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Oct 30, 201511:43 AMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Obama’s post-Ferguson legacy: police stand down; young bullies rough up teachers

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Ferguson burned because of a lie while the president blamed the police. Uniformed officers in Baltimore are standing down. Progressive Madison dotes on Young, Gifted and Black and makes a drug-abusing ex-felon into a martyr, while Chief Mike Koval and his dedicated force twist in the wind.

At the third Republican presidential debate this week, Chris Christie recalibrated the proper level of outrage:

You want to talk about moral authority. Let’s talk about something that happened this week in the news. You know, the FBI director, the president’s appointed FBI director has said this week that because of a lack of support from politicians like the president of the United States, that police officers are afraid to get out of their cars; that they’re afraid to enforce the law. And he says — the president’s appointee — that crime is going up because of this.

And when the president of the United States gets out to speak about it, does he support police officers? Does he stand up for law enforcement? No, he doesn’t. I’ll tell you this; the number one job of the president of the United States is to protect the safety and security of the American people. This president has failed, and when I’m in the Oval Office police officers will know that they will have the support of the president of the Untied States. That’s real moral authority that we need in the Oval Office.

It’s what I wanted Scott Walker to say. And in Madison, the mayor, the common council, community leaders, and the news media bow and scrape to the race demagogues but leave the bully pulpit empty when Police Chief Mike Koval asks for public support or when one of his sworn officers is roughed up by the mob.

‘A chill wind is blowing’

If not president, Chris Christie for attorney general! Here’s a synopsis of FBI Director James Comey’s Oct. 23 speech at the University of Chicago Law School:

Far more people of color are being killed in America’s cities this year and it’s not the cops doing the killing … Most of America’s 50 largest cities have seen an increase in homicides and shootings this year … Milwaukee’s murder rate has nearly doubled … And who’s dying? Police chiefs say the increase is almost entirely among young men of color, at crime scenes in bad neighborhoods …

Are officers answering 9-1-1 calls but avoiding the informal contact that keeps bad guys from standing around, especially with guns? I spoke to officers privately in one big city precinct who described being surrounded by young people with mobile phone cameras held high, taunting them the moment they get out of their cars. They told me, ‘We feel like we’re under siege and we don’t feel much like getting out of our cars.’

A chill wind is blowing through American law enforcement over the last year and that wind is surely changing behavior.

Where does it start? In the schools. The same party that reflexively opposes education reform also enables the breakdown of discipline in our schools.


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Oct 30, 2015 12:39 pm
 Posted by  madisonexpat

Madison public school parents, if your kids aren't racist going to these classes... they will be coming out.

Oct 30, 2015 02:49 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous


Oct 30, 2015 03:12 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

"Progressive Madison dotes on Young, Gifted and Black and makes a drug-abusing ex-felon into a martyr, while Chief Mike Koval and his dedicated force twist in the wind."

Give me a break Blaska . . . you're just as doting as all of the above. We haven't forgotten the [almost graphic] gushing over your dear friend "Accounting Irregularities" and his precious, racially-segregated school.

See e.g. here:


and here:

Get a room already.

[PS - I'm cool with Madison Prep so long as we could also have Madison Aryan Academy: AP classes, extracurriculars, and peaceful - domesticated, non-feral - students. When I pressed you on that, you seemed to back off on your previous (and hilarious) position that we were all free to associate.]

Enablers like you give ridiculous ideas like black schools credibility. You wonder why Madison can't enforce order, yet you openly advocate white taxpayers pay for a separate system with different rules for the blacks?


- "Citizen Dave's Remington 700"

Oct 30, 2015 06:23 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

There's no way any of this happened before cell phone video existed, simply no way. It's all starting now. And doesn't Blaska love to show video of black kids going after white teachers? I wonder if he has any video of white kids calling black teachers the N word as they did at my high school (sorry, pre cell phone video, so be as skeptical as you need to be).

My question for Blaska: Does it feel good every time you call a black person racist, or just most of the time?

Oct 31, 2015 08:07 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

This blog is like a lesson in coded language about race. It should be taught in class and analyzed.

Want to help out the cops? Ask one about guns sometime. My guess is your views won't exactly line up.

Oct 31, 2015 08:38 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

You seek compliance, not respect. That's an Eastern Bloc attitude.

Nov 2, 2015 11:11 am
 Posted by  David Blaska

"Want to help out the cops? Ask one about guns sometime. My guess is your views won't exactly line up."

According to a PoliceOne survey of 15,000 uniformed officers: "More than 91 percent of respondents support the concealed carry of firearms by civilians who have not been convicted of a felony and/or not been deemed psychologically/medically incapable. A full 86 percent feel that casualties would have been reduced or avoided in recent tragedies like Newtown and Aurora if a legally-armed citizen was present (casualties reduced: 80 percent; avoided altogether: 60 percent)."

And now, this public service announcement from Sheriff David Clarke:

Nov 2, 2015 12:51 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Clarke is hardly a law enforcement officer these days. His jurisdiction seems to be limited to Fox News. His department certainly doesn't patrol. Deputies run the jail and courthouse.

Ask Mike Koval. You seem to be pretty friendly with the guy. I'd love to see his response here.

Nov 2, 2015 02:26 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

clarke is an a - hole in a cowboy hat.

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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