Democratic state Sen. Brad Pfaff, who is running for Congress, is refusing to condemn the discretionary parole of “meat hook” killer/rapist Terrance Shaw to his hometown of Onalaska, where Tony Evers’ Department of Corrections placed Shaw in a home operating as an unregistered daycare.
Even though the murder also occurred in his hometown, Pfaff (D-Onalaska), who is running against former Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden for Congress, has been completely silent about the Shaw parole, refusing to condemn the release or the fact the state Department of Corrections admittedly placed Shaw in a home functioning as an unlicensed daycare. He did not respond to questions specifically asking whether he would do so.
After we exposed the daycare living arrangements, Corrections suddenly moved Shaw to a La Crosse-area hotel. Pfaff also hasn’t commented on the fact Tony Evers’ DOC failed to notify the family members of Shaw’s victim Susan Erickson, whose murder in Onalaska deeply terrified the community. Evers’ two-time appointee to the Parole Commission, John Tate, freed Shaw.
Instead, Pfaff has been tweeting photos of himself with Evers at Oktoberfest in La Crosse.
What a great Oktoberfest, La Crosse! Just 38 more days to go!! pic.twitter.com/DL2jK8T4Je
— Brad Pfaff (@pfaff4congress) October 1, 2022
Van Orden tweeted, “We also deserve to know why your colleague, @pfaff4congress, has been absolutely silent on the release of a rapist/ murderer back into his hometown without the next of kin or Police Chief being notified. Why is he afraid to speak truth to power and protect women and children?”
We sent Pfaff an email last week asking him about the Shaw case. We have received no response, and Pfaff has made no other public comment. We asked Pfaff: