Category: Crime Prevention

Singing for the 1st

Posted August 27th, 2013 @ 11:47 AM by

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ~Thomas Jefferson, letter to Nathaniel Macon One thing that is common place in today’s society is the ability of people to have access to something and want no one else to also have that same thing. That being said, it amazes me that […]

A Quick Moment of Reality

Posted April 19th, 2013 @ 10:02 PM by

Today republican party insider and David “Ike Turner” Prosser’s best friend Brian Schimming was the host of the vile Vicki Mckenna Show. He also had our good friend Dave Blaska as a “special” guest. One of the callers called to say that he called Harry Reid’s office to ask when he was going to require […]

Permit Occassionally Required!

Posted January 14th, 2013 @ 7:25 AM by

As the Cartoonish Chief Erwin sends his minions all over the state to issue tickets for singing in the Capitol, (purportedly for gathering in groups of four or more) yet he is selective in who gets these tickets! H/T Rebecca Kemble for this picture from Inauguration Day: I checked Ccap and none of these people […]

Purge the Merge and other Village Business

Posted November 28th, 2011 @ 7:12 AM by

The Village/Town of Cottage Grove merger talks merger talks have been put on hold. I have written before on the merger talks, here and here. After having spent thousands of dollars on studies and brought in speakers telling us why the Verona city/town merger failed, things have been put on hold because of a He […]

Stop Piling on….

Posted February 10th, 2011 @ 8:59 AM by

I know Chris Rickert, is fairly new to the Wisconsin State Journal, but I usually really like his columns. Today however, his column today is a huge swing and miss. I am not here to defend Chris Nelson, thats a completely different thing and should not be lumped in with the rest of this story. […]

Racial Disparities Implementation Team Work

Posted July 27th, 2010 @ 4:22 PM by

I’d kept half an eye on the Dame County Task Force on Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, but my interest and hope has markedly increased with the beginnings of the Implementation Team work.  When the Task Force Report came out I was impressed with the thorough documentation of the issues along with the […]

Crime Philosophy

Posted August 13th, 2007 @ 3:05 AM by

So, with the recent troubles on the Southwest side of Madison and the outpouring of neighborhood concern, it’s got me thinking about solutions to crime. While I haven’t extensively studied the issue, judging from reading a wide-variety of news sources, we have to focus on one thing: strategies that work. Now, this might seem obvious […]