After a Milwaukee County Municipal Court judge found Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reporter Edgar Mendez not guilty of trespassing Monday, he reflects on a wrong that he said should have never happened.
The Wisconsin Justice Initiative, ACLU of Wisconsin, MICAH and some state leaders believe that passage of the Nov. 6 referendum on legalizing marijuana would lead to reforms that could lessen the impact of unequal law enforcement and create economic benefits for the state.
Vincent Lyles, who announced his resignation Thursday, cites increased membership in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and college access for its members as among his proudest accomplishments during nearly seven years as CEO and president of the organization.
Response times for non-violent crimes average more than 40 minutes, though in some cases are much longer, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service analysis of Milwaukee Police Department dispatch data. The average response time for a stolen vehicle is 68 minutes.