Over the weekend, the Madison office of Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life group, was vandalized with graffiti and destroyed in a fire. Selling points like Politico and Associated Press are still trying to understand how such a thing could have happened. With any luck, it will eventually get to them.
Meanwhile, at least Wisconsin Family Action and other pro-life activists can rest easy knowing that Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes is taking this very, very seriously:
Very strange statement from the Madison Police Chief about the fire at a pro-life clinic (apparently by abortion activists): “The Madison Police Department understands that members of our community are experiencing deep emotions from recent news involving the US Supreme Court “. pic.twitter.com/41sDuYdUlv
– Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) May 9, 2022
Oh. This is certainly a beautiful statement.
– Just Jenn (@ZoeLightly) May 9, 2022
– Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) May 9, 2022
“It appears that a specific non-profit organization that supports anti-abortion measures has been targeted.” We’re probably just cynical when we wonder why Chief Barnes decided to go with that particular phrasing.
Is it the same as “A lot of passion”? https://t.co/fmgtcaIH81
– Carrie Severino (@JCNSeverino) May 9, 2022
Should we ask Jen Psaki? Close. She will do it try giving us another tap routine.
We weren’t impressed with Jen’s pathetic attempt to return this morning, and we’re not very impressed with Chief Barnes’s statement either.
“We will find and pursue” is missing from this
– Brian Skinner (@Rushimbang) May 9, 2022
Very conspicuously missing.
If you’ve committed this arson or are considering attacking a pro-life group in Madison, does this statement make you think the police will hold you accountable? This sounds like a not-so-subtle invitation for further attacks on pro-life groups. https://t.co/FIBQK2E8pc
– Bad Take Direction (@Boomer_Approved) May 9, 2022
A little bit it does, actually. We find it very hard to believe that if it had been the office of an LGBTQ advocacy organization or a teachers’ union (or Planned Parenthood!) That Chief Barnes statement would have been so flabby.
The police misconception about Arson is the collapse of civil society. https://t.co/pzrrqdKTxZ
– David Steinberg (@realDSteinberg) May 9, 2022