Madison moves step closer to abolishing police

It’s on the agenda!

We see that the boy mayor of Minneapolis has been booed off the stage. Jacob Frey was elected two years ago on promises to fix the police. That was so two years ago. Not Good Enough Any More.

Mayor Frey retreated on Saturday [06-06-2020] through a sea of protesters yelling, “Go home, Jacob, go home!” and “Shame! Shame!” after he refused to commit to defunding the Police Department. — the New York Times reports.

Police memorial

Memorial to police killed in line of duty on Madison’s Capitol grounds

Madison’s mayor wants to avoid that fate. That is why she took the bleach bit to a video praising the police, intended for their eyes only. Wanted to forestall their vote of no confidence. 

Madison city government is inching ever closer to defunding the police. That and other “demands” of the George Floyd anarchists is actually on the agenda of the city’s Public Safety Review Committee at 5 p.m. this Wednesday, June 10. (The committee is advisory to the Common Council.) From that agenda:

  • Defund Police — seize and abolish police force powers and acknowledge safety structures that are pro-Black, pro-woman and girls, pro-youth, pro-LGBTQI, pro-disabled, pro-immigrant, and refugee community. 
  • Invest in life-affirming infrastructure for Black people. Fund pro-Black and anti-oppression community-led projects and services.
  • Free all incarcerated people and stop all projects to rebuild or renew the jail. 
  • Drop all charges against people, including protesters and freedomfighters. 
  • Suspend all probation holds. 

“Stop murdering black people, and your glass will be safe,” Monica Adams, co-executive director for Freedom Inc.


The race-based Progressive Dane agenda

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Madame Brenda

Who chairs said Public Safety Review Committee? Brenda Konkel, the former alder who was so anti-cop the police union put up billboards urging her defeat for re-election several years ago. She chairs Progressive Dane, whose platform is Cops out of Schools and Derail the Jail. Appointed by Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway, also Progressive Dane. As are two more members of Konkel’s committee: Alds. Patrick Heck and Christian Albouras. 

But wait, there’s more! Also on the committee agenda: “Answers to questions raised from Alder Kemble (Progressive Dane) and others in their letter to the chief.” Death by a thousand paper cuts.

A riot of identity politics

Greased for likely passage is another agenda item: MPD Civilian Oversight Board. (The proposal in full.) Even though Madison already has a Police & Fire Commission. Which civilians would oversee the police?

African-American, Asian, Latino, Native American and LGBTQ communities as well as a diversity of ages, socio-economic status, work experiences, gender, geographic residence, and organizations in the fields of mental health, youth advocacy and AODA, and including individuals with arrest or conviction records. A majority of the members of the board shall be nominated by a designated set of community-based organizations that have an interest in civil rights, immigrant rights, disability rights/mental health, racial equity, and social justice, and that also have an interest in the safety of the city.

Four terrorists

They will decide membership on police oversight committee

Expect the approved “community-based orgs” allowed to vet the appointees to include Freedom Inc., Urban Triage, and the Party of Socialism and Liberation — leaders of last week’s protests and condoners of the riots.

Appoint the cop haters

Additionally, 25% to 40% of the Board shall be composed of members with lived experience with homelessness, mental health, substance abuse and/or arrest or conviction records. The composition of the Board shall be run through the City’s Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative process to ensure equity and inclusion.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: In other words, no Republicans.


Wednesday’s 5 p.m. virtual meeting (agenda here) will be held  
via telephone: 877-853-5257 (Webinar ID: 915 4833 7093).
Send comments to PDPSRB@cityofmadison.com


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About David Blaska

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24 Responses to Madison moves step closer to abolishing police

  1. Tom Paine says:

    Paradise. Who would deny?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Good Dog,Happy Man says:

    If you defund the police, how are Lefties going to take away your plastic straws and AR-15s?
    If you shoot an anti-police protestor, will the other anti-police protestors call the police?
    Asking for a friend.

    Seriously, which communities will suffer more if MPD is defunded?

    People in most minority communities are asking for uniformed police patrol presence, not less.

    Everyone smile and sing:
    “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Lefties.”

    Leftyism isn’t good for children and other living things.

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  3. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    These catastrophically imbecilic Lefties and their Kumbayah/We_Are_The_World/Pie-In-The-Sky agenda are like a stupid dog chasing a car.

    They think it’s the right thing to do because that’s what their pea-brain’s are telling them.

    Yet a supreme irony remains; those same pea brains lack the mental acuity to anticipate what the hell they’d do with it if they caught it.

    The Gotch

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    • Good Dog,Happy Man says:

      Gotch,

      Lefties are like Neville Chamberlain in trying to appease the guy with the little funny mustache. As Churchill said, “Appeasement is feeding the alligator and hoping he eat you last.”

      As Blaska noted, the pharisitical, proggy pandering virtue-signaling of painting propaganda, … er, … “art” on their plywood-covered windows, to show they’re “down with the struggle”, didn’t cause the Proglobotic Plague to Passover their businesses, did it?

      Lefty Luddites be like low-flow toilets, … you’ve always gotta flush twice.

      GDHM

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  4. Good Dog,Happy Man says:

    Please allow me to revise and extend my comment.

    Abolish the police? Yep, that’s exactly what Lefties want to do. You can’t make this stuff up. It goes way beyond parody. Just two weeks ago, failed bankrupt Democrat-run states were warning that unless we bailed them out. they’d have to lay off law enforcement personnel, … and you certainly wouldn’t want to do that, would you? Now, Democrats deliberately plan to defund police departments and give that money to some black communities for “social justice” and “race reparations”. It just goes to show you that there IS some consistency in Lefty’s Little La-La bubble word, … they’re consistently wrong.

    Yes, there’s some bad cops, just as there are some bad pastors, teachers, doctors, accountants and clerks. To paint with a brush any broader than that, and to depict an entire profession as systemically corrupt, is to deny the primacy of the individual moral agency that is central to our human condition.

    Full disclosure: I’ve a friend who was a MPD patrol cop. He told me that he couldn’t count how many illegal guns he took off the street, how many wanted suspects he arrested on warrants, how much dope he kept from poisoning the youths in the area, or how many other crimes he prevented by aggressive patrolling. He was doing nothing more than chasing the criminals away, and doing his job. It sent a message to criminals that the police were awake and watching the neighborhood. He was protecting and serving the other black residents from the black predators who intended to victimize them.

    Was he “profiling”? You bet your sweet bippy he was.

    Conscious, methodical, and very logical profiling, AKA: good community policing. Did he ever stop a black person who was innocent of any crime ? Yes, he did, but he always had a legitimate reason for when he did it, a traffic or vehicle equipment violation committed by the driver. It’s called “probable cause”, which he would need in order to justify his arrest for the drive-by-shooting he just stopped, the guns and drugs he took off the street, the stolen car he prevented, and all the other crimes he stopped because he gave a damn about the citizens he was protecting and serving.

    We’ve all heard during anti-police protests how blacks are stopped more often than white people. Likely true, since many black people live in predominantly black areas in cities across the country, which means more blacks will be stopped in those areas. But, one can’t point out logic when emotions are running high. Statistically there’s also more white cops than black cops. Which logically means more black citizen/white officer interactions. It’s simple mathematics.

    What isn’t accounted for are crime statistics; blacks only make up 13% of the population, but are responsible for 86% of all violent crime. But then again, one could write that fact off as “institutionalized” or “systemic” criminal activity of the black community.

    And what’s been the Makistani Left’s answer to this blatant disparity?, … “Let’s not arrest or punish black perps anymore. That’ll even out those stats.”

    How’s that been working out? Democrats demonizing and denouncing all police officers hurt the very communities they say they’re trying to protect. When you talk to regular, normal law-abiding citizens in those troubled communities, they say they want MORE uniformed police presence, not less.

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  5. Ed says:

    We only have to see State Street to see what defund the police looks like.

    Here is an idea. Let’s not have any, as in zikch,nada, response and presence, regardless of what has or is occurring, in two neighborhoods. Say, the Villas and Allied Drive. Just as an experiment for 6 months. If the Utopia liberal dream occurs then do it for the rest of the city. Most likely, after 2 weeks Villas neighborhood will be demanding the experiment end. That if there still alive and such.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Ed; you posted the other day: Ms. Grayson has on occasion called the police because her boyfriend was beating her up.

      The Gotch tried but couldn’t locate any citation? That would prove powerful in the effort to expose Lefty for what they really are: RANK HYPOCRITES!

      The Gotch

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  6. chickelit says:

    Who chairs said Public Safety Review Committee? Brenda Konkel,..

    That reminds me of “The Committee of Public Safety (French: Comité de salut public), created in April 1793 by the National Convention and then restructured in July 1793, formed the provisional government in France during the Reign of Terror (1793–1794), a phase of the French Revolution.”

    By their fruitcakes ye shall know them.

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  7. madisonexpat says:

    Go ahead, Brenda, Brandi, Satya et. al. You ain’t got a hair on your liberation if you allow the Running Dog, Imperialist, Slave Catchers run roughshod over POC, LGBTQLMNOP, BLM, Antifa, Black bloc etc.
    And God help the first 6 or eight homeowners who defend their homes from the ankle bracelet brigade.

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  8. Jake Jacobs says:

    If you are going to defund the police, take all of the warning labels off everything and just kind of let it work itself out. However, every one in authority should take full responsibility for the results. Mayor, City Council, and any Committee that sets up this disaster.

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  9. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    “I saved you,” cried the mayor, “And you’ve bitten me, but why?
    You know your bite is poisonous and now I’m going to die”
    “Shut up, you silly mayor,” said the reptile with a grin
    You Knew Damn Well I Was A Snake Before You Took Me In!”

    Careful what you ask for Lefties, you just might get it!

    The Gotch

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  10. Batman says:

    My understanding of defunding the police is shifting resources to social services, and a host of other programs designed to give disadvantaged black folk a leg up and as compensation for an inherently unfair system.
    Sounds reasonable but in reality it is code for more tax money to be diverted into the black community because so many of them are unable to self-regulate on multiple levels. Unless the black community and black leaders are willing to prioritize the scorching out of wedlock birthrate and fatherless problem no amount of resources will make a difference. The best intentioned government services/programs cannot replace what a decent two parent nuclear family provides no matter what lefty grifters tell you. History proves this.

    Seems to be little interest in that conversation however. Now why is that?

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  11. jimydandy says:

    Let it burn. As the rat’s escape it’ll be like an Amish deer drive through the woods during hunting season. Let the boogaloo begin!

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  12. Larsen E. Whipsnade says:

    I think the Mayor should appoint Khari Sanford to the Board. I’ll bet the citizens will think twice before kneeling in front of him.

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  13. Sprocket says:

    Sweeet! My vigilance committee is going to be lit.

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  14. sentient7 says:

    defund police? OMG right winger’s wet dream come true……… All da rednecks will seekout and neutralize BLM leaders.

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  16. Paula Fitz says:

    Ask yourself why Madison rank and file police officers are compelled to approach me (a citizen) in confidence, instead of their command staff, unions, and elected leaders. They’re as scared as many of us are.

    These are terrifying times. Please stay safe everyone.

    https://www.supportmadisonpolice.com/the-situation-at-madison-pd-is-worse-than-you-think-and-some-of-the-betrayal-is-coming-from-within-the-department/

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  17. madisonexpat says:

    You cannot be scared without your submission to it. You do not kneel to a threat. You deal with it. If you have the option it isn’t that much of a threat. Your enemies want you frightened. Stand up and look around. There are more standing than kneeling.

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