Aug 31, 201501:10 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Crime? Reverse the charges, depending on race
And they say there’s no waste in the UW System that can be cut.
Exhibit A is a highly placed University of Wisconsin–Madison official who posits a race-based justice system: Police should stop responding to shoplifting and theft at big box stores.
At a University of Wisconsin–Madison panel dealing with “Best Policing Practices,” UW Director of Community Relations Everett Mitchell argued that communities should be able to decide for themselves what laws should be enforced. This is what the enablers call “over policing the community.”
One may ask if Milwaukee is being over policed, having recorded 106 homicides through August 26 compared to 60 through the same period last year. Only eight of those 106 were white; 65 were between the ages 11 and 29.
Mitchell isn’t some race hustler chasing cheap headlines. He’s a highly placed academic and a former assistant district attorney in (where else?) Dane County. The man is laying down the foundations for what amounts to state-sanctioned looting. No wonder the City of Madison has to bribe a grocery store to return to Allied Drive where two previous supermarkets fled the pilferage.
Remarkably, Wisconsin liberals blame … wait for it — Scott Walker!
Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says that Republican Gov. Scott Walker's policies are "tightening the noose, literally, around African-Americans.” Moore cites Walker's opposition to raising the minimum wage, requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, and requiring drug testing for public aid recipients as disproportionately hurting African-Americans.
Sad to think these people are regarded as African-American leaders. Think about what they are saying: black people are a) chronic thieves, b) incapable of properly identifying themselves, and c) addicted to drugs. As for the minimum wage, the scourge facing black communities is the inability of young people to get that first, character-building job. Instead, Moore institutionalizes failure and perpetuates the cult of black victimhood. (And it is “figuratively,” not “literally.”)
How demeaning to an entire people! George Corley Wallace was never more racist.
Too many arrests or too many crimes?
Recasting the criminal as victim of an unjust society is the first chapter of the liberal-progressive-socialist playbook. Former Dane County Board member Andy Olson writes, “Scott Walker has a sorry record on race. He was the leader for passing longer and unforgiving sentences for crimes. Walker's political grandstanding filled our jails and helped Wisconsin become one of the states with the worst racial disparities for imprisonment.”
“This is why I tried to hold Scott Walker accountable for his racist policies in Wisconsin,” chimed in former Madison Dem legislator Brett Hulsey.
The over-representation of blacks in prison, chimed in another Madison liberal on Facebook, is owing to “racist cops, racist lawmakers, and racist judges.” Even in progressive Madison (where two of the last three police chiefs have been black — and that’s not counting the sainted David Couper) apparently, where African-Americans account for 7% of Madison’s population but 45% of the arrests, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
Rogue cops exist but they’re not the ones pulling the trigger on the killing fields of Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, and Milwaukee. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that blacks are eight times more likely to murder (34.4 per 100,000) than whites (4.5/100,000) and are six times more likely to be victims of murder. Unless you think racist police planted the murder victims.
Vester Flanagan is not the only one to cry racism where it does not exist.
Straight outta positive role models
What is the top-grossing motion picture these days? Straight Outta Compton, a movie that glorifies gangsta depravity.
It is the story of the seminal hip hop group, N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes), which glorified “sadistic sex, misogyny, gun violence, and all-around thuggery,” reports Jason L. Riley in the Wall Street Journal. “Typical are the lyrics to a song on their second album that invoke gang rape of a 14-year-old preacher’s daughter.”
These rappers specialized in pushing a vulgar nihilism that has poisoned urban America for decades and retarded upward mobility. The enemy was social order and anyone who promoted it, from parents to teachers to cops.
It’s a genre praised by the likes of Michael Eric Dyson and UW–Madison’s Havens Center. Meanwhile in murderous Milwaukee:
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: ”A video played in a courtroom Friday reveals a dangerous midday scene on a Milwaukee street: [a total of 36] young men brazenly waving guns and large stacks of cash before the camera, boasting about selling drugs, and threatening to shoot at police if officers come down the one-way stretch,” while children played nearby.
This is the lifestyle they have chosen, the smartphone videographer reports. The gang known as Big Money Addicts sells drugs out of stolen cars.
As in Baltimore, criminals are taking advantage of the retreat of Milwaukee police, cowed by demagogues like Al Sharpton and acolytes like Brandi Grayson and affinity groups like Black Lives Matter.
“Members of the outfit are aware of the Milwaukee Police Department's limits on vehicle pursuits and are exploiting that policy to deal drugs and reap huge profits,” the Milwaukee newspaper reports.
Bonus question: Who poses the bigger threat to young African-American men? Answer suggested here.
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