Consultant wants Madison police to be even less visible!
Once again, Madison WI reaffirms its belief that police are the problem. And we wonder why the city is roiled by civil disorder, shootings, car thefts, and school brawls!
This time, an affiliate of an Ivy League school has churned out — like the sorcerers’ apprentice — 69 “better ways” to keep Madison safe. (WI State Journal story here.) This is on top of the 146 recommendations spewed by a Berkeley CA boutique in late 2017. That one recommended a civilian police oversight board and a full-time monitor, salary pegged at up to $140,000 a year.
Check our math, but that’s a bushel of nits to pick. Paul Simon only had 50 ways to leave your lover. Moses had 10 commandments. Blaska’s Law #2 says the more power points, the weaker the presentation.
Among the 69 “better ways,” the Quattrone Center of the University of Pennsylvania recommends removing squad cars from riots so they don’t get burned. Guess that would help the trade-in value. “Low mileage! Only driven in parades!” How about welding shut trash dumpsters?
Quattrone recommends “less visible or intrusive tactics.”
The most destructive riot of Summer 2020 occurred June 23 after Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway and other Progressive Dane politicians like Ald. Tag Evers trash talked the police for arresting BLM shakedown artist Devonere Johnson. The next night, city hall was firebombed, statues pulled down, and bystanders were beaten.
Police were not just “less visible” — the mayor told them to stand down! (“This is what ‘de-escalation’ looks like.”)
Calling all volunteers!
Quattrone recommends “community leaders, activists, and human relations personnel conduct crowd control without a visible police presence.” And get beaten like State. Sen. Carpenter? Kyle Rittenhouse and friends, Madison is calling!
→ See “Got riots? Shut them down fast.”
It is no accident that chaos prevails only in cities run by guilty progressives like Madison, Kenosha, Seattle, Portland, and NYC.
The gray lab coats at Blaska Policy Werkes offer seven to-do’s:
1) We’ll take up Quattrone on the last point. At the next riot (maybe as soon as tonight if the Rittenhouse verdict comes in) stand in front of the restored Colonel Heg statue, bathed by the bright lights of TV cameras. Arrayed behind you are every alder you can find, Police Chief Barnes, and Madison’s Democrat(ic) legislative delegation. Wake up Tony Evers. Announce that the City of Madison will not tolerate destruction of property or personal injury for any reason.
2) Announce that crime is the problem in Madison WI, not police. Endorse dispassionate, third-party reviews finding Tony Robinson Jr.’s shooting and similar incidents were justified, however regrettable.
3) Declare that Bianca Gomez will be arrested next time Freedom Inc. shuts down a school board meeting or harasses citizens at their homes. Vow that Brandi Grayson will blockade no more rush-hour thoroughfares.
4) Return police to our troubled high schools, put teachers and principals back in control of their classrooms.
5) Stop paying for public “artwork” portraying police as Nazi pigs. (“Madison takes dead aim at the police.”)
6) Cancel mandatory training in critical race theory for city employees. Declare that divisive race-based guilt-mongering only destroys. Madison is a city of opportunity. Each of us writes our own success story.
7) Put MORE boots on the ground. Tony Evers’ mistake was not sending enough National Guard to Kenosha soon enough; and none at all to Madison.