May 12, 201510:23 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Nothing to say?
Today is the day Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is scheduled to announce whether to prosecute a white Madison police officer in the shooting death of a troubled young black man.
Similar incidents in Ferguson, Mo., New York City, and Baltimore have led to riots, looting, burned-out businesses, and shooting — and drawn attention from the president of the United States.
It is an event that has roiled race relations and rubbed emotions raw in liberal Madison. The police are on alert. Government buildings are preparing contingency plans. The school superintendent is urging students to remain in school. Churches are opening their doors for counseling.
As Madison awaits the district attorney’s decision, what counsel does its daily newspaper have for its readers? How does it use its editorial voice on this most pressing local issue?
Wisconsin State Journal editorial page, May 12, 2015