Jul 11, 201601:11 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Dallas cop shooter made good on Brandi Grayson’s promise
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After the Dallas massacre, we now know what the local Black Lives Matter franchise meant when it promised that Madison’s streets would run with blood.
At the March 17, 2015, Madison Common Council meeting, looking squarely at Police Chief Mike Koval, Brandi Grayson shouted: “We know the facts, and when they come out this city will erupt. This city will [F-bomb]-ing erupt and the blood and whatever takes place after that is on your hands and the mayor’s hands.”
No doubt, Ms. Grayson is disappointed that her prediction did not materialize here in the Emerald City but she can take consolation that blood did indeed flow during a BLM march in Texas. White people wearing blue uniforms, protecting black lives, bled red.
We should remind loyal Bring It! readers that Ms. Grayson’s bloodlust and those of her cadres remains unchallenged by 19 of the 20 city alders. They did not ask the police chief, sitting nearby, to respond as to what those “facts” might be. Contrast the worshipful obeisance to the provocateur with anger-management issues to the cross-examination the council, led by Ald. Mark Clear, unleashed — as if on hostile witnesses — on two Midvale Heights homeowners who expressed their support of Madison police on June 7. Different strokes, as they say.
It matters not to the Madison Common Council that the district attorney (a man of color, himself) ruled that Tony Terrell Robinson Jr., a convicted felon who scrambled his brain with hallucinogens and Xanax, attacked the responding police officer just as he had attacked complete strangers without provocation that March night last year. It was a white officer surviving an attack by a black man and that proves … well, it proves that the city’s emergency snow clearing fund must be raided in order to conduct a $400,000 study of police policies and practices.
On June 21 of this year, a smartphone video went viral showing that two police officers, lousy with white privilege, had difficulty subduing an 18-year-old hellcat who had threatened to stick a 71-year-old woman with a knife. The officers required medical attention for minor injuries. Eleven of the 20 city alders (mark them well) condemned the “power imbalance” and “excessive aggression” of the police.
At least they did not propose the City of Madison reward the young troublemaker with the keys to the city. After all, Ald. Marsha Rummell had proposed an official Tony T. Robinson Day. (Would that have come with an official symbol — perhaps a mushroom?)
Rummell is Progressive Dane, the white counterpart of BLM and its local affiliate, Young, Gifted and Black. PD is agitating to put — you guessed it! — the police chief in the dock. “File a complaint against Chief Koval,” its online petition demands. It is stalled at 546 signatures.
Not strong enough? Another change.org petition shouts, “Chief Koval must … be removed”! It’s got nine signatories.
“Hold Madison Police accountable” would seem more temperate — until one ponders, accountable for what? (As if they aren’t accountable already.) It has attracted 36 names.