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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

 10:18 AM 

Walker hits Barrett on crime in new TV ad

Scott Walker's campaign released a new TV ad today that says Dem rival Tom Barrett isn't telling the truth about violent crime in Milwaukee.

The ad begins with a shot of a police report and a pixelated picture of a child paper clipped to it. The narrator says the 2-year-old spent six days in intensive care after being severely beaten.

"But Tom Barrett’s police department didn’t consider it a violent crime," the narrator says.

The spot then shows video of Barrett saying violent crime is down 15.5 percent before the narrator says a newspaper found "that hundreds of beatings, stabbings and child abuse cases were never even counted."

"Violent crime in Milwaukee is up, and Tom Barrett isn’t telling the truth," the spot concludes.

-- By JR Ross

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