School-to-prison pipeline is back in session
Large-scale lunch-hour brawl near East High School
12:10 p.m. 9-18-19 — Officers observed and responded to an active fight in the intersection of 4th and Johnson Streets. A large crowd (75-100) of adolescents gathered at the intersection. An officer deployed OC due physical confrontations in the crowd. MFD responded to provide aftercare. An officer sprained her ankle during the incident and another officer was slapped on the arm by one of the youths. Video evidence is being reviewed. Citations will be issued to those adolescents involved/identified. This incident reported late due to the fact that the reporting officer was injured and sought medical treatment.
Take the money, leave the backpack11:12 a.m. 9-18-19 — Officers met with a victim (16-year-old AAM) who reported being approached by two AAMs (one of whom was armed with a handgun) in the Darbo neighborhood.The suspects stole the victim’s backpack and money. The backpack was returned to the victim (the suspects fled with the cash). The incident reportedly occurred on 9/18 but was not reported until 9/19. Investigation continuing.
Combatting the vaping hysteria
Vicki McKenna will testify in defense of vaping before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform this Tuesday 09-24-19. She has editorial support from Rich Lowry, National Review, who writes, “Never before has a boon to public health been met with such hysteria and ingratitude.
“Vaping is almost all upside in comparison with traditional smoking, a wanton destroyer of health and lives, and yet the nation is in the grips of a panic about e-cigarettes.”
NY Times buried evidence exonerating Kavanaugh
The New York times had blockbuster new evidence exonerating Kavanaugh but instead emphasized a flimsy allegation. David French in National Review.
“Now all four people that Ford identified as being at that high-school party in the summer of 1982 have now said no such party occurred.”
• “Never should have been published” — USA Today
• Former NY Times editor defends Kavanaugh — Fox News
- Trudeau Claims He Was Known As 'Corn Pop' Until A Cool White Dude Turned His Life Around
- Church Seniors Get The Last Laugh As New Drum Cage Revealed To Be Elevator Straight To Hell
- Family Gonna Be Sorry When They Want Some Trail Mix From Dad's Cargo Shorts They Just Made Fun Of
- Saudi Arabia Closes Down New Chick-Fil-A Location For Disappointing Lack Of Homophobia
Monthly Archives: January 2018
When Democrats acted like spoiled teenagers at the State of the Union address, is how. The TV camera’s cutaway reaction shots were devastating. Democrats sat on their hands like they were muffin warmers. They helped make Donald Trump (the TelePrompTer … Continue reading
Your Humble Squire shared his wisdom with three Madison agencies meeting jointly Tuesday night over the Confederate Rest monument issue at Forest Hill Cemetery. Those being the Park Commissioners, Landmark Commission, and Equal Opportunity Commission. They will ultimately decide the … Continue reading
No official position on independent police auditor, but many problems cited The Madison Police Department this morning (01-31-18) responded point-by-point to the 146 recommendations contained in the Berkeley California police consultant’s $372,000 report. The Blaska Policy Werkes has culled the … Continue reading
Read it and weep: Madison’s high schools should keep their cops Amelia Royko Maurer appears to have some anger issues. I don’t know if her cop hate originated with or precedes the death of her friend Paul Heenan* in November … Continue reading
The loss of the 10th Senate district may have more to do with local politics than any statewide disenchantment with the Republicans in Madison or, for that matter, Trump fatigue. But the January 16 defeat of sitting state rep Adam … Continue reading
“Racial equity” has become the all-purpose justification for dubious educational policies. Equity proponents view “disparate impact”—when the same policies yield different outcomes among demographic groups—as conclusive proof of discrimination. On the education front, “equity” does not seek equal treatment for … Continue reading