James Baty, 55, was born in Bay View but has lived most of his life on the South Side. He said he’s had a rough life and writes poems about his experiences. Did you like this story? Give Today
About Edgar Mendez
Edgar Mendez is a beat reporter for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, covering Clarke Square, the neighborhood in which he lives. Prior to joining the team at NNS he was a feature writer for El Conquistador Newspaper in Milwaukee, and a web writer/reporter for Scene262.com in Racine.