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Kenosha Unified School Board Candidate Has Criminal History, Severe Mental Illness

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Angela Cassity (58) of Somers, WI – Candidate Kenosha Unified School Board
(Kenosha County Sheriff)

(Editor’s Note: KCE wouldn’t normally publish details of one’s mental health issues unless there are exigent circumstances. In this case, KCE decided there are. Ms. Cassity is running for public office.)

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A 58-year-old Somers woman named Angela Cassity (D) has recently announced that she is running to be on the Kenosha Unified School Board. She has received a sufficient number of signatures and will remain on the ballot.

KCE performed a background check on Cassity, as we usually do, and found some information that will be alarming to most voters. Not only does she have a criminal record, but she has mental illness that is so severe, that it caused her to to leave her home completely naked, wander around the streets, and have to be taken to the hospital by Sheriff’s Deputies.

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On March 29, 2010, Cassity was charged with a felony count of fleeing or eluding an officer for an incident that occurred the day before. According to Pleasant Prairie Police reports and court documents, Cassity failed to pull over for the police and resisted arrest on March 28, 2010.

According to the criminal complaint:

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Officer Michael Prange of the Pleasant Prairie Police Department reports that on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at approximately 5:39 p.m. he was on duty in full uniform and fully marked squad car traveling southbound in the 8900 block of STH 31 in the Village of Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha County, Wisconsin when he observed a white vehicle pass his marked squad car in the center lane.  Officer Prange reports that he visually estimated the white vehicle’s speed to be in excess of 100 miles per hour, approximately 110-120 miles per hour, based on his training and experience.  Officer Prange reports that he activated his lights and siren and attempted to stop the white vehicle.  Officer Prange reports that the white vehicle weaved and passed other vehicles “recklessly.”  Officer Prange reports that as he got closer to the white vehicle, it cut through traffic even more.  Officer Prange reports that the white vehicle began to pass other vehicles on the shoulder and on the gravel.  Officer Prange reports that he closed the gap between his squad car and the white vehicle in the 11000 block of STH 31 and the white vehicle went onto the shoulder to pass other vehicles, but the other vehicles also went into the shoulder and the white vehicle was forced to reduce its speed.  Officer Prange was able to see the white vehicle’s license plate was North Carolina: YXM 3597.

Officer Prange approached the white vehicle with his gun drawn and ordered the driver to turn off the ignition and throw the keys out the window.  The driver later was identified verbally as Angela Cassity, the defendant.  The defendant complied, but then began to “violently” throw other things from her vehicle and gesture in a “threatening” manner.  The defendant bent over in the vehicle and Officer Prange could not see the defendant’s hands.  Then the defendant began throwing things out of the vehicle again and shaking her hands in a “threatening“ manner.  Back-up officers arrived on the scene in the 11000 block of STH 31, Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.  The defendant exited the vehicle and showed her hands.  Officer Prange reports that as he attempted to handcuff her, the defendant pulled her hands away from him and physically resisted, yelling, “You are not going to fucking handcuff me for driving too fast!”  The defendant continued to fight and actively resist.  As Officer Prange attempted to handcuff her, the defendant was swinging her legs up and kicking Officer Prange in the back.  Officer Prange and other officers escorted the defendant to a squad car and the defendant continued to try to pull away, yelling and using profanity.

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The defendant was handcuffed to a wall in the Pleasant Prairie Police Department and Officer Prange reports that the defendant was observed reaching into her pockets and tampering with the handcuffs, trying to pick the lock.

Of course, the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office dismissed the felony and allowed Cassity to plead guilty to only one misdemeanor count of Resisting/Failing to Stop/Fleeing and one misdemeanor count of resisting an officer. She was sentenced to 6 months probation.

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Nude Mental Health Incident

About six months ago, in the early morning hours of August 8, 2023, Angela Cassity’s son called 9-1-1 to report that her mother was having a mental health issue and left her home completely naked and ran into a corn field. Deputies quickly arrived to render aid to the woman in crisis.

One Deputy piloted a drone to search the corn field for heat signature. He was unsuccessful at locating Cassity. More deputies soon arrived and canvassed the neighborhood. Another deputy located Cassity in the grass area of the apartment complex completely nude. Cassity was non-responsive to officers and didn’t seem to notice they were there. Two deputies grabbed Cassity by her arms to assist her. She then displayed dead weight tactics and dropped to the ground. Deputies were eventually able to get Cassity in handcuffs and placed into the back of the squad car. A rescue squad was called and later transported Cassity to the hospital.

Deputies noted in their police reports that Cassity was non-verbal and not very aware of her surroundings. Cassity was continuously contorting her body in various ways. Cassity was suspected of being “off her meds.”

Cassity has also had other contact with police. She was the suspect in a battery and has had at least two contacts with the Kenosha Police Department labeled as “HIPPA”. Theses calls are often classified like this when someone is involuntarily committed to a mental health treatment facility.

Kenosha Police unlawfully denied public records requests for records for two reports that KCE is entitled to, but we are giving KPD a chance to do the right thing. This is the new public information officer’s second day in his new role.

Democrat School Board Candidates Todd Price (D), and Angela Cassity (D)
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Even with Cassity’s past, the Democrats on the school board, Todd Price, Rebecca Stevens, Mary Modder, and Yolanda Santos are endorsing her candidacy. We asked them if they were concerned with Ms. Cassity’s mental health and criminal history and none of the four responded to our inquiries. We also contacted Cassity who refused comment.

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  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.

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87 Responses

  1. Kenosha News.

    Just close up now. Don’t bother trying to ride out the changes in technology. Or anything else.
    You don’t have the will to do your job correctly.

    KCE is King !!!!

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  2. Seems like par for the course for kusd. Seems over qualified. I mean look who we have running for mayor and all these other seats. It’s a battle if the hypocrites

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  3. Oh my goodness, that poor son.
    How can this person be trusted to make decisions for thousands of children when she can’t even protect her own child from witnessing episodes of insanity within her own home?
    Come on, Kenosha Democrats, get real.

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  4. If she wins, Angela wouldnt be the only retard on the board. That Rebecca Stevens has many nuts in her brain rolling around.

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    1. Your use of the “R” word is antiquated and shows an overall lack of intelligence and credibility.

      I see your username and automatically assume, “uneducated moron,” and my guess would be that most other educated individuals with even a small amount of common decency think the same.

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      1. A “rose by any other name”… okay, we don’t use the “R” word. Because an effective way to change the narrative is to change the language. How long will it be until whatever word is currently in vogue will be unacceptable?

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        1. We don’t use that word because it diminishes a person with a disability. A person who has a valuable, meaningful life.

          Would you go up to someone with a child with Down syndrome and refer to their child as a “retard”?

          Probably not.

          So don’t use the word.

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          1. I would never call someone with a mental disability a retard, only democrats that choose to be retarded. And if the glove fits, wear it. Fuckin retards

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        2. These individuals, who for so long were “just retards” and stuck away in asylums and other facilities are now accepted into society, and welcomed with loving inclusion. Schools are more inclusive, workplaces are more inclusive, society as a whole has become more inclusive. The use of the word “retard” or “retarded” is antiquated and shows that this person doesn’t believe that the advancements in societal acceptance are true.

          The narrative HAS changed, and the words that’s en vogue is “people,” so I highly doubt that will change.

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      2. Retarded. Bring back the good Ole days of shaming! Use all the good words. If words hurt you, then you’re the problem.





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        1. The individuals who are hurt by these words may not have the capacity to differentiate. Instead of it being someone’s “problem,” maybe we could just be respectful? Do you have the capacity for that, Mr. Straight White Male? To understand that the people who this word hurts may not understand that the jerks who refuse to stop using the word are ignorant pricks, and it’s not actually a slight to the individual with a developmental disability?

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          1. Why do you hate “white straight males”? How do you know that is who you are responding to? Why are you stereotyping?

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        2. If you pray to Jesus with that mindset, I would bet it’s not doing you any good, he’s probably not taking you seriously. Hope you enjoy the heat 😂😬

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      3. As someone who has a minor disability, and a century ago would have likely been lumped in with clinically retarded people, go screw yourself. No one needs your holier than thou white knight BS. Words only have the power people give them. If someone gives a word power to upset them, then that’s on them. If anything, I’d rather someone show their age or mentality through their words than force them into this ‘PC’ crap.

        So with that in mind, RETARD RETARD RETARDED RETARD.

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        1. Go take your big balls, find someone with Down syndrome, and call them a retard. Don’t hide behind the internet, go do it.

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        2. I’ll even meet you & Mr. Straight White Male at the KAC so you two can have your pick of developmentally delayed individuals that you can call “Retarded.”

          Don’t be an internet coward, do it.

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          1. Why the hell would I want to do that? I suggest you reread what I said. If someone who is developmentally disabled tells me they do not like the term retarded then I will glady not use it around or about them. But, all I ever hear is white-knight liberals whining “Oh thats so mean and hurtful and we have to handle those people with special care”. Meanwhile, while everyone gets up in arms about a word found in a dictionary, day to day life can be sheer hell for disabled people, mostly because of a broken system that fails them like it does so many others. But hey, its easier to whine about the use of a specific word than it is to fix a broken system. In the end, the use of a word is a rather small issue, but since it’s the easiest one to make a big noise about, it’s the one everyone latches onto.

            Hell, you want to meet still? Name a day and time and I’ll be there. I’m willing to show up and stand by my views. How about you?

    2. You may not be a “retarded Democrat” but you’re definitely a worthless asshole, and I’m glad someone finally called you out.

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  5. There is no way on this planet that we need Cassity on the KUSD School board! The board is horrible enough with Yo-Yo, Price, Modder and Stevens on there, along with that tool, Weiss! My gosh, people need to wake up and ensure the children’s lives are not destroyed any more than has already happened from these nutcases.

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    1. And the School Board wonders why enrollment is down!! Quit hiring all these lunatics and do in-depth background checks on all these coming into the Board and as Teachers!! How many teachers at Indian Trail just in the past year have had charges brought against them? 4 I believe and now there are a few at other KUSD schools!!!

      They are all going to Westosha Central because their Board cares about the kids, has better lunch and they don’t serve moldy food and as far as I know, no teachers have hit on their students!!! Oh and because of all the kids leaving KUSD, Central has gone from a Division 2 school in Sports to a Division 1 school. What does that tell you…KUSD sucks!!!!

  6. Looks like I have another job application to fill out.

    Thank you for your hard work Kevin, I enjoy reading 99.8% of your stories.

    0.2% = your story about pops.

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  7. She meets all the requirements to be in public office in Kenosha County. The fact she has such a vast background clearly would elevate her to elite status in the Democratic Party .

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    1. She’s not black or Jewish so probably not…just a useful idiot to the lighter of those mentioned.

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  8. A Reprobate with Mental Illness or demon possession? As for the other Democrats, you are as the company you keep as Birds of a Feather Flock Together. Kenosha has no shortage of evil and twisted individuals seeking public office sadly often supported by The Kenosha News and the Labor Times.
    For the sake of your children, Abolish Teacher Unions, Abolish Public Schools.

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  9. Very irresponsible for others affiliated with the school board to endorse her candidacy. As a human being, she is entitled to dignity, respect, and mental health resources; she is not, however, appropriate for a decision-making role that affects thousands of children and families in Kenosha County when she has a demonstrated history of mental instability. Rather than fueling the delusion that she is capable of holding such a position, her family, friends, and supporters should concentrate their efforts in encouraging her to maintain her course of psychiatric treatment and participate in enrichment activities that bring her joy. She can have a successful life outside of local politics.

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    1. Now well all know who not to vote for when up for re-election! These Board Members are crazier than originally thought!

  10. Well of course they are. Someone with limited capacity can easily be swayed to their view point. Stevens is doing nothing but promotting a referendum to save KUSD. The more the merrier to push that on tax payers. Fiscally irresponsible each and every one. Adams, Modder and Stevens all long term board members who have thrust KUSD into the financial mess they are in. I guess there are no requirements that board candidates have a clean criminal background? Resisting arrest, great role model for students.

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    1. I agree. The saddest part is no one wants to step up and take these positions. Heck, people barely even peruse the Districts expenditures let alone go to a school board meeting. People cannot be bothered to invest their own time. They’d much rather complain and post memes online thinking that helps. The one thing the Dems have always done better is rally the troops. I just wish the Republicans would do the same.

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      1. It’s hard for the Reds to rally when there’s no one worth rallying around. Especially in WI!! They seem great, get elected, and turn 🦏. If they are actually good, the RINOs attack & trash. Look at the 63rd in 2022. There was an opportunity to toss the RINO king, Vos, in favor of a young, promising, Conservative, with no lobbyist money coming at him. Instead, the RINOs attacked him, and his supporters.

        Term limits would help unify the Republican Party.

  11. Thank you Mr. Mathewson for reporting on this person. Unbelievable that the DAs office gave her a misdemeanor but not surprised. Like wow. Driving 120 mph putting the police officers and the public in danger and being disrespectful to cops. She should have gone to prison. I wonder how the police officers feel after risking their lives in taking this crazy person into custody.

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  12. “Even with Cassity’s past, the Democrats on the school board, Todd Price, Rebecca Stevens, Mary Modder, and Yolanda Santos are endorsing her candidacy.”

    Well if that’s the case and Ms. Cassity gains a seat on thee school board it’s nice to know who vouched for her if something should go horribly wrong.

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    1. Because unlike the republicans, the crew of complete liberal idiots on the school board never lose track of the fact that if you want to be in power you have to win elections. They would vote for a murderer while the murder was in place if they thought he / she had a chance of winning. Unless the Republicans follow their lead and act like they’re fighting for the last seat on the ark, we are going to end up with more and more complete wastes of resources in charge. Looking at her picture I had to crack up, I’ve always said that the very best candidate for any job will have a uprised black fist on their t-shirt. Look at all the new buildings we’re getting uptown because of people like that. You know, the ones across the street from the buildings that have to clean up spray painted gang signs every day. No wonder I keep seeing more and more Saint Kyle statues on dashboards of cars.

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      1. If you’re not already out there helping the conservative KUSD school board candidates, I hope you will be

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    2. Things have been going horribly wrong for years, such as Ms. Stevens has been on the board for over 20 years, and KUSD continues to decline in numbers of students and test score results, particularly for minorities. KEA may be defanged, but candidates not on their favorite list begin election day 3000 votes behind. In 2012, Mary Modder endorsed a young woman named Shannon Moline, a far left socialist, one reason being she didn’t own a home and pay real estate taxes. She was underemployed at Kenosha Boys and Girls Club, and spent to much time doing nothing and got canned. Fortunately, she didn’t win a seat, but she had KEA support. It’s all about name recognition. Conservatives finally got behind Lamarr Madison last year, who got more second place votes than anyone ever, I think. Unfortunately, it was the Supreme Court abortion voting that got the useless Ms. Adams re-elected. Kevin, we need you to recommend two conservative candidates (Kim and Tierney?) and advocate for conservatives to cast votes for those two only. Otherwise, leftie candidates will get a vote they don’t deserve.

      1. Very sensitive and appreciate your kindness towards her. She doesn’t belong running for a board or any political positions. Sadly many many people who are similar to her are in high positions. Very scary.

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    1. Thanks for telling us you have no idea what HIPAA actually means, but at least you spelled it right.

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  13. I see she has a t-shirt with a fist and a picture of Lady Parts on it. Why are so many liberals into fisting? 😝

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    1. Because that’s the only thing they can feel after laying with sub Saharans and having countless abortions.

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  14. I wish her the best in focusing on her recovery. I doubt she’ll have enough energy left to serve on the school board.

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  15. The only way some liberal woman can get anything close to a standing dick is by running through a cornfield backwards. Thats where I would have expected to catch her using a drone too.

    Any body cam footage of this incident? It would be the icing on the cake. Perhaps this is the request you will be lawfully granted.

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  16. The only way some liberal woman can get anything close to a standing dick is by running through a cornfield backwards. Thats where I would have expected to catch her using a drone too.

    Any body cam footage of this incident? It would be the icing on the cake. Perhaps this is the request you will be lawfully granted.

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    1. Later this summer, we will be reading reports of liberal Kenosha Women discovered lost running backwards in Western Kenosha County Cornfields.

  17. Pull your kids out of KUSD. There are many private options as well as e-school and homeschool. WI has a very generous school choice program, so $$$ is not a good reason to leave your kids in the failing public schools.

  18. No surprise that criminal fraud Lori Hawkins and the criminal enterprise that is the Kenosha democrat party supports this crazy crook for office (school board nonetheless)

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    1. Lori Hawkins and the lunatic democrats will sell their soul to push their “let boys play in girls sports” policies.

    2. Lori Hawkins and the lunatic democrats will sell their souls to push their “let boys play in girls sports” policies. These are the same people that support Andy “Sgt Hard” Berg.

  19. Know your candidates!
    Kim, Tierney, Kretchmer, and Thomas are all conservatives. If you are not already helping them to get elected, I hoping seeing people like this running will help everyone understand that we will lose our children if we do not work harder to get conservatives elected!!

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  20. Sounds like she’s perfectly qualified for the position considering some of the other characters they’ve had before.

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