Rightly, a memorial will mark Dontre Hamilton’s legacy
Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey May 21, 2021
The Board approved $3,000 for a bench with a plaque about Dontre’s immense legacy in the city (and nationally) and the importance of mental health care.
Dontre’s enormous impact on us has been palpable since his passing, and it is no surprise that after almost every incident of police violence or racial injustice, “Dontre Hamilton Park” has been the epicenter for almost every rally or protest march through Milwaukee (and the park has also hosted “Dontre Day” each year to remember his life and death).
Dontre very clearly continues to Rest In Power and his memory will now be forever honored in Red Arrow Park.
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