The Badger-Herald, an independent student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, rejected a conservative columnist’s op-ed arguing against defunding the police, claiming “it is too much of a hot take right now” and that it “would cause a lot of backlash.”
Editors at the Badger-Herald denied Tripp Grebe’s op-ed on the basis of its content, noting that the Editorial Board recently had published a piece endorsing BLM and endorsing candidates who want to defund the police.
“While your article was well-written, it is too much of a hot take right now.”
A new sheriff in town?
Anthony Hamilton, a detective with the Dane County Sheriff’s office is running for sheriff as a Republican against incumbent Kalvin Barrett. Any eligible voter in Dane County can sign his nomination paper. Detective Hamilton needs 500 valid signatures by Wednesday, June 1. Public safety is a top priority for voters this years as crime has skyrocketed. Hamilton Nomination Paper.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos open to arming teachers in schools.
The massacre at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, 05-24-22 has produced the usual demands to “do something.” We share the impulse and the anger, but what specifically to do? …
So-called red-flag laws that give police the ability to deny guns to people who may pose a risk to the community have been useful in some cases. But they are hard to enforce, as we recently learned in Buffalo. New York state has a red-flag statute, and Payton Gendron was even referred for mental counseling. He still got a gun. — Wall Street Journal.
The statement that the Second Amendment is not absolute is certainly true. There are laws that can be crafted within the confines set out under controlling Supreme Court precedent. … President Biden repeated his claim that certain weapons were prohibited at the time that the Second Amendment was ratified. That is simply untrue. — law professor Jonathan Turley.
Donald Trump’s political revenge campaign hit a wall in Georgia on Tuesday, as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger easily defeated Trump-backed challengers. The question now is whether the former President will continue his vendetta by trying to defeat both men in November. — Wall Street Journal.
From the Dane County Sheriff:
Madison WI. 05-25-22 – There are no words to describe the devastating news of yesterday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
As a precaution, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing our presence around all of the schools in our primary jurisdictions.
Sadly, these events serve as a reminder for us all to be aware of our environment. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office continues to offer Emergency Preparedness Training for the community.
On a more personal note, hold your children extra tight today.
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