Peace & safety loses out to virtue signaling
Angela Jackson is president of Allied/Dunn’s Marsh neighborhood association. She and her board of directors asked for a ban on alcohol consumption at 1.2-acre Allied Park after several shootings.
“I support the ban because when the [90-day temporary] ban was there it was decent and we have children,” she told the Madison Common Council on November 17.
Not good enough for 12 of Madison’s woke alders. Because Progressive Dane was concerned that banning alcohol consumption in the neighborhood park might (wait for it) discriminate against minorities.
“There’s legitimate equity concerns here,” quibbled Ald. Tag Evers, who represents the wealthy and overwhelmingly white Vilas Monroe Street 13th District. “My sense is there’s not much pushback when these recommendations come from an alder … to acknowledge the racial justice issues that may occur.”
Ald. Grant Foster (Progressive Dane) agreed. “I’m just struggling how an alcohol ban affects root-cause issues. I would like to see the equity analysis.” Foster and Evers are White.
“Amid recent shootings, Allied Drive neighborhood
is working to curb violence.”
“Not to tear up this park, not to be shooting in the park, not to be partying at 2, 3, 4 in the morning,” Alice Howard, Allied Dunn’s Marsh neighborhood association former president, said. — Summer of 2020 NBC TV-15
Never mind that area Ald. Zachary Henak met five times with the neighborhood after the shootings. “The requests for an alcoholic ban did not stop, it came from residents,” Henak argued.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Who would watch out for minorities if it weren’t for progressives like Foster and Evers conducting “equity analyses”?