Author Archives: David Blaska

About David Blaska

Madison WI

When race is all you see, race is all you get

Using the ‘Prism of Equity’ we can see the Dane County Board is race cra-zee! The Derail the Jail crowd is not the only ones who can rhyme their doggerel. Justice is personified as a blindfolded lady holding a balance … Continue reading

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Dane County Board plays identity politics, gets played by identity politics

Suggesting crime fills out jail, not racism, is ‘inflammatory’ I will say this for Sharon Corrigan, chairman of the Dane County Board. The lady runs a good meeting. For awhile Wednesday night, at what amounted to a public hearing on … Continue reading

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See you 5 p.m. TONIGHT (Wednesday, October 18) to honor Law Enforcement!

UPDATE from Madison Police Chief Mike Koval:  When the news cycle seems to be dominated by discussions of the appropriateness of “taking a knee,” (As a constitutional officer of the court, I pledged to protect and defend constitutional rights and … Continue reading

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Dane County is building a jail through a ‘racial equity lens’

Part #4: The myth of ‘institutional racism’ What does a progressive jail look like? Dane County is about to find out. A progressive jail would treat mental illness, avoid solitary confinement, train and educate as much as incarcerate. Fair enough. … Continue reading

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Madison’s Left wants to ‘Derail the Jail’

Part #3: Even though it would be a hospital in a jail Sheriff Dave Mahoney wants to rebuild the county jail to accommodate mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, and job skill training. At $76 million, a safer jail for … Continue reading

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Will the new jail be less safe as well as smaller? 

Part #2: a missed opportunity? Dane County’s Public Safety Building was always a compromise. Now, 25 years after it was designed, county officials are preparing to bake another half a loaf at a cost of $76 million. A jail with … Continue reading

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