Many participants at a recent U.S. Department of Justice Listening session expressed lack of confidence in the DOJ and called for a “patterns and practices” investigation into the Milwaukee Police Department.
Community activists are taking a “wait and see” attitude about the new executive director of Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission, who says she wants to hear from citizens with ideas for improving city safety.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during 2015. NNS reporter Jabril Faraj explains why the two stories republished here are his favorites of those he wrote this year.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during 2015. NNS reporter Brendan O’Brien explains why the story republished here is his favorite of those he wrote this year.
A new law, passed in 2014 to restrict where former sex offenders can live, is creating a homeless population of recently released offenders who are harder to track and have nowhere to go.
Formerly incarcerated individuals are working to change how inmates are treated in prison and increase their successful re-entry into society.
Community organizers gathered recently to discuss crime, policing and local organizing at the Neighborhood Safety Symposium held by LISC Milwaukee.
Exploit No More, a local nonprofit, is working to train foster parents who want to help children transition out of the sex trade into safe homes.
Most defendants in Municipal Court don’t have a lawyer because they say legal representation is too expensive. Those who are represented by counsel fare much better. Between 2011 and 2014, only 8 percent of cases without an attorney were dismissed, while 57 percent involving an attorney were successfully defended.
The Milwaukee Police Department writes a disproportionate number of citations in the poorest areas of the city, where many residents do not have the means to ever pay their fines.