Soglin on Allied Drive, Gangs

Former Madison Mayor Paul Soglin:

he future for Allied Drive and the City of Madison appears bleak. WMTV-15 reported two nights ago:
Allied Drive Crowds a Growing Concern for Police
Madison police say they have needed to call for backup three times within the last week due to troublesome crowds of people in the Allied Drive neighborhood. And that’s draining resources from other parts of the city.
Police report groups of 20 to 80 people shouting, sometimes pounding on squad cars while officers try to make an arrest…
This report is not from Milwaukee, or even the Town of Madison but the city of Madison, the self-avowed hotbed of progressive leadership. For those interested in verbose, lengthy analysis, go to to any of my posts under the category of gangs.

Last Fall’s Gangs and School Violence Forum is a must watch (listen – mp3 audio). Participants included representatives from law enforcement, principals and county/state service employees.
Forum notes can be found here along with a number of background links