Madison police go rogue

Madison police union comes out with its hands up

are they really that naive?

That was a shocker. The labor union representing Madison’s beat cops is endorsing Satya Rhodes-Conway over Paul Soglin for mayor. Soglin has given police more bodies, more equipment, and a new Mid-Town police station. Paul Soglin has done everything but mount the bully pulpit and defend them from accusations of institutional racism.

Satya won’t do that, either. But she will do more harm to policing. Rhodes-Conway is Progressive Dane — Madame Brenda Konkel’s outfit, which is reflexively anti-cop.

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Yeah, Mayor Paul is in trouble. Both newspapers have gone Satya’s way. So have the teachers’ union.

Madison police defender Paula Fitzsimmons notes that Satya is big on second-guessing beat cops who often have mere seconds to react to situations bureaucrats take months to criticize. By contrast, Rhodes-Conway favors:

  • Establishing an independent police auditor’s office reporting to a civilian police review body.
  • Involving the public in the process of selecting and evaluation of the Chief and top leadership. Yep, Madison is going to pick the captains, maybe even the lieutenants.
  • Require officers to complete a daily activity log
  • Still more restorative justice!

Yet, the Madison Professional Police Officers Assn, in its own press release, states:

We strongly believe in the efficacy of Wisconsin’s current Police and Fire Commission statute and firmly oppose any move that would subject our members to inappropriate political influence or misjudgment by passion alone; the PFC is a respected institution of independent accountability which needs no replacement.

Are there no detectives among MPPOA’s membership? Did they do no investigation or did they merely swallow Rhodes-Conway’s endorsement interview whole?

The police union wants more cops. “Our membership has not been able to fully address core public safety issues in our community … [because] we lack the resources to do so.”

Are they aware that Satya Rhodes-Conway is on record opposing more cops?

“Rhodes-Conway said the department doesn’t need more sworn personnel and wants to explore ways to address non-crime calls without sending officers and channel more resources to addressing mental health and drug addiction.”Wisconsin State Journal

The cops union also wants body cameras. Are they aware that Satya’s treasurer is Ald. Rebecca Kemble, an opponent of body cameras?

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Madison police have succumbed to Stockholm Syndrome. Looking like things will have to get worse before they get better.

 

 

 

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39 Responses to Madison police go rogue

  1. sahmpaw says:

    Your bottom line is what I was going to comment on Paula’s blog post. They have Stockholm Syndrome. Sad.

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  2. Batman says:

    Busloads (of voters) from Milwaukee/Chicago arriving April 2nd may tip the scales in favor of Rhodes-Conway.

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    • sahmpaw says:

      How? When I vote they scrutinize everyone and the feeling is I have to prove I live where I do even though I have been registered to vote at this address for the last 15 years. It is very strict at our polling location.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        How? The same way that the little green people from planet gotch are sneaking around putting transmitters in everyone’s heads. Welcome to the crazy house my friend.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          ​“For the love of god [@richard lesiak], if you can’t post anything that adds to the conversation then STFU!”

          The Gotch

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        • sahmpaw says:

          How is it at other people’s polling places? Ours is very uncomfortable being there because of how the poll workers (most senior citizens) make you feel. @richard lesiak – I don’t think you’d count me as a friend if you knew that I was very liberal for about half of the 15 years I have lived at this address. But now I am going back to my roots and how I was brought up – am pretty darn conservative now. 🙂

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        • richard lesiak says:

          It’s all those redneck MAGA people coming up from Alabama on buses that are the problem.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          It was a stupid comment gotch followed by an even dumber comment from you. What you wrote added nothing to the conversation, so follow your own advice.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          ADULT CONVERSATION ZONE

          Access Denied!

          The Gotch

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      • Batman says:

        “How?”

        Inside help.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          What kind of inside help? Poll workers must follow procedures. It makes no difference how many years you lived at your address, how old you are, etc. Every person gets looked at. Period. If the poll workers make you nervous; vote early or absentee. Your going down a rabbit hole batdung and I’m calling BS. Maybe it was all those repuks being bussed in from Iowa that helped walker win. AMIRIGHT?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          “Maybe it was all those repuks being bussed in from Iowa that helped walker win.”

          Not exactly.

          (bolds/caps mine throughout)
          Formerly employed Lefty Scottie Foval: “It’s a very easy thing for Republicans to say they’re busing people in. Well you know what? We’ve been busing people in to deal with you f**kin’ assholes for fifty years and WE’RE NOT GOING TO STOP NOW. WE’RE JUST GOING TO FIND A DIFFERENT WAY TO DO IT.

          “I think backwards from how they would prosecute if they could, and then try to build out the method to avoid that,” (Foval) says about organizing voter fraud by bringing people from state to state to vote illegally. “Let’s just say, in theory, if a major investigation came up of major vote fraud that way, how would they prove it? And who would they charge? Are they going to charge each individual with voter fraud? Or are they going to go after the facilitator for conspiracy, which they could prove? It’s one thing if all these people drive up in their personal cars. If there’s a bus involved, that changes the dynamic… You can prove conspiracy if there’s a bus, but if there are cars, it is much harder to prove.”

          Oh my; taken out of context?

          It gets worse.

          “Scott Foval and Robert Creamer, two little-known but influential Democratic political operatives, have left their JOBS after video investigations by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action found Foval entertaining dark notions about how to win elections. Foval was laid off Monday by Americans United for Change, where he had been national field director; Creamer announced Tuesday night that he was ‘stepping back’ from the work he was doing for the unified Democratic campaign for Hillary Clinton.”

          Unemployment was no stranger to the horrendous Hopey Changey joke-of-an-economy, but this?

          And worse yet.

          Lefty miscreant Bobby Creamer was a WH guest over 340 times (close to every ~ 10 days Hopey Changey was in office), 47 (~ once every 2 months) of those with a personal audience with the self-anointed 4th Greatest President EVAH who was tasked with overseeing the Most Transparent Administration EVAH!

          Sometimes this stuff just kinda writes itself, am I right?

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Gootch, you’ve cut-n-pasted this garbage before. How about a source? Or are even you embarrassed to cite the conspiracist origin of this? (James O’Keefe? Nah, no need to doubt his…uh, work.)

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Poor @AnonyBob, sad @AnonyBob. eminently ButtHurt @AnonyBob;

          “you’ve cut-n-pasted this garbage before.”

          Aw, isn’t that cute; @AnonyBob doesn’t like Direct verbatim quotes depicting lyin’ thievin’ deceivin’ Lefties depicted accurately.

          Everyone knows you want this real real mean Inconvenient Truth to just go away; but reality bats last in a fact-based Universe, and you juuuuuuust can’t run fast enough to get away from it, am I right?

          There was one link in the above comment, and the Isthmus article desperately tries to spin out of Foval getting caught red-handed.

          Creamer? The WH visitor logs don’t lie; Hopey Changey was meeting regularly with an election fraudster.

          Another of your poor choice of heroes Down-In-Flames!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Gootch, butt-hurt Gootch, the work of Project Veritas is fraudulent, it’s been proven over and over again. O’Keefe has gone to jail for it. Glad he’s “your guy.”

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          Fair enough; we’ll forget for the moment that you’re a monumentally clueless hyper-partisan Lefty. Please explain how the following FILMED VERBATIM QUOTE was taken out of context, as in, how was Scottie’s intent distorted:

          “It’s a very easy thing for Republicans to say they’re busing people in. Well you know what? We’ve been busing people in to deal with you f**kin’ assholes for fifty years and WE’RE NOT GOING TO STOP NOW. WE’RE JUST GOING TO FIND A DIFFERENT WAY TO DO IT.

          “I think backwards from how they would prosecute if they could, and then try to build out the method to avoid that,” (Foval) says about organizing voter fraud by bringing people from state to state to vote illegally. “Let’s just say, in theory, if a major investigation came up of major vote fraud that way, how would they prove it? And who would they charge? Are they going to charge each individual with voter fraud? Or are they going to go after the facilitator for conspiracy, which they could prove? It’s one thing if all these people drive up in their personal cars. If there’s a bus involved, that changes the dynamic… You can prove conspiracy if there’s a bus, but if there are cars, it is much harder to prove.”

          And the WH logs of Bobby’s up-close-n-personal visits TO the WH AND with Hopey Changey are a matter of record; were those falsified too?

          Then explain how these two poor misrepresented souls were summarily $#!t-canned by their Lefty employers.

          Kinda strange they weren’t issued the unconditional Lefty Pass given to RACIST VA governor Northam, RAPIST VA Lt. Governor Fairfax, and Hate-Crime Hoaxer Extraordinaire Jussie, am I right?

          The Gotch

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  3. Patrick M O'Loughlin says:

    IN the words of Don Henley, “The more I know, the less I understand.”

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  4. Tom Paine says:

    lesiak demands action by using BIGOTED terms like Redneck. Wondering when he’ll report a Jussie truth? For use of bigoted words, he should be banned from this blog.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      A lotta people you probably agree with would be banned based on that.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Jussie truth #1. People who are rich and connected get treated differently by the law. Just look at DC, Wells Fargo, Mike (traitor) Flynn, trump, etc. No matter your skin color once you reach a certain level of wealth you’re untouchable.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        “No matter your skin color once you reach a certain level of wealth you’re untouchable.”

        SO…um…touching

        But why the guilt-soaked weepiness now? Not two short days ago you were positively hemorrhaging profuse slobber all over yourself that Jussie beat the rap.

        To wit…and I quote:

        16 felonies, count ’em, 16 felonies DROPPED. No charges. The WITCH-HUNT is over..

        Kinda incongruent, am I right?

        Anywho, just like you, “b>Very Low I.Q. Woman Maxine Waters is trying, with hilarious results, to disappear part of her record…in this case her never-ending bleating for INpeachment.

        Your choice, your consequences!

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          The only “weepiness” around here is from Cornillia and company because Smollett as a poster boy for black man crime. Interesting that gootchie and his clones use “Jussie” in their comments. Youse guys are all on a first name basis? How did you get Waters and impeachment (note correct spelling) into the conversation? Answer; smoke screen because “you got nuthin’ man.” “Anywho” aren’t you supposed to be on a street corner handing out fliers for blaska? Only 5 days left to total ass kicking time.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          Anyone with even a drop of self-awareness would feel pretty stupid with their gross hypocrisy being laid bare by The Gotch, am I right?

          “How did you get Waters and impeachment”

          To depict how stupid Lefty pols think their base is. The Very Low I.Q. woman is running away from INpeachment with the same sense of urgency and energy as a Lefty running away from an honest day’s work.

          #pathetic!!

          The Gotch

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  5. Paula Fitz says:

    I predict a bumpy ride for MPD if she gets elected.

    http://www.supportmadisonpolice.com/look-who-the-madison-police-union-endorsed-cops-can-be-their-own-worst-enemies/

    Spot on, David!

    “Madison police have succumbed to Stockholm Syndrome.”

    “Are there no detectives among MPPOA’s membership? Did they do no investigation or did they merely swallow Rhodes-Conway’s endorsement interview whole?”

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  6. Sprocket says:

    In short; hyphenated dingbat would make catering to the garbage of society a cornerstone of policing in Madison, add a bunch of new programs to ensure their satisfaction and comfort, and put the rest of us on the hook paying for it. There is truly nothing I loathe more than suburban lefties who’ve never been any place more dangerous than the olive bar at Whole Foods and their willingness to sacrifice their communities to their sense of self virtue. Those of us who get up every day, go to work, and somehow make it through the day without robbing, assaulting or killing others, are simply tax cattle and acceptable collateral damage.

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  7. Larsen E. Whipsnade says:

    I think that the Police Union position comports well with the recent report that there is much more mental illness in urban settings than in rural ones.

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  8. richard lesiak says:

    You gotta love Mr fake name quoting O’keefe. Missing were several pieces of information that need to be included in his comment. State attorney Roy Korte ended this sham investigation with; “there are no clear or direct statements that voter fraud was planned or occurred.” Schimel sat on this for 3 months before an open record request made it public. After that little tidbit came out Schimel’s office said; “No violations of Wis election laws occurred.” Korte;”recordings began in the middle of conversations, contained gaps and include inaccurate time counters.” Translation; FRAUD. O’Keefe’s defense “equipment malfunctions.” More than one? Selective editing? Why didn’t Schimel prosecute? After numerous fines, community service guilty, pleas, years on probation you use this guy to try and make a point? So now we still have gotch posting this nonsense and Schimel has been appointed to the bench. Sad. VERY SAD.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @richard lesiak;

      Funniest thing; Scottie & Bobby BOTH getting $#!T-canned over nothing am I right?

      Not “quoting” O’Keefe. The Scottie Foval VERBATIM QUOTES from the video speak for themselves.

      Don’t you think your time would be better spent trying to pull Jussie’s fat out of the fire?

      Or are you still confused about which talking points your handlers want you to slobber?

      #Priceless!!!

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        What’s priceless is your inability to process the fact that State Attorney Korte stated that your so called “verbatim quotes” were a bunch of edited crap. Your handlers have been watching you slobber all over yourself eating up these lies. Don’t YOU think YOUR time would be better spent handing out fliers for blaska or have you already admitted defeat.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          You’re allowed the same courtesy I extended to @AnonyBob; please feel free to explain how the following FILMED VERBATIM QUOTES were taken out of context.

          As in, you know, like, how was Scottie’s intent distorted…while, you know, like, appearing so…so DAMNING

          You may change course like Very Low I.Q. Woman Mad Max Waters (Demented-CA) did on INpeachment.

          Your sentiments with poor innocent-of-all-16-felonies Jussie remain, am I right?

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          The convicted O’Keefe specializes in taking quotes out of context, heavy editing and completely misrepresenting conversations. He has no “verbatim quotes.” He, and his heavily doctored videos, have absolutely no credibility. Only a complete fool and moron (ahem, cough, Gootch) would swallow his tripe.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          “He has no ‘verbatim quotes.’ ”

          They’re on the video, uttered by Voter Fraud CRIMINAL Scottie Foval, which Only a complete fool and moron (ahem, cough, @AnonyBob) would deny.

          This, yet again, another hilarious, flaccidly enfeebled EFFORT by a career Lefty to deny a real real mean fact-based reality by hoping, against hope, that it’ll go away, just GO AWAY

          The Gotch

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    • Bob Dorn says:

      Question to ABob and Les – have you ever watched an O’Keefe video for yourself or are you just going by what your lib friends tell you?

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      • AnonyBob says:

        Don’t think I’ve ever forced myself to watch an entire one; it’s bad enough watching parts of them. Why would I? They’re deceptive garbage.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @Bob Dorn;

        The resident clueless Lefties have been challenged any number of times to explain how SCOTTIE’S DAMNING VERBATIM QUOTES could have been spun or misconstrued/taken-out-of-context.

        Their response each time has been tellingly IDENTICAL.

        It’s the intellectually prepubescent approach @AnonyBob, et al, incuriously take to real real mean Inconvenient Truth that not only won’t support the LaLaLoopyLoonyLeftyLand narrative and herd the uneducated feral class Lefty base, but just won’t go away.

        Believable truth to them isn’t someone making DAMNING RECORDED VERBATIM QUOTES for everyone to see.

        It’s Christine Blasey-Ford saying b>someone may have somehow done something that happened somewhere at sometime over 35 years ago.

        It’ll all make perfect sense once you stop expecting it to make any sense whatsoever.

        The Gotch

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  9. The claim that Soglin “gave cops a new Mid-Town police station” is a joke. Soglin postponed (vetoed) it MULTIPLE times. The probable reason was that Soglin didn’t want a police station two blocks from his house. The police department manager in charge of the development even OPENLY expressed that Soglin was not in favor of it!:

    “Madison Police Capt. Jay Lengfeld … said at the Tuesday meeting he has felt a lack of desire to get the project finished. “I think city staff sometimes have a difficulty when the mayor, who is their boss, isn’t in favor of something,” Lengfeld said. “A couple meetings I had to explain what I believed was the democratic process of the three branches of government.””

    https://madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/paul-soglin-attempts-to-clarify-midtown-police-station-timeline-proposed/article_a4f90e99-c79d-590c-8a89-1af44e486663.html

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