After asserting in court that he was the victim of a conspiracy by the public employee union members upset over his support of Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s attack on public employees through Act 10, former Republican State Sen. (and adulterer) Randy Hopper was found not guilty by a jury Friday on a charge of drunk-driving.

I guess Republicans like Randy Hopper only believe in personal responsibility as a talking point and not an actual way of living life, so the moral of this story seems to be don’t take any personal responsibility when you commit a crime – just blame someone else.

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7 Responses to Randy Hopper asserts conspiracy by the public employee union members, gets acquitted of drunk driving

  1. J-woman says:

    This guy attacked the 19-year-old girl and father who he almost killed.

    Apparentally, signing a recall petition is a more serious crime than almost killing people.

    Circuit Court Judge Robert Wirtz refused to allow video of the arrest, but let the defense of conspiracy with no evidence proceed.

    At least the character, the lack of charcter, of this self-pitying ass is on full public display, and I think Randy Hopper will never hold a public office again.

  2. DEBSpeaks says:

    Its very interesting to me how things work. Interesting in how the complete hypocrisy and double standard in our courts is either invisible to some people or ignored. When has Hopper’s type of defense ever worked for a young black man in court? “I feel targeted.” “I was set up to fail.” How on Earth did this work in court? This defense worked for a man who jumped on the bandwagon of the attack on women, children, the disabled, minorities, and the elderly…he used the same defense people belonging to the mentioned groups could have used against him.
    You drank too much. You drove a vehicle. Pay the frickin’ ticket.
    Wisconsin’s integrity tank needs a fill-up because we’re coasting on fumes these days.

  3. Skip says:


    very hard to prove without a shadow of a doubt without the breath test or blood test.
    however he still faces judge on refusal of breath test!
    which, any lawyer will tell you, carries worse penalties than dui !

    • Zach W says:

      Skip, that’s a good point about the refusal to take a breath or blood test.

    • gnarlytrombone says:

      There’s definitely a whiff of jury nullification here. Hopper’s attorney didn’t offer that BS about witnesses signing the Walker recall for nothing.

    • Rich says:

      The only jury I ever served on was for a drunk driving case where the driver refused the breathalyzer test. The state couldn’t corroborate the evidence and the guy walked. Of course he did pay the penalty for the refusal (and he lost his job as well) but that was not the charges in our trial.

  4. Bo Brown says:

    Wow, glad I found this. I think I may do a write up on this one myself! As far as the jury situation goes, I got called in once. Needless to say I did not really want to do it. I know its my civic duty and all, but come on who really wants to sit through a trial? I wore a bright red shirt to court that read “God, Guns, and Guts made this country, lets keep all three”

    I didn’t make it past the first round of cuts 🙂

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