Teen crime? Quick, more ‘services’!

Blaska will talk smack with Our Ms. Vicky McKenna on these issues 
5 to 6 p.m. today (Thursday 10-18-18)  at 1310 on your AM dial.

THIS JUST IN: After police chase into rural Dane County, 6 juveniles arrested this morning in two vehicles stolen in Madison. 

UPDATE: There is evidence the teens burglarized at least one home in village of Oregon during their crime spree.


Quoting the warden in Cool Hand Luke, what we have here is failure to communicate.

Madison’s chief of police sounds the siren over “juveniles engaged in serious, illegal behavior(s). Weapons offenses, stealing cars and operating them recklessly, brazen burglaries, robberies, and sexual assaults … have generated fear and apprehension in our community.”

Chief Mike Koval indicts the juvenile “justice” system for “not responding to the issues at hand and we see a plethora of reasons why it is failing.”

Quite frankly, at this point in time, I am NOT preoccupied in looking at what “caused” these youths to transgress the law, I am more inclined to ask what the consequences will be for the behavior (assuming due process and an adjudication of delinquency)?

And what does the mayor of Madison propose? MORE hand-holding. More mental health care, more case workers, more family support, and more “other services.” In other words, more of the same. Administrators of Dane County’s human services programs use the word “duplicative.”

Because these kids are laughing at the system, removing their GPS ankle monitors, and taunting: “This is only the beginning. We’re just getting started.”

Look, the Blaska Policy Werkes gets that the worst of these kids are damaged by absent fathers and overwhelmed mothers barely past their own teen years. Physically and verbally abused themselves, they’ve been traumatized by rampant substance abuse and ever-present criminal activity. Further, they’ve been handed the crutch of “cry racism” rather than we’ll help you shape up.


What we can do:

Attend and speak up at Ald. Paul Skidmore is addressing public safety 6 p.m. Monday November 5 at Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way (off Mineral Point Road). Police Chief Mike Koval will be there, as will the MPD West district command staff, and Sheriff Dave Mahoney. Let’s see if District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and invited juvenile Ccourt judges Everett Mitchell and Shelly Gaylord attend. Or the mayor!

Attend and speak up at the 6 p.m. Monday, October 29 Madison school board meeting, 545 W. Dayton Street. (Get there early to register.)

Run for city council or school board. Start circulating nomination papers December 1 and file on or before January 2. Need only 20 signatures of aldermanic district residents but go for the maximum 40 in case some are bad; 100 signatures citywide for school board. The election is Tuesday April 2. (Complete details here.)


‘What about accountability?’

But it helps no one — not tomorrow’s victims, their school class mates, or the kids themselves — to releasing the same perps back out to the streets into the same environment, GPS bracelets or not. The ministrations of restorative justice, mental health, family counseling, etc. are, at best — if they work at all — long term. Again, Chief Koval:

… At a recent meeting of practitioners, I listened to many earnest discussions with well-intentioned subject matter experts expounding upon the need for more relationship building with at-risk youth, timely interventions, fortifying existing programs while instituting even more topical and comprehensive initiatives that can get to the root causes of why a juvenile makes bad/reckless choices.

… I unequivocally support these good faith attempts  … But the one thing I haven’t heard enough discussion about are the needs of the victims of crimes caused by juveniles? What about accountability?

A 59-year-old woman leaving her late shift at work is jumped, thumped and robbed in the parking lot of a restaurant on Odana Road by 13- and 15-year-old KIDS! Kicked in the face while cowering on the ground. Her car stolen, crashed and wrecked. She is traumatized for life.

(Liberals, socialists, and progressives: where is your sympathy for the victim NOW?) Again, Chief Koval:

“Who is speaking up on her behalf? While I endorse community-based restorative justice initiatives, I draw the line at serious, felony behaviors.”

We’ve seen this movie before

Mayor Paul Soglin’s last-minute “more services” gambit sounds as desperate as an alcoholic in Mormon Utah. Didn’t include it in the city budget he just submitted. What is up with Alds. Phair’s and Cheeks’ much ballyhooed Focused Interruption boondoggle, heavy on peer counseling and not much else. Price tag: $400,000.

Let’s not forget: this mayor and those alders spent $376,000 to investigate the police for signs of latent racism. And found none.

Lest we forget: the Madison school board is advised to keep the cops in our four troubled public high schools but handcuff them with still more restrictions. (“Troublemakers will sit in review of police.”)

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Whether Soglin runs for re-election or not, the Blaska Policy Werkes encourages Ald. Paul Skidmore to GO FOR IT!

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21 Responses to Teen crime? Quick, more ‘services’!

  1. WashCoRepub says:

    A malfunctioning & lenient criminal-justice system is like manna from heaven for liberals with social-services and psychology degrees. It’s basically an employment program for their peer group.

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    • Bill Everley says:

      Because trying to help folks who ain’t doin’ so hot isn’t very Christian, eh?

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      • Bill Everley wrote, “Because trying to help folks who ain’t doin’ so hot isn’t very Christian, eh?”

        That’s nonsense spin.

        I think you missed the fact that WashCoRepub’s comment was about “a malfunctioning & lenient criminal-justice system…”; but my all means, don’t let a real fact that’s right there in your face get in the way of your spin.

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  2. BOOM CHAKA LAKA!!!!! says:

    Let’s see if District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and invited juvenile Ccourt judges Everett Mitchell and Shelly Gaylord attend. Or the mayor!

    See they only represent the elite downtown crowd because the far west side is not really Madison to them. That is just urban sprawl neighborhoods not deserving of their presence.

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  3. Batman says:

    Who needs their presence, but their attention would be helpful.

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  4. Dave, not B says:

    The democrat party has been rotting from the inside for years. We are seeing the fruits of their labor all over this country. It will only get worse until they realize how wrong they are, or until the adults take over.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Madison liberals are incapable of recognizing the chaos their policies have wrought. That’s why they double down on the prevailing lunacy and react with horrified squeals when someone like Kova has the temerity to question the feel-good nonsense that clearly has done nothing to reign in the antics of feral teen who are only too aware of how much they can get away with–which appears to be just about anything. When one of them finally kills his or her victim–or preferably is killed by an intended victim–something might be done. But not until then.

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  5. Batman says:

    “Attend and speak up at Ald. Paul Skidmore is addressing public safety 6 p.m. Monday November 5 at Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way (off Mineral Point Road)….Let’s see if District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and invited juvenile Ccourt judges Everett Mitchell and Shelly Gaylord attend. Or the mayor!”

    Why would they attend. Ignorance is bliss. Just ask racoon hands richie.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Only 18 days till your Trumpian world starts to crumble and your worried about racoons. How gotchian. Jadin, Wall, Bildsten, Gottlieb; all former scooter pals have endorsed Evers. #ticktock.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Have gotch take a pic of you at the meeting and post it.

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  6. Tom Paine says:

    The Box asks, “What do you think?”

    This is silly. Feral youth who do crime? Ha…..only three answers that will work, though none of the three are PC, so the crime, violence and fear will ONLY ESCALATE.

    So, just fer kicks, what are the three options?
    .1 military academy – style learning center in a remote location like Alaska or even the plains of S. Dakota where social distractions are low. TEACH rewards/penalty behavior, along with rudimentary ‘rithmatic.
    2. severe public punishment — 2 days in the stocks in front of each school of the perp(s)
    3. CCarry — aka — start packing. If attacked, shoot the vermin. They are old enough not to pee in their pants, so they are old enough to understand instant penalty for messing with another citizen. Like feral dogs, feral criminals should be eliminated, whether by the po-leece or by citizens, no matter.

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    • Bill Everley says:

      3(a).- GTJ (go to jail) for shooting “vermin”. This ain’t Florida, we don’t have Stand Yer Ground, so unless it’s a crime committed in your personal abode where you fear for your life and that of your family….but yeah, it’s bound to happen that some cockamamy gunner is gonna shoot some juvie who robs him. Won’t be me. I stay away from those hoods.

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      • Tom Paine says:

        Bill, Suit yourself. Problem of feral youth will never “go away.” Madison will continue to “become” more and more like Milwaukee and Chicago.
        You may try to stay away from “those hoods,” but they will not stay away from you.
        They’re in WalMart, Costco, West Towne Mall; drive-by shootings on Gammon, etc
        Eh, shop late at night at Woodman’s. You can’t escape them.
        The traditional culture of Madison is dying. Soon needle parks will be identified. Then what? The Frisco and Vancouver remedy of free needles and dope for all?
        Social rot cannot be reformed by money, programs, words, and restorative “justice.”
        Delusional to think reforms can change current trends.

        Wanna buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies?

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      • Eric Z says:

        Well Bill, if the woman who was swung to the ground by her purse straps the other night, and then kicked in the head repeatedly while being robbed, might I mention she was leaving WORK, had been packing, she was in fear for her life and would have had every right to use deadly force to protect herself! The key here is being in fear for your life. It doesn’t have to be ” in your personal abode”.

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      • Sprocket says:

        Please note; Bill does not know what he’s talking about. Wisconsin’s statutes regarding self-defense are available online.

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        • Sprocket wrote, “Please note; Bill does not know what he’s talking about. Wisconsin’s statutes regarding self-defense are available online.”

          Yes Bill is ignorant and it’s my opinion that it is his personal choice to remain ignorant and not ingest facts that are outside of his ideological bubble so he can continue to misrepresent the facts honestly and sleep at night.

          939.48  Self-defense and defense of others.

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      • Bill Everley wrote, “This ain’t Florida, we don’t have Stand Yer Ground, so unless it’s a crime committed in your personal abode where you fear for your life and that of your family….”

        If a “hood” violently attacks and you are in fear of your life or the life of the victim, even if it’s outside their persona abode, you have the right to protect yourself and the lives of others and sometimes that means deadly force.

        Bill Everley wrote, “I stay away from those hoods.”

        You are not immune based on your location, violence is permeating even affluent suburbs so Bill, what do you do when those hoods come to you?

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  7. Lefties AND Righties unite.

    Welp, Lefties leastways.

    Our problems, of which juvenile crime is just one, WILL become a thing of the past!

    Der Hizzoner has EVOLVED**; juuuuuuuuust like Hopey Changey, Hillarity, & Joltin’ Joe on SS marriage.

    **evolve /ēˈvälv/ verb–
    to lie, prevaricate, shilly-shally, equivocate, hedge, waffle, or when Lefties (most, not all) tell their version of the truth.

    A little over 3 short months ago, he slobbered effusively that he WOULD NOT be running for Mayor of The 77 Square Miles Surrounded By A Sea Of Reality again.

    That was THEN this is…welp…you’s get the picture.

    Anywho, this was before he got his @$$ handed to him, in no uncertain terms, in the August gubernatorial primary.

    Could it have been that the main course at his hilariously numb nutted Super Club Campaign was stale, rancid donuts made in The Dells?

    The Gotch

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