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  • Seventy-four arrested in Milwaukee during police shooting protest

    12/20/2014 10:02:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/20/14 | Brendan O'Brien
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters were arrested on Friday in Milwaukee when they blocked rush-hour traffic on a major highway to protest the killing of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer this year. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department took at least 73 adults and one minor into custody during the protest that blocked Interstate 43, which runs through the city, according to the department's Twitter feed. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and social media, protesters blocked traffic in both directions for about 75 minutes around 5 p.m. local time.
  • Catholic Profs Told to Report Opposition to 'Gay Marriage' as Harassment

    12/09/2014 3:03:19 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/9/14 | Kevin J. Jones
    Milwaukee, Wis., Dec 9, 2014 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An anti-harassment training presentation at a Catholic college encourages employees to report critics of “gay marriage” – and could reflect recent federal decisions that the belief in marriage as a union of a man and a woman is discriminatory. Part of the employee anti-harassment training at the Wisconsin-based Marquette University includes a presentation with a comic strip-style story about a fictional employee named “Harassed Hans,” a man in a wheelchair. The training encourages Hans to report to the university human resources his co-workers Becky and Maria who “have been talking...
  • Children Rescued During #Ferguson Freeway Protests Placed into Child Protective Services

    12/09/2014 12:05:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/6/14 | Jim Hoft
    The protesters stopped traffic on the freeway. (Revolution News) Fourteen protesters were arrested including two children, ages 6 and 10. The children were taken to child protective services. WISN reported: Protesters from Ferguson, Missouri, took over the streets of downtown Milwaukee Saturday. The gathering caused disruption for some people trying to get around just weeks before Christmas as protesters marched through the streets. At one point, the demonstration forced a part of the freeway to be shut down. Police arrested 14 people shortly before 1 p.m. as a result of the protest that took place near Interstate 94 and Second...
  • Sheriff Clarke Blasts De Blasio's 'Irresponsible Rhetoric'

    12/05/2014 8:23:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-4-14 | The Kelly File
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke was on “The Kelly File” tonight, where he slammed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “irresponsible rhetoric” on the Eric Garner case. “Slavery left a stain on the soul of this nation […] but that wound is starting to heal and it’s been healing for a long time, but now we have a segment of people who are picking at that scar, hoping to reopen it and take us back to a time that simply doesn’t exist today," Clarke said. De Blasio said that he worries about the safety of his biracial son and suggested...
  • Conservative activist blames City Hall for bankruptcy filing

    12/03/2014 10:55:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-3-14 | Daniel Bice
    Long a local government watchdog and critic, conservative activist Orville Seymer is now asking the federal government to help him sort out his money troubles. Seymer -- a top official with Citizens for Responsible Government -- filed for bankruptcy last month, listing $147,126 in assets and more than $1 million in liabilities. He is seeking Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, which stops all legal actions and could allow him to write off many of his debts. Seymer is pinning much of the blame for his financial woes on City Hall, saying he has been targeted by city building inspectors for speaking...
  • [Milwaukee County] Sheriff David Clarke suggests Barack Obama encouraged Ferguson rioting

    11/29/2014 9:40:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | November 25, 2014 | Tom Kertscher
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is suggesting that President Barack Obama encouraged rioting in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of a grand jury’s decision Monday not to file criminal charges in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. […] “When I heard the president call for calm after the rioting started, I questioned his sincerity because some of his political strategy of divide and conquer fuels this sort of racial animosity between people,” Clarke said. “And so, I think when he called for calm after the rioting started, I believe it was done with a wink and a...
  • Bloomberg’s White Whale

    08/14/2014 8:52:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/13/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    There is something of Captain Ahab about Michael Bloomberg these days — the former mayor of New York having adopted the profile of a neurotic and fevered old man whose long and checkered career has not yet managed to sate him, and whose ambition will be truly realized only when, finally, he captures his whale and avenges his bruised ego. Alas, yesterday evening, in Milwaukee, Wis., satisfaction eluded him once again, that Milwaukee County’s Sheriff David Clarke — an outspoken apostle of the right to keep and bear arms, and opponent of all that Bloomberg holds dear — winning his...
  • David Clarke defeats Chris Moews in sheriff's race (in spite of Bloomberg's $150,000 ad buy )

    08/13/2014 8:04:54 AM PDT · by UB355 · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 8/13/2014 | Georgia Pabst
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. edged Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews early Wednesday in a Democratic primary race that drew national attention and more than $600,000 in outside spending. Clarke led by more than 4,700 votes with just the absentee ballots in the city of Milwaukee left to count, and shortly before midnight, Moews refused to concede. Shortly thereafter, Clarke told supporters he felt good about his chances but would not declare victory until all ballots were counted.
  • Wisconsin Carry Chairman supports David Clarke for Sheriff

    07/29/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Carry, Inc ^ | 7-29-14 | Nik Clark
    Greetings in Freedom, Ordinarily a County Sheriff's election wouldn't be notable for the larger state. In this case however, I'd like to share what is going on in Milwaukee County because the Sheriff's race here has drastic implications for the entire state and country. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke rocked the boat here in SE Wisconsin and nationally when he issued public service announcements in 2013 that encouraged people to take responsibility for their own safety including training to use a firearm in self defense. His public service announcements went viral because while self-defense is only common sense, its extremely...
  • Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke kicks some liberal butt at NRA convention

    04/27/2014 11:54:47 AM PDT · by Gene Eric · 9 replies
    Allen West ^ | April 26, 2014 | Allen West
    Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke will surely have a target on his back now after his superb comments at the annual NRA convention in Indianapolis. As reported by The Blaze, Clarke revealed the seven words he would add to the Second Amendment: “Keep your hands off our guns, dammit.” What Sheriff Clarke again demonstrates is for conservatives it’s nothing to do with race — it’s all about individual character. His comments about amending the Constitution were aimed at former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who said in his recent book that he would change the Second Amendment by adding five...
  • “Keep your hands off our guns, Dammit” (Video included)

    04/27/2014 10:29:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/27/14 | Doug Book
    On April 25th, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. offered a compelling speech to attendees at the NRA-ILA Convention in Indianapolis in which he stated that former Supreme Court Justice J.P Stevens was pathetically incorrect in his claim that adding just 5 words to the 2nd Amendment would clear up all confusion as to its meaning. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.” Clarke told the convention audience that he disagreed with the gun-grabbing,...
  • Best Public Service Announcement Ever (2nd amendment rights)

    01/25/2013 8:23:25 AM PST · by chickadee · 12 replies
    WISN 1130 ^ | 1/25/13 | self
    This is a PSA made by our county sheriff, David Clarke, and running on local radio stations. At the link, click on the audio in the upper right of the page. This is why Sheriff Clarke gets reelected.
  • Members of GOP backing Clarke [Milwaukee mayor]

    12/31/2003 9:10:08 AM PST · by JohnnyZ · 6 replies · 276+ views
    Milwaukee Journal - Sentinel ^ | 12/18/2003 | SCOTT WILLIAMS
    Finley, others say sheriff is best candidate for the next Milwaukee mayor Waukesha - Some of the biggest names in Waukesha County Republican politics are backing Milwaukee mayoral candidate David A. Clarke Jr. - regardless of what party label he wears. Waukesha County Executive Dan Finley, county GOP Chairman Don Taylor and others toasted Clarke and opened their pocketbooks during a fund-raiser for his campaign Wednesday at a Waukesha hotel. For those supporters, the fact that Clarke is a declared Democrat seems to matter very little. "I absolutely believe he's the best choice for mayor of Milwaukee," Finley said Thursday....
  • Poll shows tighter 3-way race for mayor [Milwaukee]

    12/31/2003 8:55:02 AM PST · by JohnnyZ · 6 replies · 784+ views
    Milwaukee Journal - Sentinel ^ | 12-6-2003 | Cary Spivak & Dan Bice
    Conventional wisdom is right - it's a three-way race for Milwaukee mayor. Tom Barrett. David Clarke. Undecided. A new poll paid for by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce found that 29% of city voters plan to vote for Barrett, a longtime north side congressman and failed Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Another 24% said they'll go for Clarke, the county sheriff who went from being just another cop to a conservative media darling in less than two years. Election 2004 Mayoral Race Election 2004 In third place at 21% are the I-don't-knows - those who couldn't find anybody they like out...
  • Names, Stories, and Pictures of the Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    03/22/2003 10:32:34 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 626 replies · 71,148+ views
    Wire Reports | 3/22/03 | Wire Reports
    Names of the four US Marines who died in yesterday's helicopter crash: Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin, 36, of Waterville, Maine Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of Bloomington, Ill. Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, of Houston, Texas Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Watersbey, 29, of Baltimore, Md. The Pentagon has just released the names of two more US Marines who were killed in Iraq. I'll post as soon as I find that.
  • Video: Milwaukee police chief unloads on black community leaders over violence

    11/21/2014 10:31:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The roiling turbulence in Ferguson has boiled over and spread to other cities around the nation. That showed up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week, when community activists grew angry with their police force over an incident that happened last April. Officer Christopher Manney shot an African American man who took the policeman’s baton and attacked him with it. The man was mentally ill and died as a result of the encounter, and while Officer Manney was dismissed from the PD, he was never charged with a crime. Reporters were grilling the current police chief this week as he was in...
  • Sheriff David Clarke on fighting crime: Get rid of ‘data-driven crap’

    11/17/2014 8:28:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Milwaukee’s tough-talking Sheriff David Clarke — who once famously told city residents to arm themselves so they could take out any “clown” who entered their homes — now says that communities shouldn’t rely on “data-driven crap” to fight crime. Rather, policing ought to be all about getting law enforcement agents on the ground, so they can lock up criminals, he said during a lengthy interview with Fox News. Sheriff Clarke said academics and political elites do more harm than good by latching on to criminal justice theories and studies to promote their vision of fighting crime, Politico reported. ~snip~ His...
  • Heart of 5-year-old shooting victim donated by family, police vow justice

    11/10/2014 5:25:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Nov 10, 2014 | Ashley Luthern
    Heart of 5-year-old shooting victim donated by family, police vow justice Video: Family, officers vow to keep memory of Laylah Petersen alive Milwaukee officers, including Chief Ed Flynn, fought back tears Saturday afternoon as they talked about the senseless shooting of five-year-old Laylah Petersen. By Karen Brooks, Reuters CrimeShootings The family of a 5-year-old Wisconsin girl killed in a shooting last week donated her heart to another child, police said. Laylah Petersen was shot in the head Thursday evening as she sat on her grandfather's lap in the living room of their Milwaukee home. About a dozen bullets ripped through...
  • Healing community and new policies can curb gun violence

    11/09/2014 6:12:06 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 09 nov 2014
    Experts on gun violence met at a symposium Friday afternoon in Milwaukee as another Milwaukee family mourned the death of a child hit by a stray bullet Thursday night. Laylah C. Petersen — remember her name — was sitting on her grandfather's lap when she was hit. She was 5. Sierra Guyton — remember her name, too — was killed while playing on her school playground last May. She was 10. In Racine, a 4-year-old girl was shot the day before Petersen was shot. Our hearts reach out to Petersen's family and echo the words of Laylah's aunt, Jocelyn Petersen:...
  • Experts offer concrete steps for lowering gun violence (barf alert)

    11/08/2014 5:52:27 AM PST · by rellimpank · 35 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 08 nov 2014 | Gina Barton
    On Thursday night, 5-year-old Laylah C. Petersen became one of about 300 Americans per year killed by stray bullets. Laylah, who was sitting on her grandfather's lap when a bullet pierced the wall of her home and struck her in the head, joins Sierra Guyton, 10, fatally shot on a playground in May, and at least nine other Milwaukee children killed by errant gunfire since 1995. On Friday, city residents were once again left with this question: "What can we do?" While the answer is multifaceted, one thing is clear, according to Joshua Horwitz, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based...
  • Family Mourns Loss of 5-Year-Old, Seeks Public's Help Finding Shooters (Video)

    11/07/2014 4:25:06 PM PST · by Main Street · 6 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-7-2014 | Ashley Luthern
    Laylah Petersen was sitting on her grandfather's lap Thursday evening when two people approached the house and fired at it numerous times, with one bullet piercing a wall and striking the girl in the head, police said. The window was scarred with five bullet holes. Four more could be seen in the siding above the window and another below it. "She was our wild child; she was full of life," said Laylah's aunt, Amanda Legler. "Just last week we went trick-or-treating and she told me Ti-Ti Manna, I love you more than science. That was just Laylah, she was so...
  • Wisconsin early voting vs 2012 recall election

    11/04/2014 2:22:36 PM PST · by DCdude · 23 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11/04/2014 | AP
    With more than 289,000 ballots received as of Monday, Wisconsin has significantly increased its 2010 pre-election turnout, when Republican Scott Walker first claimed the governor's seat. This time, he's aiming for a second term that could set up a run for president in 2016.
  • Voter fraud could play a huge role in narrow elections, expert says

    11/02/2014 7:39:18 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 10-31-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The mid-term elections are right around the corner, and that means one thing: It’s voter fraud season. While many on the left see voter fraud as a fantasy — a delusion by right-wing conspiracy theorists — the fact is, stealing votes is very much alive and well in American democracy, election experts say. And the potential for election theft could play a key role in who controls the reins in American politics. “I don’t know if we are seeing more (voter fraud) than we have in the past, but I do think there are more folks today...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign in Milwaukee for Mary Burke

    09/29/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Fox 6 -- WITI ^ | 9-29-14 | Trisha Bee
    First Lady Michelle Obama will rally with Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke in Milwaukee on Monday, September 29th. Last-minute preparations were underway Sunday at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee. That’s where Michelle Obama will join Mary Burke Monday for a Milwaukee rally in the very close race for governor. “We want to give the first lady a big Wisconsin welcome,” Burke for Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Zepecki said. Volunteers were busy Sunday at the Wisconsin Center — setting up for the first lady’s visit. “There`s always a lot of set up — little details big details. They`re handling...
  • Mary Burke says she would stop expansion of voucher schools

    09/26/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-26-14 | Patrick Marley
    Democrat Mary Burke told education officials Friday she would fight as governor to stop the expansion of voucher schools but would leave alone the long-standing program in Milwaukee. "This is something that may sound like a good political sound bite, but it is bad public policy," she said of expanding the voucher program. "I think it is the thing that most threatens a vision of a public school system and an education for students in Wisconsin to be the leaders in our country." Her comments drew applause from her audience at a Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators conference at...
  • First lady Michelle Obama to campaign in Milwaukee on Mary Burke's behalf

    09/22/2014 2:48:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-22-14 | Jason Stein
    Madison -- First lady Michelle Obama will come to Milwaukee next week to campaign on behalf of Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Burke's campaign released the news Monday and said it would provide more details in the coming days on the event scheduled for next Monday. A spokeswoman for Burke didn't immediately say whether Obama would raise campaign funds for Burke while in Wisconsin. Burke has taken criticism from conservatives and some liberals for not appearing with Barack Obama during his recent visits to Wisconsin.
  • Police: Milwaukee Teen Sought to Rack up Crimes Before Turning 18

    09/17/2014 5:48:55 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Milwauke Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-17-14 | Bruce Vielmetti
    A Milwaukee teen charged in a string of armed robberies last week told police he was trying to do as many crimes as he could before he turned 18 on Sept. 11. Rocarldo Chalmers is one of five suspects charged Wednesday in a dizzying spree of armed stick-ups and car jackings that only ended after a high speed chase. Chalmers faces 10 felonies, including armed robbery, car theft and fleeing. Isiah Deshawn Thomas, 18, is charged with five counts, Anthony Griffis, 17, with two. Two juveniles have been charged in Children's Court. As many as three other suspects remain at...
  • The Racial Violence Epidemic in Milwaukee That the Local Media Dismiss

    09/14/2014 7:01:11 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 43 replies
    Nothing is more obnoxious than calling someone a liar just because they disagree with you. Unless of course, it is true. And it is getting harder and harder to describe the recent black mob violence near Milwaukpee without using the word L-word aimed directly at reporters and public officials who ignore, deny and try to wish it away. The latest case happened Saturday night in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa. Every year, they have a Tosa Fest, complete with ring tosses, pretzel booths, and this year, a free outdoor movie, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs II. It is supposed...
  • Frank Torre, older brother of ... Joe and former Milwaukee Braves first baseman, dead at 82

    09/13/2014 7:03:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 13, 2014 | Bill Madden
    Frank Torre, older brother of Yankees Hall of Fame skipper Joe and former Milwaukee Braves first baseman, dead at 82 Though he was nine years older, Frank Torre, who broke into the majors with the Milwaukee Braves in 1956, served as a mentor to his younger brother growing up on Avenue T in Brooklyn, and later as a father figure after their parents split up.
  • Mayors, top cops to meet in Milwaukee on gun violence

    09/11/2014 5:01:39 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 11 sept 2014 | Don Behm
    Around 50 mayors and law enforcement officials from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Chicago will meet in Milwaukee on Thursday to discuss ways to reduce gun violence. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges are hosting the 2014 Milwaukee-Minneapolis Summit to Combat Gun Violence at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center on Wisconsin Ave. The event is funded with a $38,000 grant from the Joyce Foundation. It is not open to the public. This year's summit will focus on law enforcement perspectives on gun violence and include a review of new models for crime gun investigations, as well as information on...
  • Teen With a Lengthy Criminal Past Possibly Linked to Dozens of Robberies (Killed by Intended Victim)

    09/08/2014 11:24:22 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 48 replies
    Fox 6 ^ | September 5, 2014 | Myra Sanchick
    <p>MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Digging deeper into the background of the suspects in the fatal shooting of Camron Powell; the teen had a lengthy juvenile record. Milwaukee Police Department say this crew might be responsible for dozens of robberies.</p> <p>It turns out Camron Powell was not the gunman holding up the man who shot him on Monday morning, September 1st.</p>
  • WI:Armed Citizen Stops Crime Spree

    09/06/2014 12:51:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In and example of armed citizen stopping crime, a 30 year old West Allis man defended himself and others against an attempted armed robbery by a group of four.  He shot and killed one of the suspects, a known gang member with a long criminal history at the age of 15. The police or prosecutor have not said that the armed citizen had a concealed carry permit.   it seems likely, as he was not charged or arrested, at least not yet.  Perhaps he was openly armed, which does not require a permit.  Police have arrested five more people that...
  • Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest

    08/28/2014 9:03:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Bill Glauber
    Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest By Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel Aug. 27, 2014 A spokeswoman for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will be in Milwaukee on Labor Day. No further details were available for Monday's visit, but multiple media sources said that Obama will be attending Laborfest at Maier Festival Park. A White House official later confirmed the president would visit the city for an event Monday. Obama was a frequent visitor to Milwaukee and Madison during the 2012 campaign, and was here in 2010 for Laborfest, speaking to a crowd of...
  • Is Bloomberg a racist because he targeted black Sheriff David Clarke?

    08/14/2014 6:03:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 8/14/14 | Allen West
    I don’t believe political party is as important as principle. Furthermore, the message should be based upon policy inclusiveness and not outreach. Therefore, when conservatives base their message on principle and articulate the pertinent policies, they will have success with the electorate — principle can win over party. And the most recent case of that premise just occurred in Wisconsin, with the primary win of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. I first met Sheriff Clarke back in 2011 when we held a Conservative Black forum on Capitol Hill. In fact, we wrote about his pro-gun speech at the NRA convention...
  • Bloomberg's PAC makes $150,000 ad buy against Clarke

    08/09/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-9-14 | Georgia Pabst
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee, Independence USA, has purchased $150,833 in television ads in an effort to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and support his opponent, Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews. In response to the news of Bloomberg's ads, Clarke said in a statement: "I trust the voters. The voters can't be bought." The ad buys by Bloomberg's PAC come on top of $400,000 in media ads purchased by the Greater Wisconsin Committee to try to beat Clarke, who is seeking his fourth term in Tuesday's Democratic primary election. Also on Friday, Citizens...
  • Ignore the attack ads; focus on Sheriff David Clarke's record

    08/11/2014 5:06:52 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 11 aug 2014
    It's the way of politics these days, but pardon us if we yearn for simpler times...like when hundreds of thousands of dollars wasn't spent by outside groups on a sheriff's race in Milwaukee County. A sheriff's race. We've had our differences with Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., who is up for re-election on Tuesday. As we noted in an editorial back in June, "Whether it's irresponsibly calling on citizens to arm themselves, bombastic talk-radio appearances or his intensely personal feud with County Executive Chris Abele (all the while never acknowledging his own flaws), the sheriff has repeatedly diminished himself before...
  • Cargill to close beef plant, cites cattle shortage

    07/30/2014 1:43:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 4:14 PM EDT
    Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle. A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman Mike Martin. Now, many herders are breeding the cattle they have and not selling them. U.S. beef cattle herd is at its lowest level since 1951, Cargill said. …
  • McCumber column: Walker delivers on campaign promises.

    07/19/2014 11:46:30 AM PDT · by gorush · 8 replies
    2014 Wiscnews.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Tim McCumber
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Politifact.com have been tracking Gov. Scott Walker’s election campaign promises through an online feature they call the “Walk-O-Meter” and can be found online at PolitifactWisconsin.com. There you will find that Walker has kept an overwhelming amount of his campaign promises out of the 65 they are tracking.
  • Death of Sierra Guyton should be a wake-up call for everyone

    07/15/2014 3:47:48 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 22 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 15 july 2014 | James Causey
    Sierra Guyton put up a long fight, but on Sunday her young body finally succumbed to her injuries. It was two months ago that a dispute between two men ended in gunfire and 10-year-old Sierra was shot in the head as she played at the Clarke Street Elementary School playground. Sierra died about 1:35 a.m. Sunday at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She was taken off life support June 25, but survived another 2 1/2 weeks. If an effort ever was needed to get young black men to put down their guns and settle their disputes in a sensible manner, this...
  • Gun violence is a crisis in public health

    07/12/2014 4:17:41 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 76 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 12 july 2014 | Eugene Kane
    When a major American city such as Chicago reports 82 people shot and 14 killed over a violent holiday weekend, it's time to take notice. Describing some parts of the inner city as "the Wild, Wild West" or "an urban war zone" to make a point about lawlessness just doesn't cut it anymore. It's time to call it what it is: an epidemic of gun violence as deadly as any infectious disease or plague that any health professional can imagine. When Mallory O'Brien, executive director of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, looks at the levels of gun violence in cities...
  • Deportation protesters block Milwaukee immigration office

    06/19/2014 11:05:52 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Journal Sentinel, Inc ^ | JUNE19,2014 | Sarah Maslin
    Activists blocked garage doors for two hours Thursday morning at the downtown Milwaukee office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to protest recent immigration raids in the city. "This is a pragmatic action, not a symbolic one," said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of the immigration advocacy group Voces de la Frontera. "We're literally shutting down ICE." The protest is part of the national "Not One More" campaign organized by the National Day Labor Organizing Network, which has orchestrated rallies and acts of civil disobedience in cities across the U.S. this spring. With Congress stalled on immigration reform and deportations under...
  • Accused shooter of 10 year-old has outburst in first court appearance

    05/29/2014 7:29:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    TMJ 4 ^ | 29 MAY 2014 | TMJ 4
    MILWAUKEE -- There was a profanity-laced outburst in court Thursday from a teenager accused of shooting 10-year-old Sierra Guyton. Sylvester Lewis faced a judge for the first time today. The outburst came after Lewis refused to sign a "no contact" order, which ordered him to stay away from Sierra Guyton's family and eyewitnesses.
  • Community and police are both needed to curb gun violence in Milwaukee

    05/21/2014 5:30:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 21 may 2014
    Milwaukee Ald. Ashanti Hamilton got to the heart of the matter at a community meeting on the north side Monday when he said, "We all have a role to play in the condition of the city. Ninety percent of the work doesn't cost money. It's a change in the mind-set of the people who live right here." Of course, a few more police on the streets also can help. Hamilton spoke at a meeting of the Black Male Achievement Advisory Committee, but that meeting — with more than 100 people in attendance — turned into a community forum on violence...
  • 7th Circuit upholds warrantless entry, seizure of gun rights activist

    05/14/2014 9:55:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 40 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 05/13/2014 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Milwaukee police who forced their way into a gun rights advocate's home without a warrant, took her for an emergency mental evaluation and seized her gun were justified under the circumstances and protected from her civil rights claims, a federal appeals court has ruled. "The intrusions upon Sutterfield's privacy were profound," Judge Ilana Rovner wrote for three-judge panel. "At the core of the privacy protected by the Fourth Amendment is the right to be let alone in one's home." But the court also found, that on the other hand, "There is no suggestion that (police) acted for any reason other...
  • Sober driver arrested for OWI when deputy crashes into her car

    05/02/2014 10:26:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    Fox6Now.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Stephen Davis and Bryan Polcyn
    A Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy rolls through a stop sign and causes a violent crash. So why was the victim placed under arrest? A FOX6 Investigation finds that a deputy’s changing story may have changed one woman’s life forever. Tanya Weyker was hurt so badly, she couldn’t blow into a breath-testing device or perform field sobriety tests. But a Sheriff’s deputy arrested her for drunk driving anyway. And the County hung those charges over her head for nearly a year, even long after blood tests proved she was perfectly sober.
  • U.S. judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over John Doe probe (Lerner-like Dem abuse of power)

    04/09/2014 7:06:25 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4/8/14 | Patrick Marley
    Madison — A federal judge kept alive a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to throw out a long-running secret investigation of fundraising and spending by conservative groups during Wisconsin's recent recall elections. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and others have been looking into whether the Wisconsin Club for Growth or others illegally coordinated with any candidates during the recalls. In the most prominent race, Gov. Scott Walker in June 2012 became the first governor in the country's history to survive a recall election. The Club for Growth and one of its directors, Eric O'Keefe, in February sued prosecutors, investigators and the...
  • Prosecutors won't charge janitor, say he killed teens in self defense

    04/02/2014 4:25:38 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 52 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 2, 2014 | Ashley Luthern of the Journal Sentinel
    Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Wednesday that Jeremy Rossetto will not be charged in connection with the March 12 shooting death of two teens who were hitting him with a souvenir baseball bat. The district attorney's office reviewed the police investigation, interviewed witnesses and viewed witness cellphone video before concluding that Rossetto shot the teens in self defense.
  • WI:Maintenance worker who shot teens has concealed carry permit

    03/17/2014 8:58:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | 13 March, 2014 | Jenna Sachs, Bret Lemoine
    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — FOX6 News is learning more after two teens were shot to death on Milwaukee’s north side on Wednesday afternoon, March 12th. Milwaukee police say a 39-year-old maintenance worker is in custody at the Milwaukee County Jail in connection with the shooting. But could this be a case of self-defense? A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were shot and killed in an apartment building near 27th and Vliet on Wednesday afternoon. The shooting reportedly occurred after some sort of argument. Milwaukee police on Thursday identified the 19-year-old and 17-year-old. The 19-year-old is identified as James Bell, Jr....
  • Response to Archdiocese Defense of Common Core

    02/24/2014 12:48:57 PM PST · by schmootman · 5 replies
    CUF Website ^ | 2/24/14 | Catholics United for the Faith
    A Response (in red) to Reverend Shimek's Defense of Common Core in the Milwaukee Archdiocese (below): Catholic Schools Can Make Good Use of the Common Core When it comes to the Catholic Church’s fundamental mission in the contemporary world, Catholic schools are essential and not optional. (If Catholic schools are truly "essential and not optional," why do the American bishops spend millions of dollars each year supporting anti-Catholic community organizing groups rather than investing that money in Catholic schools, especially inner city Catholic schools?) In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, they are precious jewels that adorn our proud history of catechesis,...
  • Milwaukee mom scolds daughter publicly over Facebook page

    02/22/2014 3:11:20 PM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    http://www.19actionnews.com ^ | february 21, 2014
    In the video mom has her daughter repeating after her. "Tell them that you can't be on Facebook," said mom, Lorraine Walls.  "I can't be on Facebook," said daughter, Lutisha.  "I can't have a boyfriend," said Walls.   "I can't have a boyfriend," repeated Lutisha. "I'm reading my bible, get your bible, show them that you're reading your bible," ordered Walls. "She had got caught sneaking a page on Facebook twice," said Walls.  One that quickly spiraled out of control for 12-year-old Lutisha. "Now don't get slapped because you're already in hot water," said Walls in the video.  "She had...