http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/w ... f887a.html
It's interesting to me that this narrative has changed from the "Chicago is sending their homeless folks to Madison using Greyhound/Megabus" rumor to an intrastate issue blaming other WI towns.
I recall an anecdote i heard at the State Journal as an intern about Madison police responding to a "Man with Gun" call. When the unis got there, the man dropped the gun on command and continued to walk as if nothing had happened. When the officers arrested the man, he asked "Why are you arresting me? I dropped the gun?"
Upon arrest, it was learned that he was previously a resident of a Chicago neighborhood so bad that the neighborhood police had a standing agreement (obviously on not an officially endorsed one) to let you go if you just gave up your gun on command.
Maybe the myth has changed by now and the cops use a Manitowoc resident when talking to reporters.