Mayor Soglin is offering a $1,000 bounty “aimed at generating tips about people who use or hoard illegal firearms.” (Read & Weep.) The mighty Meade calls it Cash for Plunkers.
Hizzoner is using funds from his own office budget, which is probably illegal. Budgets specify, to a reasonable degree, the purpose for which they can be used. Sorry, it’s government and you can’t take money intended for copier toner and use it for a new social/police program.
It’s also State’s evidence of liberal-progressive-socialism in action. Get their guns and all will be well. Only thing missing: a trolley.
Madison is a city that wrinkles its collective forehead into a meaningful frown if you text message I.C.E. at an illegal immigrant rally.
Stop the wrong car with an expired license plate and face civil rights litigation over Driving While Black.
So Hizzoner thinks the neighborhood is going to drop a dime on a home boy hoarding stolen guns? Me, I’m turning in Matt Phair. But it’s not going to happen. Moot. Soglin’s toner copier money is safe.
Of course, the City of Madison could pay for more cops instead of forcing the chief to apply for a federal grant. (Check off Paul Soglin as one more liberal secretly pleased that Trump was elected).
The Cash for Plunkers program is, in the real world, a snitch reward program — only dressed up in politically correct, anti-NRA prog-speak. Soglin was forced to pose for holy pictures this afternoon after a woman driving on Raymond Road just south of the West District police station got her car windows shot out and she was hit by flying glass. Not at 3 in the dark of morning but at 10:30 on a Monday morning! (Read & Weep.)
Madison’s new motto: “We may be wasting our time and a little bit of money, but I think it’s worth it.” — Paul Soglin, 7-11-2017.