Wisconsin wife runs husband over with SUV following Scott Walker recall argument

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Wisconsin's recall elections are contributing to broken homes and bones.
Modern American politics is divisive, sure, but who knew it could be this bad?

Chippewa Falls resident Jeffrey Radle, 36, found himself in the hospital yesterday after a political argument with his wife, Amanda Radle, 30. The verbal dispute culminated in physical violence when Amanda ran over her husband with a Dodge Durango.

Police say the incident began with an argument over who Amanda would vote for during yesterday's recall primary election in Wisconsin. Violence over a primary election? The Radles must really be passionate political wonks.

According to the Chippewa Herald, Amanda tried to end the argument by driving away from the home where she and her husband were hanging out. But Jeffrey tried to block her exit by standing in front of the car. Eventually, Amanda tried to swerve around her husband, but Jeffrey jumped in front of the SUV and was run over.

Amanda then drove to the police department to report the incident, and Jeffrey was taken to the hospital with serious head, neck, and back injuries. He remained in the hospital overnight.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Jeffrey is a Scott Walker supporter. His wife, on the other hand, wants to see him recalled.

Chippewa Falls Police Chief Wendy Stelter said, "to think that people would become that distraught over an election is very concerning." The Chippewa County district attorney is investigating and may file domestic violence-related charges.

While political incompatibility was at the heart of yesterday's incident, it sounds like the Radles' marital issues probably go well beyond Scott Walker. The Herald reports that Amanda filed for divorce in January, though it hasn't yet been finalized.

The incident may have prevented the Radles from getting to their polling station yesterday, but their votes wouldn't have made a difference anyway. In the Democratic primary, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett steamrolled Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, meaning Barrett and Walker will square off this June in a rematch of Wisconsin's 2010 gubernatorial election.

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Rob Loomer
Rob Loomer

Politics are indeed the second most dangerous thing anyone can be involved with. The first is obviously marriage.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

by learning from the obama occupy wall street (OWS) crowd, he protested. Maybe it was his SUV since liberal's only drive electric golf carts?

I wonder if the police will charge her with a "hate" crime since she used a vehicle to deny him his rights to vote?

Where is the "ed" show complaining the one vote that might have made the difference was not (oh never mind, since all the dems in Wi didn't get as many votes combined as Walker got)

The real douche is the Obama Public Unions spending their members hard earnt money (millions) and losing everything. Their candidate didn't even win the dem nomination. What a bunch of pathetic losers.

A million "signed" the recall petition but only 500,000 voted on the democratic ticket. MMMM...me thinks there was some fake signatures.

The Chippewa County district attorney is investigating and may file domestic violence-related charges - If this person is a democrat then they are looking at filing against the Man.No, it must be a republican because a democrat would file attempted murder charges against a man.

I wonder if this woman is part cherokee? She probably voted for John Edwards. We know she is an idiot and the guy needs to kick her ass onto the street with the other bums (OWS) of the democrat party. She can go smoke grass and be the camp hoary xitch.

Most of all - OBAMA $ucks

Vonbargenjl
Vonbargenjl

the idiocy of this, as well as the rest of your comment history, is amazing. people like you make my work in the Marines feel useless. i dont fight for Fox News fanboys who shill corporate one-liners.

please, MN Voter, move south to join your uneducated, racist, pro-life, pro-jesus, pro-segregation brethen in Alabama.

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

Vonbargenjl:  Firstly, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!  Secondly, sir, you are RIGHT ON!  If Walker wins it will be because of big money - NOT democracy!

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

If you were a real marine you would not comment about my freedom to express myself. If that is truly how you feel, I suggest you consider resigning your commission or not re-upping because you do not belong in the service of our country much less the marines!

You are the uneducated, racist, baby killer!

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

yeah, freedom of speech isn't for Marines!!!  It's for fat lazy republicans only!

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

Didn't they pass a castle doctrine in WI?

Sounds to me like the argument got heated and she feared for her life, trying to escape and in the process defended herself.  I guess if she had a gun and shot him you'd be more okay with this, right?  I mean, it was you jackasses that passed that law.Also, your math is stupid.900,000 people want walker out of office, yes.  This means some republicans want him gone (gasp!), as well as more registered democratic voters than voted in the last election.  I fail to see a problem with this, but you go right ahead and follow your conspiracy theory lemmings off that cliff.

Aside from the obvious fallacies, you're just acting like a pissant whiner.  

And here is an effort to show the absurdity of your last paragraph.I wonder if you have your man parts?  You probably voted for Michele Bachmann.  Go stand in line with a tea party sign that you can't spell correctly and bitch about how the government is getting in the way of your medicare...Most of all - BUSH ruined Amurika

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Not even 600,000 people voted for all the other candidates. Walker got over 600,000. Your math doesn't add up but is a typical liberal cry baby. The momentum is with Walker and he will WIN again. Wisconsin will be in the republican column and deny Obama the election.

She should have had a gun and told him to walk away. Instead she used a SUV to attempt manslaughter. Of course Dems think Rich old woman giving Edwards millions of dollars under the table to hide his affair (pregnant mistress) from his cancer stricken wife is ok. Of course the past democrap governor of Chicago is in prison. Ted Kennedy used the car for aborting fetuses prior to Roe Vs Wade.

George Soros, Obama, Pelosi, Clintons, are who ruined america. The home mortgage crises is no closer to being resolved than when Obama took office. 5 Trillion in  deficit spending in less than 4 years, 88 million fewer workers today than when he took office, no budget in the senate under Reid for the past 3 years to force continuing resolutions forcing higher spending.

You will be sad this november when Obama losses the White House, the senate and congress.

I voted bachmann many times and will again. Stick that in your ear you bastird.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

.........BAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.
Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.

So, according to you, people who legally wish to have a firearm to protect their family and property are "jackasses"?  So, what you are saying is that only criminals have the right to carry firearms?

You are a certified moron.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

What do criminals with guns have to do with anything in this thread?

This woman is being chastised for fleeing a situation in which she felt she was in danger.  Maybe she used her car as her defensive weapon, how is that more or less wrong than using a gun?

My point was that you "jackasses" that passed the law that stated that it's perfectly well and good to shoot someone on your property who you felt was endangering your life (which was the case here) and it would have been okay, but her actions are not somehow.  Is it because she used a car instead of a handgun?  I would like to know how and why this was bad for her to do, but it's acceptable for a guy to shoot a drunk partygoer hiding from a busted house party.  The double standard doesn't make sense, especially from a group of people who LOVE to point out double standards as their defense.

Actually, all of this is a rhetorical question, because I already know that the answer is because she is liberal and doesn't support Scott Walker.  Gun or no gun you "jackasses" would say that she is in the wrong here because you have no capabilities of looking at situations objectively.

The point is, she drove a car, and some moron jumped in front of it, but the conservative side is saying that it's her fault somehow.  If the role was reversed you morons would be saying "good, she got what she had coming to her"  You've elevated politics to a blind faith, thoughtless, non-sensical religion, and it's terrifying.

Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.
Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.

They don't have a right to a have a firearm, yet they obtain them anyway and commit crimes with said firearm.  Yet, according to you, people who lawfully obtain a firearm to protect themselves from these criminals are "jackasses".

I repeat, you are a moron.

theoko
theoko

Don't worry, being dubbed a "certified moron" by Decievous merely means "regular, decent human being" among those of us with more than half a brain.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

How does a criminal have the right to carry a firearm?seriously, read that and explain yourself.

Thatguy
Thatguy

Sounds to me that she is better off without the douche.  Furthermore, it sounds from the article as if the "running over him" was purely his fault for jumping in front of a moving vehicle.  I thought adults knew not to do that?

Forwardpride
Forwardpride

I think this qualifies as a "recall marriage."

Thatguy
Thatguy

you meant "recall divorce" right?

Guest
Guest

What made him a douche? Don't comment with a clear political statement, keep it to yourself. 

demlova
demlova

It's illegal to block someone from voting, or telling them who to vote for. You're a douche because you apparently don't know this--or don't care. Like most republicans, you use fear, coercion and deception to get your way.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

Who called anyone a racist here?

I brought forward an equally absurd group of people who historically oppressed voters through fear, threats, and coercion.  It has nothing to do with race, it has everything to do with the absurdity of the argument that was posed.

You conservative folk sure have a rough time with context, don't you?

Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.
Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.

Typical liberal response........

When you have no argument, you just scream "racism" and run away.........  

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

Yeah, lets bring a singled out extremist group into this.

like the KKK, who burn people at the stake who dont' look like them and don't vote the right way.  hypocrite much?You are a dolt, and your comments reflect your lack of intellect.  Congrats.

Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.
Decievious Leroy Johnston Jr.

Yes, just like the New Black Panther democrats who used fear and coercion by blocking voters and/or threatening them if they didn't vote for Obama back in 2008 in Philadelphia.  

Hypocrite much?  

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

Yep, pretty douchetastic to not allow your wife to go vote in a recall primary because you don't agree with her political beliefs...it's also illegal.

BadNewsBears
BadNewsBears

 I think Jeffrey Radle is a douche because he willfully denied his wife from going to the polls by creating a human shield in front of her car all because he didn't agree with her politically. Sounds like an entirely childish and douchey thing to do.

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