The riots were ‘mostly peaceful’
At long last, 10 months after Mike Koval walked away in disgust with new Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway, the Police & Fire Commission has posted its “Help Wanted” ad for a new Madison chief of police. Acting chief Vic Wahl says he doesn’t want it. Can you blame him?
As one might expect, the job posting is chock-a-block with PC buzz words: “community policing, open to new information and different perspectives, engaging with diverse communities, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.” Pays $130,255 to $175,844. Apply by September 14 .
Expect several more months of vetting, during which time Progressive Dane will have enacted:
- A police overseer with subpoena powers to second-guess every traffic stop governed by a Civilian Oversight Board populated with Freedom Inc. and other cop-haters.
- A city budget that is certain to propose significant cuts to police.
Applicants who may have been interested today may well drop out by then.
Two chiefs of larger cities may be in the market. Alfonso Morales was ousted as chief in Milwaukee for refusing to kowtow to his over-politicized and ethically challenged PFC. And the top cop in Seattle just quit today (08-11-2020) after the city council cut her budget by 14%, equaling 100 cops. Insult to injury, they also cut her pay. (More here.)
Portland, Oregon, Madison’s model city, is enduring its 74th day of “mostly peaceful” rioting.
We love that phrase, a favorite of “woke” journalists: “Mostly Peaceful.” Which means, simply, that out of 100 protestors, up to 49 were not peaceful.
Portland police said a peaceful demonstration turned into a riot on Saturday night after a group of people tried to burn down police union headquarters. “The narrative of peaceful protesters set upon by bloodthirsty law enforcement officers in Portland is becoming unsustainable even for progressives,” the Wall Street Journal observes.
The press has been playing defense for Portland anarchists for weeks, suggesting riots and arson against a federal courthouse were provoked by federal agents protecting it.
On to Chicago!
This must be a first for the Washington Post. They actually refer to those who smashed windows as “looters.” Yesterday, they referred to those who intended to set fire to the Police Union’s building in Portland as “protesters.”
Ann gets the final word: Is the Post finally waking up to smell the accelerant?
Blaska gets the Bottom Line: Does it smell like Kingsford charcoal lighter fluid?