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Should the rule of law by subjected to the passions of the mob? 

We stand by our verdict of a month ago. Shouldn’t there, at least, be a tee shirt? Thursday’s more complete exposition of the City of Madison’s $400,000 police proctology reveals a big nothing burger. (The full report here.) The high-priced … Continue reading

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No money for more Madison police but plenty for Common Council staff

UPDATE: Was there a roll call on approving the contract for the hiring of a Common Council chief of staff? No there was not. The voice vote in favor was declared unanimous. I am put in mind of my old … Continue reading

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The mob derails democracy with chaos at the County Board

UPDATE: County Board to meet tonight (11-21-17) to reconsider fees, including the $28 wheel tax, and the tax levy but NOT the county jail. More here. Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting was continually disrupted by the 75 to 80 people in … Continue reading

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Is the bottleneck in the D.A.’s office?

UPDATE: D.A. Ozanne responds to County Exec Parisi. But does not deny that the district attorneys lobbied for more pay, not more prosecutors. Here is Ozanne’s response. Is the weak link in the law enforcement chain Dane County’s district attorney? … Continue reading

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Doing backflips in juvenile prison — and worse — on the ACLU’s dime

That’s what struck the brain trust here at the Stately Manor about the simmering conditions at Lincoln Hills School for Boys. Inmates at this state correctional institution ran outside, scaled one of the housing units, ripped shingles and a metal … Continue reading

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‘Kill the jail’ goes forward because ‘we are all racists’

Supervisor Mike Willett of Verona is one of the few left on the Dane County Board with the courage to fight back against the identity politics that has turned cops and courts into the bad guys. Is even the smaller, … Continue reading

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