Jul 27, 201604:09 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
No flags, no police widows at the Democrats’ house of despair
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Peace and order
We’ve put over 2,000 yard signs on Madison lawns saying “We Support Our Madison Police.” We have gained a like number of online petition signers. We are showing that the overwhelming majority of the community supports the police against the charges of institutional racism and thuggery.
Photos of the police presence in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.
The Blaska Policy Research Werkes made an open records request of the email traffic via the official City of Madison server from Monday, June 6 through noon on Friday, June 10, the week the council voted on the additional $350,000 for the $400,000 study of police practices, etc. Our analysis of those addressed to Ald. Matt Phair, District 20, for instance, shows 65 are opposed to the $400,000 study; only 28 in favor — one of whom is Brandi Grayson.
We are telling the police that we have their back at a time when they were feeling pretty beaten down. We are telling the larger community and especially our elected officials that the majority is silent no longer.
Our purpose is to change the political culture in our city, a political culture that blames the police for enforcing the law; that blames a police officer for defending his life against attacks from a man crazed by psilocybin and Xanax; that posits that someone who threatens another with a knife is free to leave the scene of the crime if she resists arrest vigorously enough; and that throwing $400,000 of our tax dollars to study police practices and procedures is looking down the wrong end of the telescope.
Another shooting spree Monday night in the 5800 block of Raymond Road! (Police report here.) And city government is studying the police?!
We are trying to correct a political culture that proposes making an official city day of honor to commemorate a drug-using felon. That hears — until we came along — only the shouts of nihilists who demand the immediate release of jail inmates if, and only if, they have the right complexion. A culture where city alders cross examine neighborhood watch citizens Paula and Steve Fitzsimmons as if they were hostile witnesses but let Brandi Grayson and M. Adams spew their hate, unchallenged.
If black lives truly matter, sane voices must intervene. Because their way lies despair and failure, fire and death.
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