Although blacks are less than 8 percent of Madison’s population, the targets at the top of the list of the city’s “most egregious offenders and gang members” are all African-American. Note that this is in an infamously liberal city.
“There are 40 to 80 people — principally men — who are flagrantly shooting and killing people and terrorizing an entire city. Tragically, eight of the 10 homicide (victims) this year are African-Americans and, tragically, African-Americans have been involved in all 10 homicides based on who has been charged or are suspects in these murders. That is the reality,” [Mayor] Soglin said. …
Madison, WI usually comes up near the top of any list of cities with the biggest white-black behavioral gaps in the country. But now the City Fathers of Madison have a plan for battling gun violence: arrest wanted criminals. From the Wisconsin State-Journal:Madison police chief plans to round up city’s worst criminals
MADISON GUN VIOLENCE | ‘anxiety level is palpable’
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A bold short-term plan to remove Madison’s most notorious criminals from the streets was announced by Madison Police Chief Mike Koval Wednesday because they are holding the city “hostage to our fears.”
As the number of homicides and calls for “shots fired” reach record levels with nearly five months remaining this year, “there is an anxiety level in this city that is palpable,” Koval said.
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
United States (US) is estimated to have a population of 325.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.8% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 13.2 million.