Thursday, November 8, 2007

She Teaches What?

This is a question from the Other Side of McBride, based on this:

Now I know that she is just writing on a blog. And I know she's probably writing bits and pieces between the times she spends with her daughter, or looking at the television, or scheming ways for her husband and herself to keep their name in the limelight (you know, like lawyering up for the Sheboygan One). But still, you would think she had a little more self-respect and would attempt to at least make some sense.

Read the rest of it here. His post is in regards to a post by McBride, critiquing a story in this morning MSJ about two police officers being shot on Milwaukee's south side.

In McBride's same post, she writes the following:

He also told WTMJ: "How do we deal with the drugs that are on the streets, and the violence that is associated with the drugs? And you have to ask yourself in the light of last night's shooting, where did the 15-year-old get this gun? That's a legitimate question and I know people don't want to ask it."

Answer: Don't release so-called "non-violent" drug offenders - AKA the Kathleen Falk/Journal Sentinel editorial board plan - into the community through diversionary programs. Remember that Falk wanted to release such inmates (read drug dealers, often with violent records) from state prisons. Hopefully, Barrett will use his soap box to oppose such plans next time they arise.

Her answer raises another question or two. Does she realize that her solution would cost a lot and would have to be paid for by taxpayers dollars? And will she keep this in mind next time she starts to complain about tax hikes?


  1. Me, I would be willing to pay more taxes if it were to go to more prisons, cops, and a stronger military.

  2. I'd be willing to pay more taxes if it meant that public universities had a process to vet the credentials of its journalism instructors.

    The idea that we need more, not fewer, drug offenders in prison is patently insane. We already exceed every other industrialized country as a percentage of people locked up, with the burden falling primarily on minorities. Paul and The Most Recent Mrs. Bucher must be alone among wanting to increase the state's jailed population.