Indiana Prosecutor Resigns After Suggesting Staging ‘Fake Attack’ In Wisconsin

Carlos F. LamVic Ryckaert and Kevin O’Neal report in the Indianapolis Star:

For the second time, an Indiana public official has lost his job because of provocative comments made about the political brouhaha in Wisconsin.

Carlos F. Lam, a Johnson County deputy prosecutor, resigned Thursday after acknowledging he sent an email last month urging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to discredit labor union protests by orchestrating a fake assault on himself.

Possibly, Lam suggested, the pretend assailant might even use a firearm.

Lam’s boss, Prosecutor Bradley D. Cooper, accepted the resignation. He called Lam’s Feb. 19 email to Walker a “foolish suggestion.”

On Feb. 23, the Indiana Attorney General’s office fired deputy Atty. Gen. Jeff Cox after he suggested in blog posts and on Twitter that police use live ammunition on protesters who had poured into Wisconsin’s Capitol.

The political fight in Wisconsin erupted when Walker, a Republican, called for eliminating collective bargaining for public employees. That bill passed March 10 and was signed into law the next day.

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12 Comments on "Indiana Prosecutor Resigns After Suggesting Staging ‘Fake Attack’ In Wisconsin"

  1. Why would Lam admit he sent the e-mail to the governor? Unless someone found it, the story sounds like “news”.

  2. Why would Lam admit he sent the e-mail to the governor? Unless someone found it, the story sounds like “news”.

    • That seems like weak reasoning to discredit the story, based upon not reading the whole article. The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism “found Lam’s email among tens of thousands that media organizations received as part of a settlement to an open-records lawsuit.” Why would he lie about sending the e-mail and resign?

    • smooth_operator | Mar 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm |

      Annnnnnddd you didn’t read the whole article.

  3. That seems like weak reasoning to discredit the story, based upon not reading the whole article. The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism “found Lam’s email among tens of thousands that media organizations received as part of a settlement to an open-records lawsuit.” Why would he lie about sending the e-mail and resign?

  4. Anonymous | Mar 27, 2011 at 6:04 pm |

    Annnnnnddd you didn’t read the whole article.

  5. Anonymous | Mar 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm |

    He should have sent it to the CIA….they seem to be more prepared to implement this kind of heinous shit.

  6. GoodDoktorBad | Mar 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm |

    He should have sent it to the CIA….they seem to be more prepared to implement this kind of heinous shit.

  7. Shades of “Bob Roberts” at its finest. I’ve you’ve never watched the movie…go forth and do so, preferably back to back with “They Live”…I call it the ‘American Politics Digest’ One Night Special. All you’ll ever need to know in one easy double feature.

  8. Shades of “Bob Roberts” at its finest. I’ve you’ve never watched the movie…go forth and do so, preferably back to back with “They Live”…I call it the ‘American Politics Digest’ One Night Special. All you’ll ever need to know in one easy double feature.

  9. Anonymous | Mar 30, 2011 at 7:47 pm |

    These same people who are talking about faking attacks are ones who can’t wrap their damn head around the fact that some extremely funny sh*t happened in September almost a decade ago. Smart dummies. They are everywhere.

  10. These same people who are talking about faking attacks are ones who can’t wrap their damn head around the fact that some extremely funny sh*t happened in September almost a decade ago. Smart dummies. They are everywhere.

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