Monday, August 17, 2009

Legal Pub Chimes In On Anthony Peters Battering Of Mayor Tom Barrett~ by Patron

Reader: Who attacked the Milwaukee mayor?

Legal Pub: Anthony Peters is the 20-year-old Wisconsin man accused of attacking Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee with a metal pipe.

Reader: What is the real scoop behind the attack?

Legal Pub: You don't want to hear it. It can apparently be another example of violence arising out of a domestic dispute.

Reader: How could that be?

Legal Pub: The mayor was attacked at the Wisconsin State Fair in nearby West Allis. Mayor Barrett was leaving the event with his family when he heard a woman crying for help. When the mayor started calling 911, the man attacked the mayor and hit him with a metal pipe. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn told CNN Radio. Police subsequently arrested Anthony Peters in connection with the attack.

Reader: But what is the domestic dispute angle?

Legal Pub: Police say that the original battery of the woman arose out of a domestic dispute. Peters wanted to see his 1-year-old daughter and the woman allegedly said no. Peters allegedly was intoxicated and threatened to shoot himself and others if he did not get to see his daughter.

Reader: How is the Mayor?

Legal Pub: He is going to be just fine. The 55 year old mayor was in stable condition yesterday with a fractured hand and a couple of head lacerations. He should be out of the hospital today.

Reader: So another potential example of a man being pushed over the edge by a woman who controls when and how he sees his kid?

Legal Pub: Perhaps. More information is needed. But keep in mind, violence is never the answer. A presumption of joint parenting may help reduce such incidents. But keep in mind we don't know all of the facts. Also, keep in mind that all of the parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



Blond Bombshell said...


Good questioning. Love the cartoon of Mayor Barrett.


Anonymous said...

That looks like our mayor!

Anonymous said...

Did not realize the motive on the attack of the woman was domestic dispute over kid. Sounds like the man snapped.

Anonymous said...

Peters is out there!

Anonymous said...

He flipped out cause he couldn't see his kid.

Anonymous said...

Peters has been arrested before for fighting with the baby's mother. Peters' aunt told the press that while she believes Tony should be punished, she worries he won't be treated fairly because the victim is the mayor.

Anonymous said...

All of the fights stem over visitation with his daughter

Anonymous said...

All of the fights stem over visitation with his daughter

Anonymous said...

Had the mayor been armed he would have been legally justified in shooting his attacker.

Personally I wish he had, one less knuckle dragger.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I hate cavemen too.... but two wrongs don't make a right.