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Plenty of Horne: Chisholm For Governor?
Plenty of Horne

Chisholm For Governor?

Will District Attorney run against Walker? DA's son encourages speculation.

2017 State of the City
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2017 State of the City

As Delivered by Mayor Tom Barrett

Your Right to Know: Public’s Trust Abused on Police Videos
Your Right to Know

Public’s Trust Abused on Police Videos

Flynn, Barrett gave misleading statements on Sylville Smith video, yet it still hasn’t been released.

Mixed Reactions to Charges in Sylville Smith’s Killing

Mixed Reactions to Charges in Sylville Smith’s Killing

DA charges officer Heaggan-Brown. Family and community demand video's release.

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."

Safe & Sound Announces Neighborhood Team Expansion to North Milwaukee Neighborhoods
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Safe & Sound Announces Neighborhood Team Expansion to North Milwaukee Neighborhoods

As with any major expansion, Safe & Sound completed a new fundraising campaign to expand into the new district.

Joint letter to DA John Chisholm
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Joint letter to DA John Chisholm

Joint letter from members of the Common Council to District Attorney Chisholm

Time for DA to release the video footage of MPD fatal shooting
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Time for DA to release the video footage of MPD fatal shooting

Statement of Alderman Michael J. Murphy October 28, 2016

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm endorses Jack Redmond, Hosts Event
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Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm endorses Jack Redmond, Hosts Event

“John Chisholm isn’t just a leader in Milwaukee County law enforcement, he’s also a father and proud Army veteran concerned with our schools, businesses, and neighborhoods being safe and secure.”

After Gov. Walker Threatens District Attorney Offices, Rep. Pocan Calls on DOJ to Ensure Retaliation Not Occur, May Need to Intervene
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After Gov. Walker Threatens District Attorney Offices, Rep. Pocan Calls on DOJ to Ensure Retaliation Not Occur, May Need to Intervene

Walker’s threat follows legitimate inquiries by the Milwaukee County DA into the questionable fundraising connections between the Governor and Wisconsin Club for Growth.

Rep. Mark Spreitzer’s statement on Gov. Walker’s threat
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Rep. Mark Spreitzer’s statement on Gov. Walker’s threat

"Governor Walker should immediately retract his comments."

Offering a Clean Slate

Offering a Clean Slate

Community Re-Entry & Expungement Summit offers to help non-violent felons finds work, housing and opportunity.

District Attorney Election Divided by Race

District Attorney Election Divided by Race

Swanigan won most majority black wards, Chisholm won everywhere else in county.

Op-Ed: ALEC’s Dark Money Game
Op-Ed

ALEC’s Dark Money Game

Eric O'Keefe speaks at ALEC conference, Wisconsin seen as model for the nation.

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?

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.

District Attorney John Chisholm earns support of community leaders, elected officials, labor unions, citizen organizations, and law enforcement groups
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District Attorney John Chisholm earns support of community leaders, elected officials, labor unions, citizen organizations, and law enforcement groups

Chisholm, a veteran of the United States Army, was first elected in 2006 after serving 12 years as an assistant prosecutor, including leading the gun unit.

Senator Tammy Baldwin endorses DA John Chisholm
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Senator Tammy Baldwin endorses DA John Chisholm

Under Chisholm’s leadership, the office of the District Attorney has a 95% conviction rate in homicide cases.

Op-Ed: Thoughts from Philadelphia
Op-Ed

Thoughts from Philadelphia

Crime and justice reform and the 2016 presidential election.

Local Mayors & Village Presidents endorse DA John Chisholm
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Local Mayors & Village Presidents endorse DA John Chisholm

“John Chisholm is an honest, straightforward leader who is totally dedicated to keeping our communities safe,” said Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi.

Plenty of Horne: The John Chisholm Road Show
Plenty of Horne

The John Chisholm Road Show

He discusses his handling of crime, staff turnover and that "partisan witch hunt."

Teachers, janitors, child care providers, health care workers endorse District Attorney John Chisholm for re-election
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Teachers, janitors, child care providers, health care workers endorse District Attorney John Chisholm for re-election

Under Chisholm’s leadership, the office of the District Attorney has a 95% conviction rate in homicide cases.

Every law enforcement group endorses District Attorney John Chisholm for re-election
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Every law enforcement group endorses District Attorney John Chisholm for re-election

“I am honored to receive the support of Milwaukee County’s law enforcement professionals,” said District Attorney John Chisholm.

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.

Sponsored: The Plight of Milwaukee’s War Children
Sponsored

The Plight of Milwaukee’s War Children

Inner city violence creates a war zone for children. We need a solution.

Data Wonk: The Further Adventures of John Doe
Data Wonk

The Further Adventures of John Doe

U.S. Supreme Court signals it might take appeal of decision shutting down John Doe probe.

Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton endorses Milwaukee Co. District Attorney John Chisholm for re-election
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Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton endorses Milwaukee Co. District Attorney John Chisholm for re-election

“I am proud to endorse John Chisholm for another four-year term and look forward to continuing to partner with him in making our neighborhoods safer and stronger,” said Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses John Chisholm for District Attorney
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses John Chisholm for District Attorney

District Attorney Chisholm Will Continue to Fight for a Safe and Just Community

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Endorses John Chisholm for Re-Election as Milwaukee County District Attorney
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Citizen Action of Wisconsin Endorses John Chisholm for Re-Election as Milwaukee County District Attorney

District Attorney Chisholm is a proven leader in criminal justice reform

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.

Building and construction worker groups endorse DA John Chisholm
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Building and construction worker groups endorse DA John Chisholm

“I am humbled and honored to have the support of the thousands of working men and women represented by these important associations who effectively represent the interests of their members,” said Chisholm.

The Honorable Vel Phillips endorses District Attorney John Chisholm
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The Honorable Vel Phillips endorses District Attorney John Chisholm

“John Chisholm has dedicated his career to serving justice, and he has my full support,” said Secretary Vel Phillips,

Congresswoman Gwen Moore endorses Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm
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Congresswoman Gwen Moore endorses Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm

“John Chisholm has worked tirelessly for a decade to keep our community safe and to advocate for sensible criminal justice reform,” said Congresswoman Gwen Moore.

County Executive Chris Abele endorses DA John Chisholm
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County Executive Chris Abele endorses DA John Chisholm

“I am proud to endorse District Attorney John Chisholm,” said County Executive Chris Abele.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett endorses District Attorney John Chisholm
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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett endorses District Attorney John Chisholm

“He is committed to developing and implementing innovative solutions that continue to make our city a safer, stronger community," said Mayor Tom Barrett.

Democratic Party endorses District Attorney John Chisholm
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Democratic Party endorses District Attorney John Chisholm

Under Chisholm’s leadership, the office of the District Attorney has a 95% conviction rate in homicide cases.

Plenty of Horne: Big Plans for West Side Unveiled
Plenty of Horne

Big Plans for West Side Unveiled

Plan envisions public market and major grocery, movie theater and indoor sports complex.

Back in the News: Chisholm Challenger Skips Debate
Back in the News

Chisholm Challenger Skips Debate

Verona Swanigan objects to moderator and drops out of debate with DA John Chisholm.

Milwaukee County District Attorney Debate has been Canceled for June 29, 2016
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Milwaukee County District Attorney Debate has been Canceled for June 29, 2016

Milwaukee County District Attorney, John Chisholm, will speak during the Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee meeting on July 27, 2016.

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?

Iron Workers Endorse Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm for Re-Election
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Iron Workers Endorse Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm for Re-Election

Under Chisholm’s leadership, the office of the District Attorney has a 95% conviction rate in homicide cases.

Milwaukee County District Attorney Debate hosted by Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee
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Milwaukee County District Attorney Debate hosted by Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee

The debate will be held on June 29, 2016 at 11:45 AM on the 3rd Floor of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center.

Sheriffs’ Associations Endorse John Chisholm for Re-Election as Milwaukee County District Attorney
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Sheriffs’ Associations Endorse John Chisholm for Re-Election as Milwaukee County District Attorney

Under Chisholm’s leadership, the office of the District Attorney has a 95% conviction rate in homicide cases.

Herb Kohl endorses Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm for re-election
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Herb Kohl endorses Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm for re-election

“John Chisholm has proven to be an innovative and effective leader as District Attorney,” said Senator Kohl.

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: The Plot Thickens In John Doe
Murphy’s Law

The Plot Thickens In John Doe

Did State Supreme Court try to sabotage appeal of its Doe ruling to US Supreme Court?

Data Wonk: Did John Doe Threaten High Court?
Data Wonk

Did John Doe Threaten High Court?

Two Supreme court justices were deeply implicated in probe, yet voted to shut it down.

DA candidate represented landlord in 296 eviction cases
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DA candidate represented landlord in 296 eviction cases

Crime Should Be “Number One” Issue

Crime Should Be “Number One” Issue

Panel of experts discusses research on racial inequality and violence in urban areas.

Milwaukee County to Participate in Denim Day 2016
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Milwaukee County to Participate in Denim Day 2016

County employees are encouraged to wear denim to work today and to share photos on social media.

Data Wonk: John Doe Controversy Gets Even Stranger
Data Wonk

John Doe Controversy Gets Even Stranger

Judge Lynn Adelman seemed mystified by attorneys for both sides in suit against John Chisholm.

Milwaukee DA John Chisholm Announces Re-election Bid
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Milwaukee DA John Chisholm Announces Re-election Bid

The District Attorney’s office under Chisholm’s leadership has been instrumental in establishing many initiatives that not only take violent offenders off the streets, but also reduce crime.

Statement on Special Prosecutor to Investigate Supervisor John Weishan
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Statement on Special Prosecutor to Investigate Supervisor John Weishan

The complaint alleges that Supervisor Weishan falsified numerous nomination petitions filed with the Milwaukee County Elections Commission.

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.

Data Wonk: Have Anti-John Doe Forces Blundered?

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $50

Data Wonk: Have Anti-John Doe Forces Blundered?
Data Wonk

Have Anti-John Doe Forces Blundered?

They could open door to federal court questioning state Supreme Court’s shutdown of Doe probe.

Data Wonk: The Curious Case of Brad Schimel
Data Wonk

The Curious Case of Brad Schimel

Why has Attorney General suddenly entered John Doe controversy?

Plenty of Horne: City Birthday Party All About Dining
Plenty of Horne

City Birthday Party All About Dining

Politicians and candidate hopefuls mix with winners of dining awards.

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Huge turnout at listening session, many call for civil rights investigation of MPD's "patterns and practices."

How Community Prosecutors Prevent Crime

How Community Prosecutors Prevent Crime

Special unit focuses on collaborating with community and crime prevention.

3 DA’s Appeal John Doe
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3 DA’s Appeal John Doe

“This is great news for anyone who is concerned about money in politics,” said Matt Rothschild, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

Board Makes the Right Decision to Not Fund John Doe II Appeal
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Board Makes the Right Decision to Not Fund John Doe II Appeal

Minority Group of Supervisors Successfully Blocks Funding Proposal

Chairman Lipscomb Says John Doe Probe Resolution Unnecessary
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Chairman Lipscomb Says John Doe Probe Resolution Unnecessary

The County Board Has No Role in Decision on Appeal

Supervisors Weishan, Jursik, Introduce Resolution Supporting “John Doe II”
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Supervisors Weishan, Jursik, Introduce Resolution Supporting “John Doe II”

Measure Calls for Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

Chisholm Considering Appeal of John Doe Ruling

Chisholm Considering Appeal of John Doe Ruling

Four DAs discussing whether to appeal state high court decision to U.S. Supreme Court.

Data Wonk: Why John Doe Won’t Die
Data Wonk

Why John Doe Won’t Die

The court cases haven’t ended. Will U.S. Supreme Court take the case?

Murphy’s Law: “The NRA’s Vision for America is Anarchy.”
Murphy’s Law

“The NRA’s Vision for America is Anarchy.”

Chief Flynn say legislature’s “insane” concealed carry law causes crime and threatens police safety.

Will Any DA Appeal High Court John Doe Ruling?

Will Any DA Appeal High Court John Doe Ruling?

Court “fires” chief prosecutor, Democracy Campaign calls on other prosecutors to appeal decision

Vel Phillips denies encouraging local lawyer to run for Milwaukee County DA
Democrat challenging John Chisholm has uphill battle
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Democrat challenging John Chisholm has uphill battle

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm endorses Gwen Connolly for Judge
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Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm endorses Gwen Connolly for Judge

“She will be a fierce advocate for the rights of Milwaukee County residents,” said Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.

Murphy’s Law: The Revenge of Scott Walker?
Murphy’s Law

The Revenge of Scott Walker?

Law killing John Doe law assures no more such probes targeting him. But was reform needed?

Corey Stingley’s family files wrongful-death suit in teen’s killing
Data Wonk: Why Was Cindy Archer Lawsuit Pursued?
Data Wonk

Why Was Cindy Archer Lawsuit Pursued?

It’s certainly not helping conservatives who filed it. Another John Doe mystery.

Data Wonk: The Mysterious Silence of John Chisholm
Data Wonk

The Mysterious Silence of John Chisholm

His unwillingness to answer challenges to John Doe raises questions.

Walker Obstructed Probe of Missing Veterans Funds?

Walker Obstructed Probe of Missing Veterans Funds?

In newly unsealed records, investigators say then-county exec was uncooperative, triggering first John Doe.

Report says former officer reportedly made threats before suicide
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Report says former officer reportedly made threats before suicide

Did Doe Investigators Trash the Rule of Law?

Did Doe Investigators Trash the Rule of Law?

National Review and Fox News run stories about "fascist midnight raids." Are they right?

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: Shirley Abrahamson Against the World
Murphy’s Law

Shirley Abrahamson Against the World

Chief Justice’s fight against a constitutional change to demote her is a minor issue. So why such a juicy battle involving so many conservatives?

Murphy’s Law: John Doe Supported by Many Republicans
Murphy’s Law

John Doe Supported by Many Republicans

Supreme Court candidate James Daley was among many GOP judges and prosecutors involved in alleged "partisan witch hunt."

Plenty of Horne: High Court Candidates Blast Each Other
Plenty of Horne

High Court Candidates Blast Each Other

Challenger James Daley calls incumbent Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley a liberal, while she cites Republican Party functions he attends.

Murphy’s Law: Does “Broken Windows” Theory Hurt Milwaukee?
Murphy’s Law

Does “Broken Windows” Theory Hurt Milwaukee?

Police Chief Ed Flynn is one of the foremost practitioners of aggressive policing getting national criticism.

Murphy’s Law: Who Is Funding the Anti-Streetcar Effort?
Murphy’s Law

Who Is Funding the Anti-Streetcar Effort?

Ald. Bauman and others are certain that dark money is pouring in for this, which streetcar opponents deny.

Plenty of Horne: Anti-Chisholm Candidate Fails to Get On Ballot
Plenty of Horne

Anti-Chisholm Candidate Fails to Get On Ballot

Monique Taylor sought open county supervisor seat to run against Gwen Moore’s son, but didn’t get enough signatures.

The Story Behind the Streetcar Referendum

The Story Behind the Streetcar Referendum

Conservatives from outside Milwaukee hope to join forces with black city residents to oppose the streetcar.

The State of Politics: Top Ten Stories of the Year
The State of Politics

Top Ten Stories of the Year

Which had the most impact on Wisconsin? The envelope, please.

Back in the News: Chisholm Decision Triggers Controversy
Back in the News

Chisholm Decision Triggers Controversy

DA decides not to charge officer who killed mentally ill man, leaving community divided over issue.

Rep. Taylor’s statement on Dontre Hamilton Case
Press Release

Rep. Taylor’s statement on Dontre Hamilton Case

"Our new law also requires that when no charging decisions are issued following an officer-involved death, the criminal report must be released to the public."

Rep. Gwen Moore on Decision to Not File Charges in Dontre Hamilton Shooting
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Rep. Gwen Moore on Decision to Not File Charges in Dontre Hamilton Shooting

"It is paramount that we channel our collective grief and frustration in a constructive manner."

Supervisor David Bowen Questions Hamilton Decision
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Supervisor David Bowen Questions Hamilton Decision

Says 14 Shots “Excessive,” Urges Community to Stand Firm Against Injustice

Hamilton shooting a tragedy all around, but war on cops needs to end
Press Release

Hamilton shooting a tragedy all around, but war on cops needs to end

Police aren’t the problem, they’re part of the solution

Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on DA Decision in Police Shooting of Dontre Hamilton
Press Release

Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on DA Decision in Police Shooting of Dontre Hamilton

Statement from Chris Ahmuty, ACLU of Wisconsin Executive Director

Milwaukee Stories: “I have no trust in the judicial system.”
Milwaukee Stories

“I have no trust in the judicial system.”

Lu Ann Will's mentally-ill son was shot by police answering her call for help. She still doesn't understand how it happened.

Washington Park Neighborhood and MPD Awarded National MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award
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Washington Park Neighborhood and MPD Awarded National MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award

Mobilizing Residents/Partnerships leads to improved neighborhood safety

District Attorney watches while the City of Milwaukee implodes
Press Release

District Attorney watches while the City of Milwaukee implodes

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. November 11, 2014

Data Wonk: The Assault on Wisconsin’s Campaign Laws
Data Wonk

The Assault on Wisconsin’s Campaign Laws

Given higher court’s slap-down of Judge Randa’s decisions overthrowing Wisconsin laws, just where does the law now stand?

Executive Order, Keystone: No on the pipeline, yes on the cops
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Executive Order, Keystone: No on the pipeline, yes on the cops

Press release from the Red Arnold campaign

Data Wonk: Why the Appeals Court Slapped Down Conservatives
Data Wonk

Why the Appeals Court Slapped Down Conservatives

In John Doe case, the Republican-leaning court tossed out 7 suits against John Chisholm, and chastised Judge Randa. Why?

And yes, the jury got it wrong with acquittal of suspected killer
Press Release

And yes, the jury got it wrong with acquittal of suspected killer

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan

Milwaukee Legislators Pledge Further Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking
Press Release

Milwaukee Legislators Pledge Further Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking

Press Release from State Representative LaTonya Johnson, State Representative Evan Goyke, and State Senator Nikiya Harris-Dodd.

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?

Milwaukee County Deadbeat Dad Arrested in California
Press Release

Milwaukee County Deadbeat Dad Arrested in California

Raul Cardona Owes His Children $250,000

An Open Letter to Milwaukee Talk Radio
Press Release

An Open Letter to Milwaukee Talk Radio

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

John Doe Probe is Not About Good vs. Bad

John Doe Probe is Not About Good vs. Bad

It's really a legal issue that courts must settle: can campaigns coordinate with outside advocacy groups?

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.

Data Wonk: Supreme Court May Disappoint Conservatives
Data Wonk

Supreme Court May Disappoint Conservatives

Their past decisions may force them to rule against those appealing the John Doe investigation.

Murphy’s Law: How Conservatives Screwed Walker
Murphy’s Law

How Conservatives Screwed Walker

They supported releasing damaging Doe documents because they have bigger goals than Walker’s reelection.

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.

Murphy’s Law: Why Walker Has Split With Conservatives
Murphy’s Law

Why Walker Has Split With Conservatives

He’s at odds with the right-wing and Wall Street Journal over John Doe probe. But why?

Police-involved shooting discussion will be a forum for community concerns
Press Release

Police-involved shooting discussion will be a forum for community concerns

Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. will host a public forum tomorrow for members of the community to express their concerns and learn about the new state-mandated process for investigating incidents like the police-involved shooting of a mentally ill man in Red Arrow Park last month.

Alderman Davis plans discussion on process that follows police-involved deaths
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Alderman Davis plans discussion on process that follows police-involved deaths

Sensing growing discontent with the investigation into the police-involved shooting of a mentally ill man in Red Arrow Park, Milwaukee Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. said he will host a discussion with prominent law enforcement officials .

Murphy’s Law: Attorneys Rush to Chisholm’s Defense
Murphy’s Law

Attorneys Rush to Chisholm’s Defense

Worried about possible recall, they plan fundraiser for the DA. But will it help him?

Back in the News: More Evidence John Doe is Bipartisan
Back in the News

More Evidence John Doe is Bipartisan

Court filings release more information showing investigation of Walker and conservative groups is not partisan.

The March To Stop Violence

The March To Stop Violence

Rain didn't stop last weekend's march across the 16th Viaduct.

Murphy’s Law: Dan Bice’s Role in the John Doe
Murphy’s Law

Dan Bice’s Role in the John Doe

What did he know, when did he know it, and how has he affected the probe of Scott Walker?

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: Walker’s Sweet Revenge Against John Doe Prosecutors
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Sweet Revenge Against John Doe Prosecutors

Walker’s office gets to choose the attorneys defending John Chisholm and company from a federal suit.

Murphy’s Law: The Wrath of Eric O’Keefe
Murphy’s Law

The Wrath of Eric O’Keefe

He’s under investigation in John Doe II but turning the tables on the District Attorney and making him sweat.

15th Aldermanic Candidate Hopeful Monique Taylor Aligned With Right Wing Organization Center For Responsible Government (CRG)
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15th Aldermanic Candidate Hopeful Monique Taylor Aligned With Right Wing Organization Center For Responsible Government (CRG)

FROM KINGFISHMKE.COM…. The left side sees Republican Gov. Scott Walker as the devil. The right side sees the same in President Barack Obama. But there is one thing they can agree on: Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has got to go. “What we have here is people with a common cause, that feel that together we are strong,” community […]

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.

Murphy’s Law: John Doe II Is Anything But Partisan
Murphy’s Law

John Doe II Is Anything But Partisan

Scott Walker’s defenders call the probe a partisan witch hunt. But newly released court documents say otherwise.

Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisors Khalif Rainey and Russell Stamper II on the Killing of Corey Stingley
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Statement of Milwaukee County Supervisors Khalif Rainey and Russell Stamper II on the Killing of Corey Stingley

Corey Stingley’s homicide and the failure of District Attorney John Chisholm to press charges against his killers is a loss for the entire community, and we as a community are hurting

Plenty of Horne: Campaign Season Kicks Off
Plenty of Horne

Campaign Season Kicks Off

Politicos flock to Jon Richards fundraiser, and judicial candidate Janet C. Protasiewicz's event.

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?

Plenty of Horne: Amtrak to Chicago Will Go Wireless
Plenty of Horne

Amtrak to Chicago Will Go Wireless

Finally, the line will get Wi-Fi (we hope), but Milwaukee's Amtrak station still lacks it.

Mayor urges Alderman Donovan to run for DA
Press Release

Mayor urges Alderman Donovan to run for DA

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan October 10, 2013

Targeting South Side Crime

Targeting South Side Crime

Police department is increasing foot and and squad car patrols to combat summer crime on South Side.

Op-Ed: Why Dan Bice Should Resign
Op-Ed

Why Dan Bice Should Resign

The Journal Sentinel columnist’s coverage of John Doe probe is a case study in journalistic malfeasance.

Murphy’s Law: Bail Bond Bill Will Create Debtor’s Prisons
Murphy’s Law

Bail Bond Bill Will Create Debtor’s Prisons

Why are Republicans pushing a bill opposed almost unanimously by criminal justice professionals?

Murphy’s Law: Who’s the Conservative for Circuit Judge?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s the Conservative for Circuit Judge?

The race between Rebecca Bradley and Janet Protasiewicz is hard to call.

Murphy’s Law: Sykes’ Suspicious Smokescreen
Murphy’s Law

Sykes’ Suspicious Smokescreen

Charlie Sykes uses anonymous interview to claim the “family” putting up voter fraud billboards fears for its safety.

Murphy’s Law: The public is “understandably horrified.”
Murphy’s Law

The public is “understandably horrified.”

Chief Flynn frankly discusses the death of Derek Williams in police custody.

Murphy’s Law: Should Chief Flynn Resign?
Murphy’s Law

Should Chief Flynn Resign?

The city is divided over the chief. But is it all his fault?

Citizens still waiting for answers about illegal strip searches
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Citizens still waiting for answers about illegal strip searches

Other Council members and I have recently been directing our efforts toward learning more about the tragic death in police custody of Derek Williams, and seeking justice for him.

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.

How will Milwaukee Police Department handle extra work?
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How will Milwaukee Police Department handle extra work?

I’m disappointed the Mayor didn’t find it necessary to brief more Council members on his plans.

A City At Risk?

A City At Risk?

"The community's less safe," says District Attorney John Chisholm, because of staff cuts.

DCD’s Rocky Marcoux is cleared by DA’s Office
Press Release

DCD’s Rocky Marcoux is cleared by DA’s Office

Today I received correspondence from the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, notifying me that the investigation of my inquiry into possible criminal wrongdoing on the part of Commissioner Rocky Marcoux of the Department of City Development had been completed.

We need a real public safety strategy, not another street roll call
Press Release

We need a real public safety strategy, not another street roll call

We need to fill the MPD officer vacancies and create a real public safety strategy for Milwaukee.

Murphy’s Law: Why Photo ID is Dead
Murphy’s Law

Why Photo ID is Dead

The Republican law will never become legal, because of Wisconsin’s unique constitution

Nearly One Gun Crime Per Household in West Milwaukee

Nearly One Gun Crime Per Household in West Milwaukee

The Village of West Milwaukee has a population of 4,201 people according to the 2000 census, which translates into 2,059 households.

Plenty of Horne: Doyle at Milwaukee Evers GIg
Plenty of Horne

Doyle at Milwaukee Evers GIg

Governor Jim Doyle was in Milwaukee yesterday.

Plenty of Horne: Doyle to Taste Good Life of Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

Doyle to Taste Good Life of Milwaukee

Governor James Doyle will be in Milwaukee on Thursday, October 5th to attend a fundraiser on his behalf to be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Good Life.

Plenty of Horne: Doyle, Gard in University Club Sandwich
Plenty of Horne

Doyle, Gard in University Club Sandwich

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