Maybe when pigs fly?
Campaigning to defund police, derail the jail, get cops out of schools, and reimagine public safety, the Woke folk hereabouts contend that they could better police their own communities.
They can start any time as far as the Werkes are concerned. Sooner the better! What are they waiting for?
After the 11-08-21 riot at East high school, Freedom Inc. renewed its demand to end policing:
Police are actually a major disrupting force in black and other communities. … Like the slave patrols that preceded them, the police serve as overseers to control black communities and displace black students into prisons, poverty and other forms of systemic violence. … It is our duty to ensure that black youth have power over the ways in which accountability and safety flows in our communities. … The solution is for the most impacted youth, parents, and trusted adults to have control over their schools.
Instead, they want to empty the jails!
In the past week:
• A 13 year old boy crashes stolen car on Beltline before school day starts, already high on mary jane. Flees. Dogs track him down.
• High schooler beats the bejeepers out out of classmate just outside of West high school. (More here.)
• Teenage girl arrested for tasing other teenage roller skaters in a brawl involving 250 — most of them unsupervised kids.
• Guy out on yet another low-bail/no bail with seven open felony cases from 2021 alone shoots a driver of an SUV at an east-side convenience store, drags the body out and drives off to create additional mayhem.
The missing tape
Where is Nixon’s secretary when you need her? Wisconsin Right Now reports:
There is no recording or transcript of the controversial hearing in which Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks was released on $1,000 bail. Milwaukee County blames “technical issues” or “human error.”
Speaking of Kyle Rittenhouse … It is encouraging that even the readers of The Nation regard Elie Mystal as something of a joke. That progressive publication’s chief legal racist writes, “Kyle Rittenhouse has gotten away with murder— as predicted. It is our white justice system working as intended.” A reader of The Nation (John Nichols’ day job) corrected Mystal’s many mysterious mistakes, pointing out that:
• Rosenbaum tried to take Rittenhouse’s gun.
• Prosecution witness Grosskreutz testified that he pointed his pistol at Rittenhouse. (Grosskreutz was himself in possession of an illegal gun, but unlike Rittenhouse was not charged.)
• Huber struck Rittenhouse with a skateboard.
“All this happened in a matter of seconds. Kyle Rittenhouse was on the ground and under assault,” the reader commented. As of 11-30-21, that comment critical of Mystal received 382 upvotes and only 42 disagreements. Remarkable, considering only The Nation subscribers can comment.
→ NBC News was, indeed, dogging the jury’s van. (Jonathan Turley’s scoop here.)
Readers of The Nation have more sense than the Washington Post’s Ruben Navarrette. “Whatever happened to accountability?” he asked, syndicated in Monday’s WI State Journal. “Rittenhouse’s acquittal means no one is held accountable … Actions do have consequences.” Mr. Navarette strikes a noble pose: “People have to own up to bad decisions.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: You want accountability? We’ll give you accountability! Rosenbaum, Huber, and Grosskreutz could have left Rittenhouse alone. They could have stayed home. They chose to attack him. They paid for their bad decisions.