Monday, September 20, 2010

Who takes a date to an autopsy?

In the early 90s, there was a Milwaukee rock band named "Soda". One of their songs contained the line "Monday morning, is just a kick in the head." I could not help but think of that line today when I read the latest developments concerning disgraced Calumet County District Attorney Kenneth Kratz. Monday is kicking him in the head. It appears that Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, a former prosecutor, does not believe that Mr. Kratz is the victim (or the prize) and is moving swiftly to remove him. Apparently, a taxpayer has to make a complaint before the Governor can do anything in the matter.

As the article points out, Mr. Kratz has also decided that he needs a lawyer. You will note that there is no link to the lawyer's web page. That is because, as far as I could determine, he doesn't have one. I am not sure that bodes well for Mr. Kratz.

Anyway, consistent with my prediction of further weirdness from Mr. Kratz, another woman has come forward. The Governor's office apparently received a letter from a second woman who says Kratz tried to use his job to entice her. Now, this woman apparently wasn't a victim of domestic abuse seeking Mr. Kratz's help. Instead, Mr. Kratz went out on date with the woman and gave her confidential details of a high-profile murder investigation. No word on whether this gambit helped win a second date.

While that is creepy, the really creepy part of the story is that Mr. Kratz also thought inviting the woman to an autopsy was a good way to move the relationship along. Like any good lawyer, he made sure that his offer of an autopsy was contingent upon receiving something in return. In this case the woman was supposed to "act his girlfriend and would wear high heels and a skirt." Maybe he felt it would be disrespectful to an autopsy than wearing flats and slacks.

1 comment:

  1. Well, Mr. Kratz may not be "the prize," but he is certainly the gift that keeps on giving.


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