Sep 4, 201510:26 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
‘We need to start killing these officers’
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Scott Walker should continue his frank discussion of race relations and the primacy of personal responsibility in an opportunity society. And Mayor Paul Soglin should begin.
No Madison police officer has worked harder to earn the trust of the community that he patrols than Caleb Johnson, who is white. For which he gets punched in the face while members of a mob shout kill the police. Johnson was responding to one of the periodic neighborhood riots that break out on Madison’s southwest side. Wednesday’s was one of the smaller ones, with maybe 25 neighbors — men and women — duking it out. One melee last year required three ambulances. Mr. Rogers Neighborhood this is not.
Two participants were arrested, thereby adding to the 10 to 1 ratio of black arrests to white that so roil the liberal digestive tract.
And Young, Gifted and Foolish wants police out of “their” neighborhoods.
Credit: Law Enforcement Officers of Ohio
Maybe, as in Baltimore, police in Madison will withdraw. If so, start the body count. This is the fruit of YGF leader Brandi Grayson, its amen corner at The Capital Times (which treats her every pronouncement as gospel), and the cowardice of the city’s elected officials. Their gospel, the Book of Liberalism, tells them perpetrators are actually victims if they have the right complexion.
Sure enough, Ms. Grayson is a victim, she tells The Capital Times. She got a ticket for leading a funeral procession (for the late police attacker Tony Robinson). Except that it wasn’t a funeral procession. The guest of honor was not present. It was a demonstration without a permit, yet another exercise in self-regard that tied up traffic. She had been warned.
Police Chief Mike Koval is correct to say that he “cannot sit idly by and permit inflammatory rhetoric to go unchecked as though it was ‘fact.’” Too bad our city leaders don’t do the same.
Scott Walker gets it and it will revive his sagging presidential campaign. There has been a rash of police killings, including the ambush of a deputy in Houston who was fueling his squad car. Walker wrote:
In the last six years under President Obama, we've seen a rise in anti-police rhetoric. Instead of hope and change, we've seen racial tensions worsen and a tendency to use law enforcement as a scapegoat. This kind of attitude has created a culture in which we all too often see demonstrations and chants where people describe police as “pigs” and call for them to be “fried like bacon.” This inflammatory and disgusting rhetoric has real consequences for the safety of officers who put their lives on the line for us and hampers their ability to serve the communities that need their help.
Your turn, Mayor Soglin. Climb the bully pulpit. Back your police.