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"We are in the victims business" 2012-10-24 Madison WI
Kyle Wood Assault 'Unfounded,' As Wisconsin Volunteer Recants Claim Of Hate Crime Attack
Madison Police Capt. Joe Balles notes that the Republican staffer could face criminal prosecution for the false reporting of a hate crime, but that the department also does not want to deter residents from coming forward in the future.
"We're in the victims business," Balles told Isthmus, an alternative Wisconsin newpaper. "We really need victims to come forward. We don't take matters like this lightly."