Due to the predictable results of Marathon County Administrator Brad Karger's agenda of austerity, the county jail is severely short staffed and dangerously overcrowded, which led to extremely unsafe conditions.
Sadly, Correction Officer Julie Christensen ended up paying the price for Karger's austerity when she was savagely struck by an inmate. She's been in intensive care ever since.
After the assault, Karger and Chief Deputy Scott Parks teamed up to cover up the role that their austerity and neglect played in the tragedy. Parks was a willing partner in this because he was hoping that Scott Walker would name him to replace the recently retired sheriff.
Sad to say, corruption still reigns in Fitzwalkerstan, and it looks like Parks will get his wish granted:
For a very short time Monday, this photograph was posted on a Facebook page for Trinity Lutheran School in Wausau showing Marathon County’s Chief Deputy Scott Parks and his wife Theresa posing with Governor Scott Walker, indicating Parks has been selected to succeed Randy Hoenisch as Marathon County Sheriff. The posting was taken down after about an hour.
Twitter postings have implied Governor Walker was planning an official announcement of Parks as the new sheriff this coming Wednesday. So far, no comment from Parks or Governor Walker.As outrageous as this bit of news is, I have a feeling that Parks is yet going to learn the true meaning of the old adage: Be careful what you wish for - you just might get it.
If you wish to help Correction Officer Julie Christensen, there has been a trust fund established in her name at Integrity First Bank, 101 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI 54403. Their phone number is (715) 845-0900.