The ERO ad hoc committee continuously confirms that they do not care about the safety and well being of Black and Brown children. They allow vile and outright racist adults, like David Blaska and others, to attack our children and dismiss their racism as “conservative views” and “free speech.”
They allow these people to video record our children and post it on racist blogs, publishing their names and addresses.
They allow our children to be pushed and shoved by grown people without consequence, but we are supposed to trust them with the the task of recommending policies around police safety and violence? We know that our Black children make up 18% of the high school student population, but over 70% of the people on or near school grounds are arrested. What does it mean to have 20 officers assigned to police schools? It means that our students will continue to be targets and the number of arrests and citations will increase and the harm done to our youth will increase. It is clear that they don’t think our kids are worth protecting. This is white supremacy. This is Madison, WI. This is America.
Please come out to support us at the Board of Education meeting on July 30 at 6 pm in the Doyle Administration Building, 545 W. Dayton St.
Wait, we’ve got a better idea! Come to the meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the Doyle Administration Building, 545 W. Dayton St., to support the safety and security of all our students, faculty, and staff so that Madison schools can excel once again! Word of caution: hang on tight to your smart phones.
Do we need say that there is no video of children, no names or addresses, no children “pushed and shoved by grown people.” The only ones “pushed and shoved” were those of us with the temerity to speak out for cops in schools. Typical agitprop (agitation propaganda) from the social justice terrorists.
Wednesday night’s meeting ‘Made me cringe’
Liberal Madison isthmus resident Greg Humphrey blogs this at Caffeinated Politics:
It is concerning to me that citizens would attempt to deny the right of another to record and make evidence of an effort to lobby a public committee over a policy proposal. … To think that anyone who comes before a public hearing should in some way be shielded or denied access for all to hear or see is ludicrous.
What the boorish members of that audience failed to grasp is that the process of governing allows for openness and transparency. That means what happens in a public meeting is allowed to be reported and blogged about by folks such as myself. This is all part of the First Amendment …
For the record I know Blaska. He is a conservative Republican. But I do not find him, as some charged at the meeting, to be a racist. I also know that if one takes the time to talk with him — as I have been able to do — one finds an informed guy with a knack for making a point.
… The irony of what happened last night during a school committee meeting about why police officers might be needed in schools to calm troublemakers could not have been lost on readers.
I think the troubling ones in the audience at the meeting made the best case as to why the police need to remain in Madison schools.