May 14, 201511:46 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
The Al Sharpton crew has set the terms of the debate and Madison is tongue-tied
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Your humble squire criticized the Wisconsin State Journal for running a canned out-of-town editorial on Tuesday, the day the Dane County district attorney announced his decision on whether to prosecute Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. Certainly, the city’s only daily newspaper could have advocated respect for the decision-making process (six weeks after receiving the investigatory report of an independent agency), respect for people and property, kids staying in school, police acting professionally — that kind of thing.
That said, Wednesday’s editorial, “Ozanne made us think as much as listen,” was well reasoned and written (which is the same thing, really).
I, too, was impressed with Ismael Ozanne’s delivery. (Whether the flop sweat was due to the TV lights in a small room or the pressure of the situation, oddly, it worked.) It was important that the man declare his own humanity, which included his racial resemblance to the 19-year-old shooting victim. It was instructive to recount his mother’s history of activism for racial equality at a time and place — the Deep South of the 1960s — when that was an act of courage, not a fashion statement. It was important to note that he is the first and only district attorney of color in the state of Wisconsin.
This is, after all, Madison, Dane County, Wis. — there exists no place more liberal-progressive-socialist. Barack Obama comes here when he wants to get elected.
Which, to the race mongers, makes Ozanne as white as a Klansman’s sheets, according to this frequent contributor to Madame Brenda’s website:
For the literal reader I know the D.A. has colored skin, but when Jim Doyle put the FBI on me as D.O.J. [attorney general at the Department of Justice] I was naïve and couldn’t believe it and I said, “But he adopted two Black kids.” And my mother responded, “And he raised them to be white.” So Doyle picked a tidey didy [original spelling] white person of color, it’s all Doyle knows and it got this dude in the door.
Let us hope that Ozanne’s life story, as much as the facts on Williamson Street and in that staircase the night of March 6, took the edge off the Young and Gifted narrative that a racist justice system is shooting and locking up black people for the crime of poverty. But there’s money for magic mushrooms.