We Support the Madison Police Department

Defending the defenders of Madison, Wisconsin

How One Alder Responded to My Email About Madison PD

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 | 4 comments

Earlier this week I emailed the Madison Common Council and Mayor Soglin, asking why they’ve been silent on our crime epidemic, and if they’ve come to the realization that the police are not the problem. Alder Phair replied, as did Alder Ahrens, who asked that I not include him in the conversation – which I find odd coming from an elected official, even if he isn’t my alder. (My own alder, Maurice Cheeks has not responded, by the way.)

I think the following thread speaks for itself, so I won’t add much commentary.

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Upcoming Budget Discussions – Madison PD Needs Full Funding

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 | 0 comments

I’m on a mission, and I need your help. The common council and mayor will be debating the city’s annual budget in November, and I plan to present our new petition during this period. Yes, it’s still a few months away, but I’m using this time to collect 1,000 or more signatures. I know there are at least this many residents in the Madison area who support our force – and I need them all to sign the petition. So please continue to share.

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Letting Evil Back On the Streets

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 | 0 comments

I woke up from the most horrible nightmare this morning. It probably had something to do with the fact that just hours earlier I’d read about a convicted sadistic serial killer who’s being released from prison in Illinois next month, unless prosecutors can fight it.

I also learned that a good friend of mine from grade school knew one of the victims, which brings this even closer to home. I won’t mention the convict’s name or go into details about the crimes or why he’s even eligible for release, because they’re just too upsetting, but here’s the story if you’d like to read it.

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7 Types of People Who Hate Cops

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 | 2 comments

I’ve come to believe that there’s nothing Chief Koval and his cops could ever say or do that would appease the critics. Ditto for cop haters across the nation. Even if the police were to agree to the various cabals’ demands – like Disarm the police (you have got to be kidding!) – they’d probably still find something to whine about.

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Taking Madison Back From the Criminals

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 | 0 comments

As most Madison alders remain eerily quiet about our crime epidemic or look to find solutions in feel-good policies and social initiatives, Chief Koval and his team are busy doing real problem-solving. In his blog today, the chief divulged his department’s plan to curb violent crime. In part, he wrote . . .

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Madison Common Council (Still) Doesn’t Get It

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 | 0 comments

After 10 homicides occurring in a relatively short period of time and gun violence on the rise, you’d think the Madison common council would have a solid plan. Aside from the deafening silence (hey, at least they’re not busy bashing Chief Koval and his cops), we get a glimpse into what our city leaders are doing to curb crime.

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More Excuses As Crime in Madison Rises

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 | 2 comments

The front page article about searching for “creative solutions” to Madison’s gun violence crisis in today’s Wisconsin State Journal reads more like an exercise in excuse-making than genuine problem-solving. The opinions in that article are one school of thought. For an alternative take on why our streets have become crime-ridden, I urge you to read this post by David Blaska, our friend and staunch Madison Police Department supporter (and a standup-no-BS-kind-of-guy).

Here are some other thoughts . . .

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Sobering Numbers (in One-Peasy Graphic)

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 | 0 comments

I thought I’d make a graphic for those of you who don’t have time to read through my posts. It’s a snapshot of some of the challenges our police force is facing.

If you haven’t already, please be sure to sign & share our new petition – which we’ll deliver to Mayor Soglin & Madison common council. Madison PD needs us. And with today’s news of a jury awarding damages in a 2014 case – in which both officers were cleared of wrongdoing – I suspect the anti-police cabal will be lapping this up.

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Honoring Your Gift of Fear

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 | 3 comments

We were talking to a neighbor a couple weeks back who mentioned she’d (correctly) called 911 because a suspicious person was lurking in her neighbor’s window. The person doing the lurking happened to be black.

Knowing this person as I do, I’m confident she would have called 911 regardless of the person’s skin tone. Because no, it’s not normal for *anyone* to sneak around a stranger’s home, peeping through windows.

For this, several neighbors called her out as a racist. And this makes me angry.

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Update on Blue Lives Matter Legislation (and Here in Madison)

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 | 0 comments

We stopped by Representative David Steffen’s office yesterday and had an opportunity to chat with his friendly & knowledgeable staff. Rep. Steffen is a strong supporter of law enforcement, having introduced two key pieces of legislation.

One is the Wisconsin Law Enforcement license plate program, which would result in a portion of the proceeds from the sale of LE plates to be placed in a memorial fund for families of fallen officers. This bill was recently introduced – I’ll let you know when the public hearing is scheduled.

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Assaults on Cops are Still a Thing

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 | 0 comments

You’ve undoubtedly read about the police officer who was assassinated in the Bronx, New York this past week. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones – the pain has to be unimaginable. This story makes me sad and angry.

The War on Cops – as some, like journalist Heather Mac Donald refer to it – is still a thing. The attacks may not be as obvious as this week’s assassination, but they’re still there, gnawing away at a profession that each of us is indebted to. No cops, no society.

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Common Council’s Performance Last Evening

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 | 0 comments

At first glance, last evening’s Common Council meeting  (7/18/17) appears to be an act in civility. But looks can be deceiving, especially when you consider the history of this group’s “relationship” with Madison PD, specifically with Chief Koval.

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Stop Blaming the Wrong People

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 | 0 comments

I’ve been putting a lot of thought into Madison’s crime problems, and will readily admit that I don’t have all the answers. Nobody does, really.

I do believe that the reasons a city experiences increase in violent crimes are multi-factorial. So it’s upsetting to me when I hear people blame Chief Koval and Madison PD (the only group, in my opinion, who has our backs) for our crime problems.

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5 Silly Myths About We Support Madison PD Group

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 | 2 comments

First things first. We now have a Facebook page. Please “like” and share it with others.

I’ve been spotting misinformation floating around about our group. I’m calling out the most inaccurate statements and setting the record straight. Just because someone *sounds* authoritative, doesn’t necessarily make it so. Feel free to quote me on the following . . .

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