Milwaukee community members expressed frustration at officials during a recent community forum, saying that addressing poverty and a lack of opportunities for black youth are necessary to prevent incarceration.
A group of 12 aldermen unveiled a multi-pronged plan to fight violence. The initiative, which prioritizes community engagement, will launch with a June 17 event for fathers at Moody Park in Amani.
Local politicians renewed their call for better enforcement of laws that dictate gun ownership, restrictions on assault rifle sales and universal background checks.
The Safe and Sound Youth Council at Carmen High School of Science and Technology recently completed a mural project, transforming a blighted nuisance property into a message of hope for the neighborhood.
Members of Dontre Hamilton’s family say they have forgiven the police officer who shot and killed him in 2014 in Red Arrow Park.
New York University Professor Patrick Sharkey told an audience of local leaders that police should focus on trouble spots when needed, but spend the bulk of their time building trust and relationships in the community.
African-Americans and individuals living in poor areas of the city are more likely to be arrested for possessing marijuana, according to a new Public Policy Forum report.
Attendees at a recent summit on gun violence said a community response is the prescription for ending Milwaukee’s violence.
Community leaders cautioned that participating in the U.S. Department of Justice Violence Reduction Network will not be effective without also addressing issues such as rampant poverty and segregation.
Jose Vasquez, 33, who survived being shot six times, is now working with the Clarke Square Neighborhoods Initiative to help improve the quality of life for residents of the South Side neighborhood.