Friends and associates reflect on slain poet’s impact as police continue search for killer.
The city of Milwaukee borrowed an estimated $26 million in “police brutality bonds,” allowing banks and investors to collect $3.9 million in fees and interest from 2008-2017, according to a new report.
After a pattern of police misconduct, including Sterling Brown’s arrest, community leaders call for policy and culture changes in MPD.
A vigil at the Sojourner Family Peace Center honored survivors and victims of gun violence, while advocating for stricter gun policies.
A preliminary plan to reduce the number of drug overdose deaths has been released by the City-County Opioid, Heroin, and Cocaine Task Force. The pace of drug- related deaths in Milwaukee County is similar to last year’s, which hit an all-time high.
Community members gathered recently at the corner of 35th Street and Capitol Drive to promote safer driving at the intersection, which the alderman says is the most dangerous in the state of Wisconsin.
Hundreds of volunteers gathered at Harley-Davidson for the “Sound the Alarm, Save a a Life” campaign. The event was part of a national effort to install 100,000 free smoke alarms in 16 days.
Residents of the South Side blame an increase in drug activity and prostitution for a spate of murders that occurred in March and April.
A North Side family speaks about their 5-year-old’s experience with lead poisoning as the city continues to struggle with its response to the public health crisis.
Participants in the recent march against gun violence are looking to the November elections to enable passage of stricter gun laws.