LA CROSSE, Wis. – No Better Friend Corp. hosted the second stop on our ‘Backing the Badge and Building Bridges’ tour on May 6, 2021.
Our featured speakers for the event included No Better Friend Corp. Volunteer President and CEO Kevin Nicholson, Winnebago County Sheriff John Matz, Monroe County Sheriff Wes Revels, former Alderman Bob Donovan of the Milwaukee Common Council, Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Chaplain Jef Skinner, Fond Du Lac District Attorney Eric Toney, and University of Wisconsin-Madison Political Science Professor Ryan Owens.
The speakers emphasized that this isn’t the time to cater to the demands of the anti-law and order, anti-civilization mob – and our political class is no help.
“We’re not hearing this enough in Wisconsin: Wisconsin has great law enforcement,” said Sheriff Revels. “When civil unrest started last year, there were several attempts to have the top politicians say something positive, but crickets. Law enforcement wants what is in the best interest of our communities. But politicians are not standing up for what’s best for law enforcement.”
Similarly, the media is no help.
“The unrelenting narrative by our media – whether it’s social or mainstream – they won’t let up.,” said Winnebago County Sheriff John Matz. “We need to let them know that we’re not going to let it stand. We need to let politicians and the media know that using political gain will not be tolerated.
Kevin Nicholson further added to these points at the event saying, “Economic growth generally doesn’t happen in a place that isn’t safe. Actions are being taken by members of the political class to villainize law enforcement and make it harder for them to do their job.”
He said that is all goes back to that political class that is, “pulling the rug out from underneath law enforcement’ as they just try to do their jobs.
This stop on the ‘Backing the Badge and Building Bridges tour was the second stop of five. The next stop is taking place in Green Bay on June 10th.