Two more shootings – when will Milwaukee wake up?
Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan February 20, 2017
If I sound a bit frustrated in this statement, it is because I am.
While visiting friends in Texas, I was informed of two shootings in my district. According to police, each of the shootings appears to be related to drug and gang activity.
So what else is new?
Numerous shootings and homicides – and car thefts – yet our public safety plan has been gathering dust on the shelf. It is a common sense plan, but apparently it’s not politically correct. I’m told we are waiting for another safety plan from the Office of Violence Prevention that will be launched this summer.
Milwaukee used to have an “Office of Violence Prevention” — called the Milwaukee Police Department.
Milwaukee is great at holding workshops and fairs and seminars, but nothing seems to result from them. Until our city fathers have the guts and determination to make the tough decisions (and take the tough actions that are needed), I see no reason to have any optimism that things will change for the better.
The criminals love political correctness – to them it signals open season, and “time to get busy.”
When will we recognize the difference between activity and results?
Press Releases by Bob Donovan
Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan March 27, 2017
Joint news release from Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Tony Zielinski
Landlord allegedly knew widespread illegal activities were taking place
The grant will help continued funding for surveillance cameras monitoring business and residential areas.