Black leader calls for accountability
Two juvenile and one adult were arrested. A taser-style weapon was taken from this adult after they attempted to use it on another individual. Members of the crowd attempted to disrupt one of these arrests and pepper spray was required to protect the arresting officers from these individuals and secure the arrest. A police officer incurred a minor injury during the arrest.
Michael Johnson of the Boys & Girls Clubs commented, “You can see from the video that a police officer was kicked in the back by one of the young people out there. Totally inexcusable! Kids can’t even have fun at places like this anymore and it’s not cool what happened last nigh. Those involved should be held accountable for their actions.”
The Madison Police Department requested assistance from our law enforcement partners in the area and eventually 27 officers from at least 5 area law enforcement agencies were on scene. The Madison Fire Department staged ambulances nearby in the event they were needed. All of these resources were necessary to break up the fights, disperse the crowd, and restore order.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Madison Police Department at 255-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014, or, on the web at p3tips.com.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: This is what we mean when we say our schools no longer teach discipline. If the parents aren’t doing it (and they are not), schools must.