Mother of accused murder says ‘Defund the Cops’
Social justice warrior a repeat offender
Madison’s State Street, the street that connects the great University of Wisconsin’s flagship campus with the State Capitol, is a plywood desert. Plywood creatively decorated with socially conscious artwork that meets the approval of the BLM overseers — but all the same, boarded up and shut down. On top of the coronavirus lockdown, the race riots were a double whammy.
Some of the more “woke” shop owners made brave statements sloughing off the progressive kristallnacht of broken windows and looted merchandise as merely property that can be replaced as compared to black lives snuffed out by racist police. There’s a whiff of Stockholm Syndrome to that — maybe a little blinking the word “torture” in Morse code — but whom are we to judge?
Except that downtown merchants are now asking the City of Madison (read: taxpayers) for financial help and — Wait For It! — police.
“Without significant support, many of our locally-owned businesses will close, creating significant damage to Downtown,” said Jason Ilstrup, president of Downtown Madison, Inc.
Specifically, a refund on their property taxes (we’re talking tens of thousands of dollars per business) and a freeze for five years on tax increases plus refunds be issued for occupancy, food and liquor permits.
And those damnable police.
Mother of accused murderer
wants to defund police
Remember the execution-style murder of Dr. Potter and Mr. Carre on March 30? WKOW-TV 27 is reporting that the mother of one of the accused teenagers, Alice Larrue, participated in a rally calling for defunding the same police department that arrested her son.
“You know it’s time for us to come together and make a change for our community, for our people, for our youth,” she told 27 News. “The violence, the racism, it’s a lot.”
Victims were white; accused teenagers black.
This is your social justice?
TODAY 06-23-2020 at 12:30 p.m. From the MPD blotter: A 28-year-old man was arrested over the noon hour, outside of The Coopers Tavern, 20 W. Mifflin St., after entering the outdoor seating area of the restaurant and using a bullhorn to make loud statements where diners were seated and eating. He was also holding a baseball bat.
Devonere A. Johnson has been tentatively charged with disorderly conduct while armed, resisting arrest, and attempted escape. After Johnson was taken into custody, he broke free from the back of a MPD squad car. He was tackled as he attempted to escape custody.
More about Devonere A. Johnson, social justice warrior. BTW: 16 entries on the state criminal justice data base. How many second chances do you get in this town?
Because State Street and the west side of Capitol Square have become, effectively, a BLM autonomous zone patrolled by race hustlers armed with baseball bats and in-your-face bullhorns. So the merchants wrote a letter to city “leaders” (if you’ll pardon the expression).
“We have heard continuously that people, regardless of race, age, sex, etc., do not feel comfortable or safe on State Street with the current state of affairs. That perception is unlikely to change unless the city actively works to change it. Neighborhood officers should be peacefully present, walking State Street and pleasantly interacting with people in an attempt to rebuild relationships and trust with community members.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Tells you volumes that not one of those merchants dared sign his/her name to the letter. Reprisals. (Full story here.) Why? Because the merchants don’t feel safe, either!