Members of Dontre Hamilton’s family say they have forgiven the police officer who shot and killed him in 2014 in Red Arrow Park.
The YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin hosted a discussion on human trafficking as part of its Stand Against Racism campaign.
New York University Professor Patrick Sharkey told an audience of local leaders that police should focus on trouble spots when needed, but spend the bulk of their time building trust and relationships in the community.
Rhondi Love uses her police background and skills as an advocate to help domestic violence victims at Sojourner Family Peace Center.
Since Jafar Banda, 28, was released from prison in 2008 he has dedicated his time to reforming the state’s justice system as head of Community Uprise UWM, which advocates for felons convicted of non-violent offenses.
African-Americans and individuals living in poor areas of the city are more likely to be arrested for possessing marijuana, according to a new Public Policy Forum report.
Attendees at a recent summit on gun violence said a community response is the prescription for ending Milwaukee’s violence.
Community leaders cautioned that participating in the U.S. Department of Justice Violence Reduction Network will not be effective without also addressing issues such as rampant poverty and segregation.
Jose Vasquez, 33, who survived being shot six times, is now working with the Clarke Square Neighborhoods Initiative to help improve the quality of life for residents of the South Side neighborhood.
Teens and young adults of all races shared their stories of police misconduct at a listening session with U.S. Department of Justice representatives.