This is what liberal entitlement looks like, my friends.
A large group of men in the 20s shoot each other up in the wee hours of Sunday morning morning at a gas station near East Towne Mall. Four men are hit. Police find more than 20 shell casings from at least three different weapons.
The dispute began in Dodge County, we are told, but found its way to Madison. Madison Police suspect the shootings are gang related. The gas station, the State Journal reports, was “overwhelmed” with up to 70 people at once. Three of the shooting victims are Madison residents. Not known if they were also the shooters. The Werkes never presumes race or motive.
But the usual special pleaders are out in force today. It’s the cops’ fault. The shooters? They’re victims! We S*** you not. (Our official motto here at the Werkes.)
“Community members” held a press conference at UW Hospital. (Always a bad sign.) Their message is familiar:
• How dare the police and the news media draw connections to gang violence!
• Police did not do enough to assist families of victims.
• The City of Madison hasn’t spent enough money. Hasn’t built enough neighborhood centers. Hasn’t implemented enough programs.
• We’ve got to give these people jobs.
“You wanna take guns off the streets? Give these young men jobs,” said Michael Johnson of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. (WKOW-TV 27 reports.)
Never mind the plethora of Help Wanted/Now Hiring! signs on nearly every retail store and restaurant in town. Continue reading