indiana prosecutor's brilliant plan: fake assassination attempt

Asian behaving badly... faux assassination plot edition! Last week, Carlos Lam, a deputy prosecutor in Johnson County, Indiana resigned from his job over emails he wrote last month encouraging a fake attack on the governor of Wisconsin: Indiana Prosecutor Encouraged 'False Flag' Assault On Walker To Discredit Wisconsin Unions.

Lam reportedly emailed Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's office and recommended that they conduct a "false flag operation" -- to fake an assault or assassination attempt on the governor -- in order to discredit the unions and protestors opposing Walker's anti-public employee union bill:
As Wisconsin Watch, a project of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism reports, Carlos Lam initially denied that he had sent the e-mail, which was part of the tens of thousands of e-mails released in an open-records settlement the Walker administration reached with the local paper the Isthmus and the Associated Press.

When contacted by Wisconsin Watch, Lam had initially denied sending the e-mail, claiming that he had been the victim of identity theft, and said he did not support the criminal activities described in the e-mail: , "I think he's trying to do what he has to do to get his budget balanced. But jeez, that's taking it a little bit to the extreme."

However, Lam admitted late in the afternoon that he did send the e-mail, and resigned his job.
Lam claimed that a fake assassination attempted "would assist in undercutting any support that the media may be creating in favor of the unions." It sounds like he had it all figured out... except for the part where the public became privy to his brilliant plan. More here: Indiana prosecutor resigns for encouraging fake attack on Wisconsin governor.

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