attack, except when the attack which ensues is of a type causing the person engaging in the unlawful conduct to reasonably believe that he or she is in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm. In such a case, the person engaging in the unlawful conduct is privileged to act in self-defense, but the person is not privileged to resort to the use of force intended or likely to cause death to the person’s assailant unless the person reasonably believes he or she has exhausted every other reasonable means to escape from or otherwise avoid death or great bodily harm at the hands of his or her assailant.


(b) The privilege lost by provocation may be regained if the actor in good faith withdraws from the fight and gives adequate notice thereof to his or her assailant.


(c) A person who provokes an attack, whether by lawful or unlawful conduct, with intent to use such an attack as an excuse to cause death or great bodily harm to his or her assailant is not entitled to claim the privilege of self-defense.


(3) The privilege of self-defense extends not only to the intentional infliction of harm upon a real or apparent wrongdoer, but also to the unintended infliction of harm upon a 3rd person, except that if the unintended infliction of harm amounts to the crime of first-degree or 2nd-degree reckless homicide, homicide by negligent handling of dangerous weapon, explosives or fire, first-degree or 2nd-degree reckless injury or injury by negligent handling of dangerous weapon, explosives or fire, the actor is liable for whichever one of those crimes is committed.


(4) A person is privileged to defend a 3rd person from real or apparent unlawful interference by another under the same conditions and by the same means as those under and by which the person is privileged to defend himself or herself from real or apparent unlawful interference, provided that the person reasonably believes that the facts are such that the 3rd person would be privileged to act in self-defense and that the person’s intervention is necessary for the protection of the 3rd person.


(5) A person is privileged to use force against another if the person reasonably believes that to use such force is necessary to prevent such person from committing suicide, but this privilege does not extend to the intentional use of force intended or likely to cause death.

What is Suspicious?

What is Suspicious?

Recently we have witnessed an increase in crime activity in our community. I understand that people are concerned, and with good reason.  We cannot call the cops for every vehicle that enters Lily Lake! In my opinion if the police come out and clear a vehicle from being wrongful because they were legitimate, It’s a good day. If they arrest someone for being wrongful, It’s better yet. Please use some personal discretion when calling in suspicious activity, the police are busy people and can’t come running anytime a car drives by. Please make sure it is a valid concern to the community. Keep a log of license plates and times. If a crime occurs that information will be helpful! Report suspicious activity to the site and not the police right away. The information is looked over daily by law officials. Thanks, Jason

Here is a list of activities that may be suspicious:

  1. Someone in/on your property.
  2. Someone parked in front of your house, especially at night.
  3. Movement in a vacant house.
  4. Someone around the outside of another’s house AT NIGHT.
  5. Vehicles with no license plates.
  6. Cars driving with the lights off

Not Suspicious activity’s:

  1. Cable repair people
  2. Utility workers
  3. Tax assessors
  4. Vacationers


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The Broken Window Theory

The Broken Window theory is based on the idea that rundown areas invite petty crime because people think that no one cares. And petty crime leads to more serious crime because no one, especially the police, care about the neighborhood or area. The police receive more calls to these areas because the residents have more fear that things are out of control. So let’s keep our property and community in good working order! Don’t be afraid to pick up trash or branches off the street. I know times are tough for everyone but determination and caring doesn’t cost a dime!

Although Lily Lake may be a relativity safe place, we have to keep in mind that crime thrives on opportunity. Recently we experienced a string of burglaries in our community. We have to understand that there might be more to the picture than just these random crimes happening. Criminals might be attracted to a location for a number of reasons but most often are brought into a new area just visiting. For example, if a drug dealer sets up in our area this will bring lots of criminal types into our area, which will resort in an eminent rise in petty and criminal activity. Remember if something looks suspicious it probably is, and if it’s not……better safe than sorry!


A growing number of Wisconsin communities, including East Troy, are moving ahead with ordinances that restrict where registered sex offenders can live, even as state lawmakers are considering prohibiting such ordinances.
At least 48 Wisconsin municipalities already have ordinances restricting sex offenders from living near schools, day care facilities, parks and playgrounds, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

In Rock and Walworth counties, East Troy is the only community to have such an ordinance, which passed its version in 2007. There, offenders are prohibited from living within 1,500 feet from a facility for children.
Only offenders that already resided in East Troy before the offense can go back to living in the village, according to the ordinance.
But a bill heard in a public hearing Thursday before the Assembly Committee on Corrections and the Courts would prevent those municipalities from enacting or enforcing such ordinances.

One of the latest communities to join the list is the town of Wheatland, in Kenosha County. Officials there recently passed an ordinance prohibiting sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of schools, day care facilities and other areas where children normally go.
“We didn’t want to be the only community in our area that doesn’t have an ordinance to protect us from sex offenders moving in at will,” said Andrew Lois, supervisor at the Wheatland Town Board.

Dan Thompson, executive director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, said the league is normally opposed to state intervention in what Thompson said should be a local decision. That’s what seems to be the consensus among most of the 602 communities that are a part of the league, he said.

“Each community ought to be allowed to make up their own minds on whether they should have such ordinances or not,” Thompson said. “The city of Milwaukee at this point chose not to.
“If the council there was under the impression that it’s becoming a dumping ground for sex offenders, then the city of Milwaukee would have the right to enact an ordinance.”