Satya Rhodes-Conway is a cop-loathing socialist
No Madison reps have signed on to resolution honoring Chief Koval
Sometimes, the docent of the Stately Manor feels like John Belushi’s frat house character in Animal House. “Who’s with me?” he shouts as he leads to the charge to wreak revenge on Dean Wormer. Only to find no one following. But this time feels different.
Will we see you 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 10 for the Common Council’s finance committee? It’s in room 215 of the Municipal Building across from the City-County Building. First objective: kill that $200,000 full-time police critic! Second, kill the $40/vehicle wheel tax. Third: show your support for Madison police! Avenge Mike Koval.
We said the police chief’s resignation may well be an “inflection point.” That was the guilty white woman’s term to explain why Madison schools went to hell under her superintendency. One of the police & fire commissioners who hired Koval 5 ½ years ago scorched the editorial page of the Wisconsin State Journal Tuesday.
Armageddon outta here
George Kamperschroer is a 9-year former member of the PFC and a well respected business man. He writes:
I am a liberal when looked at from outside Madison and a conservative if looked at by the fringe groups that now run Madison. … I have loved Madison for all its strengths and weaknesses. … But I just moved to Fitchburg. … Madison has gone to the fringes and has become what its detractors have always thought it to be. … Koval got fed up with the city hierarchy and quit. I got fed up with the city hierarchy and moved from the city I loved for so many years, which is something I never thought I would do.
Former northside alder Dorothy Borchardt reports “Many of my liberal friends who live on the north side are sorry they voted for Rhodes-Conway.”
Police are hoping the arrests of two Madison burglary and car theft “kingpins” over the weekend will make a dent. How many young car thieves have Madison entrepreneurs Cleaster L. Moon, age 24, and Joshua E. Pitts, 17, trained? We ask because police also nabbed two 15-year-olds along for the ride. Were they trainees?
It is worth noting that after the arrests of the so-called kingpins: A stolen Audi SUV intentionally rammed into a Fitchburg police squad car Monday. Police are looking for two black males in their early 20s, The vehicle should have damage to the front passenger side, police say. Um, Yeah!
“The officer stopped and was preparing to contact the vehicle and its occupants when it drove intentionally into the side of his squad car and then out of the area at high speed.”
And this: “A 14-year-old girl [passenger] refused to identify the driver of a stolen SUV last Friday afternoon after it went off the roadway, colliding with trash cans, signs, and fences along Schroeder Road.”
Hold them accountable
The citizenry should be be vigilant on how “restorative” Dane County’s courts are this time — because these two kingpins have been given chance after chance. Our good friend Duane, as public-minded a citizen as they come, consulted the state CCAP criminal record website. Duane reports:
Dane County had the chance to lock Cleaster Moon away about two years ago. He had committed multiple car thefts around Madison and had numerous eluding charges after fleeing Madison PD. Moon was finally caught after he crashed his stolen Jeep in a pursuit with the Michigan State Police. He served his time and was brought back to Madison. You can see what happened in CCAP for a dozens of charges [including] probation, which was eventually revoked for a few months in local jail.
… It’s unfortunate that our DA and our judges are so lax on crime. We had the opportunity to prevent these burglaries from happening by locking this guy up. … He didn’t get caught selling weed, he had multiple, serious, dangerous felonies he was facing.
Our justice system failed us, and it wasn’t because of racism, or disparities or anything else. It’s because the people running it don’t believe in accountability. They don’t hold criminals accountable and the voters don’t hold them accountable.
The Monona Grove schools have banned Halloween. More proof of the Policy Werkes theorem that a town may be home to only five progressives but they’ll be sitting on the local school board.
Blaska’s Kamperschroer’s Bottom Line: He used to think Madison had no more kooks than any other city, “we just elected ours.” Now he knows better. Madison continues to self-select for the lowest common denominator.