In response to the violence plaguing Milwaukee, including 19 homicides in August, the city’s Youth Council called for a cease-fire over Labor Day weekend as part of its plan to reduce violence in the city.
A video recorded and broadcast on Facebook by community activist Dennis Walton and others shows a heavily armored West Allis Police Department vehicle preparing to conduct a raid.
Response times for non-violent crimes average more than 40 minutes, though in some cases are much longer, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service analysis of Milwaukee Police Department dispatch data. The average response time for a stolen vehicle is 68 minutes.
Community activists met in Washington Park, the site of a recent drive-by shooting, to demand action from city officials to improve safety in central-city parks.
The day after a Milwaukee police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty, residents and officials expressed their sorrow and condolences.
As a federal judge signed off on the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the ACLU against the city for police stop-and-frisk practices, some activists expressed hope that interactions with people of color will improve.
Sean Wilson, ACLU of Wisconsin’s new Smart Justice organizer, is using his experiences in 53206 and prison to help him mentor youth and improve the criminal justice system.
Two deaths and dozens of hospitalizations in Milwaukee have been linked to the synthetic drug ”K2” recently.
A recent Wisconsin Policy Forum report highlighted several barriers to expungement of criminal records in the state and identified several policy solutions that could help improve job prospects for thousands.
Friends and associates reflect on slain poet’s impact as police continue search for killer.