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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Cleveland case shows Franklin had great vision

Ariel Castro is arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court for the kidnapping of three women May 9, in Cleveland, Ohio. Castro appeared in court to faces charges that he kidnapped and raped three young women and held them in his home for a decade. The 52-year-old did not enter a plea and stood with his head bowed while the court set a large bond of two million dollars per case, effectively ensuring that he will remain in detention. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images

Here in Franklin we’re very proud of our strong battle we waged against sexual predators resulting in restrictive ordinances that faced a constitutional challenge and survived.

We understand, maybe more than most in Wisconsin that the fight against these evil-doers never ends. Thus, you take proper precautions.

The case unraveling in Cleveland this week with one horrific example after another demonstrates Franklin was a community with incredible foresight.

In Cleveland, 19 Action News reporter Scott Taylor says he received a copy of a letter written in 2004 and found by police inside Ariel Castro's house. Taylor posted excerpts of the letter on his Twitter page late Wednesday night, including a confession that Castro was 'a sexual predator' and 'I need help.'

Franklin was proactive to protect itself against the Ariel Castro’s of the world. Franklin was right.

If you're not familiar with Franklin's history on sex offenders or just need a refresher, please read this comprensive blog.


 

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