Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
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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

By - Jan 18th, 2014 12:14 pm

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. This is especially painful in the African American community in Milwaukee County. For the African American community this incident, when combined with countless others, only compounds distrust in the very institutions meant to protect our citizens.

An attempt has been made to transform the killing of Corey Stingley into some sort of no-fault, Good Samaritan homicide. It is as though no one is responsible for the taking of this young boy’s life despite the convergence of a three-man mob descending upon and asphyxiating him.

These men are not heroes. They are killers. A young African American child’s life has been taken and the District Attorney cannot or will not figure out a way to charge these killers. Where is the justice? It is no wonder that the community distrusts the justice system. This is immoral and unfair

After meeting with Chisholm, we were hoping to get a better understanding of why there could not be some sort of negligent homicide charges brought against the three individuals who caused Corey’s death. We left deeply disappointed. Where is the justice?

Until we all – those in Milwaukee County as well as the entire State of Wisconsin – address crucial issues of race and discrimination in our communities, we are doomed to have more incidents like the Corey Stingley homicide.

We offer our sincerest condolences to the Stingley family, and we urge them to pursue federal and civil reviews of this incident.”

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