Who wants to be Madison’s chief of police?

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.

Seattle’s Carmen Best

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!

Ann of Althouse notices “at the Washington Post, the headline is “Looters smash business windows along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile,” and one comments reads:

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?

Does it smell like … victory?


About David Blaska

Madison WI
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10 Responses to Who wants to be Madison’s chief of police?

  1. Gary Kriewald says:

    “… the job posting is chock-a-block with pc buzzwords.” Which translate as “white males need not apply.”

    Liked by 2 people

  2. madisonexpat says:

    Welcome to the Intersectional Olympics. Should be fun.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. South of Reality says:

    If they can’t find someone to take the job, will they claim that it is mostly filled?

    Liked by 3 people

  4. jimydandy says:

    Amesqua have any friends needing a job?


    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


      While The Gotch is no fan of box-checking, in all fairness, the talented Ms. Amesqua did a pretty fair job.

      Better than Richard Williams (1993-2004) leastways.

      The Gotch


  5. georgessson says:

    Sound familiar RE: a resignation?

    Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best on Tuesday announced her resignation, saying that she was not leaving because of pay cuts to her department, (Council members had approved the cuts Monday) but because of the “lack of respect” toward her fellow officers.

    Best said. “It really is about the overarching lack of respect for the officers, the men and women who work so hard, day in and day out.”

    Carmen Best fits 2 Prog criteria: Black & female. Best is the honest goods -Gawd, I wish she would apply. But why buy trouble. She’d be w-a-y too tough and would be PO’d at the way “Justice” is handed out to criminals.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “I wish she would apply.”

      Now THAT’S some mighty fine forward thinking!

      She’d drive the drooling, feral, sloppy fat, endomorphic, gimmee gimmee, sponging, generationally dependent Lefty base, and their grifting leaders crazy, am I right?

      The Gotch


    • pANTIFArts says:

      People like Carmen Best don’t exist in the eyes of Progressives. She had all the bona fides that Seattle was seeking, but she slipped the leash. Her 28 years “on the job” won out over Progressivism in the end. Rather than criticize a Black Woman, they will shun her. No need to criticize that which doesn’t exist. No progressive city would ever consider hiring her. She is retiring. On the Liberal Plantation it IS possible to work your way up to an Overseer position, but you NEVER argue with the Big House.


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