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.
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.
District 2 Community Liaison Officer Jesus Gloria is responsible not only for handling crisis situations and preventing crime, but also for visiting students, removing graffiti and connecting residents with community resources. It’s not an easy job.
While Milwaukee residents may associate blue lights with squad cars, crime scenes and violence, the CHILL blue light signals peace.
The Alma Center’s Wisdom Walk to Self-Mastery offers perpetrators of domestic violence a chance to heal the wounds of their own trauma and unlearn the lessons of violence-plagued childhoods.
Volunteers counted homeless people at shelters and under viaducts as part of Milwaukee’s “You Count” effort.