Jan 26, 201612:10 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Got crime? More studies are the answer!
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Bodies hitting the floor? Let’s do a study!
What is the Left’s response? More research on gun violence. Seriously!
Shots fired are a familiar refrain on parts of the Southwest side of Madison, especially in Meadowood and Park Ridge. Get ready for endless meetings because the city has accepted a $155,000 Obama grant to — you guessed it — do a study.
If we’re lucky, at the end of the 18-month study we can apply for more grants. And hope the president and Hillary refrain from excoriating police in the meantime.
“As much as it’s fun to see the excitement in the neighborhood, the reality is it’s a lot of research, a lot of meetings and no one in the neighborhood is going to see a tangible result,” as a result of the study phase Police Lt. Mike Hanson said.
Your Humble Squire walked Hammersley Road and Theresa Terrace with Mike Hanson when he was the neighborhood beat cop, streets strewn with garbage in the middle of a weekday.
In the nation’s murder capital 125 miles to the southeast, 47% of the 20- to 24-year-old black men of Chicago don’t go to school and don’t go to work, according to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute. Doesn’t mean they are idle, however. Chicago homicides surged 17% over 2014.
Does anyone think $15/hour for entry-level jobs and free college will help?
Not to be under-done, “U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has taken a lead in arguing that it is time to fund gun violence research.” So sayeth the Corporation that Speaks in the Progressive Voice. (This is the same outfit that wants Gov. Walker to pardon rapist-murderer Steven Avery.)
Tammy wants to spend $50 million in taxpayers’ money over the next five years so that the Centers for Disease Control can study firearms safety and gun violence prevention.
“Too many communities across the country face the heartbreaking loss of gun violence every day and I believe we must take sensible steps to confront these horrible tragedies,” said Baldwin.
Sensible steps? A five-year study? Does anything better demonstrate the policy bankruptcy of the Left?
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