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Court Watch: Clarke Evading State Law on Jail?
Court Watch

Clarke Evading State Law on Jail?

Tells court he’s not in charge of jail medical care; state law says he is.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Exposed
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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Exposed

CNN Reports Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Portions of his Master's Thesis On Homeland Security

Sheriff Clarke Loses Key Ruling

Sheriff Clarke Loses Key Ruling

Judge won’t dismiss case on shackling of pregnant inmates in county jail.

Op Ed: Clarke Shouldn’t Get National Promotion
Op Ed

Clarke Shouldn’t Get National Promotion

County Jail deaths on his watch disqualify him from Homeland Security Job.

Sen. Taylor Celebrates Sheriff David Clarke’s Decision to Giddy Up and Leave
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Sen. Taylor Celebrates Sheriff David Clarke’s Decision to Giddy Up and Leave

"I pray for the sake of human life that Sheriff Clarke has learned from the horror show that he has left behind in Milwaukee County."

Rep. Bowen’s Statement on Trump Appointment of Sheriff Clarke
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Rep. Bowen’s Statement on Trump Appointment of Sheriff Clarke

"It is positive news that Milwaukee County now has the opportunity to have an actual Sheriff."

Lock Your Doors, Protect Your Neighbors
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Lock Your Doors, Protect Your Neighbors

"Trump knows that Clarke will back bad policies that betray our values, harm our neighbors, and enforce policies that rip families apart. "

David Clarke’s Greatest Outrages & Lowlights
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David Clarke’s Greatest Outrages & Lowlights

‘Clarke Is Incompetent, Bombastic & Hates Showing Up for Work: He’s The Perfect Trump Appointee’ — One WI Now

Op Ed: Why Clarke Is Wrong About Trump
Op Ed

Why Clarke Is Wrong About Trump

The sheriff’s defense of the president is out of touch with reality.

Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses To Act As Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Clarke’s Staff
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Gov. Scott Walker Still Refuses To Act As Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Sheriff Clarke’s Staff

"Unfortunately, this is right in line with Walker's record on public safety."

Is Sheriff David Clarke Backing Down From Challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin?
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Is Sheriff David Clarke Backing Down From Challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin?

"Sheriff Clarke has tried everything under the sun to increase his profile."

Op Ed: Clarke At Fault On County Jail
Op Ed

Clarke At Fault On County Jail

Inmate denied water for seven days? Walker should replace the sheriff.

Hold Clarke Accountable for Deaths in his Jail
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Hold Clarke Accountable for Deaths in his Jail

"Enough is enough."

Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Statement on Inquest into Death of Terrill Thomas At Milwaukee County Jail
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Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Statement on Inquest into Death of Terrill Thomas At Milwaukee County Jail

Sheriff Clarke has a legal obligation to run his jail in a safe and humane way.

Trump Administration Issues Unconstitutional Threat to Milwaukee County Over Pro-Immigrant Stance
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Trump Administration Issues Unconstitutional Threat to Milwaukee County Over Pro-Immigrant Stance

"This latest exercise in bullying is part of Trump and Jeff Sessions' campaign of terror against immigrant families, Muslims, African Americans, Latinxs and LGBTQ people."

Milwaukee County to Seek State Funding of Sheriff’s Department
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Milwaukee County to Seek State Funding of Sheriff’s Department

Funds would pay for more deputies and legal costs

Murphy’s Law: Sykes’ War Against Sheriff Clarke
Murphy’s Law

Sykes’ War Against Sheriff Clarke

Their bromance has gone bitter, the love has turned to hate. Why?

Court Watch: Another Suit Against Clarke, County Jail
Court Watch

Another Suit Against Clarke, County Jail

It’s the second suit alleging jail workers shackled pregnant woman inmate.

Just Call Her ‘D.C. Leah’
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Just Call Her ‘D.C. Leah’

Vukmir Kicks off Senate Campaign with Lobbyists, Elite in DC

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Keeps Public in the Dark on His Whereabouts
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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Keeps Public in the Dark on His Whereabouts

It May Be Hard for the Sheriff to See the Sun From Under His Hat, but During Sunshine Week the People Deserve to Have His Office Follow the Open Records Law

Don’t Push Your Luck on St. Patrick’s Day – Take a #SafeRide Instead!
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Don’t Push Your Luck on St. Patrick’s Day – Take a #SafeRide Instead!

A customer can receive a voucher good for a free ride home just by asking a bartender, server or other wait staff.

Court Watch: County May Hike Lockup Costs
Court Watch

County May Hike Lockup Costs

Would mean higher rate for inmates, municipal ordinance violators, from suburbs, city.

Court Watch: Clarke Could Face Constitutional Claim
Court Watch

Clarke Could Face Constitutional Claim

Oregon court decision suggests Sheriff is wrongly detaining immigrants.

Plenty of Horne: Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools
Plenty of Horne

Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools

Evers and Holtz square off in superintendent's race; sparks fly both ways.

Court Watch: Clarke Can’t Delay Class Action Suit
Court Watch

Clarke Can’t Delay Class Action Suit

Pregnant women shackled in county jail, could be as many as 300 in suit.

House Confidential: A Slumlord’s Modest Cape Cod
House Confidential

A Slumlord’s Modest Cape Cod

Mohammad Choudhry has 46 properties, 3,000 code violations and this house.

Milwaukee County Executive Abele goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School
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Milwaukee County Executive Abele goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

Abele says his focus is not on conflict but cooperation to address the county’s biggest problems, including persistent racial disparities.

Eyes on Milwaukee: My 5 Milwaukee Valentines
Eyes on Milwaukee

My 5 Milwaukee Valentines

From rising stars to an angry sheriff, the Milwaukeeans who most deserve some love.

“Day Without Immigrants, Refugees” Planned

“Day Without Immigrants, Refugees” Planned

Local immigrants, advocates ramping up opposition to Trump executive orders.

Campaign Cash: GOP Bill Penalizes Sanctuary Cities
Campaign Cash

GOP Bill Penalizes Sanctuary Cities

Milwaukee and Madison won’t change immigration policies, would be fined.

Supervisors: All Are Welcome in Milwaukee County
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Supervisors: All Are Welcome in Milwaukee County

"I commend my colleagues on the County Board for standing on the right side of history today..."

Court Watch: Clarke Clueless On Department Violations?
Court Watch

Clarke Clueless On Department Violations?

In court testimony, Sheriff can’t say how many employees faced criminal charges.

Murphy’s Law: Journal Sentinel Shrinks Further
Murphy’s Law

Journal Sentinel Shrinks Further

Plummeting circulation, shrinking news coverage, closing government pressrooms.

POTUS Opposition Resolution 16-738 is Divisive and Wasteful
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POTUS Opposition Resolution 16-738 is Divisive and Wasteful

"This measure seeks to make Milwaukee County an official sanctuary for illegal immigrants and embraces the Black Lives Matter anti-cop movement..."

Back in the News: Sheriff Clarke’s Meltdown?
Back in the News

Sheriff Clarke’s Meltdown?

He threatens to eliminate a citizen, uses vicious racial slur against another.

Senator Chris Larson Echoes Congresswoman Moore’s Call for Investigation
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Senator Chris Larson Echoes Congresswoman Moore’s Call for Investigation

“Over the past six months, four families lost their loved ones due to Clarke’s gross mismanagement.”

Supervisor Wasserman Outraged at Conduct of Sheriff Clarke
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Supervisor Wasserman Outraged at Conduct of Sheriff Clarke

"Sheriff Clarke, I hope Trump takes you. Good luck in Washington. Go in peace."

Jail Deaths Bring Empty Promises and Political Witch Hunt
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Jail Deaths Bring Empty Promises and Political Witch Hunt

Sheriff Clarke has launched internal investigations on each of the in-custody jail deaths.

Statement on homicide charges against Sylville Smith shooter
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Statement on homicide charges against Sylville Smith shooter

"Today's announcement that charges have been brought on Sylville Smith's shooter is an important step toward justice for Sylville, his family and friends, and a community that mourns his death."

Sheriff Clarke Rejects Invitation to Meet with Judiciary Committee
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Sheriff Clarke Rejects Invitation to Meet with Judiciary Committee

Members of the Committee released a joint statement regarding Clarke's absence.

Once Again Clarke No-shows on the Citizens of Milwaukee County
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Once Again Clarke No-shows on the Citizens of Milwaukee County

"This is another instance of David A. Clark, Jr. abandoning his responsibility to those who elected him and he needs to resign now."

Statement urging the resignation or removal of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
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Statement urging the resignation or removal of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.

Today, Senator Chris Larson, Representative Jonathan Brostoff, and Representative Christine Sinicki released the following statement urging the resignation or removal of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.

Demands for Sheriff David Clarke
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Demands for Sheriff David Clarke

Letters to Sheriff David Clarke and Attorney General Loretta Lynch regarding the deaths in the Milwaukee County Jail.

High Time For Sheriff David Clarke To Get Back To Work
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High Time For Sheriff David Clarke To Get Back To Work

Four prisoners have died at the Milwaukee County Jail in recent months.

Sheriff Clarke Must Resign Before More People Die
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Sheriff Clarke Must Resign Before More People Die

"He should resign immediately."

Back in the News: Sheriff’s History Of Inmate Mistreatment
Back in the News

Sheriff’s History Of Inmate Mistreatment

Problems at county jail just the latest incidents of mistreatment under Sheriff Clarke.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Reported to be Auditioning for National Security Job With Donald Trump
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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Reported to be Auditioning for National Security Job With Donald Trump

No Basis By Which ‘All Hat, No Cattle’ Sheriff Qualified for National Security Post

Candidate for Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security Unable to Maintain County Jail
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Candidate for Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security Unable to Maintain County Jail

Latest Horrific Incident at Facility Overseen by Sheriff David Clarke Involves Newborn Child

The State of Politics: The Incredible Decline of Democrats
The State of Politics

The Incredible Decline of Democrats

GOP soared, Democrats floored, in state vote. Dem decline since 2010 is stunning.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 15 Election Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

15 Election Winners and Losers

Clarke to the cabinet? Should pollsters be fired? RoJo trumps Trump. And much more.

Plenty of Horne: Siefert Unfit For Sheriff, Clarke Declares
Plenty of Horne

Siefert Unfit For Sheriff, Clarke Declares

Clarke derides Siefert's physical fitness. And: Badger sports bring huge returns to UW.

Murphy’s Law: David Clarke the Demagogue
Murphy’s Law

David Clarke the Demagogue

A sheriff who once represented law and order has sold his soul to become a media star.

Does Sen. Johnson Agree With Sheriff Clarke and Donald Trump That It’s “Pitchfork Time”
Sheriff Detains Man for Arrest on Flight
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Sheriff Detains Man for Arrest on Flight

Clarke intervened midway through the flight when a man became intoxicated, loud and profane and began harassing flight crew and passengers.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Following Donald Trump Model Of Withholding Financial Records
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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Following Donald Trump Model Of Withholding Financial Records

In 2015, private groups or individuals paid $51,840 in airfare for the Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke to fly to 25 events, meetings or speaking engagements.

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

18 states require them, 85% of state residents support them, but Walker, GOP resist.

When Will Sherman Park Curfew End?

When Will Sherman Park Curfew End?

Youth in area say they have nowhere to go. Sheriff Clarke won’t say when it will be lifted.

Rep. Bowen calls on Sheriff Clarke to reopen Sherman Park
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Rep. Bowen calls on Sheriff Clarke to reopen Sherman Park

“It is time for the sheriff to reverse his poor decision and restore full public access to Sherman Park.”

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Poverty, segregation, racial profiling by police all led to explosion, they note.

Rep. Bowen: Statement on recent turmoil in Milwaukee
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Rep. Bowen: Statement on recent turmoil in Milwaukee

“Elected officials, law enforcement, and community leaders need to come together and listen to the people in our community who continue struggling to get by.”

Statement from Governor Walker
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Statement from Governor Walker

"I have activated the Wisconsin National Guard to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request."

Murphy’s Law: 19 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

19 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the candidates, behind the scenes. who won, who lost?

Sheriff Clarke Seeks 50% Tax Levy Increase

Sheriff Clarke Seeks 50% Tax Levy Increase

His budget request asks for 206 additional full-time positions, a 29% increase in his staff.

Murphy’s Law: Can Chisholm Be Beaten?
Murphy’s Law

Can Chisholm Be Beaten?

The DA pleads for help as dark money from outside the county blasts him.

Your Right to Know: Will Supreme Court Rule for Transparency?
Your Right to Know

Will Supreme Court Rule for Transparency?

Three cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court challenge the public's right to know.

Back in the News: Chisholm Far More Experienced Than Opponent
Back in the News

Chisholm Far More Experienced Than Opponent

He’s handled 14 times more cases than Swanigan. He also shows up for debates.

The State of Politics: Walker Sells Himself at GOP Convention
The State of Politics

Walker Sells Himself at GOP Convention

Uses convention to renew national profile, but Ryan a more likely choice for president in 2020.

Back in the News: Will Clarke Hurt GOP With Black Voters?
Back in the News

Will Clarke Hurt GOP With Black Voters?

His speech adds to anti-black tone at Republican convention, but heightens sheriff’s fame.

Back in the News: Radio Ad Blasts John Chisholm
Back in the News

Radio Ad Blasts John Chisholm

Secretive group blames DA for carjackings, lauds his opponent Verona Swanigan.

David Clarke: Extremist, Bombastic, Incompetent
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David Clarke: Extremist, Bombastic, Incompetent

Apt Opening Act for Donald Trump’s Coronation as GOP’s Presidential Nominee

Op-Ed: How to Combat Mass Incarceration
Op-Ed

How to Combat Mass Incarceration

Federal bill would reform system. Sen. Baldwin supports it. Will Sen. Johnson?

Murphy’s Law: The Bizarre War Against John Chisholm
Murphy’s Law

The Bizarre War Against John Chisholm

What’s more peculiar, his opponent, or the complicated plot to defeat him?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cues Up Race Politics
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Cues Up Race Politics

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. responds to article published in today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ‘Lawmaker blames Tom Barrett for crime spilling into suburbs’

Data Wonk: Why Federal Court Rejected Archer Suit
Data Wonk

Why Federal Court Rejected Archer Suit

Eric O’Keefe’s attempt to punish DA John Chisholm was way thin on evidence.

Murphy’s Law: Is Sheriff Clarke the Black Trump?
Murphy’s Law

Is Sheriff Clarke the Black Trump?

And a possible running mate? Atlantic Mag charts the rising star of Milwaukee’s sheriff.

Murphy’s Law: Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?
Murphy’s Law

Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?

Race could be wide open and Ashanti Hamilton might have surprising supporters.

Murphy’s Law: The Plot to Defeat Bob Bauman
Murphy’s Law

The Plot to Defeat Bob Bauman

His opponent has two names, lives outside the district, and is part of anti-streetcar clique.

Sheriff David Clarke Endorses Alexander for Milwaukee County Board
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Sheriff David Clarke Endorses Alexander for Milwaukee County Board

“I'll be voting to re-elect Deanna Alexander - I hope I can count on you to join me,” said Sheriff David Clarke.

5 questions Wisconsin needs Justice Rebecca Bradley to answer
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5 questions Wisconsin needs Justice Rebecca Bradley to answer

“Justice Bradley's vague explanations haven't passed the smell test so far,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Kory Kozloski said

Murphy’s Law: Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett
Murphy’s Law

Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett

He would easily win the April election. But could he take third in Tuesday’s primary?

Watching Over the City’s Health

Watching Over the City’s Health

Health Commissioner Bevan Baker has had success, but says much more is needed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ten Predictions for 2016
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ten Predictions for 2016

A new downtown strip club, less crime, more Sheriff Clarke. It's all coming… we think.

Abele vs. Clarke, Once Again

Abele vs. Clarke, Once Again

Abele cuts sheriff's budget and blasts him as rascist; Clarke and Weishan beat up on Abele.

House Confidential: Chris Abele’s High-Rise Double Condo
House Confidential

Chris Abele’s High-Rise Double Condo

Now separated from his wife, he has a luxurious, 8,132-square-foot suite near the top of the Moderne.

Chris Abele is spending early and often in re-election bid
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Chris Abele is spending early and often in re-election bid

Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Calls Out County Executive on “Personal Vendetta” Against Sheriff Clarke
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Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Calls Out County Executive on “Personal Vendetta” Against Sheriff Clarke

Weishan Calls for County Board to Override Abele’s Veto of Funding Restoration to Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Clarke: GOP could play Paris attacks in “politically smart” way
Op-Ed: How Sheriff Clarke Wrecked House of Correction
Op-Ed

How Sheriff Clarke Wrecked House of Correction

And how it’s been improved since he lost control.

Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg calls on Rebecca Bradley to Disavow Sheriff David Clarke’s Support
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Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg calls on Rebecca Bradley to Disavow Sheriff David Clarke’s Support

In a week in which Clarke made another string of hateful comments, he also sent a fundraising letter on behalf of Rebecca Bradley

Skyrocketing auto thefts a symptom of larger issues
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Skyrocketing auto thefts a symptom of larger issues

Ald. Donovan blames officer shortage, no pursuit policy and lenient courts

County Supervisor Moore Omokunde has lost patience with Sheriff David Clarke
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County Supervisor Moore Omokunde has lost patience with Sheriff David Clarke

Says Clarke’s Comments About “Black Lives Matter,” Personal Attacks, Have “Ventured Out of Bounds”

Sheriff Clarke tries to personally serve Chris Abele with board chairman’s lawsuit
Murphy’s Law: Chris Larson’s War Against Abele
Murphy’s Law

Chris Larson’s War Against Abele

State senator running for county executive blasts Abele with personal attacks, will divide Democrats.

County Executive Cuts Millions from Sheriff’s Department
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County Executive Cuts Millions from Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff David Clarke told the Finance committee that the Executive’s budget “gives me no chance to succeed in terms of balancing the budget.”

Sheriff Clarke offers support for plan to address motorcycle issues
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Sheriff Clarke offers support for plan to address motorcycle issues

News release from Alderman Tony Zielinski

Asking for Sheriff Clarke’s help to stem south side auto theft crisis
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Asking for Sheriff Clarke’s help to stem south side auto theft crisis

243% increase in 8th Aldermanic District in five years

Data Wonk: Doe Decision “Overrules” U.S. Supreme Court
Data Wonk

Doe Decision “Overrules” U.S. Supreme Court

Wisconsin justices knew coordination was occurring. So they simply tried to rewrite federal law.

Sen. Taylor statement on Walker signing gun bills in Milwaukee
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Sen. Taylor statement on Walker signing gun bills in Milwaukee

"Governor Scott Walker should add Sheriff David Clarke’s spurs and big hat to his campaign wardrobe, because they are both trying to turn Wisconsin into the Wild West."

Chris Abele hires pricey security guards, upgrades to full-size SUV
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Chris Abele hires pricey security guards, upgrades to full-size SUV

Op-Ed: Sheriff Clarke Should Drop the Act
Op-Ed

Sheriff Clarke Should Drop the Act

He's become the vehicle for dog-whistle narratives that Fox anchors would never dare utter themselves.

Back in the News: How Chisholm Is Reducing Black Imprisonment
Back in the News

How Chisholm Is Reducing Black Imprisonment

A New Yorker story portrays the Milwaukee DA as a super-hero of reform. Hm. Is that true?

Murphy’s Law: America’s Newest Hero, David Clarke
Murphy’s Law

America’s Newest Hero, David Clarke

He’s in the news everywhere and conservatives are falling all over themselves in adulation.

Operation Alley Cat initiative pays off with arrest
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Operation Alley Cat initiative pays off with arrest

News conference TODAY in alley where video footage captured suspect

Hamilton case shows need for new county investigation unit
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Hamilton case shows need for new county investigation unit

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. September 10, 2014

Murphy’s Law: Will Joe Davis Run For Mayor?
Murphy’s Law

Will Joe Davis Run For Mayor?

He probably has a better chance of beating Barrett than Bob Donovan. But what exactly does Davis stand for?

Back in the News: Clarke Blasts Abele, Bloomberg
Back in the News

Clarke Blasts Abele, Bloomberg

His rock was talk radio, he writes in Washington Times.

Murphy’s Law: The Remarkable Clout of Sheriff Clarke
Murphy’s Law

The Remarkable Clout of Sheriff Clarke

A stunning election increases his power. What does it mean for Milwaukee?

The State of Politics: Low-Turnout Election Had Big Results
The State of Politics

Low-Turnout Election Had Big Results

For first time, voters could elect two female candidates to top state-wide offices.

Plenty of Horne: Abele Goes O-fer On Election Night
Plenty of Horne

Abele Goes O-fer On Election Night

Sheriff Clarke wins democratic primary. Plus: The rest of election night's winners and losers.

Plenty of Horne: For Rail or Trail
Plenty of Horne

For Rail or Trail

A path along the lake could connect cyclists/hikers to Ozaukee County, but coal freight is hogging the line.

Crossover… Not Just for THX Anymore
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Crossover… Not Just for THX Anymore

Attention, people of Milwaukee County!

Murphy’s Law: Handicapping the Democratic Race for Attorney General
Murphy’s Law

Handicapping the Democratic Race for Attorney General

Jon Richards is the favorite. But is he the best choice?

An Open Letter to Milwaukee Talk Radio
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An Open Letter to Milwaukee Talk Radio

Dear Talk Radio Hosts Mark Belling, Jay Weber, Charlie Sykes and Jeff Wagner.

Murphy’s Law: Is David Clarke “Sheriff Spends a Lot”?
Murphy’s Law

Is David Clarke “Sheriff Spends a Lot”?

Attack ads blast Clarke. Another targets “dysfunctional” Marina Dimitrijevic. Who’s buying all these nasty ads?

Sheriff Clarke is right on the money
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Sheriff Clarke is right on the money

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan August 5, 2014

Murphy’s Law: The Sheer Ambition of Marina Dimitrijevic
Murphy’s Law

The Sheer Ambition of Marina Dimitrijevic

She’s running for assembly but wanted to continue as county supervisor and collect two full-time salaries.

County Executive and Sheriff Working Together to Protect Taxpayers
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County Executive and Sheriff Working Together to Protect Taxpayers

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke are announcing a crackdown on employees abusing medical leave.

Chris Moews Statement on Politifact’s Findings on County Deputies at Courthouse
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Chris Moews Statement on Politifact’s Findings on County Deputies at Courthouse

Milwaukee Police Lieutenant Chris Moews (maize) issued the following statement regarding Politifact’s findings about Clarke’s use of deputies at Courthouse checkpoints.

A Socialist for Sheriff

A Socialist for Sheriff

Angela Nicole Walker is also running against incumbent David Clarke.

Murphy’s Law: John Chisholm Crushes Sheriff Clarke
Murphy’s Law

John Chisholm Crushes Sheriff Clarke

The sheriff takes some pot shots at DA, only to get mowed down, in an entertaining -- and very revealing -- exchange.

Chris Moews Delivers Nomination Signatures; Ready to Bring Needed Change to Sheriff’s Office
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Chris Moews Delivers Nomination Signatures; Ready to Bring Needed Change to Sheriff’s Office

Moews will now be on the ballot for the August 12 Democratic primary.

Plenty of Horne: Sheriff Clarke’s Bizarre New Radio Ads
Plenty of Horne

Sheriff Clarke’s Bizarre New Radio Ads

They combine campaign ads and a pitch for a private company and appear to be in violation of state laws.

Murphy’s Law: The Underwater City
Murphy’s Law

The Underwater City

New study ranks Milwaukee as 16th hardest hit city, with 40% of homes underwater. But that may understate the problem.

Washington Park Residents Face Prostitution Problem

Washington Park Residents Face Prostitution Problem

Neighbors meet with police, seeking solutions to prostitution and drug trafficking.

Operation Alley Cat initiative launches Wednesday
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Operation Alley Cat initiative launches Wednesday

Pilot project will outfit selected alleys with surveillance cameras

Murphy’s Law: Let Them Take Taxis…or Uber or Lyft
Murphy’s Law

Let Them Take Taxis…or Uber or Lyft

City may lift cap on cabs and embrace upstart ride sharing services. There will be rides for everyone!

Murphy’s Law: The Extraordinary Fiscal Liberalism of David Clarke
Murphy’s Law

The Extraordinary Fiscal Liberalism of David Clarke

It’s difficult to find anyone who increases his budget faster than Sheriff Clarke.

Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Safety in Milwaukee County Parks Must be a Priority
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Supervisor Russell Stamper II Says Safety in Milwaukee County Parks Must be a Priority

Supervisor Says Local Law Enforcement Ready for Summer Season

Plenty of Horne: Get Your Vote On
Plenty of Horne

Get Your Vote On

Early voting already underway for spring election, and memorials planned for Debra Usinger and Donna Schlieman.

Supervisor Khalif Rainey is Critical of Jail Video Visitation Problems
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Supervisor Khalif Rainey is Critical of Jail Video Visitation Problems

Long Lines, Poor Communications System Decrease Jail Morale, Make Conditions Dangerous

Murphy’s Law: Why Didn’t Chisholm Go After Democrats?
Murphy’s Law

Why Didn’t Chisholm Go After Democrats?

Republicans say the John Doe probe proves bias. So does the federal suit against DA. Are they right?

Murphy’s Law: Recall Effort Targets John Chisholm
Murphy’s Law

Recall Effort Targets John Chisholm

DA targeted by right wingers outraged by John Doe and liberal blacks angered by suspects killed in custody.

Alderman Donovan to honor transit worker fired after helping woman
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Alderman Donovan to honor transit worker fired after helping woman

Alderman Donovan to honor transit worker fired after helping woman

Murphy’s Law: Crystal Ball for 2014
Murphy’s Law

Crystal Ball for 2014

25 predictions that are certain (well, maybe) to come true this year.

Christmas Gifts for Your Favorite Politician

Christmas Gifts for Your Favorite Politician

Here are some last-minute gift ideas for a few Wisconsin pols.

Talk is Cheap on John Doe Probe

Talk is Cheap on John Doe Probe

Are conservatives trying to smear the investigators probing Walker's reelection campaign and third party groups?

The Other Mandela

The Other Mandela

The fundraiser for Rep. Mandela Barnes, just two days before his namesake Nelson Mandela died, had a big turnout.

Plenty of Horne: Marina Will Battle Geenan for Assembly Seat
Plenty of Horne

Marina Will Battle Geenan for Assembly Seat

Dimitrijevic and Geenan are already competing for labor support.

Photo Gallery: 2013 Veterans Day Parade
Photo Gallery

2013 Veterans Day Parade

Politicians, patriotism and marching bands on parade, all captured in our photos.

Plenty of Horne: Four May Run for Richards’ Assembly Seat
Plenty of Horne

Four May Run for Richards’ Assembly Seat

The biggest name: sources say county board chair Marina Dimitrijevic is preparing to run.

Murphy’s Law: Why Governments Never Cooperate With Each Other
Murphy’s Law

Why Governments Never Cooperate With Each Other

Chris Abele seeks to improve efficiency through cooperative ventures with municipal governments. Will the county board resist?

Plenty of Horne: Why We Lost the Marsupial Bridge Swings
Plenty of Horne

Why We Lost the Marsupial Bridge Swings

The city hasn't allocated money to maintain them. Should the nearby Business Improvement District adopt them?

Supervisor Peggy Romo West Says Milwaukee County Board Has Set a Path for Mental Health Redesign of Today
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Supervisor Peggy Romo West Says Milwaukee County Board Has Set a Path for Mental Health Redesign of Today

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has set the course for the significant expansion of mental health programming into the community and the downsizing of the residential units at Milwaukee County's Mental Health Complex, Supervisor Peggy Romo West said today.

Murphy’s Law: David Clarke the False Conservative
Murphy’s Law

David Clarke the False Conservative

Sheriff Clarke claims the right to spend as much as he wants, while the media ignores this and simply reports on his rants.

Plenty of Horne: Brewing as a Conceptual Art
Plenty of Horne

Brewing as a Conceptual Art

Brenner Brewing has a ways to go before it functions as a working brewery. Plus: a fundraiser for the anti-Clarke candidate.

Plenty of Horne: Who Let the Dogs Out?
Plenty of Horne

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Sheriff Clarke grabs canine units from House of Correction, endangering safety of staff, only to be forced to return them.

Supervisor Taylor Criticizes Resolution Limiting Sheriff Clarke’s Public Service Announcements as Nothing More than a Personal Vendetta
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Supervisor Taylor Criticizes Resolution Limiting Sheriff Clarke’s Public Service Announcements as Nothing More than a Personal Vendetta

Supervisor Steve F. Taylor sharply criticized the resolution considered today by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, which aims to limit elected county officials’ ability to use county funds to purchase media commercial time or space in order to place commercials that feature the elected official.

Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen in Support of an Ethics Resolution by Supervisor Patricia Jursik Directing All County Officials to Refrain from Using County Funds to Purchase Commercials
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Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisor David F. Bowen in Support of an Ethics Resolution by Supervisor Patricia Jursik Directing All County Officials to Refrain from Using County Funds to Purchase Commercials

Sheriff David Clarke has instructed his out-of-county and out-of-state pro-gun-lobby supporters to advocate to my office on his behalf.

Murphy’s Law: The Decline of Sheriff Clarke
Murphy’s Law

The Decline of Sheriff Clarke

The weirder and crankier he gets, the more unlikely his reelection.

Committee Tailors Rules to Target Sheriff
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Committee Tailors Rules to Target Sheriff

Ethics rule aimed at Sheriff Clarke is based on hypocritical reasoning

Supervisor David Bowen Says Sheriff Clarke “Destabilizing” House of Correction, Applauds County Board Action
Press Release

Supervisor David Bowen Says Sheriff Clarke “Destabilizing” House of Correction, Applauds County Board Action

Cites Reports of Understaffing, Forced Overtime for Officers and Needless Prisoner Shuffles Between Jail and House

Murphy’s Law: The War Between Steve Schultze and Chris Abele
Murphy’s Law

The War Between Steve Schultze and Chris Abele

County exec tries to undermine county reporter because of his slanted stories.

House Confidential: David Clarke’s Wetland Wonder
House Confidential

David Clarke’s Wetland Wonder

The Sheriff's home sits on a low marsh, hidden by trees, at the very edge of the county, protected by Honeywell Security.

Murphy’s Law: Sheriff Clarke’s New Buddies
Murphy’s Law

Sheriff Clarke’s New Buddies

The conservative lawman and liberal county board have suddenly gotten very friendly. Why?

Friday Photos: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Friday Photos

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown Milwaukee was filled with green this past weekend, from politicians to the hoi polloi.

“Exhibit A” Criticizes the Sheriff
Press Release

“Exhibit A” Criticizes the Sheriff

Supervisor Patricia Jursik condemns Sheriff David Clarke’s name-calling and dishonesty, applauds the County Executive for appointing an interim Superintendent for the House of Correction

County Executive Abele Names House of Correction Superintendent
Press Release

County Executive Abele Names House of Correction Superintendent

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has named Michael Hafemann as the interim Superintendent of the House of Correction (HOC) in Franklin.

Murphy’s Law: Voucher Madness
Murphy’s Law

Voucher Madness

Gov. Walker wants lots more choice schools, except in Republican districts. Why?

Murphy’s Law: County Lobbyists Asleep on the Job?
Murphy’s Law

County Lobbyists Asleep on the Job?

They should be working to get more state funding. But they’re too busy protecting the county board.

Plenty of Horne: Every Politician in Town
Plenty of Horne

Every Politician in Town

Well, not quite, but the City's Birthday Party had a big turnout of politicians and insiders.

Murphy’s Law: America Discovers Sheriff Clarke
Murphy’s Law

America Discovers Sheriff Clarke

Clarke appears on Piers Morgan with Tom Barrett and gets beat up by both Morgan and the mayor.

Back in the News: Sheriff David Clarke
Back in the News

Sheriff David Clarke

His radio ads says he needs the help of armed homeowners, but Clarke has almost nothing to do with combating violent crime.

Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy
Press Release

Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy

Sheriff Clarke’s gun rights diatribe disappointing in the wake of tragedy

Murphy’s Law: Who’s Right in County Budget Battle?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s Right in County Budget Battle?

County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic trashes Abele’s budget. But did she improve it?

Murphy’s Law: Too Many Cops in Milwaukee County?
Murphy’s Law

Too Many Cops in Milwaukee County?

The high cost of a huge sheriff’s budget and 19 local police departments.

Murphy’s Law: The Mighty County Board
Murphy’s Law

The Mighty County Board

A doormat a decade ago, the board is now far more powerful -- much to Chris Abele’s chagrin.

Suburbs Overwhelmingly Want to Reduce Size of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Suburbs Overwhelmingly Want to Reduce Size of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Almost all of Milwaukee County's suburbs had a referendum questions that asked for voter's opinions on reducing the size of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and reducing the position to part-time during Tuesday's election. In every community it was asked, voters overwhelmingly voted to reduce the number and pay of supervisors, but what would that achieve?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Free Bus Rides, Moneyball and Renderings, Crime on Buses Way Down, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

Free Bus Rides, Moneyball and Renderings, Crime on Buses Way Down, and More

Welcome to the fourth installment of Eyes on Milwaukee. This week we take a look at free bus rides for St. Patrick's Day, the idea of applying Moneyball principles to project renderings, how Police Chief Flynn has apparently managed to cut in half the service calls originated from MCTS buses, the notion of a new union for UWM, and more.

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Governor Doyle's announcement that he will not be seeking a third term could send ripples through Milwaukee's political landscape. The most commonly mentioned named Democratic Party members that may run for Governor include, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.

Plenty of Horne: The Other Sheriff Dave
Plenty of Horne

The Other Sheriff Dave

There is another Sheriff Dave just two counties to the south, in Kenosha.

The Roundup: Mequon Turns Voter Away
The Roundup

Mequon Turns Voter Away

The City of Mequon told a local man who tried to register and vote at City Hall last week that he was “too late.”

The Roundup: Pratt’s “Reimbursement” Mystery Money
The Roundup

Pratt’s “Reimbursement” Mystery Money

Acting Mayor Pockets $7,500 with no explanation

The Roundup: No Challenge to Hill Papers
The Roundup

No Challenge to Hill Papers

But Halbrooks says Election Commission’s Extended Hours Helped Opponent

The Roundup: Art Jones Pension better than $100K per year
The Roundup

Art Jones Pension better than $100K per year

Two other Mayoral candidates eligible soon