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Murphy’s Law: The Mystery of Flynn Vs. Regan
Murphy’s Law

The Mystery of Flynn Vs. Regan

Is the police chief or Fire & Police boss guilty of official misconduct?

Ed Flynn Looks Back — And Ahead

Ed Flynn Looks Back — And Ahead

The Common Council, he says, was a “little like middle school.”

Community Groups Want Say On Police Chief

Community Groups Want Say On Police Chief

In search for new chief, pushing for a candidate committed to community relations.

Murphy’s Law: 22% of City Workers Live in Suburbs
Murphy’s Law

22% of City Workers Live in Suburbs

Nearly 1,000 workers have left city since state ended residency rule.

Town Hall Meetings Discuss Police Reforms

Town Hall Meetings Discuss Police Reforms

Fire and Police Commission seeks community responses to federal study of Milwaukee Police.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How a Great Documentary Was Made
Eyes on Milwaukee

How a Great Documentary Was Made

Milwaukee Film Fest favorite explores the shooting of Dontre Hamilton. How was it made?

Record-breaking Milwaukee Film Festival Attendance; 9% Increase to 84,702
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Record-breaking Milwaukee Film Festival Attendance; 9% Increase to 84,702

The Blood is at the Doorstep wins Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award

Walker Out of Bounds on NFL Protests: Violence is Violence
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Walker Out of Bounds on NFL Protests: Violence is Violence

Wisconsin Governor Thinks He Should Decide What NFL Players’ Priorities Should Be

5 Films to See at Milwaukee Film Festival

5 Films to See at Milwaukee Film Festival

Don't miss these 5 films, including one that will hit particularly close to home.

Laughter, Inspiration, & Cocktails: Milwaukee Film Reveals Spotlight Presentations
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Laughter, Inspiration, & Cocktails: Milwaukee Film Reveals Spotlight Presentations

Director and subjects set to attend inspiring Opening Night film STUMPED. U.S. Premiere scheduled for documentary celebrating creative cocktails, Schumann’s Bar Talks.

Milwaukee Film Announces Full Lineup of Cream City Cinema Program
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Milwaukee Film Announces Full Lineup of Cream City Cinema Program

Popular annual program supports local filmmakers with $12,500 in cash prizes to be awarded. WebsterX, The Fatty Acids, and IshDARR music videos to be a part of shorts showcase

US Rep. Moore Reintroduces Bill to Prevent Violent Altercations Between Police & Civilians
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US Rep. Moore Reintroduces Bill to Prevent Violent Altercations Between Police & Civilians

"As summer begins and temperatures rise, as do tensions between communities and the law enforcement officials sworn to protect them."

Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Legislators, community leaders call on Gov. Walker to remove sheriff from office.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sparks Fly Over Hamilton Settlement
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sparks Fly Over Hamilton Settlement

Council approves $2.3 million settlement, but black aldermen debate Donovan.

Safe Zones Project Sees Success

Safe Zones Project Sees Success

Community policing helped homicides, shootings decline in two neighborhoods.

Mixed Reactions to Charges in Sylville Smith’s Killing

Mixed Reactions to Charges in Sylville Smith’s Killing

DA charges officer Heaggan-Brown. Family and community demand video's release.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund for Individual Artists Suitcase Export Fund Launches Fourteenth Funding Cycle
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The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund for Individual Artists Suitcase Export Fund Launches Fourteenth Funding Cycle

The Fund contributes to the creative health of the region by supporting local artists at all career stages.

Learning From Cincinnati’s Police Reform

Learning From Cincinnati’s Police Reform

Can its collaborative, community-oriented approach be a model for Milwaukee?

Murphy’s Law: Sylville Smith Probe Looks Suspicious
Murphy’s Law

Sylville Smith Probe Looks Suspicious

AG Brad Schimel’s links to Milwaukee Police raise questions about his investigation.

Op-Ed: City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated
Op-Ed

City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated

As Ald. Rainey has argued, racism led to violent uprising.

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Poverty, segregation, racial profiling by police all led to explosion, they note.

Murphy’s Law: Role Of Police Questioned in Unrest
Murphy’s Law

Role Of Police Questioned in Unrest

Was violence a reaction to years of mistreatment by police?

Rep. Bowen addresses the upcoming “Blue Day Rally” and the necessity of police accountability in the community
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Rep. Bowen addresses the upcoming “Blue Day Rally” and the necessity of police accountability in the community

"What the whole state needs to hear. That Black Lives must matter and those who advocate for them need this community’s support too."

Murphy’s Law: Can Chisholm Be Beaten?
Murphy’s Law

Can Chisholm Be Beaten?

The DA pleads for help as dark money from outside the county blasts him.

Black Residents Talk About Police Misconduct

Black Residents Talk About Police Misconduct

Demands for accountability at listening session of county Office of African American Affairs.

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson Announces Call to Action Regarding Recent Unarmed Victims of Police Shootings
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Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson Announces Call to Action Regarding Recent Unarmed Victims of Police Shootings

Black Men in Milwaukee County Are At Risk; We Must Act Now

Bill to Prevent Tragedies Between Police and Communities They Serve
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Bill to Prevent Tragedies Between Police and Communities They Serve

Today, Congresswoman Moore released the following statement

Crowd Gathers for Justice, Better Policing

Crowd Gathers for Justice, Better Policing

Two years after Dontre Hamilton’s death, his family and supporters march to demand changes.

Murphy’s Law: Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?
Murphy’s Law

Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?

Race could be wide open and Ashanti Hamilton might have surprising supporters.

Youth Tell DOJ About Police Abuse

Youth Tell DOJ About Police Abuse

Department of Justice listening sessions here suggest Milwaukee has problems.

Murphy’s Law: Did Democratic Debate Help Milwaukee?
Murphy’s Law

Did Democratic Debate Help Milwaukee?

And did Clinton or Sanders win? Morning-after reflections.

Mental Health: A Community Conversation
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Mental Health: A Community Conversation

I’ve heard from many citizens with questions and concerns about mental health services in Milwaukee.

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Huge turnout at listening session, many call for civil rights investigation of MPD's "patterns and practices."

County Will Allow Politics in Parks

County Will Allow Politics in Parks

“Bizarre” ban on political activity had restricted free speech for more than a decade.

Nate Hamilton Still Fighting for Justice

Nate Hamilton Still Fighting for Justice

Brother of Dontre Hamilton, who was killed by a cop, has created the Coalition for Justice.

Omnibus Provides Much Needed Support for Students, Police, and Businesses
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Omnibus Provides Much Needed Support for Students, Police, and Businesses

In response to the passage of the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement:

U.S. Rep. Moore Welcomes DOJ Investigation of Milwaukee PD
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U.S. Rep. Moore Welcomes DOJ Investigation of Milwaukee PD

In response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement that it will launch a collaborative reform initiative with the Milwaukee Police Department, Congresswoman Moore released the following statement:

Rep. Bowen statement on arrest of peaceful protesters at Milwaukee City/County Christmas Tree Lighting
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Rep. Bowen statement on arrest of peaceful protesters at Milwaukee City/County Christmas Tree Lighting

"Not one more penny of taxpayer money should be used to prosecute them."

Democrat challenging John Chisholm has uphill battle
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Democrat challenging John Chisholm has uphill battle

Murphy’s Law: GOP Circus Puts Spotlight on Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

GOP Circus Puts Spotlight on Milwaukee

Protestors protested as Republican presidential candidates debated. So who won?

DOJ Closes Review Into the Death of Dontre Hamilton
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DOJ Closes Review Into the Death of Dontre Hamilton

“As a mother to two young Black men, I am especially saddened by the Department of Justice’s decision not to bring criminal civil rights charges against Officer Christopher Manney.”

Profile: MaryNell Regan on the Hot Seat
Profile

MaryNell Regan on the Hot Seat

New head of embattled Fire & Police Commission wants to allow more community input into its decisions.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Attracts 70,885 Attendees for a 10% Increase Over 2014
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Attracts 70,885 Attendees for a 10% Increase Over 2014

The Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award for feature film goes to Romeo is Bleeding

Milwaukee Film Festival: 26 Films From Best to Worst
Milwaukee Film Festival

26 Films From Best to Worst

Update of my ranking of all films seen. Audiences, I confess, didn't necessarily agree.

Twelfth Annual Nohl Fellowship Exhibition Opens at INOVA, October 9
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Twelfth Annual Nohl Fellowship Exhibition Opens at INOVA, October 9

Each autumn, the Nohl exhibition affords us an opportunity to stop and consider what it means to be an artist in greater Milwaukee at a specific moment in time.

Slow response to police union records request to cost city $13,000
Op-Ed: Sheriff Clarke Should Drop the Act
Op-Ed

Sheriff Clarke Should Drop the Act

He's become the vehicle for dog-whistle narratives that Fox anchors would never dare utter themselves.

Officer-involved shootings could be reduced with better police training on mental illness
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Officer-involved shootings could be reduced with better police training on mental illness

“Training for law enforcement on how to properly interact with people with mental health challenges is not just the fiscally responsible thing to do, it’s the humane thing to do.”

Op-Ed: The Fallacy of Black-on-Black Crime
Op-Ed

The Fallacy of Black-on-Black Crime

83% of white murders are committed by whites, so why doesn't that get similar discussion?

Million Mom March to DC

Million Mom March to DC

Local mothers joining march to demand justice for those killed by police or white vigilantes.

A good cop, and a bad Fire and Police Commission decision
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A good cop, and a bad Fire and Police Commission decision

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan March 24, 2015

Murphy’s Law: Does “Broken Windows” Theory Hurt Milwaukee?
Murphy’s Law

Does “Broken Windows” Theory Hurt Milwaukee?

Police Chief Ed Flynn is one of the foremost practitioners of aggressive policing getting national criticism.

Murphy’s Law: Who Is Funding the Anti-Streetcar Effort?
Murphy’s Law

Who Is Funding the Anti-Streetcar Effort?

Ald. Bauman and others are certain that dark money is pouring in for this, which streetcar opponents deny.

Why I Was Arrested

Why I Was Arrested

As police stake out an expected protest, a reporter gets arrested. Was the arrest justified?

Rep. Gwen Moore Calls on DOJ Review of Milwaukee Police Procedures
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Rep. Gwen Moore Calls on DOJ Review of Milwaukee Police Procedures

Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) sent the following letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division

Red Arrow Park decision demonstrates need for additional reforms
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Red Arrow Park decision demonstrates need for additional reforms

Joint Statement from Common Council members Ashanti Hamilton, Russell W. Stamper II, Milele A. Coggs, Willie C. Wade and José G Pérez

Back in the News: Chisholm Decision Triggers Controversy
Back in the News

Chisholm Decision Triggers Controversy

DA decides not to charge officer who killed mentally ill man, leaving community divided over issue.

Rep. Taylor’s statement on Dontre Hamilton Case
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Rep. Taylor’s statement on Dontre Hamilton Case

"Our new law also requires that when no charging decisions are issued following an officer-involved death, the criminal report must be released to the public."

Rep. Gwen Moore on Decision to Not File Charges in Dontre Hamilton Shooting
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Rep. Gwen Moore on Decision to Not File Charges in Dontre Hamilton Shooting

"It is paramount that we channel our collective grief and frustration in a constructive manner."

Supervisor David Bowen Questions Hamilton Decision
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Supervisor David Bowen Questions Hamilton Decision

Says 14 Shots “Excessive,” Urges Community to Stand Firm Against Injustice

In a broken city, questions remain
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In a broken city, questions remain

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. December 22, 2014

Hamilton shooting a tragedy all around, but war on cops needs to end
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Hamilton shooting a tragedy all around, but war on cops needs to end

Police aren’t the problem, they’re part of the solution

Statement of Common Council President Michael J. Murphy December 22, 2014
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Statement of Common Council President Michael J. Murphy December 22, 2014

"It’s important, in the wake of the district attorney’s decision today, that we recognize first and foremost the pain that continues for the family of Dontre Hamilton."

Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on DA Decision in Police Shooting of Dontre Hamilton
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Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on DA Decision in Police Shooting of Dontre Hamilton

Statement from Chris Ahmuty, ACLU of Wisconsin Executive Director

Through the riots, see the pain, and learn from the lessons of Ferguson
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Through the riots, see the pain, and learn from the lessons of Ferguson

Joint statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Back in the News: The Ed Flynn Factor
Back in the News

The Ed Flynn Factor

Politico Magazine concludes Milwaukee is an innovator in policing. Why? Chief Flynn’s leadership.

House Confidential: The Modest Ranch Home of Ald. Joe Davis
House Confidential

The Modest Ranch Home of Ald. Joe Davis

The mayoral candidate lives in the Hampton Heights neighborhood where assessments have declined and crime has risen. Small wonder he's concerned about that issue.

District Attorney watches while the City of Milwaukee implodes
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District Attorney watches while the City of Milwaukee implodes

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. November 11, 2014

Op-Ed: Cops in Shootings Should Be Promptly Named
Op-Ed

Cops in Shootings Should Be Promptly Named

Police Chief Flynn waited more than five months to identify officer who shot Dontre Hamilton. The public deserves better.

Key information remains under wraps in Dontre Hamilton case
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Key information remains under wraps in Dontre Hamilton case

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. October 31, 2014

Milwaukee County Supervisor Khalif Rainey Applauds Committtee Approval of Body Cameras For Law Enforcement in County Budget
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Khalif Rainey Applauds Committtee Approval of Body Cameras For Law Enforcement in County Budget

Says Technology and Training Can Assist in Protecting Public and Officers

Executive Order, Keystone: No on the pipeline, yes on the cops
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Executive Order, Keystone: No on the pipeline, yes on the cops

Press release from the Red Arnold campaign

Cop’s firing warrants more comment
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Cop’s firing warrants more comment

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 16, 2014

Open Records Request filed to provide Red Arrow Park answers
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Open Records Request filed to provide Red Arrow Park answers

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs September 30, 2014

Hamilton family and community deserve answers soon
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Hamilton family and community deserve answers soon

Statement from Common Council President Michael J. Murphy September 15, 2014

MPD actions further damage public faith
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MPD actions further damage public faith

Statement of Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. September 15, 2014

Hamilton case shows need for new county investigation unit
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Hamilton case shows need for new county investigation unit

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. September 10, 2014