La Crosse County government is moving ahead with creating a police oversight board. A board that won’t have ANY police representation. This new board will create a whole new county department, with an executive director, investigators, attorneys, analysts and auditors. This will no doubt cost county taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. The people who are running our county government don’t see the world like most people. As Joella Striebel, the former chair of the committee, said, “Strong communities prove police obsolete. Another world is possible, all cops are bound to a system of violence and oppression.” As Sir Edmund Burke once said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Call your county supervisor and tell them we don’t need this new board. Better yet, call Board Chair Monica Kruse and tell her you support our police.