U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
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Congressman Sensenbrenner: Milwaukee Loses Out on Federal Crime Assistance Due to Sanctuary Status

Under the new DOJ program, consultants will work with local law enforcement officials to help develop new ways to fight violent crime in 12 cities with exceedingly high crime rates.

By - Jun 21st, 2017 04:36 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released a statement in response to Milwaukee’s missed opportunity to work with Attorney General Sessions and a new U.S. Justice Department program aimed at curbing violent crime, drug trafficking, and gang violence.

Under the new DOJ program, consultants will work with local law enforcement officials to help develop new ways to fight violent crime in 12 cities with exceedingly high crime rates. Although Milwaukee has one of the highest crime rates in the nation, it was not chosen for the program due to its status as a sanctuary city.

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Milwaukee has one of the highest crime rates in the country, yet it was overlooked for an opportunity to receive assistance under this new DOJ program because of city leaders who want to put politics before the safety of their citizens. Milwaukee residents deserve better – they deserve leaders who will stand up for them rather than political interests. If Milwaukee rescinds its sanctuary status, it will be eligible for consideration in the next round of cities.”

Cities chosen for the program include: Birmingham, AL; Indianapolis, IN; Toledo, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Houston, TX; Buffalo, NY; Memphis, TN; Baton Rouge, LA; Jackson, TN; Kansas City, MO; Lansing, MI; and Springfield, IL. The program is expected to expand to include additional cities later this year.

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2 thoughts on “Congressman Sensenbrenner: Milwaukee Loses Out on Federal Crime Assistance Due to Sanctuary Status”

  1. Rita Brunkow says:

    ….croaked the neoliberalist toad as he settled back as he safely buried himself under the detritus to watch the world burn.

  2. Win Thrall says:

    The Republicans excel in their deep lack of compassion for others.

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