The current historical moment — in Milwaukee and throughout the nation — is not a competition to claim the right to religious analogies. It is a demand for justice, something for which too many have already died.
A message from Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis and Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd
With today’s announcement that Chief Flynn will soon leave the department, we wanted to express our strong support for the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners as it begins the difficult task of selecting the new chief.
“We believe that, barring a compelling legal argument to the contrary, there is no valid reason why the Milwaukee Police Department’s video footage of the officer-involved shooting of Sylville Smith should be withheld from the public.”