On April 25, 2021 at about 11:00 pm, three extremist protestors were arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, according to Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Markowski. The three were part of a larger group of people that were demanding Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey be fired, even after being cleared by police and prosecutors. The three were blocking access in or out of the public safety building. This building houses the Kenosha Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, records department, and the downtown jail. It is open 24 hours a day. The three arrested were extremist “pastor” Jonathan Barker (D), former Somers Trustee and County Board Supervisor Joe Cardinali (D), and Uncle of Jacob Blake – Justin Blake (D). The group was accompanied by failed Alderman candidate Tanya McLean (D) and BLM violence inciter Whitney Cabal (D), aka Billy Violent. Sgt. Pittsley of the Sheriff’s Department gave the disorderly bunch many warnings to move and allow access in and out of the building. He warned them that they would be arrested if they didn’t move. They didn’t. Here is the encounter on video:
Justin Blake (D) is the uncle of Jacob Blake, the man accused and convicted of assaulting his child’s mother. He was shot by Kenosha Police after reaching for a knife. He has recently been in front of the camera frequently.
According to Kenosha Sheriff’s Department reports, all three men were booked into the Kenosha County Jail pending state criminal charges of disorderly conduct. Justin Blake was booked into the jail as John Doe as he refused to provide corrections officers with his name, which is a violation of the law. He also refused to take off his belt and comply with other lawful commands. Since he wouldn’t remove his belt or clothes, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department placed Blake in a restraint chair for his safety. The Kenosha DA, once wrote a letter of merit for Joe Cardinali to the then-county board chairman Daniel Esposito, who later caught a felony charge. He called the jail and ordered Blake to be released. The BLM sympathizer Kenosha DA recused himself from the prosecution of this case and handed it off to the Walworth County DA, Zeke Wiedenfeld (D). Wiedenfeld’s office seemingly “fixes” cases for DA Graveley. Wiedenfeld and his office have appeared to have”fixed” the following cases for Graveley:
Jacob Blake Trespass and Felony Sexual Assault – Dropped
Jacob Blake Resisting arrest With Violence – Not Charged
County Board Chairman Daniel Esposito Felony Theft – Plead to Misdemeanor
Waukegan BLM Leader Clyde McLemore Felony Attempted Battery To Cop – Lost at Trial
Waukegan BLM Leader Clyde McLemore Felony Bail Jumping – Dismissed
“Pastor” Jonathan Barker Disorderly Conduct – Criminal Charges Not Filed
Former Politician Joe Cardinali Disorderly Conduct – Criminal Charges Not Filed
Former Politician Joe Cardinali Felony Possession – Plead to Misdemeanor
Salem Lakes Village Administrator Mike Murdock – No Charges Filed
Extremist Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct Charges of Joel “Paul” Trudell – Pending
Alleged Forgery by Former Somers Municipal Court Clerk Fran Dibble – No Charges Issued
Weidenfeld ended up not charging and of the four criminal charges that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department requested. Instead, he gave all three men non-criminal civil citations. None of the three men went to court and all were fined and found guilty by default. Activist attorney Kimberly Motley found about about this and offered to help Blake, for free.
Motley filed a civil rights lawsuit against then-Sheriff David Beth and a handful of other people for what Motley called an illegal arrest, torture, and severe pain.
She also appealed his guilty verdict and has asked for a jury trial. Now-retired Court Commissioner Geoff Dowse (D) granted Motley’s request to reopen the case. Motley is being sued in a federal lawsuit that alleges she committed conspiracy, tortious interference with parental rights, assault, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment. This suit is brought by an Afghan couple that accused Motley of helping a U.S. Marine abduct their infant relative.
On February 3, 2022, Blake was jailed and later fined for refusing to abide by lawful orders from U.S. Marshalls at the Chicago Federal Courthouse
This matter was set for trial in front of Judge Gerad Dougvillo. Blake and Motley were scheduled to appear on July 20, 2023 for a jury status hearing. Neither Blake nor Motley appeared. The judge should have again, found Blake in default. He didn’t. Instead, Weidenfeld’s Deputy District Attorney, James Sempf told the court “off the record” and in secret about a plea deal. Apparently, this deal is apparently linked to Blake’s federal lawsuit.
We reached out to prosecutors Weidenfeld and Semp many times and they wish to keep this secret plea deal a secret. Unfortunately for these men, secret plea deals aren’t allowed in the Wisconsin Criminal Justice System.