…and to “Free the 350”
to bail out suspected murderers
Your business is boarded up and looted. Authorities cannot protect Capitol Square or the City County Building. The sheriff says it is not safe to go downtown after 4:30 in the afternoon. (Too many beatings.) What can be done?
Pay protection money to Black Lives Matter! Donate to Freedom Inc. (c/o M Adams), Brandi Grayson’s Urban Triage, and to Free the 350 — a group that is bailing out jail inmates (Blacks only). (Like Devonere A. Johnson — alias: Jeshua Musa — they take Venmo!)
That is the advice of a committee appointed by Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway (Progressive Dane) and confirmed by the Common Council.
Sustainable Madison Committee statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter posted on the City of Madison official website devoted to COVID-19:
Sustainable Madison Committee joins with those
who seek to dismantle white supremacy
“The criminal injustice system is bad for public and planetary health.
“Due to structural racism, which is a persistent form of environmental violence and a societal plague, Black people bear disproportionate health impacts from environmental and climate injustices, such as exposure to industrial pollution, heat waves, and flooding – putting people at higher risk for other health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, Black people are significantly more concerned about the climate crisis and other environmental health issues than White people.
[Stupid white people!]
“While it is crucial to speak out against racism, mass incarceration, and police violence, it is not enough. We must continue to listen to, learn from, fund, and amplify Black people and organizations. To start with, if you are in a financial position to lift up organizations doing the work, please donate to Freedom Inc., Urban Triage, and Free the 350 Bail Fund.” — Members of the 2020 Sustainable Madison Committee.
Which includes Ald. Tag Evers (Progressive Dane)!
Crowd-source bail frees three
A local group focused on freeing inmates from the Dane County Jail recently bailed out three individuals responsible for crimes involving gun violence in Dane County, according to the Dane County Sheriff. The group “Free the 350” was able to raise well over $133,000 to post bail for these suspects:
- Kenyairra Gadson, age 23 of Madison. Her bail was set at $100,000.
- Dorian Watkins, age 20 of Madison. His bail was set at $20,000.
- Tywaun Reynolds, age 20 Madison. His bail was set at $13,500.
Their charges include first-degree intentional homicide, armed robbery, bail jumping, burglary, and felonious possession of a firearm.
Madison365 is outraged! While silent on the beatings, glass breaking, and looting, editor Robert Chappell waxes indignant about the press release. A PR from any police agency announcing posting of bail IS unusual. But so is the source of that bail: it was crowd-sourced on line! Which means there is virtually no way to return the contributions should the three bailees ever show up in court — the on-line contributors do not expect to see that money again —because the idea is that the three can now skip out on the supposedly racist legal system And that is Blaska’s Bottom Line!