We are guessing that even Chesa Boudin, the soft-on-crime district attorney that San Francisco voters recalled from office — would have prosecuted the Election Denying nutcase who attacked Nancy Pelosi’s husband. In his home! In the middle of the night! (How quiet the defenders of the January 6 insurrection are today!)
If any more grandpas get pushed onto New York subway tracks, Republican challenger Lee Zeldin may well defeat that state’s Woke governor. The Pennsylvania legislature is poised to recall Philadelphia’s progressive district attorney.
“The district attorneys’ offices are in the grip of a legal ideology that views inequity and racism as the primary and essential problem, and once we solve them we can then focus on street crime,” Peggy Noonan laments. “Progressives have no solution” former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr agrees.
They call for more social spending to address the supposed “root causes” of violent crime. But even if we knew how to address the root causes effectively, which we don’t, implementing the solution would take decades. People are entitled to protection now. … Progressives say we can’t afford to keep violent predators in prison. On the contrary, we can’t afford not to. … The cost of keeping a chronic violent criminal in prison is small compared with the costs of letting him roam the streets.”— “Rising crime rates are a policy choice.”
Madison hounds police
After two years, Madison’s Police Civilian Oversight Board (pronouns: we, they, and us) finally has its independent police monitor. Maybe. Robert Copley tells the WI State Journal, “It’s a little bit too early” to talk about his plans for the office but he “can’t wait to serve the community.”
Doing exactly what to serve the community, we’d like to know, too. The only experience the young man, age 32, has in law enforcement was serving as a paralegal with Milwaukee’s Police and Fire Commission. Madison has one of those, too. Now we’ve got a second oversight agency.
Police have been expelled from Madison’s public high schools where, just two days ago at West high school, 25 students brawled after a student was battered and robbed. Enough expended bullet casings have been swept off Madison sidewalks to cast a statue.
“When I‘m sheriff, the people in my jail are inmates, not ’residents’.“ – Sheriff's detective Anthony Hamilton
Raise the rent and call it ‘equity’
The Common Council that created the Police Civilian Oversight Board wants to vote themselves a pay raise to $37,658 from $14,904. That would make the city government more “equitable,” say four of the most progressive Common Council members: Council President Keith Furman and Alds. Juliana Bennett, Nikki Conklin, Jael Currie, and Grant Foster. (All were endorsed by The Capital Times, a proponent of defunding police.)
Our previous blogge reported Police Chief Shon Barnes’ conviction that leading alders want to turn down a federal COPS grant for six more police. However, we find no evidence of that among the amendments listed for Monday’s Finance Committee. Maybe your e-mails dissuaded them!
For all this, the Peoples Republic of Madison is poised to vote Democrat Tony Evers for governor and current lieutenant governor Mandela Barnes for U.S. Senate. Both of whom sided against Kenosha police who made a lawful arrest of the criminal Jacob Blake. Neither of whom could defend the State Capitol from the 2020 riots.
→ Law enforcement tells Evers and Barnes to STFU!
We wonder if some Madison voters might consider breaking ranks — in the secrecy of the voting booth — to vote challenger Anthony Hamilton for sheriff of Dane County. Not a hater (he has a gay daughter). Not a nut buster. But a solid, no excuses, veteran law enforcement officer who won’t stand down like police were told to do during the long hot summer of 2020.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Electing Anthony Hamilton sheriff would send one helluva message!