Category: Police Department

MMSD Board of Education is Looking for Members of an Ad Hoc Committee on Police in Schools

Posted December 30th, 2016 @ 6:20 PM by

The full notice may be found here, with Spanish, Hmoob, and Arabic versions linked. Here is the English text: Help Improve the Use of Education Resource Officers in Madison High Schools The Madison Metropolitan School District’s Board of Education is creating an Ad Hoc Committee to review and improve the use of Education Resource Officers […]

Take Back the Bike Path!

Posted September 14th, 2015 @ 3:09 PM by

In response to the shocking sexual assault on the Capitol City trail last Saturday Morning, local residents of the Marquette Neighborhood have organized a Take Back the Bike Path event on facebook on Thursday, 9/17 at 7pm meeting at Burr Jones Field.  So far, over 1,300 people have designated they are “going”.  The event description reads: Early […]

An Open Letter To Chris Mertes – The Sequel

Posted January 7th, 2015 @ 10:09 AM by

A few years back, Sun Prairie Star Editor Chris Mertes wrote such a ridiculous editorial that I wrote him an open letter. Mertes has outdone himself with his latest editorial so it is time for a sequel. It is said before every city council and plan commission meeting. It is said before every Sun Prairie […]


Posted September 29th, 2013 @ 4:08 PM by

Recently there has been too many cases of random bullets entering houses. This exact bullet was found in someone’s house, head high, on Sunday Morning. This letter was then sent to others in the neighborhood – Hello, neighborhood folks. Many of you know that our house was hit with a rifle bullet around 11 am […]

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 […]

Chief Erwin Has To Go!

Posted September 11th, 2012 @ 8:37 AM by

New Capitol Police Chief Dave Erwin has really put his stamp on the new job since taking over from Charles Tubbs. Unfortunately for the people of Wisconsin and the Constitution it is serious far right turn. Oppression of free speech, no matter what side or what topic is never ok and Chief Erwin needs to […]

Misplaced Priorities

Posted July 21st, 2011 @ 7:50 AM by

The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then get elected and prove it. P.J. O’ROURKE, Holidays in Hell The Village Board in Cottage Grove has been making some news lately, besides the probable privatizing of our Emergency Medical Services. There is also the ongoing discussions between the Village and town of […]

Scott Walker was right….

Posted June 7th, 2011 @ 1:22 PM by

Governor Scott Walker appears to have been correct when he said: “We’re Broke and Can’t Negotiate.” Unfortunately the members of the legislature did not get that memo. The legislature continues to collectively bargain with that union of businesses better known as Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC). In recent days, the Joint Finance Committee, chaired by […]

Full Circle

Posted April 12th, 2011 @ 9:21 AM by

One of my first posts on this site was in regards to a column written by Chris Rickert. In the column I referenced, he attacked a Madison Police Officer who had been put on leave for 18 months during an investigation. This was a police officer who had given 22 years to Madison where she […]

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 […]