Or quitcher bitchin’!
It is time someone called out BLM, Antifa, Freedom Inc., and their political arm, Progressive Dane. It is time our elected city officials heard from the rest of Madison WI.
The time to do it is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 11-10-20. That’s tomorrow evening, for you folks in the Central Time Zone. The place to do it is at the Madison WI Common Council’s annual budget meeting, conducted on-line.
Our message: Add four police officers by accepting a federal COPS grant for a downtown Entertainment Zone Team that would focus on violence, property crime, and quality of life issues in the State Street area. Those four police only bring us up to the current level; they compensate for Mayor Satya’s cuts.
Don’t rely on the irascible proprietor of the Werkes to do it for you. You know that the Cop Haters will flood the zone with their urban myths of police hunting down innocent Black folk for the imaginary bounties.
Time to call out their hoaxes and outright lies
Like this one told at the Council’s last Finance Committee meeting: “The police are burglarizing our communities and killing Black and Brown bodies.”
Who is killing Black people in Madison? Not the police! It’s other Black people, unfortunately. (We’re not the ones making this about race.) How many more high-speed shoot-outs on the streets of Madison before another Maurice Bowman Jr. is rubbed out on Schroeder Road, or (more tragically) 11-year-old Anisa Scott!
Since Madison’s war on police heated up, shots fired up incidents through September were up 76% over a year earlier. None by the police. Like the 75 shell casings found outside the bowling alley on Grand Canyon Drive Saturday night 11-07-20. Two Black men seriously wounded; one near death. (More here.)
Memo to all you Brave Talkers
⇒ Time to step up to the microphone. Actually, it’s easier than that. You don’t have to leave your home. Tuesday’s council meeting is on-line. Register today for the Zoom session at https://www.cityofmadison.com/MeetingRegistration
When you fill out the on-line registration form, indicate you want to speak on Agenda Item #3. You will get up to 5 minutes to speak. AND: Write a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Or just your own alder at district (insert #) @cityofmadison.com. Complete details here.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Just say “More cops” and alders will get the message. Maybe add: “and keep the streets open to traffic!” Some of us have to get places.