The Isthmus Daily Page Forum has some interesting speculation on the shooting at WORT radio early Sunday AM (08-05-18), to the effect that it may be less Trump versus the news media and more a hip hop kind of thing.
No good deed goes unpunished
We saw that coming, didn’t we?
City, county and federal governments throw money at the homelessness problem: $20.6 million to build 105 housing units in two buildings. Make no pre-conditions for living in them. Don’t need to be clean and sober. No job? No problem. We’ll even get you some furniture.
Problems break out; stabbings at the single adult housing on Rethke Avenue, brawling at the family housing at 7933 Tree Lane. “People bring their problems with them,” yadda, yadda.
Visitors are blamed. Authorities impose rule to save the social experiment: restrict said visitors.
Self-appointed homeless advocate Brenda Konkel cries Discrimination! Maintains rules governing tenants of market-rate housing apply to government charity housing. Holds troublemakers who are obviously compromised and in need of major help cannot be treated any different from self-supporting taxpayers.
You may remember that Madame Brenda championed the bum encampment on E. Washington Ave., where now apartments rise high in the sky. Then there was Occupy Token Creek Park in the winter of 2013. As an alder, Brenda was responsible for the inclusionary zoning debacle that mandated cheap housing even in lakefront condos. She was so anti-cop that the Madison Police union bestirred itself to erect billboards in her isthmus district opposing her re-election. Now the lady is running for mayor! The woman who beat her for alder, Bridget Maniaci, may very well run herself.
The irony is that the social pests like Brenda Konkel — and the Emerald City is chockablock with them — will do more to scuttle the Housing First experiment than all the Republicans in the State Capitol combined.
30 police calls in six weeks at Tree Lane permanent homeless housing:
But Rudy got the numbers wrong!
News media coverage of Rudy Giuliani’s tweets on Chicago’s muderous mayhem focus on:
1) He got the number of homicides wrong (“Makes false claim about number of murders in Chicago.” — CBS News.)
2) He referred to the former police superintendent Garry McCarthy, who is challenging incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as “Jerry.”
This is why so many Americans no longer trust the mainstream news media. For missing the point!
The point is that between 3 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday morning, 12 people were killed and 62 others were wounded by gunfire in Chicago, Illinois. AND NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED!
“Chicago murders are a direct result of one party Democratic rule for decades,” Giuliani tweeted on Monday.
That’s why the mainstream news media goes after Rudy Giuliani and not Rahm Emanuel. Rudy is a Republican and a Trump supporter. Emanuel is a Democrat and an old Obama hand. And because Giuliani cleaned up New York City with more police, lots of soap, and no liberal B.S.
We do give Mayor Emanuel some credit. The mayor eschewed blaming the city’s massive crime problem on hot summer weather or lack of jobs but, instead, on a “shortage of values.”
“There are too many guns on the street, too many people with criminal records on the street, and there is a shortage of values about what is right, what is wrong, was is acceptable, what is condoned and what is condemned.” — Rahm Emanuel.
The irony is that Madame Konkel’s kindred spirits, flying under the Freedom Inc. banner, demand police out of schools. Police aren’t starting the cafeteria brawls. They’re not disrupting classrooms. They’re not harassing parents who show up at school board meetings. They’re not littering the sidewalks with spent shell casings or jacking automobiles. No principal, no parent organization ever called for cops out of our schools. Nor has the NAACP or the Urban League!
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Police are not ruining Madison’s quality of life. That would be Madame Brenda and the social justice warriors of Freedom Inc.