Fifteen months after the murder of Justin “JJ” Kohen, his killers remain at large as his family struggles to find peace.
Duplicate crime incident reports, representing about 20 percent of the total, portrayed an inaccurate picture of the number of crimes in each of Milwaukee’s seven police districts for 2012. The figures were quietly corrected late last week.
District 5 of the Milwaukee Police Department held a roll call at the Auer Oasis site to encourage residents to feel safe and welcome to participate in the free meal program.
A small group of homeowners on North 9th Street have been meeting monthly at St. Matthew Church to discuss how they can improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. Since September, they’ve learned that change is slow and difficult to effect, but they aren’t giving up.
Eighth-grade students at Westside Academy II participated in a Peace Walk for the fourth year in a row and created a book of poems and personal symbols to promote peace.
Milwaukee Police Department representatives told an audience of District 2 residents that more officers are patrolling the area during the summer months to try to avoid a seasonal increase in crime.
The sixth annual neighborhood cleanup event drew hundreds of volunteers to clean up Walker Square Park and the surrounding area — and send a message.
A visit to City Hall prompted a great idea by a Milwaukee police officer.
The new director of community safety, John Connelly, will focus on crime prevention, diversion tactics.
Donated children’s shoes hang in City Hall to represent the number of child abuse and neglect cases in Milwaukee County in 2011.