Senseless Acts of Violence Leave Us Senseless
Statement of Alderman Scott Spiker September 1, 2020
Our hearts are heavy after learning of the senseless killing of an off-duty community service officer in what appears to be a neighbor-to-neighbor dispute. The investigation is still ongoing, but the pain felt by the victim’s family and co-workers is here and now. My deepest condolences to all whose lives were touched by this valued member of our community.
When guns are used to settle disputes, whether among acquaintances or complete strangers, only tragedy can result. This marks the fifth death due to gun violence in recent days. Milwaukee, like so many cities around the country, faces a reckoning in terms of how it will address this problem, a problem that will not go away on its own and from which we must not turn away.