Citizen files complaint against Flynn

Led by Lamont Harris, an ardent supporter of disgraced former Milwaukee Alderman Michael McGee, a citizen’s group has filed a complaint against Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn after the chief admitted to having an extramarital affair with former Journal Sentinel reporter Jessica McBride, who wrote a story on Flynn for Milwaukee Magazine earlier this year. Harris said Chief Flynn violated state law and the city’s code of ethics when he had the affair with McBride.

It’ll be interesting to see where this complaint goes.


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19 thoughts on “Citizen files complaint against Flynn

  1. I’m just wondering why it is against the law to have an extramarital affair?? Doesn’t it seem like an archaic law that should be taken off the books?? It seems to have a religious influence…which I don’t like.

    1. Yeah, that’s a law that definitely ought to come off the books, especially considering how little it’s actually enforced.

  2. Hmmm, get rid of ‘blue laws’, obtain no-fault divorces, and now get rid of adultery laws? Are we becoming more sophisticated or less moral? No wonder conservatives feel under attack.
    Does anyone think America is a moral nation anymore? Anyone? If so, prove it. I am not talking about the American people but the national,state, and local laws that have overturned government-supported morality. Are we a moral nation?

    1. PB, the issue here for me is the fact that the law isn’t used. What’s the point of having a law on the books that we’re not willing to enforce?

  3. The issue for me is who is to say what is moral and what isn’t moral when it comes to this issue. I don’t think the law belongs in our bedroom.

    How can “conservatives feel under attack” when they aren’t any better than non-conservatives? In fact…they would probably benefit more from taking this law off the books.

    1. “The issue for me is who is to say what is moral and what isn’t moral when it comes to this issue. I don’t think the law belongs in our bedroom.”

      Anon, you and I are in total agreement about that. Considering the Republican Party is often portrayed as the party of smaller government and less government intrusion into our lives, while conversely Democrats are portrayed as favoring a “nanny state,” it’s interesting to me that Republicans are so concerned about what goes on in American bedrooms, doctors’ offices, etc. If anything, Republican attempts to involve government in the issues of same-sex marriage and a woman’s right to choose reek of nanny-statism.

  4. I agree with you on the point about same-sex marriage…however on the issue about abortion I do not agree. Abortion isn’t just about a woman’s “right to choose”. There is an innocent life that deserves protection and I think our laws should protect unborn babies. But…I also think the reality is our laws won’t change so hopefully we can all work together to reduce the number of abortions.

    1. Anon, I’m not supportive of abortion in practice, but I still think women should be allowed to choose for themselves, even if I disagree with the choices they make. Oh, and I agree that we should work to reduce the number of abortions.

    1. City of Milwaukee Code of Ethics

      And here’s the text of relevant state law:

      944.16 Adultery . Whoever does either of the following is guilty of a Class I felony:

      (1) A married person who has sexual intercourse with a person not the married person’s spouse; or

      (2) A person who has sexual intercourse with a person who is married to another.

  5. 944.16(2)
    (2) A person who has sexual intercourse with a person who is married to another.

    No way. That’s just wrong.

  6. You’re kidding…right? I can’t tell because I know you are Catholic. I’m not religious at all so these moral laws based on religion are too much for me.

    1. Anon, I don’t disagree that the adultery statute should be taken off the books in Wisconsin, but here’s a question: would you consider laws prohibiting murder to be moral laws based on religion?

      After all, let’s not forget “Thou shalt not kill.”

  7. :)…you are killing me with these Commandments. Murder is more of a human rights issue…right??

    1. I guess the point I was trying to make is that if we get rid of all laws that have some moral basis in religion, we’d be missing a whole lot of laws.

  8. I guess I started this.
    This relates to my point that our laws that once supported Old Testament values have eroded and changed. Of course these laws were, and still are, contentious. Does any government have a role to play in reflecting the morality of its citizens?
    Where the blue laws once reflected the morality in the early 1900s, the lack of blue laws today reflects the public’s beliefs that these laws are not necessary.
    Conservatives would not benefit from removing laws against adultery as it is an extension of their belief that adultery is wrong.
    Removing blue laws and instituting civil ‘no fault’ divorces was traumatic to the faithful in their day. Removing laws on adultery would do the same today in my opinion. It would send another message that America is no longer a moral nation.

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