Nearly a year and a half after the Milwaukee Common Council approved a historic $3.4 million settlement that mandated sweeping reforms of stop-and-frisk practices, little progress has been made, ACLU leaders say.
I am fed up, and like many of you, think we need to lower the hammer on those who use their cars as weapons in our community and neighborhoods. Here are 10 ways to fix this.
For the most part, the transition from Poles to Hispanics in the Polonia neighborhood has been quiet. But the Nov. 1 acid attack on Mahud Villalaz, 42, has led to a new unease about race in the neighborhood, with some fearful they could become the next victim.
A string of tragic hit-and-run accidents has rocked Milwaukee in the past few weeks. Headlines about reckless driving are not new, which led us to ask: How does this issue directly affect members of our community?
A mother who has lost her son to gun violence writes that “we must take back our communities” and work together to make our neighborhoods safe.
The hundreds of collateral consequences of low-level marijuana convictions include barriers to jobs, housing and financial aid.
For two hours, residents shared emotional stories of their experiences with lead poisoning and their support for one potential solution: the Birthing Moms pilot program.
It’s time for the Common Council and the mayor to listen to the will of the people: Reduce the police budget and invest in meeting the needs of their constituents.
Ken Ginlack once was a crack addict who sold drugs. Today he tries to sell his community on the benefits of using mental health and substance abuse services.
The idea that it is OK for the police to lie to a person, or manipulate or coerce them, to get the testimony they want without honoring that person’s request to have a lawyer present is anathema to any sense of justice.