Tell Madison alders to quit crying about tear gas!

Or do you want a repeat of Kenosha and Col. Heg?

Madison alders tip toe around Defunding the Police. How? By disarming law enforcement. They’re voting on a proposed ordinance next Tuesday 09-20-22 to ban tear gas. (!!!) The proposed ban would prohibit Madison police any officers that respond to Madison for mutual aid from using “tear gas, mace, impact projectile devices or other chemical agents for purposes of crowd control.”

Sheriff’s candidate Anthony Hamilton says he won’t be bound by that ordinance. Incumbent Sheriff Kalvin Barrett has not taken a position. Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes is opposed. So is the Dane County police chiefs association and the statewide police officers union.

You see the problem? No tear gas 05-30-20 on State Street.

With one fewer moderate on the 20-member Council, the ban has a real chance. (Read & weep.)

Bonnie Roe over at Madison Area Safety Connection asks, “What if tear gas was not an option for Madison police during civil unrest downtown in August 2020 when they helped a Madison firetruck get through an unruly crowd? Firefighters needed to extinguish that fire before many gallons of gasoline were ignited, causing a massive explosion and endangering many lives.”

Instead, police were ordered to stand down during the civil unrest in May 2020 when smash and grabbers looted State Street and June 2020 when rioters tore down statues on either side of the Capitol grounds unimpeded, smashed windows, beat a state legislator, and fire-bombed the City-County Building.

Courtesy of Madison Area Safety Connection

The resolution is sponsored by Ald. Juliana Bennett (Progressive Dane). Proposed Section 5.17 was approved 08-010-22 by a 4 – 1 vote of the Public Safety Committee; Alds. Bennett and Brian Benford voting aye with citizen members Brenda Konkel (Progressive Dane) and Aisha Moe (Progressive Dane). Only citizen Vincent Cha voted no.

Rattle their cage!

Email: AND

Comment: In person at Room 201, City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Fill out registration form there.

On-line via Zoom. Register at this link. It’s #42 on the agenda.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Mark well how your alder votes. This blog will publish the full roll call and selected comments.

Will YOU help defeat the tear gas ban?

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30 Responses to Tell Madison alders to quit crying about tear gas!

  1. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    “You see the problem? No tear gas 05-30-20 on State Street.”

    The Gotch sees another problem; a GLARING overrepresentation of a certain…um…demographic amongst the pictured criminal/miscreant/thug/POS riotin’ looters.

    And he’s left to Ponder: Why Doesn’t A Criminal/Miscreant/Thug/POS Mob LOOK LIKE HIM…?

    The Gotch

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  2. A good exercise for the alders, would be to look at the reasons that tear gas was ever used in the first place. Take a look at how violent crowds were dispersed back in the day. Think labor strikes, political protests, even lynchings. Well, standard operating procedure was to have your police, security guards or goons wade into the crowd with billy clubs and start cracking as many heads as they could. Eventually, enough players are removed from the game, and calm was restored. Tear gas was the answer, not the problem, you idiots.

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  3. Rich says:

    It’s MORE than “tear gas” or “pepper” spray.
    This proposal eliminates ALL use of NON-lethal tools. (projectiles, etc).

    EVERY police department in and around Madison will ignore requests for mutual aid in respect for their officers’ safety.

    The options are batons, tasers (not useful in a riot), fists, and their service weapons. WHO wants that?

    Alder Bennett and her worshippers should grow up and look at the big picture instead of constantly looking at roundabout ways to defund MPD.

    Apparently, Bennett and those that vote for this don’t give a lick about lives and personal property destruction.

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  4. Silence Dogood says:

    I suppose they are supposed to yell trick or treat, credit Dirty Harry, The Enforcer.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. One Eye says:

    I’m in favor of the ban. Would also like to see Madison’s first “drag queen cop”.

    Madison has to go full lefty before things start to get better.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Bill Cleary says:

    Do any of these idiots think of the innocent people who run their small businesses on a shoe string?

    How many of them have ever spent nights worrying about how to make payroll and pay the taxes at the same time?

    How many small business owners were permanently put out of business when the riots took place on State Street in Madison?

    Where these people who owned the small businesses the picture of the capitalist oppressors who put down the lower people?

    Were where these people when the mobs tore or burnt down the businesses on State Street?

    I was there the next day to help clean up the glass and the debri left over from the punks that trashed our city the night before.

    I like many others, who come from different view points, saw our city as a place where all opinions were excepted.

    That is what I loved about Madison!

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  7. Bob says:

    They should ban tear gas. Ban stun guns. Ban beanbag rounds. Ban all nonlethal means. This way all the police can do is shoot people and be prosecuted for doing it. You won’t have to de fund the police because no one will work for them.
    Next you have the DA plea bargain down all felonies to misdemeanors and the Dane County judges let everyone out on low or no bail. With this the county board and sheriff can close the CCB jail and there will be no need to build another one.
    Have Governor Evers Parole Board let more violent people out of prison and then ban private ownership of firearms.
    This will give us the Utopia that the left has always wanted.
    Is it time to move out of Dane County?

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  8. tartanmarine says:

    Is nerve gas still okay?

    Liked by 1 person

  9. richard lesiak says:

    Why don’t you guys contact WILL and have them file a suit? Or are they too busy screwing with a handful of old folks in nursing homes who would like to vote?


    • nemoofthenorth says:

      Richard, always a pleasure to see your very special voice ankle biting the comment threads here at the Werkes! To answer your first question, I don’t believe they would have standing. The second is a little more complex. Personally, I find that institutional residents that suffer from varying degrees of dementia voting for Joe as having an undeniable symmetry to it. Have a good one!

      From that big red area above Hwy 64 where tear gas is legal, there’s deer everywhere this year, and the fishing is great…even when they’re not biting.

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      • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

        Beautimously serene, nemo; colors are starting to change!

        We came back for the year this Monday past to the 77 Square Miles Surrounded By A Sea Of Reality; it is Harvest Time for The Gotchberg Organic Gardens And Lefty Conversion Therapy Emporium, after all.

        The Gotch, and he’s by no means alone, believes you should post more, especially when your (sic) b!tchslappin’ the eminently b!tchslappable Blogge Idiot.

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          I hope nemo does post more. He adds his points to the conversation rather than just drone on with foolish insults. And he doesn’t waste space re-typing what someone wrote before going on to show he’s a fool. Eh Stevie!


      • richard lesiak says:

        1. Will has a never-ending supply of cranks that will file a suit and they will represent them for free. 2. How do you know who these people are voting for. Did you break into a voting machine or are you there counting ballots.


        • Mike says:

          Since most of those individuals (or groups) collecting (harvesting) ballots in said facilities are generally affiliated with a Democrat funded Liberal activist organization, one would guess that any ballot that could even remotely be considered as being cast for a non-Liberal would find its way to a paper shredder faster than Kamal Harris could run from another job responsibility.


        • richard lesiak says:

          prove it mikey.


      • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

        The Blogge Idiot welcomes posts illuminating supreme imbecility?


        The Gotch


    • brynstane says:

      As always, thanks for your germane and thoughtful contribution to the adult’s conversation

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Mordecai The Red says:

    Ban less-lethal munitions, then I say bring on the fire hoses against these miscreants. In the dead of winter if necessary. Let them try to argue that water is a chemical agent.

    No surprise that progressive eighth wits want to strip police of every meaningful means of keeping order except the ones that make it easier to fuel propaganda around defunding law enforcement. Disgusting.


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