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Beyond Sherman Park

Beyond Sherman Park

Community takes stock of central city a year after unrest. Discussion to air on PBS Aug. 10

A Call For Proactive Community-based Violence Prevention

A Call For Proactive Community-based Violence Prevention

In 2017, there have been 66 homicides in Milwaukee.

US Rep. Moore Reintroduces Bill to Prevent Violent Altercations Between Police & Civilians
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US Rep. Moore Reintroduces Bill to Prevent Violent Altercations Between Police & Civilians

"As summer begins and temperatures rise, as do tensions between communities and the law enforcement officials sworn to protect them."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Black Caucus’ Statement On Verdict In Heaggan-Brown Trial
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Black Caucus’ Statement On Verdict In Heaggan-Brown Trial

"The Black Caucus of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin supports the calls for peace, requested by the family of Sylville Smith."

Black Leaders React to Smith Verdict

Black Leaders React to Smith Verdict

Calling for peace after acquittal of officer who shot Sylville Smith.

Rep. Bowen: Statement on verdict in Heaggan-Brown trial
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Rep. Bowen: Statement on verdict in Heaggan-Brown trial

“The second shot was clearly unjustified on video with Mr. Smith on his back with his hands in clear view."

Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Verdict in Fatal Shooting of Sylville Smith
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Sen. LaTonya Johnson Statement on Verdict in Fatal Shooting of Sylville Smith

"Today, I urge Milwaukee to support Sylville’s family by remembering his life through peaceful, non-violent acts that strengthen our community."

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Bank for Sherman Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Bank for Sherman Park

BMO Harris "smart branch" will replace bank damaged in August unrest.

Sherman Park Residents Bash Station Owner

Sherman Park Residents Bash Station Owner

Some favor rebuild of gas station. But many point to longtime problems.

Portraits of 28 Zip Codes

Portraits of 28 Zip Codes

ZIP MKE photography show has hundreds of portraits, people in every zip code.

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.

Charges against former officer Heaggan-Brown are the right call
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Charges against former officer Heaggan-Brown are the right call

December 15, 2016 Statement of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

A step forward for justice in the shooting death of Sylville Smith
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A step forward for justice in the shooting death of Sylville Smith

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey December 15, 2016

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."

Can Non-Profits Make a Difference?

Can Non-Profits Make a Difference?

They've grown locally from 824 to 2,333 since 1989. Expert urges focus on social change.

Learning From Cincinnati’s Police Reform

Learning From Cincinnati’s Police Reform

Can its collaborative, community-oriented approach be a model for Milwaukee?

Bar Exam: Eastsider, Scene of the Crime?
Bar Exam

Eastsider, Scene of the Crime?

Tiny historic tavern is where police officer drank with patron he allegedly later raped.

Your Right to Know: Public Must See Police Shooting Videos
Your Right to Know

Public Must See Police Shooting Videos

There’s no reason to delay release of videos of killings of Jay Anderson in Wauwatosa, Sylville Smith in Milwaukee.

Op-Ed: More Police Is Not the Answer
Op-Ed

More Police Is Not the Answer

Better trained police — and spending on services for under-served neighborhoods — is a better approach.

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

Release of Sylville Smith police video needed to bring peace to Sherman Park
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Release of Sylville Smith police video needed to bring peace to Sherman Park

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey October 28, 2016

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

Back in the News: Sylville Smith’s Killer Charged With Sex Assault
Back in the News

Sylville Smith’s Killer Charged With Sex Assault

Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown's fatal shooting of Smith had set off near-riot in city.

Citizens Condemn Proposal for More Cops

Citizens Condemn Proposal for More Cops

Different practices, not more police needed, community groups tell aldermen at city hearing.

New Grassroots Organization Launches Photographic Experiment in Milwaukee
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New Grassroots Organization Launches Photographic Experiment in Milwaukee

ZIP MKE Plans to Crowdsource Photos From All 27 Zip Codes

Ald. Coggs introduces file to generate discussion of Sylville Smith case
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Ald. Coggs introduces file to generate discussion of Sylville Smith case

The death of Mr. Smith, 23, sparked civil unrest and prompted an emergency curfew order for those under age 18.

Brostoff Arrest Raises Questions

Brostoff Arrest Raises Questions

State rep says police focus must change; Police say Ald. Rainey asked them to be there.

Did State Create Jobs in Sherman Park?

Did State Create Jobs in Sherman Park?

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp says 483 jobs created, critics say it's zero.

Op-Ed: Is Sherman Park Still Burning?
Op-Ed

Is Sherman Park Still Burning?

Yes, but not in the way you might think.

State Rep. David Bowen & State Rep. Evan Goyke Call on the United States Department of Justice to Take Over the Investigation into the Shooting of Sylville Smith
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State Rep. David Bowen & State Rep. Evan Goyke Call on the United States Department of Justice to Take Over the Investigation into the Shooting of Sylville Smith

“It is crucial that trust be restored to the relationship between the public and law enforcement,” said Rep. David Bowen

Murphy’s Law: Sylville Smith Probe Looks Suspicious
Murphy’s Law

Sylville Smith Probe Looks Suspicious

AG Brad Schimel’s links to Milwaukee Police raise questions about his investigation.

Op-Ed: City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated
Op-Ed

City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated

As Ald. Rainey has argued, racism led to violent uprising.

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.

MPD and DA must vigorously pursue charges following threats to officer
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MPD and DA must vigorously pursue charges following threats to officer

Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan August 17, 2016

Murphy’s Law: Role Of Police Questioned in Unrest
Murphy’s Law

Role Of Police Questioned in Unrest

Was violence a reaction to years of mistreatment by police?

Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on Sherman Park Incidents, Calls for Immediate Release of Video Footage
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Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on Sherman Park Incidents, Calls for Immediate Release of Video Footage

"The ACLU of Wisconsin urges local leaders to heed the cries for solace, help, and change from residents, young and old."