This just in: Would-be car jacker threatens dad with box cutter
An E. Lakeside St. homeowner looked out of his window shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday (06-18-19) to see a teenager behind the wheel of his parked car. There were three other young people leaning into the driver’s side window.
The victim ran outside, inquiring: “Can I help you guys?” The teens began moving quickly away and the man followed. “Did you take anything?” The three girls said nothing, but the boy pulled out, what appeared to be, a box cutter indicating he would stab the victim if he did not back off.
The man, while frightened, tried to reason with the boy, saying he had a kid and just wanted the group to give back anything they might have taken. Neighbors were witnessing the confrontation and police were called.
The teens were located walking on area railroad tracks and taken to the Juvenile Reception Center. Arrested were one 16-year-old boy and three girls, ages 15, 15, and 16.
We previously reported that Progressive Dane co-chair Brenda Konkel was vetting an ethics complaint against Madison Metro school board president Gloria Reyes for voting to keep cops in Madison’s four troubled high schools.
Late Tuesday (06-18-19) she followed through by filing that complaint with the school district. She was joined by two other anti-cop hot heads, Andy Heidt and Andy Olson. They allege that:
Gloria Reyes currently works for the City of Madison in the Community Development Division. The rules clearly state that she should not “participate in” the purchasing process involving this vendor [the City of Madison]. Furthermore, she did not state the nature of the conflict or remove herself from the table for the discussion.
The Madison Common Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday, July 2, on a three-year contract between MPD and MMSD. The contract would allow the district to opt one high school out of the contract with advance notice.
If the vote of school board president Reyes is invalidated, the proposed contract would fail on a 3-3 tie vote. However, the Blaska Policy Werkes cannot envision school district attorney Matthew Bell invalidating the vote of his employers. And he seems to be the only appeal at the school district level. That would force the troublesome three to pursue the matter in the courts.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Bad Blaska says Madison deserves Brenda Konkel, Muldrow-Mirilli, and chaos in the classroom. Good Blaska tries to remember his Christian faith in the essential goodness of mankind.