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Becker, Gary

Accused Party Type
Official - Elected
Accused Party Title
Mayor
Court or Office
City of Racine Wisconsin
Accused City
Racine
Accused State
Wisconsin
City of Complaint
Racine
State of Complaint
Date of Complaint
17/01/2009
Rating of the Accused Party
1
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Gary Becker. The list seems populated with people not so much "who's who" but nore of "Who's that?" Gary Becker a Democrat Mayor in Wisconsin was arrested on child pornography charges. Okay, you might say, it's an isolated incident. Well, it's sort of a big deal (or should be), and it's not exactly isolated. There's also the issue with Kevin Jennings - an Obama nominee. And then there's David Ogden. The Democrat Party Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin, Gary Becker, was arrested for attempting to tryst with what he thought was a 14-year old girl he met online. The girl was actually a police officer working as part of a sting operation started by the state Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation, after city workers discovered pornography on the Democrat Mayor’s personal computer while fixing a problem on it. Democrat Mayor Becker allegedly offered to meet the 14-year old girl and take her to a hotel to “have lots of fun”. Police arrested the 51-year old Becker while he was shopping for lingerie for the girl at a local mall, whom police say he intended to meet there. Police have charged Becker with attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement and possession of child pornography, exposing a child to harmful materials, and using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and misconduct in public office. Workers at Racine City Hall expressed shock and betrayal at the arrest. Acting mayor and Common Council President David Maack has called on the mayor to step down. The Racine City Council, which has the ability to remove the mayor from office, has not yet acted on that option. Democrat Mayor Becker was released from jail Wednesday after a $165,000 cash bond was posted by a relative. Becker’s bond was reduced to $10,000 Thursday. Becker has decided to skip already-scheduled plans to attend the inauguration of US president-elect Barack Obama. *** March 3, 2010: Racine - Two weeks before he was due to be sentenced for child sex crimes, former Racine Mayor Gary Becker visited the juniors section of a Racine department store and purchased small-size lingerie. That revelation during Wednesday's sentencing hearing, Racine County Circuit Judge Stephen Simanek said in an unusual admission that he had changed his mind about the probation-only penalty he planned for Becker, bringing on instead a three-year prison term. "It's almost like a death wish," Simanek said of Becker's purchase of nine bras and panties as his sentencing date neared. "It's almost like you have to be brain-dead not to understand the significance of that." The shopping trip - which was made public at Wednesday's hearing because a store clerk had recognized Becker and told her supervisor, who told police - led Simanek to conclude that Becker was a greater risk to reoffend than he had thought. "For someone in Mr. Becker's position, he should never have been within five miles of the lingerie department of the Boston Store" at Regency Mall, Simanek said. "That's incredibly telling. That is high-risk behavior at the ultimate." Becker, who had served only one day in jail since being arrested more than a year ago, showed no reaction. A second three-year prison term on another felony count will be served concurrently. Simanek also sentenced Becker to five years of extended supervision after he leaves prison. Becker faced up to 27 1/2 years in prison. The state Department of Corrections recommended four years, and Racine County District Attorney Michael Nieskes recommended 10, while Becker's lawyer, Patrick Cafferty, recommended probation. Becker, a divorced father of two adult daughters, pleaded guilty in December to attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child and child enticement-sexual contact. Five other felonies were dropped in return for the plea. The charges stemmed from his arrest in January 2009 at Brookfield Square mall. He had gone there to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old girl with whom he had been chatting on the Internet less than 24 hours earlier. The "girl" was an undercover state agent. Online, the agent used the name HopeUlikeme14 during sexually explicit chats with Becker. Becker resigned as mayor a week after his arrest, midway through his second term. At Wednesday's sentencing, Nieskes cited many instances of online chats in which Becker stated a desire to have sex with teenage girls and younger. Affairs disclosed He also disclosed new allegations. Nieskes said Becker had had extramarital affairs, some with prostitutes, for more than 20 years and had given some of the women jobs at City Hall. Nieskes pointed out that Becker tried to meet the 14-year-old girl being portrayed by the agent less than a day after a three-hour online chat, and that Becker "was so focused on his target, he ran out of gas before he got to Brookfield Square mall." And, displaying the items in court, Nieskes said that two weeks ago Becker bought nine bras and panties that would be appropriate in size and style for a child. The panties were size small and size 5 and the bras were size 32A and 34B. Cafferty argued for probation, saying that sentence is given to most defendants in Wisconsin Internet sting cases. He said Becker had "ugly" thoughts, fantasies and online conversations, but "they weren't things that he really wanted to do." Cafferty called the prosecutor's 10-year prison recommendation "so far beyond the realm of what is reasonable," saying Becker "shouldn't be treated any better because he was the mayor and he shouldn't be treated any worse because he was the mayor." As to the lingerie, Cafferty said he had submitted to the judge photos of a 46-year-woman who received the items from Becker to show they would fit her. The woman had signed an affidavit saying the items were given to her as gifts, Cafferty said. Becker, reading from a prepared statement, apologized to his family, Racine residents and "any parent or child who has seen this story and feels any less safe because of it." He broke down when speaking of his daughters, saying, "The rest of my life will not be enough to let them know how sorry I am." Simanek pointed out that in online chats, Becker had told the undercover agent posing as a girl that he would buy her lingerie at Victoria's Secret at Brookfield Square and that he wanted to take pictures of her modeling in it at a hotel where he wanted to go with the girl for sex. Simanek also noted that Becker virtually had no prior record, saying he himself had more traffic tickets than Becker's lone speeding citation. And he said he believed Becker is genuinely sorry. The case broke after Becker brought his personal computer to City Hall and asked a city employee to fix some problems with it. The technician discovered what appeared to be child pornography and contacted police. Becker's wife was granted a divorce in October.

Judges

Judicial Corruption is rampant.  Our rights to a fair trial are a myth.  Many judges are totally corrupt.

Constitution

Our fundamental rights have been taken away by a government of wrongs. Stolen by corruption.

Attorneys

Misconduct is everywhere. Dishonesty abounds. Perjury, subornation of perjury, corruption!

Police

Abuse, Dishonesty, Corruption.  It's all common with Police and Law Enforcement.

Government

Government Dishonesty is Bad.
We must find honest people
and make them accountable
to We the People.