Ald. Bob Donovan
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Milwaukee needs all hands on deck

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan May 6, 2016

By - May 6th, 2016 01:19 pm

My heart goes out to the innocent young girl shot last night while inside her home near 15th and Meinecke, a victim of criminals who were outside spraying bullets at each other. I pray that she will recover from her wounds, and make a full recovery.

I also offer my support and prayers to the Milwaukee police officer who was shot last night during a foot pursuit with a masked armed robbery suspect on the northwest side. Other officers exchanged fire with the suspect during the incident, and the 38-year-old suspect was killed just a short distance from where the foot pursuit started.

I hear the injured officer – who was wearing body armor that likely saved his life – has been released from the hospital. In my book he is a true hero, and I pray that he will make a full and speedy recovery.

As chair of the Public Safety Committee, I am well aware that our city faces many challenges related to crime and deadly violence. But I am confident that if we work together – elected officials, residents, ministers and pastors, business owners, students and young people – we can put together common sense solutions to address these challenges.

We need an “all hands on deck” approach and attitude to fight our very serious public safety challenges, and I am confident that together we can make that happen.

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3 thoughts on “Milwaukee needs all hands on deck”

  1. Vincent Hanna says:

    This press release sure has a different tone. Bob mellowing after getting crushed by Barrett and barely winning reelection?

  2. MARY GLASS says:

    MAY 7, 2016

    Speaking out for safety matters – prevention and intervention – is a strongly supported stance by Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC to impact the downward spiral of shootings by all who carry and use guns in the public square.

    According to the city of Milwaukee definition for the Public Safety Committee, it is concerned with issues brought forth from the fire, police, health and neighborhood services departments as well as traffic control, emergency medical services and parking. It also licenses alarm businesses and public passenger vehicles and drivers.

    Where are the PEOPLE issues brought to this committee that are rooted in quality of life – Enduring Concentrated Poverty – that drives the uptick of violence and risky behaviors?

    All Hands on Deck is a definite 24/7/365 call for action that demands the hands-on WILL and SUPPORT of citizenship, leadership, partnership and stewardship of the People IN Milwaukee and the guidance of the PS Committee for prevention and intervention public policies.

    Going forward – I strongly add that Chair – Alderman Bob Donovan, Vice Chair – Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Jose G. Perez, Alderman Terry Witkowski and Alderman Cavalier Johnson stick to comments and policies that bring north-south-east-west side Milwaukeeans together – All Hands on Deck – and steer clear of Racial slurs and name calling at ALL times.

    What is the Public Safety Committee first campaign that links the neighborhood-to-neighborhood safety message?

  3. Jim M says:

    Wow, after getting crushed in his bid for Mayor and just barely hanging on to his Council seat, Bar Stool Bob sure sounds like a different person. But as the saying goes, Talk is Cheap.

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