Former mayor Dave Cieslewicz can’t believe Satya and the Progressive Dane city council either. Excerpted from his post on Isthmus:
Just as I hope that Leo Burt is one day brought to justice, I hope the same for those who bombed the City County Building. Pictures of people of interest can be found here.
But what I wonder is, why doesn’t anyone in local government seem to share my outrage over this? Is the Madison city council righteously angry over an act that could have torched the very building they work in? No, instead they’re focused on trying to hamstring the Madison police, the very people who are working to track down those responsible. They’re currently in the process of creating a “police monitor,” which would, in my view at least, unnecessarily duplicate the citizen oversight that already exists in the Police and Fire Commission.
It’s a slippery slope. One could argue that the increasingly militant actions and rhetoric of the anti-war movement set the stage for Sterling Hall. … Today it’s a plausible argument that irresponsible actions and the rhetoric of elements of the current movement are doing the same.
For example, while responsible community voices were trying to draw a line between peaceful protests and the looting of State Street, M. Adams of Freedom Inc. was quoted as saying, “Stop murdering Black people and your glass will be safe.”
The implication, apparently, is that if a Black man is murdered by a Minneapolis cop it’s okay for people to loot businesses in Madison. It’s exactly the same non sequitur as the Madison liberal argument that killing an innocent man in Sterling Hall had anything at all to do with what was going on in Vietnam. Source: “No more Sterling Halls” – Isthmus | Madison, Wisconsin
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Dave Cieslewicz, do what you know needs to be done. Call publicly for the Recall of Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway.