‘… So they act out.’
And then there was one. The only candidate left standing to be the City of Madison’s first independent police monitor is more Woke than the taste tester at Maxwell House. A second finalist dropped out, so it’s down to Byron Bishop, who’s already in the grievance trade as manager of the city’s Civil Rights Equal Opportunities division.
High school students as young as age 13 are stealing and wrecking cars, parents with clubs are joining their kids in schoolyard brawls, and students already up for felonies bring loaded weapons to school. But police are the problem! Mr. Bishop tells the WI State Journal why. It’s not Covid 19, it’s not global climate change or even Angry Birds. It’s the whole darn justice system!
“Our younger generations are expressing themselves by displaying their anger, their bitterness and their rage for this historic system of injustice they keep seeing regarding law enforcement. So they act out. They’re acting out.”
That’s pretty much what Donald Trump said when he excused the horned QAnon shaman and various Proud Boys and Oath Keepers from going after Mike Pence with a noose. By that standard, Darrell Brooks was acting out at Waukesha’s Christmas parade. He was acting out! Mr. Bishop so far has survived being voted off the island from among 12 applicants for a job that pays $125,000 a year! Nice soft landing! The governor of Wisconsin only makes $152,756!
• Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes proposed legislation to eliminate cash bail back when he served in the Wisconsin State Assembly. (More at Wisconsin Right Now.)
• Michael Smerconish, Chris Cuomo’s replacement on CNN, is actually talking about the epidemic of crime. Like this podcast: “The rise of progressive prosecutors and crime.”
• San Francisco’s Woke district attorney Chesa Boudin faces a recall election next June. Over 83,000 signed the recall petition — 31,000 more than needed. The City by the Bay is one of the most dangerous places in America. (Source here.)
Can you say ‘Boondoggle’? Blaska is challenging the validity of the Civilian Police Oversight Board in court. We take depositions next month. We said from the get-go that these second-guessers were a problem in lieu of a solution.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: That’s how we express OUR anger. We’re acting out in courts of law and at the ballot box! We’re acting out!