Milwaukee activists teaming with Freedom Inc.
This ain’t over folks. Dean Loumos’ ad hoc committee may have recommended keeping cops in Madison’s four troubled, public high schools — but with procedural handcuffs. (More here.) But the full school board has yet to enter a formal contract with Madison Police for next school year.
And Freedom Inc. is not finished race-shaming the school board. Far from it, they’ve called in reinforcements from Milwaukee for Monday’s school board meeting (11-26-18). They have their own sweatshirts, emblazoned with the stereotypical Fist of Anger.
This Milwaukee agitators are the same who swarmed Ald. Skidmore’s community safety meeting November 5 at Blackhawk Church. Monday night, they led chants. The angry shouter at 2:47:52 of the school board video podcast was the loudest of them. “School-to-prison pipeline, massive incarceration, power is in the people, children need resources that look like them,” blah blah.
He actually dissed Board of Education vice president James Howard as a “I don’t care if you got one so-called black man on the board. That don’t make you diverse.”
“I came here from Milwaukee,” he began, who noted that there are no cops in Milwaukee schools. Milwaukee public schools! Not exactly the gold standard.
Question for the Madison school board: How is it you allow Milwaukee residents to speak?
Oh, the nonsense they spout!
The white lab coats here at Blaska Policy Werkes (and tanning salon) are engaged in life-saving research into the thought processes employed by the social justice warriors who live among us and disrupt our meetings. It is arduous work — at times, dangerous. But often more fall-down funny than an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interview.
The Werkes decamped upon the Madison Board of Education on Monday (11-26-18) for more field work. We had received intelligence that the anti-cop Freedom Inc. mob would swarm the meeting. The school board began by honoring 21 students who completed an arduous internship with UW-Madison researchers. The scholars were invited on stage for handshakes, photographs, and applause. Well done, young scholars.
Then it was time for public comment. Freedom Inc. was locked and loaded. They spouted the usual liberal-progressive-socialist babble about “transformative justice, institutional racism, white privilege, killer cops, occupying force, and — of course — school-to-prison pipeline.”
Observation #1: Where were the black and brown faces among the 21 scholars? one demanded. As if academic achievement should be determined by identity politics. Which, one suspects, is coming around the corner when Tony Evers is sworn in as governor.
Did we say arduous? The 21 students spent their summers with UW-Madison profs conducting actual research for least 25 hours a week for nine weeks!
If only school board president Mary Burke had the guts to answer Freedom Inc.’s “Where Were They” question this rejoinder:
Obviously, they weren’t doing the work. DUH!
Observation #2: An aggrieved mother demanded Cops Out of Schools because she did not want police to lay hands on her precious youngster.
Oh, but for some out-of-the-box courage from schools superintendent Jennifer Cheatham! Imagine, at that teachable moment, Supt. Cheatham leans into her microphone and shakes the rafters this life lesson:
“Then tell your little brat to obey the damn law!”
More to come.