Category Archives: Crime

Let’s experiment with public safety

Do you feel like Madison is safer today than 10 years ago? Honey, I shrunk the jail What have we been saying? The Blaska Policy Werkes bucked the Derail the Jail crowd last fall to support a more humane Dane County … Continue reading

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The police study wanted to (in effect) disarm Madison police

Blaska Policy Werkes recommendation #1: Do not assault a police officer If the generals in Madison’s War on Cops had their way, police would be stripped of their sidearms and sent to restorative justice camps if they dared fight back … Continue reading

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Madison police respond to Common Council’s $372,000 police study

No official position on independent police auditor, but many problems cited The Madison Police Department this morning (01-31-18) responded point-by-point to the 146 recommendations contained in the Berkeley California police consultant’s $372,000 report. The Blaska Policy Werkes has culled the … Continue reading

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Madison cop hater plays fast and loose

Read it and weep: Madison’s high schools should keep their cops Amelia Royko Maurer appears to have some anger issues. I don’t know if her cop hate originated with or precedes the death of her friend Paul Heenan* in November … Continue reading

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Disadvantaged students need police in our schools the most

“Racial equity” has become the all-purpose justification for dubious educational policies. Equity proponents view “disparate impact”—when the same policies yield different outcomes among demographic groups—as conclusive proof of discrimination. On the education front, “equity” does not seek equal treatment for … Continue reading

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Activists are forcing police out of Madison schools

Another school shooting, this one Tuesday in Marshall County, Kentucky. Two killed, 18 wounded. One national group has tallied 283 shootings at schools since 2013. Like so many, the killing in Kentucky stopped only when armed police responded. Not that … Continue reading

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