Feb 10, 201604:40 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Willy Street Alder fans war on police
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The sad truth is that Tony Robinson was a chronic substance abuser and a convicted felon who physically attacked a uniformed police officer called to exercise his lawful duty.
Now a Madison alderman wants to declare the one-year anniversary of this young man’s death on March 6 to be “Tony Terrell Robinson Day.” Her goal: to address “the national epidemic of police violence against communities of color.”
That’s right; police officers across America are former Klansmen engaged in racial genocide — Madison, not excepted. Truly, Orwellian.
Tony Robinson Day is the handiwork of Ald. Marsha Rummel, a hardcore Progressive Dane partisan who represents the Willy Street neighborhood on Madison’s isthmus.
Ald. Marsha Rummel
Rummel’s resolution bemoans “the harm done to the family, friends, and neighbors of Tony Robinson,” and alleges that “the shock of his death has forever changed the manner in which Madison collectively thinks about race and our city’s place in the national epidemic of police violence against communities of color.”
Tony Robinson was high on a truly heroic dose of magic mushrooms and prescription meds when his roommates, unable to control his violent and erratic behavior, called police in the early evening of March 6, 2015. As the police officer ascended a narrow stairwell, Robinson surprised and attacked the officer, who fired his service weapon in response. An independent investigation led District Attorney Ismael Ozanne (like the victim a person of color) to exonerate the police officer.
The incident and its resolution was almost a carbon copy of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., six months earlier. The subsequent investigation proved that Brown, who (contrary to the narrative) never raised his hands in surrender after a strong-arm robbery, was trying to wrestle away the police officer’s weapon, instead.
Rummel is no outlier. She has served on Madison's City Council since 2007. Endorsed by the Greens and Prog Dane. Endorsed by State Reps. Chris Taylor and Melissa Sargent, and The Capital Times. Which is no surprise, as Marsha is employed by John Nichols’ hard left Liberty Tree Foundation.
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders have excoriated police violence but avoided demanding personal responsibility for the murder epidemic in black communities. (“Hillary Clinton: Police Violence ‘Terrorizing’ Some Communities.”) During Super Bowl halftime, entertainer Beyoncé paid tribute to the murderous Black Panther party.