Mayor Tom Barrett
Press Release

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding the ACLU lawsuit report:


By - Feb 20th, 2020 02:30 pm

“The analysis is a baseline measure and demonstrates more work needs to be done. I will continue to work with the Milwaukee Police Department and the Fire and Police Commission to ensure that the police department continues to improve both its performance data and its compliance with the settlement agreement.”

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8 thoughts on “City Hall: Stop-and-Frisk Suit Could Cost $6 Million”

  1. sofa wisdom says:

    but Great Trolley will bring us all together

  2. MKE Kid says:

    Yep. Chief Ed was a “numbers” man. The higher, the better, but they were never high enough to satisfy him.

  3. GPS says:

    Any comment from the guy that hired Flynn?

  4. frank a schneiger says:

    There is a way out of this financial nightmare. But the City and the MPD would have to move quickly, while the judgements are appealed. These judgments are based on the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. To negate them, the police must demonstrate equal treatment. To do so, they should begin to exclusively stop and frisk white people. They should focus on those who look suspicious, making whiteness the criterion for suspiciousness, in the process negating the claim that minorities have been targeted.

    While stopping and frisking them, especially in trendy neighborhoods where there are known to be a lot of dope fiends and socially maladjusted white people, the police should freely use insults and racial slurs, “white trash,” “honky,” etc. Smart asses should be roughed up. The results of these bona-fide stop and frisks can then be aggregated and an appeal based on solid evidence of equal treatment submitted to the court.

    Some of these white people may be upset by treatment previously reserved for minorities, but it can be explained to them that sometimes you have to take one for the team to save precious taxpayer dollars. When they look at these numbers and the savings, they will understand and buy into the program.

  5. MONICA says:

    Frank – you are RIGHT ON IT!! Love that response.

  6. MONICA says:

    Perhaps if they treated people with RESPECT AND DIGNITY from the get go – we wouldn’t have this problem. They are trained military style- we are not being respected as people. And don’t forget- we are innocent until proven guilty. ( what a sham) The whole darn force needs to be RE TRAINED, and we need to stop pretending racism and abuse is not going on .

  7. MKE Kid says:

    GPS: I have plenty to say about the guy that hired Flynn, but this is a family friendly forum. BTW, I wonder what they’re doing with the Downtown condo that we purchased for Flynn?

  8. Jeramey Jannene says:

    @MKE Kid – I don’t see Flynn listed as an owner in the building I believe he lived in, so I’m guessing he just rented it. I do not believe the city purchased it for him and have never heard that even suggested. He lived at a few different places over the years, and I suspect was always renting.

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