Jonathon Rodas, 22, moved away from Milwaukee for a year but came back a month ago. Shortly after returning, he was stabbed in a random attack while walking with his mother and sister along South Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. He’s worried that violent attacks like the one he suffered have become more common in Milwaukee recently.
About Edgar Mendez
Edgar is a senior staff reporter for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Mendez is a proud graduate of UW-Milwaukee, where he double majored in Journalism and Sociology, and of Marquette University, where he earned a master’s degree in Communication. As an accomplished journalist, Edgar’s awards include a 2018 Regional Edward R. Murrow award, several press club awards and a Society of Professional Journalists’ regional award for columns dealing with issues such as poverty, homelessness and racism.