As Council members we’ve had front row seats to witness far too many situations where the law fails to deliver justice.
In recent years there have been concerted efforts shared by city, county and state officials, mental health providers, community organizers, families, and other community stakeholders to reimagine the pathways we use to rehabilitate youth who are sentenced for serious offenses.
I found out today that Milwaukee has lost an iconic nightclub owner and music promoter with the passing of Arlis Jones, and I offer my sincere condolences to his friends, his family and the extended family that worked as staff members at his many establishments over the years.
While some suspected this was coming, I must first say that I am still very disappointed by the news this week that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is shying away from the Department of Justice’s prior commitments to help cities like Milwaukee enact police reforms.
In response to concerns about public safety in the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and Public Safety Committee Chair Alderman Bob Donovan said the council is asking members of the public to participate in a brief survey to help guide the efforts of elected officials and shape city policies that will make Milwaukee a safer place to live and work.
FacebookTwitteremailFor the second year, the City of Milwaukee will recognize May as Violence Prevention Month. Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton, the city’s Office of Violence Prevention, the Milwaukee Police Department and many other partners throughout the city have dedicated their full support to this annual initiative with a slate of events that are planned throughout […]