Some friends!

They left him in a parking lot!

Free Dead on $100 bail

Madison teenager gets gunned down by drive-by shooters. Cue requisite puff piece on what a wonderful young man was the late Jovan Freeny, killed at a late-night party Saturday (08-14-21) among some 100 revelers within the shadow of Camp Randall Stadium.

Missing from the excellent WI State Journal account, the cap-and-gown graduation photograph; for good reason: the 17 year old would have been only a junior in high school.

More tragedy: the teenager was “a father-to-be”! Pipe and slippers after a hard day at the office providing for his young family. (That was snark, for the slow on the uptake.) Unwed mother, also 17: “He was a good person to be around,” she testifies. Apparently.

Bullet holes

And ‘Fun loving’

As described by his family. Whether that fun included receiving stolen property, concealing a weapon without a permit, stealing a car, and trying to elude police — all felonies, we cannot say and the WI State Journal will not broach. His most recent (and, as it turns out, final) court date was Friday August 13. He was free on cash bond of $100. So the thought occurs that a less lenient court may have saved his life.

We do agree with his grieving mother: “Fun-loving” though he may have been, Jovan Freeny “definitely did not deserve this.” (No snark; we mean it.) But even mom believes that the boy’s whacking was no random accident; that he wasn’t in wrong place at the wrong time. She knows that her son was targeted. Which means victim and killers knew each other. Kids these days!

Think maybe young Jovan made some wrong decisions? Mother doesn’t go there. Who are we to be so judgmental? the good Madison progressive demands. Blaska Policy Werkes, we answer. Someone needs to judge, set parameters, put up guardrails — even if Jovan’s mother would or could not. To the boy’s obvious detriment. (Or is it obvious?) We don’t mean to put all the onus on mom; Dad, apparently, wasn’t available for an interview.

Progressivism as usual

The streets of Madison remain calm these five days later. No “mostly peaceful” protests. No statues torn down (not that many remain to be toppled). Because once again, BLM and its apologists cannot blame police for killing a young black man.

It may yet transpire that it was Trump supporters who popped a cap in the unfortunate teenager. If so, it will lead MSNBC. Kamala Harris will place a phone call. Gov. One-Term Tony will activate the National Guard. But we’re guessing otherwise. (Just a hunch.)

Meanwhile, local and state government — and more and more private employers — will continue race-shaming their workers for their supposed white privilege. Damning institutional racism, ferreting out implicit bias, bad-mouthing personal responsibility is the safer bet in Progressive Town.

They never explain how their critical race theories keep the young Jovans from killing each other. Now for the phrase in the WI State Journal report that set our ears a-pricking:

After the shooting, [the mother] said Freeny’s friends then drove her son to the hospital and left him in the parking lot. 

“Left him in the parking lot”? !!! And those are his friends? (More exclamation points: !!!) Was it because they did not want contact with anyone in authority? We know, the young man fell in with a bad crowd. One hundred of them, apparently. All drinking milk and cookies.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: One more thing: at that late-night party in the first block of Lathrop Street, was a Black Lives Matter sign posted in the front yard?

Who else in Madison asks such impertinent questions?

About David Blaska

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21 Responses to Some friends!

  1. AdamC says:

    Out of all those people at that party, apparently nobody is talking to the po-po, per social justice marching orders.

    And once again not a peep about the young man’s father. Surprise, surprise.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. One eye says:

    As usual not a peep from the community “leaders”


    • AdamC says:

      And the teen was “left in a parking lot” by “friends” according to his mom.

      That is harsh. It is also a nicer way to say it than “the dying youth was heaved out of a car, dumped on the pavement, and left to die there alone in the darkness by friends who sped off”.


  3. jimydandy says:

    They forgot to mention he was aspiring to be a brain cancer researcher


  4. Normwegian says:

    Were it not for $100 bail, the young man would have been alive and well as a “resident” of Dane County’s Bed and Breakfast. Yep, WCCA has the details.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. patrickmoloughlin says:

    If mom believes that Jovan was targeted, then I promise you 50% of the people at that party know who fired those shots. or at least know who had a beef with this particular junior in high school. “Snitches get stiches” don’t you know. And with the push to defund the police (which is definitely happening in Madison right now,) the gangbanger’s message is reinforced and emphasized.

    Liked by 2 people

    • pANTIFArts says:

      Very informative, explains the incongruousness in the trope of a white racist saying “They all look alike to me” being so offensive, while it is the Black community that is singularly unable to give descriptions.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. georgessson says:

    Not to be ghoulish, but I opened up his Dane County Court records ASAP after learning his name. It DOES seem, as Normwegian stated, that had he had a reasonable bail amount, he’d likely be alive today. That’s not to guarantee tomorrow, tho. Not to be ghoulish (#2), but we taxpayers saved some future dough when he succumbed to his chosen lifestyle…

    07-09-2021 Cash bond set for Freeny, Jovan McAndrew, W. Scott Farris, Rebecca $100.00

    1 943.23(2) Take and Drive Vehicle w/o Consent Felony H
    2 943.34(1)(bm) Receiving Stolen Property >$5000 – $10,000 or Firearm Felony H
    3 346.04(3) Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude Officer Felony I
    4 941.23(2) Carry Concealed Weapon Misd. A
    5 943.34(1)(a) Receiving or Concealing Stolen Property (<=$2500)


    • RMX says:

      Here’s one for you. Richland Center Police Chief, Lucas Clements, was recently found innocent of misdemeanor sexual assault. Yet the State of Wisconsin posts his ACCUSATION on the public forum for the next 2 years!

      The State of Wisconsin is shameful for violating the constitution where these commoners are ALLOWED to become judges, representatives and legislators. DISGRACE!


    • patrickmoloughlin says:

      If the first set of charges on your adult criminal record is four felonies including auto theft, you can wager his juvenile record is long.


  7. Kevin S Wymore says:

    It is just that you ask such impertinent questions, Mr. Blaska.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Pasco says:

    Sheriff Barret we need a few more inmates and a lot less residents. Dave and others thanks for providing details the State urinal must not have access too.


  9. Bill says:

    WOW! All I can think of is what a stellar citizen this person was shaping up to be.

    My question would be: Why do we have this happen?

    The answer is in my mind, not hard to find. We have this problem because we don’t sentence people for a long enough period of time for crimes like the ones this person had committed. We let them out on too little bail as well.

    In my mind, what we need to do is stiffen the penalties for crimes committed as well as making a large bail a requirement.

    In short, make the penalty for doing the crime not worth doing the crime. If we continue down the road we are on, we will have people commit more and more crimes as the penalties are of no consequence if there are any penalties imposed at all.

    If you want to do the crime, you gotta do the time!


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