Category Archives: Crime

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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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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Dane County wants to spend $76 million on a smaller, but better jail

Part #1: Less is more? Time to build a bigger and better county jail, right? Homicides in Madison have already set an annual record and there’s three months left in the year. Shootings are up 75%. Kids walking to their … Continue reading

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