Tag Archives: Paul Skidmore

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’s anti-cop cohort has been routed, 17-2

The indentured servants got an extra dollop of gruel in their pitiful bowls this morning. The Squire of the Stately Manor is feeling generous, flushed with success in helping persuade our recalcitrant Common Council to hire 8 more police officers. … Continue reading

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Madison alders get two more kicks at the cops

Ald. Paul Skidmore just introduced a measure to add eight Madison police officers at  $416,385 (including fringe benefits, uniforms, etc.) and three more marked squad cars for $163,530. Unfortunately, the measure needs 15 votes from the 20 alders because it amends … Continue reading

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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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