Club Midtown isn’t a thing
Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson May 5, 2021
Like so many other residents of the 2nd District, and the city, I was outraged and horrified after learning that more than 300 shots were fired at the Midtown Shopping Center late Sunday evening. It is nothing short of a miracle that no one lost their life amid that many bullets.
In the aftermath of this event, I have been working with mall management to ensure this area is safe for the public. Among the measures being taken are:
- More permanent barriers installed at the parking lot
- Installation of additional security cameras
- Traffic Safety Unit and Milwaukee Police Department specialty car coverage for the area
- Additional CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) measures
In addition to these immediate steps I will continue to advocate for changes to our gun laws at the state level. Milwaukee has seen enough gun violence and the time for action is now.
Those who are responsible for such reckless acts should be brought to justice. I will repeat my calls for anyone with information on this shooting to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or the P3 Tips App. Additionally, please make sure to alert the police should you see any nefarious activity in your neighborhood.
NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.
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- Bipartisan legislation a positive step forward for gun reform - Mayor Cavalier Johnson - May 17th, 2021
- Bipartisan Bill Bans Guns For Those Convicted of Domestic Violence - Erik Gunn - May 14th, 2021
- Club Midtown isn’t a thing - Mayor Cavalier Johnson - May 5th, 2021
- County Executive David Crowley Statement on Recent Acts of Gun Violence - County Executive David Crowley - May 4th, 2021
- Republicans Continue to Show their True Colors with Upcoming Budget Plans: The Time for Action is Now - State Sen. Melissa Agard, Senate Democratic Leader - May 3rd, 2021
- Continued gun violence underscores the need for change - Mayor Cavalier Johnson - May 3rd, 2021
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