Kenosha DA Michael Graveley and Walworth County DA Zeke Wiedenfeld, who are both light-on-crime progressive persecutors, are refusing to charge a BLM activist with a serious felony. Neither will tell us why.
On August 24, 2020, during the Kenosha Riots, police and prosecutors say that Clyde McLemore of Zion, IL tried to severely injure a Kenosha Police Officer. According to the criminal complaint, Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian (D) was attempting to talk down a mob of angry rioters. He failed. One Officer, Kenosha Police Office Steven Winter is a member of the Civil Disturbance Response Team (CDRT) and was the last officer to enter the police department to get away from the violent mob. As Winters had his fingers in the door and was attempting to close it, Clyde McLemore very violently kicked the door closed. McLemore bragged on Facebook that he tried to break Winters’ fingers. There were many videos of the event available to police.
McLemore told KCE that he has more than 30 felony convictions. He was convicted of harming an officer in the past. He once dragged a police officer from a car in Lake County, IL. A Kenosha Judge is prohibiting the prosecutors from bringing this up at his trial.
On February 24, 2021, Kenosha County Court Commissioner Loren Keating gave McLemore a cash-free bail. McLemore signed the below bond:
A condition of McLemore’s bond is that he “shall not commit any crime.” On October 3, 2022, that is exactly what he did. McLemore was charged with a misdemeanor, Criminal Trespass to Land, when he caused a disturbance at a Waukegan, IL City Council meeting. He refused to leave when ordered by police. He was arrested. Below is the charging document:
Court Case Details
|Case Number:22CM00001326Case Title:PEOPLE VS MCLEMORECase Type:CRIMINAL MISDEMEANOR – Lake County, IL Court Access||Case Status:ACTIVE-Filed Date:2022-10-06|
After speaking to many attorneys licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois, Graveley and Wiedenfeld have clear authority to charge McLemore with Felony Bail-Jumping. Neither is doing so. It would come with a possible prisom sentence of 6 years above and beyond what he might receive from the underlying case. Neither progressive prosecutor wants Clyde to risk that kind of prison time. The Walworth County DA is prosecuting this case becuase of Kenosha DA Mike Graveley’s close ties to the BLM movement. Both have the authority to charge him.
McLemore is expected in court in Lake County on November 1, 2022. The jury trial for the Wisconsin case is set for December 19, 2022.