Category: Police Department and Crime

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

New Year’s Eve Round Up

Posted December 31st, 2009 @ 12:51 PM by

There were too many items yesterday for me not to do a round up – so here it is . . . COUNTY BOARD CANDIDATESI checked the office yesterday, many people on the list got more papers in, but no new candidates. I may update later today. People can still file Monday or up until […]

I lied/Can’t Sleep Extra Round Up

Posted December 24th, 2009 @ 10:10 AM by

So, I wasn’t going to blog today, but . . . I came home last night after being sniffly all day, made dinner and laid down. I was freezing so I covered up and fell asleep. Now, in the early am, I’m awake, sick/can’t sleep cuz of runny nose and cough and waiting for the […]

EEEE Round Up: Everything Else Except the Edgewater

Posted December 2nd, 2009 @ 11:12 AM by

That title sounds like it should be sung to the tune from “All Along the Watchtower” . . . but yes, there are other things going on around town . . . WORTH READINGHere’s another take on why the city has a budget problem. Tho a few of us tried to address this a few […]