‘Their choreographed and orchestrated show of force is daunting
and meant to intimidate.’
Our Ms. Vicki McKenna interviewed Madison Police Chief Mike Koval today (07-19-18) and it was a scorcher! As the straight-talking chief said at the end of the interview, “I’m hot.”
Chief Koval denounced the social justice terrorists who disrupted yet another meeting Wednesday, this time a school board committee. (“Anti-cop social justice warriors physically intimidated“) The chief expressed frustration with the general lack of decorum at local governmental meetings. He warned that parents would accelerate their flight to the suburbs if in-school police are expelled.
Highlights from Vicki’s interview with the Chief:
“If you saw some of the dynamic that unfolded, what you saw was a choreographed and orchestrated show of force. It is daunting, it is meant to intimidate, it is meant to marginalize and for those who otherwise want to express some civic opinion that is counter to [the terrorists] own, you are literally leaving the hallway in fear …
There was no decorum last night as there is often no decorum in our council meetings, which has mystified me for 4½ years. There are no rules of decorum and they are never enforced. It’s a constant frustration of mine. … Last night was like watching a circus; they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
When I go to focus groups … I don’t hear anybody asking me to yank those police officers; to the contrary, I’m hearing we ought to be expanding to the middle schools. … To these seven school board members, if you choose not to have MPD in your four high schools, that’s your prerogative; walk away. [But] I would urge you to think about the conversation you will have … with parents, with faculty, with staff … you will have a lot of people tell you what that means to public safety. If you think we have an exodus now of parents fleeing the high schools to the suburbs … watch what happens when that occurs.
Hopefully they will come to their senses. [The liaison proposal] is not feasible, it’s not workable. … I don’t know how anyone can say our schools are safer without those four uniformed officers in those four high schools. I think that is preposterous.
I am very confused about the mixed messages I hear from elected public officials who are allowing this sort of runaway, illusory tactic to dictate public policy.
Could not have said it better.