Author Archives: David Blaska

About David Blaska

Madison WI

Madison’s board of chaos convenes

The progressive board of police inquisition.  We learn, from an incisive news story in today’s (12-01-20) Wisconsin State Journal, that the 13-member Police Civilian Oversight Board is one expensive clusterf*k. In three hours, 13 minutes of hair twisting, this gaggle … Continue reading

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Alder Shiva Bidar calls it quits; so does Tierney

One of most progressive Highly influential alder, more progressive than a Department of Sociology hunger strike, Ald. Shiva Bidar is calling it quits, won’t seek re-election. So, too, unfortunately, is Ald. Michael Tierney — one of the good guys. Ald. … Continue reading

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Madison alders still after police

Want to take away another tool. Madison alders aren’t finished with handcuffing the police. Progressive Dane alders  propose ordinance #62413, which would ban facial recognition software, with some exceptions. Sponsors are Mad Max Prestigiacomo, Rebecca Kemble, Tag Evers (all PD),  plus … Continue reading

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Wisconsin police officers quitting in droves

We are losing law enforcement officers at an unsustainable rate. Officers have left or are leaving the profession in significant numbers. Milwaukee police say they experienced a spike in retirements over the summer and early fall. Madison’s acting Chief of Police Vic … Continue reading

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Thank you very much

Don’t mind all the cars out front, they’re stolen. When down in the basement there arose such a clatter, the gray lab coats at Blaska Policy Werkes awoke to see what was the matter. What to their wondrous eyes did appear, … Continue reading

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Minority residents aren’t woke enough for Madison alders

Peace & safety loses out to virtue signaling Angela Jackson is president of Allied/Dunn’s Marsh neighborhood association. She and her board of directors asked for a ban on alcohol consumption at 1.2-acre Allied Park after several shootings. “I support the … Continue reading

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