She’s proud … of herself?
The Capital Times is up with a puff piece on school board president Ali Muldrow a week before candidate filing deadline (she is unopposed for re-election). “She’s proud of how far they [meaning the school board!] and the district have come.”
Not even glossed over but totally unaddressed: the serial brawls at East high school, the district safety coordinator sandbagging the police investigating teens showing off their firearms in stolen cars (Read & weep), the exile of school resource police officers, the abrupt return to virtual classrooms with less than a week’s notice. There’s some evidence police are fighting back. Posted today on the cops South District website, presumably from Captain Mike Hanson but unsigned:
Last week Madison police officers did a phenomenal job responding to a stolen auto and locating three teenage suspects. [Synthetic marijuana and two key fobs for stolen vehicles were found on two of the teens.] (That incident report here.)
In diving into this call for service further with community members and police officers, there is a sense of frustration and hopelessness about these incidents repeating themselves. … Three teenagers [ages 15, 16, and 17] were arrested after stealing a car and are possibly linked to other stolen autos. We also know that a [stolen] gun was in the car … One of the suspects in this crime spree has 20 different court cases in which 18 appear open. … many teens are out there with so many open court cases, many of which are felonies. …
The criminal justice system does not have ideal solutions for our youth. I suggest community groups, churches, mentorship programs, schools and more investment in the environment from which these arrested youth hail from … It is always amazing to see our neighborhood police officers engaged with some of our toughest youth in positive events such as a sport or music. The youth are dazzled by the sincere play, interaction and attention they receive from an adult. …
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Odd, Ali Muldrow’s school board wants police nowhere near their students. She is unopposed for one seat, critical race theorist Nichelle Nichols for the second seat. In the third, a “a “trans, nonbinary teaching artist” is one of two candidates. (More here.)