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.”
MILWAUKEE – Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee), who grew up in the Sherman Park neighborhood and understands the value of the park to the community, released the following statement calling on Sheriff David Clarke to reopen Sherman Park:
“Less than two months ago, the sheriff denied requests to have deputies patrol Sherman Park, saying the park is ‘the safest place’ in the area.
“Eliminating public access to Sherman Park, the safest part of the neighborhood according to the sheriff, has been an unnecessary and potentially provocative measure during an incredibly sensitive time. It is time for the sheriff to reverse his poor decision and restore full public access to Sherman Park.”
Press Releases by David Bowen
"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."
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Governor Walker made comments that he is willing to work with Milwaukee elected officials on a local juvenile corrections facility.
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"What the whole state needs to hear. That Black Lives must matter and those who advocate for them need this community’s support too."