Direct from Madison’s Capitol Squire Autonomous Zone
Bring a baseball bat to a peaceful (?) protest
Truck runs through crowd of BLM protesters and strikes Woman of Color early Sunday morning 06-21-2020. Right here in Madison WI! Shades of Charlottesville VA! Cue the outrage! Fists in the air! Put new batteries in the bullhorns.
Never mind that the driver who hit a woman was physically attacked by the mob and appears to have panicked in trying to get away. Or that the woman “twerking” in the middle of the street already packed with 100 or more revelers at 2:26 in the morning. Count on it: this man will be charged with a crime. This is Madison. Don’t fight back, acquiesce.
Social justice warriors invade a sidewalk restaurant on the Capitol Square. Spray the F-bomb and race shame the people trying to eat on a Mifflin Street restaurant (one of the few not boarded up). “If you aren’t with us, F you!”
Be careful where and when you go in downtown Madison any more because it is now legal to stop traffic, harass drivers, diners, and passersby. Madison is not yet the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone but darn near.
Check it at 1:06:00 in the video below: “Remember when Sheriff Mahoney took a knee .. that shit was funny. … If this M-F* * *-er rally make you uncomfortable and we yell in your face to make you say Black Lives Matter. … Silence is the violence. Be uncomfortable. … Some of you went to James Madison Park and for the protest and some of you came to Coopers Tavern. We know who is who — who was at Coopers Tavern and who was at James Madison. If you are not on our side that shit is going to stick out like a sore thumb. … Let’s move. Let’s go fuck some shit up.”
Police attacked responding to victim
You have read the newspaper account. You can read the official police account, which reads in part:
On June 21, MPD Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had driven into a crowd near University Avenue and Frances Street. The first call was received by the 911 Center at 2:26am, officers were dispatched at about 2:27am, and the first officers arrived less than a minute later.
Arriving officers observed a crowd of 100-150 in the street. As officers approached and attempted to locate the victim, they were immediately surrounded. Several bystanders carried the victim across the street, and officers facilitated this movement. Officers immediately attempted to render aid to the victim but were surrounded by a highly agitated and aggressive group. Officers attempted to move the crowd back from the victim, and did use OC spray to create space to allow Madison Fire Department paramedics to enter the scene and treat the victim. Mutual aid from outside agencies was requested to assist with the crowd.
‘Driver was punched in face’
Now read the unofficial police account (courtesy of Our Ms. Vicki McKenna at 1310 WIBA-AM):
After the bars let out, a crowd of several hundred people gathered at Francis & University Avenue. The crowd blocked Francis street and walked across University and stood in the road. Several vehicles also parked in front of the bars.
Vehicles were seen racing up-and-down the street with several individuals hanging out the windows and some vehicles doing donuts and figure eights in the street. A female was “twerking” in the road/cross walk of Francis street when she was struck by a truck.
The truck had exited the Francis street ramp and came up to the crowd. This is when people began to jump on the truck and into the bed of the truck dancing on it. The driver was punched in the face and that is when he drove into the crowd. The driver was further attacked and continued to drive-through the crowd driving over the female victim.
Officers arrived on scene to large hostile crowds. Officers described being sucked into the crowd. As officers tended to the victim, the victims family became hostile to the officers, shoving them and pointing fingers in their face.
Pepper spray was then deployed to get the crowd back, so EMS could reach the victim. UW police, Shorewood police, Capital police, and Town of Madison police all responded to provide assistance. By this time, bottles were being thrown at police. Victim’s injuries were minor. Order was eventually restored. Driver has been ID’d.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The driver will be charged with something — hopefully nothing more than leaving the scene of an accident. But wouldn’t you get the hell out of there as if your tail was on fire? Guaranteed, not one of the mob will be charged with so much as jay walking, not even the twerker. There’s your social justice, Madison.