They say it takes a tragedy to see the true soul of an individual; perhaps the same applies to communities as well. Nothing has shown that more than the recent tale of two Wisconsin cities.

Over the past month Wisconsin has seen two drastically different police-related shootings and with them, two drastically different reactions. Each helping bring to the forefront the innate character of the places affected by them.

In Madison, we’ve seen a community look for something to blame as it divided itself in protests and demonstrations over the shooting of Tony Robinson. In the small city of Kiel, we’ve seen a community look to its joint faith and the highest costs of public service as it came together in grief over the shooting of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper. 

Seriously comparing the two is not only stupid its racist to the core (surprise surprise).

There are similarities between the two shootings -
* both communities have rallied around their deceased native son
* both communities know that their deceased son did not have to die.
* faith is strong in both communities

There are some things that make them apples and oranges comparisons also.   The most glaring being that in Madison an unarmed African American kid was shot by police.   In Kiel, a right wing extremist skin head shot a police officer and one other innocent person in his long time crime spree.

 Then comes this line of drivel:

In Madison, high school children were let out of class so they could protest at the state capitol in the middle of the day. In Kiel, school children were let out of class to take part in a silent funeral processional for Casper.
It is hard for someone who lives by complying to his bosses, but in Madison, the kids were not "let out" they were heading to the Capitol no matter what.   They were also there to honor their deceased friend and try and make change.   No one should be shot for being black.    The end result was both the same, they were out of school honoring their deceased friend and neighbor.  

The biggest difference though, is one that while is left unspoken, is not left uninferred.   In Madison, the people of our community were honoring an African American.

There is no room for that in Binverie's world or in his new "job".

It sickens me that this is something we have to over come and it especially sickens me that people like Kevin Binversie are given forums to spread their hatred, ignorance and racism.

Shame on Lee Enterprises Journal Communications and E.W. Scripps Co., for allowing this to happen under their watch.