Update on the wilding at West Towne Mall, city buses

‘Many shoppers clapped their hands’

Arrested: Seven kids ages 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, and 15! Gang members!

More true stories from the school to prison pipeline


Cover me, I’m going to the mall.

Gender-neutral violence, straight and unexpurgated from the Madison Police report:

Incident Type


Incident Date

11/10/2018 – 6:40 PM


West Towne Mall


Male, age 13, Madison


Male, age 12, Madison
Male, age 13, Madison
Male, age 13, Madison
Male, age 13, Madison
Male, age 13, Madison
Female, age 15, Madison
Female, age 13, Madison
All arrested for disorderly conduct. Some also were tentatively charged with battery.


Male, age 28, Madison
Female, age 32, Madison


Many shoppers clapped their hands and praised police as multiple officers were sent into West Towne Mall Saturday afternoon to successfully stop an attack on a Madison couple.

Earlier, suspects had harassed victims on a Madison Metro bus. One teen threw candy at the male victim and later dumped a slushy drink on the couple. In the chaos of the moment, the male victim realized his brand new cell phone was missing.

The couple pursued the suspects into West Towne Mall with hopes of getting it returned. Instead, several teens encircled the male victim. As police arrived, the suspects were in boxer stances, jumping around in the middle of the mall throwing punches as the victim rope-a-doped and tried to protect himself from injury.

A teenage girl also slapped and punched the man’s girlfriend.

The young people all ran as police arrived, but officers were able to corral all but one. Several teens are well known to the MPD and are members of a gang. Much of the violence was captured on surveillance video.

Now THERE is some must-watch TV!  (An update of “Still want to take Madison Metro bus?
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WW1 — They were also the Greatest Generation

Poland says thank you

Emmanuel Schuster

Emmanuel Schuster, son of Frank Sr., served in US Navy during WW1

Great-uncle Charles Schuster (brother of my grandmother Rose Schuster Blaska) and his cousins Frank Jr. and Emmanuel served in World War 1 so, for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, we picture them here. Somewhere, the Stately Manor’s Research Library has a letter from Charles Schuster but cannot find.

If you’re driving WI Hwy 19 from Sun Prairie to Marshall, look to the left and you’ll see a barn with a cow mural painted by Charles Schuster’s grand-daughter. That’s their farm still today.


Charles Schuster, brother of my grandmother, served in France in WW1

Did watch C-Span3 Sunday instead of most of the Packer football game to catch up. A segment on the small French town where Teddy Roosevelt’s youngest son Quentin crashed his biplane. The family put up a fountain there in his memory. (Teddy Junior would die at D-Day.) The beautiful but somber Meuse-Argonne U.S. military cemetery 14,246 Americans are buried — only a third of Americans killed in that war. The aerial view of that cemetery, arranged in quadrants separated by rows of poplar trees, is breath-taking. (That video here.)

A segment on the real-life exploits of Sgt. Alvin York. A good panel discussion by two historians with nice stills. Another on silent (of course) film footage compiled by the U.S. Army in 1918. Continue reading

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Dems blame poor legislative showing on those damn maps

Here there be dragons!

After last week’s election, our liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances are pouting. They finally unseated that Republican golem, Scott Walker, but still lost the state legislature to Republicans. Got to be cheating! What else would explain the imbalance except that ol’ devil Gerry Mander?

How can Democrats sweep the statewide offices but lose 63 of the 99 state Assembly districts? 

“Mostly the Republicans’ big advantage in the Legislature is the result of cheating,” the Wisconsin State Journal whines. They wuz robbed!


Let’s take a deep breath and crunch a few numbers. Yes, Republicans retained control of the State Assembly, where all 99 members were on the ballot (unlike the upper house).

In the first place, Tony Evers won Wisconsin’s governorship by a hair’s breadth — less than 31,000 votes or 1.1 percentage points. Not a lot of coattail. Continue reading

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Still want to take the Madison Metro bus?

Only if you want a drink poured over your head and your smart phone stolen! Not good for business.

Kids these days! Time to blame the police again?

6:41 p.m. Saturday 11-10-18 — An officer working at West Towne Mall asked for additional officers for a fight in the food court. One complainant advised that 20 people were fighting. A 28-year-old WM and a 32-year-old WF were on a Metro bus when they were harassed by a group of juveniles.  One of the juveniles poured a slush beverage on the female victim’s head. 

The bus stopped at West Towne Mall and the driver ejected everyone from the bus. The male victim realized that the cell phone he had just purchased was missing. Both victims pursued the juveniles into West Towne Mall. The group turned on the victims and surrounded them. Punches ensued and seven juveniles were detained, AAMs and AAFs ranging in ages from 12 to 15.  The victim’s phone was not located. 

Four juveniles were arrested and transported to JRC for disorderly conduct.  One juvenile was cited and released. Probable cause exists to arrest one additional juvenile. — from MPD.

Today’s head-scratcher: Public transit and shopping at the malls? Or shop on-line and drive our personal vehicles? We report, you decide.

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Winner in Florida recount declared!

Good news, Democrats! Voting in Florida predicted to end soon!

Al Gore

Al Gore named as 43rd President; George W. Bush’s records will be expunged

Here were “Videos You Should See” this Saturday morning (11-10-18) on CNN, the Jim Acosta network:

  • Wolf Blitzer: Disgusting how Trump treats journalists
  • Don Lemon: Here is what has Trump rattled
  • Sen.Blumenthal: Trump did commit a crime
  • Trump calls George Conway ‘Mr. Kellyanne’
  • Kate Bolduan: Trump’s convenient memory lapse
  • Pelosi discusses if Democrats will impeach Trump
  • Late Night reacts to Jeff Sessions’ firing
  • Flight crew fired over ‘fake’ sleeping video
  • Chilling video filmed inside bar during shooting

Seven out of nine!


The undoctored video of Jim Acosta v. White House intern, best two out of three
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Go big or go home; Tuesday election autopsy Part #2

Scott Walker could have learned from Frank Costanza

No ‘Let’s rumble!’

We’ve strapped on the plastic apron, we’re working the bone saw here at the Policy Werkes to figger out Wha’ Happened? We know Republicans under-performed. (See Part #1) But why?

Quincy medical examinerEvers attracted 44,000 more votes Dane County than Madison’s own Mary Burke four years ago. We’ll credit the ground game for which NextGen America takes credit. (More here.) But Evers also claimed 18,000 more votes in Republican fortress Waukesha County than did our Ms. Burke in the last governor’s race.

That would play into the national narrative that Trump was a big turn-off to affluent, well educated women in the suburbs. (Married suburban women voted 54-44% Democrat, according to Politico.) That’s precisely where Democrats picked up their margin in House seats. Continue reading

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