I’m from the state of Wisconsin. I understand your anger and sense of frustration!
As you put it, ” setting up for failure” is true. Mr.Kaepernick (,NFLQB) knows the situation in Milwaukee’s court system too. His protest in refusing to stand during the national anthem was widely covered by the press but his message was distorted by those doing the reporting.
Pointedly towards motive, the state of Wisconsin opted to impose the lifetime obligation to the state’s DOC. In other words, the people of Wisconsin chose the very agency meant to impose punishment in the first case.