The czarina of Madison race relations can’t count and can’t spell;
Now she can’t run for Mayor of (obviously) racist Madison
Madison mayoral candidate Toriana Pettaway is describing as “some White Supremacy BS” a decision from the city clerk’s office that she fell two signatures short on her nominating petitions and is therefore not eligible to appear on the ballot.
In an email Wednesday night to Pettaway’s campaign, certified municipal clerk Eric Christianson said she collected 198 of the 200 valid signatures she needed.
“I am being told I can’t run for Mayor,” Pettaway, the city’s racial equity coordinator, said in a Thursday email to the clerk’s office and local media.
“Do to being Short two signatures on the Nomination Sheets. I am reviewing them now. Always some White Supremacy BS.”
This is who determines who is a racist and who is not in the People’s Republic of Madison where Identity Politics rules.
Break school-to-prison pipeline by keeping cops in schools and teaching reading!
I attended a Madison City Council police oversight committee meeting and was surprised that I was one of only a handful of citizens in attendance. The others in attendance were the usual people who are quoted in the local media, and who evidently have great influence over members of the City Council.
Was the poor attendance because of the location or the time of the meetings? Are Madison residents apathetic about police issues? Or is it because the majority of residents (black, white, brown and members of the LGBT community) think the Madison Police Department is run well and well-staffed? Are they generally very supportive of a fine police department?
A small vocal group of people want the police out of our schools claiming that officers are the pipeline from school to prison for many students of color. Perhaps the real pipeline is that the Madison School District is unable to teach too many students of color basic reading skills. Blaming the police for all our shortcomings, including those of the Madison School District, is easy.
It is also naive, inappropriate and most importantly diverts attention from addressing some of our real problems.
— Merrilee Pickett, Madison