Posted by | June 1, 2012 11:04 | Filed under: Top Stories

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett went after Scott Walker in their gubernatorial debate, accusing Walker of using “Willie Horton” style tactics.

“He’s running a commercial right now that shows a dead baby. He shows a picture of a dead baby. This is Willie Horton stuff,” an exasperated Barrett charged during the one-hour debate at Marquette University. “You should be ashamed of that commercial Scott Walker.”

The Walker ad in question shows a blurred picture of a 2-year-old who spent six days in intensive care after being severely beaten. “But Tom Barrett’s police department didn’t consider it a violent crime,” says a narrator.

Barrett set the record straight:

“That baby died. The person who killed that baby was arrested by Milwaukee police, was prosecuted by Milwaukee … But you know what they did wrong. After the baby died, they didn’t change the code. It was a bureaucratic mistake,” Barrett explained in front of a live audience. “And you’re running a commercial attacking my integrity, claiming that I had something to do with this, and you know that’s false. I’ll tell you right now, I had nothing to do with that.”

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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.