Participants in the recent march against gun violence are looking to the November elections to enable passage of stricter gun laws.
A new Restorative Justice Initiative Advisory Board is working to create a youth-led court intended to hold teens accountable for municipal violations, while reducing warrants and unpaid citations that can lead to driver’s license suspensions.
At two recent events to solicit community feedback that will inform recommendations on police reform made by the Milwaukee Collaborative Reform Initiative, residents said police officers must answer for their interactions with individuals.
Representatives from four local foundations responded to crime expert Patrick Sharkey’s research on what causes violent urban crime to decline.
Community groups and other city leaders have called for a comprehensive plan to address lead exposure from all sources and Ald. Tony Zielinski said he will introduce legislation to create a task force to do just that.
The South Side Safety Summit was part of a larger effort among law enforcement, city officials, community leaders and others to improve the strained relationship between the Milwaukee Police Department and some residents.
The ACLU of Wisconsin, which filed suit against the Milwaukee Police Department last year for practices it charges are unconstitutional and racially discriminatory, recently released three reports community leaders say verify claims of improper police conduct that black residents have made for decades.
Despite Health Department efforts to combat lead poisoning that date back decades, community leaders say a plan, and better communication, are necessary for the city to move forward on the issue.
Just days after the Feb. 14 Parkland, Florida, school shooting, people packed the basement of the Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch for a public discussion about gun violence.
An exhibit featuring art by middle and high school students focused on the dangers of human and sex trafficking of young people, in an effort to spread awareness about the issue in Milwaukee.