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Madison oh Madison

Postby david cohen » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:33 am

When UW's football star Monte Ball gets jumped and whooped by FIVE dudes in the 500 block of University Ave. at bar time....what more can you say besides HELP!

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/c ... 963f4.html
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby Crockett » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:01 am

No gang problem here.
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby Meade » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:20 am

Madison streets are not safe at 2:15am. Tell your children. Especially for people who are out walking the streets after having too much to drink. They're easy targets for muggers and gang bangers. My advice, if you must be out on the street in Madison at 2:15am -- stay sober and stay out of Brian Solomon's car. viewtopic.php?t=53586
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby narcoleptish » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:25 pm

No offense against Ball personally, but it shouldn't take until the victim is one of our precious local athletes for this problem to get more attention.

Drunk students and nighttime bike path users have been getting mugged/beaten regularly for a few years now.
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:37 pm

Meade wrote:stay out of Brian Solomon's car.


You are seriously such a fuck wad. You think you're funny, but you're not. What you just did there is called trolling dick head.
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:42 pm

narcoleptish wrote:No offense against Ball personally, but it shouldn't take until the victim is one of our precious local athletes for this problem to get more attention.

Correct, but if this is what does the trick, are you going to complain that people are giving the problem its due attention just because you don't have any personal interest in a "precious local athlete"?
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby jjoyce » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:46 pm

I think the problem got quite a bit of attention a couple weeks ago, when cops said they're stepping up patrols on University Ave.

When I was in school, kids would get attacked on Lakeshore Path or off Langdon. Now they're getting jumped on University Ave., maybe the most traveled and brightest street downtown. That's bold.
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby Crockett » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:52 pm

My concern is motive. The story didn't say anything about a robbery. I feel like a lot of these crimes are random to prove toughness. Or part of gang initiations. Think of it like a gang scavenger hunt. "I just checked off 'beat-the-snot-out-of-Montee-Ball'"! Where are you guys at on the list?
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby O.J. » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:55 pm

I think his phone may have been stolen, but, unless additional information comes out, it seems like another case of "pick 'em out, knock 'em out."
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby scratch » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:04 pm

Crockett wrote:My concern is motive.


Well, sure, but you also authored the anguished screed about a tiny minority of people concerned about "smart" water meters and framed it as an example of an irritating aspect of life in Madison, so I can see where your first post in this thread could be taken as something other than an expression of legitimate concern.

And it is a legitimate concern, but it seems to me that Madison isn't really outstripping other cities in the rise of this kind of thing. Regardless of whether it's the best situation or not, having this happen to a well-known athlete might spur some better tactics from the city (and the U) in dealing with street crime.
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby Meade » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:35 pm

Stebben84 wrote:
Meade wrote:stay out of Brian Solomon's car.


You are seriously such a fuck wad. You think you're funny, but you're not. What you just did there is called trolling dick head.

For you, Stebbs, I reverse my advice. Go ahead and get in Brian Solomon's car.
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:40 pm

Seems there is more to the story.

Witness: Attack on Ball seemed targeted
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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby O.J. » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:42 pm

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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby Meade » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:56 pm

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Re: Madison oh Madison

Postby Stebben84 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:26 pm

Meade wrote:http://host.madison.com/sports/college/football/raw-video-montee-ball-detained-by-police/vmix_d602a210-9709-11e1-a222-0019bb2963f4.html


Do you seriously have anything to add to this thread. Explain to us how your link has anything to do with THIS assault other than to be provocative.
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