Is Mayor Satya de-fanging police oversight?

More police oversight may not be enough!

Suddenly, it’s not enough. What was so avant garde a few months ago — setting up an “independent” police auditor and a civilian review board to second guess the police — is now retrograde. 

Social justice warriors warriors inscribed “DEFUND POLICE” on Martin Luther King Jr. boulevard in front of Madison’s City County Building overnight. Does anyone ever get arrested for vandalism or trespass in this town?

Defund police paintd

The Common Council’s Finance Committee will take up the auditor and Civilian Oversight Board at its meeting starting at 4:30 this Tuesday afternoon (06-09-2020). (The agenda here.)

Mayor, not social justice warriors, would control

Gregory Gelembiuk is bashing Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway for putting the police auditor (budgeted at $200,000 annually) under her purview. As originally recommended by the Ad Hoc Police Policy and Review Committee, the auditor would report to a oversight board. 

“Basically it turns [the auditor] into Satya’s poodle,” he charged in a written comment to the committee.

Gelembiuk says the mayor eliminated:

  • Public access to police records except under the direction of the Mayor. 
  • Power to conduct independent investigations. 
  • Ability to subpoena witnesses. 
  • Appoint an outside investigator for complaints against the Chief or a high-ranking officer.
  • Retain independent legal counsel. 
  • Requirement that the position not be a former member of MPD,  background in civilian oversight of law enforcement and in civil rights and equity. 
  • Oversight of implementation of the recommendations of the MPD Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee report. 
  • “I still find it amazing that they had the audacity (or utter tone deafness) to release this in the midst of the George Floyd protests,” Gelembiuk said.

Follow the  Madison Common Council Finance Committee

  • Livestream on the Madison City Channel website
  • Livestream on the City of Madison YouTube Channel
  • Television: Watch live on Charter Digital Channel 994 and AT&T U Verse Channel 99 • Listen to audio via phone: (877) 853-5257 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 986 5340 8301

As we said before, the civilian Police Oversight Board is looking for ex-convicts, drug abusers, homeless, mentally ill, and social justice warriors. Republicans need not apply. Should you be foolish enough, apply here. The measures are also before Brenda Konkel’s Public Safety Review Committee Wednesday 06-10-2020. 

Blaska’s Bottom Line: We’re no fan of Mayor Satya or the police auditor concept but putting the position under the mayor’s control gives some hope of the election in the future of a more responsible mayor. What Gelembiuk wants is permanent control by the likes of Freedom Inc., Brandi Grayson, Amelia Royko Maurer, and the Marxists.

Will YOU apply for the civilian oversight board?

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13 Responses to Is Mayor Satya de-fanging police oversight?

  1. jyvurentropy says:

    I’m okay with more police oversight. I don’t see that as a bad thing at all. Defund the police or abolish the police….that’s another story


  2. georgeorwell says:

    What is the Sam Hill is going on over there in Madison? Good night, Irene… I guess it really is living up to its MAD city reputation. Madistan, is more like it.


  3. Larsen E. Whipsnade says:

    I tell ya, they’re gonna appoint the Mayor’s buddy Khari Sanders to administer the BLM oath to penitent whites! I recommend that the penitents not kneel.


  4. Larsen E. Whipsnade says:

    “Sanford” (sorry)


  5. One eye says:


    I’m impressed. They must have brought in a consultant to help with the spelling.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ed says:

    They are needing a Diversity, Equality z and Inclusion officer to make sure they actually get a tax payer and law abiding citizen. Oh, and some that has a real job or has retired from one.


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Rightly, you may scoff at what seems to be happening to LE; it’s been happning with higher Indoctrication (sic) for quite some time.

      Glenn Harlan Reynolds (“The Higher Education Bubble.”) fleshes it out a tad.

      Even as the once-mighty University of California system slashes programs and raises tuition, it has created a new systemwide ‘vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion.’ (bolds mine)

      “This is on top of the already enormous University of California diversity machine, which, as Heather Mac Donald notes, ‘includes (but likely isn’t limited to):

      *the Chancellor’s Diversity Office,
      *the associate vice chancellor for faculty equity,
      *the assistant vice chancellor for diversity,
      *the faculty equity advisors,
      *the graduate diversity coordinators,
      *the staff diversity liaison,
      *the undergraduate student diversity liaison,
      *the graduate student diversity liaison,
      *the chief diversity officer,
      *the director of development for diversity initiatives,
      *the Office of Academic Diversity and Equal Opportunity,
      *the Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues,
      *the Committee on the Status of Women,
      *the Campus Council on Climate, Culture and Inclusion,
      *the Diversity Council,
      *the directors of the Cross-Cultural Center,
      *the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and,
      *the Women’s Center.”

      While the UC system loses top cancer researchers to Rice University, it is creating new chaired professorships in, you guessed it, diversity studies. (bolds mine)

      “Likewise, in North Carolina, UNC-Wilmington is combining the physics and geology departments to save money while diverting more funding to campus diversity offices.”

      What a steamin’ load of shittake, am I right?

      It gets worse.

      This was published 8 years ago as we speak, so the researching goes back even farther; in that time, has this has gotten better, stayed the same, or gotten worse?

      Oy; we’ve gone from bad to diverse! (H/T Good Dog Happy Man)

      The Gotch


      • richard lesiak says:

        Oy my butt. You love lists gotch so here you go. Secret gerrymandering, federal agents with no insignias, Chauvin illegally voted in Fla (twice). trump only did it once, bunker “inspecting”?, 200 tweets on last friday alone, Morning Joe killed who?, trump voted by mail twice, tear gas and photos, trump was only “inspecting”. Have a great night.


  7. Ed says:

    They are needing a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion officer to make sure they actually get a tax payer and law abiding citizen. Oh, and someone that has a real job or has retired from one.


  8. georgessson says:

    “Does anyone ever get arrested for vandalism or trespass in this town?” Imagine if you or I or anyone, even black or Hispanic, tried to over-write that…. Dang straight that the very police that are threatened w/ emasculation WOULD finally make an arrest…. So much capitulation, so little time….


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