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  • NYT: Correction on Gail Collin's "Walker Needs an Eraser" hit piece

    02/15/2015 11:53:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 15, 2015 | Gail Collins
    Correction: February 15, 2015 An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that teacher layoffs in Milwaukee in 2010 happened because Gov. Scott Walker “cut state aid to education.” The layoffs were made by the city’s school system because of a budget shortfall, before Mr. Walker took office in 2011.
  • Marquette Moves to Fire Professor who Said Students Should be Allowed to Oppose Gay Marriage

    02/08/2015 2:21:27 PM PST · by rightistight · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/8/15 | Aurelius
    Marquette University has begun the process to fire a tenured professor after he publicly said that students have the right to oppose gay marriage while in class, while also naming the professor who tried to ban it. In a letter to Dr. John McAdams, Marquette informed the professor that the "University is commencing the process to revoke your tenure and to dismiss you from the faculty. Marquette is taking this action after Dr. McAdams became aware that another professor, Cheryl Abbate, had banned a student from opposing gay marriage in her classroom. Parts of the incident were recorded secretly by...
  • Teacher to student: If you don't support gay marriage, drop my class

    11/22/2014 1:37:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 119 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Students who oppose gay marriage are homophobic, according to an audio recording of a Marquette University instructor who went on to say that gay right issues cannot be discussed in class because it might offend homosexuals. I reached out to the 20-year-old student at the center of this outrageous episode and the story he tells should serve as a warning to anyone who thinks religious schools are safe havens for open discourse. The story was first reported on a blog run by a Marquette University professor and was picked up by the good folks over at The College Fix. The...
  • Kal Penn speaks to young voters at Marquette for Obama campaign

    09/18/2012 7:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Marquette Tribune ^ | September 18, 2012 | Jennifer Zahn
    When Kal Penn visited Marquette Saturday, he wasn’t just stopping by on his way to White Castle. Best known for his parts in the series “House M.D.” and the “Harold and Kumar” movies, Penn also stars for the White House under another role: associate director of public engagement. He spoke before a crowd of more than 100 in the Alumni Memorial Union. “I got a phone call in 2008 asking if I could serve in a much bigger way in youth outreach,” Penn said. “I am honored to serve my country. I’m happy to do this. I thought it was...
  • Former professor may be doomed to repeat history

    01/19/2006 2:24:06 PM PST · by Last Dakotan · 29 replies · 1,296+ views
    JSOnline ^ | Jan. 18, 2006 | MEGAN TWOHEY
    In the late 1980s, a history professor from Marquette University named John William Rooney walked into the French National Archives in Paris and walked out with a copy of the 1814 Treaty of Fontainebleau, a woven paper with red wax seals and a green silk cord through which Napoleon Bonaparte agreed to give up the French empire and accept exile. John William Rooney, former Marquette professor, on taking the 1814 Treaty of Fontainebleau from the French archives The opportunity to steal a major piece of history, Rooney said, was too tempting to pass up. "If you were to stand in...
  • GOP fundraiser for 'Adopt a Sniper' shut down at college

    02/03/2005 2:37:14 PM PST · by KidGlock · 14 replies · 671+ views
    GOP fundraiser for 'Adopt a Sniper' shut down at college The Associated Press Posted February 3 2005, 2:24 PM EST MILWAUKEE -- Marquette University administrators shut down a table set up by the school's College Republicans this week to take orders for bracelets and other trinkets so money could be raised to buy special equipment for American snipers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Brandon Henak, the group's chairman and a Marquette junior, said the College Republicans chose to promote the "Adopt a Sniper" program based in Pulaski after their request for setting up a general "support the troops" table at the...
  • Marquette Administration Suppresses CR ''Support Our Troops'' Table

    02/01/2005 9:23:40 PM PST · by MUCollegeRepublican1 · 32 replies · 1,877+ views
    Marquette University College Republicans ^ | 1/31/05 | Brandon Henak, Daniel Suhr
    January 31, 2005 For Immediate Release Contact: Brandon Henak, Chair, 414-243-9558 Once again the Marquette University Administration has taken its ultra-liberal inclinations to the extreme, violating its own commitment to academic freedom and ideological diversity. Yesterday afternoon, a University official abruptly suspended an approved “Support our Troops” table the College Republicans at Marquette University (CRs) set up to benefit Adopt a Sniper, a 501c(3) organization helping our troops in the Middle East. Today, the University Administration issued a memo canceling the table for the rest of the week. Students were volunteering at an Office of Student Development (OSD)-approved “Support Our...
  • Milwaukee (WI) makes it hard to buy its many empty school buildings

    01/28/2015 3:26:12 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 26 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | January 26, 2015 | Paul Brennan
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The words “bizarre” and “hilariously tragic” aren’t normally associated with real estate transactions. But there’s very little normal about the problems private schools and charter schools face when they try to buy one of Milwaukee Public Schools vacant school buildings. “The whole thing was very, very bizarre,” Henry Tyson said, reflecting on his experience dealing with city and MPS officials. Tyson, superintendent of St. Marcus Lutheran School, spent more than a year trying to buy one of the city’s vacant school building. In 2013, St. Marcus, a highly regarded school that accepts voucher students through the Milwaukee...
  • Gov. Scott Walker expected to announce plan for support of new Milwaukee Bucks arena

    01/27/2015 8:20:29 AM PST · by Sideshow Bob · 33 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | January 27, 2015 | Don Walker
    Gov. Scott Walker is expected to announce Tuesday morning that he plans to put into the state budget a financing plan that includes bonding to help build a multipurpose arena in downtown Milwaukee. A source familiar with Walker's plan said the governor's plan relies on the diversion of income taxes paid by visiting National Basketball Association athletes as well as Milwaukee Bucks players to pay the debt service on the bonding.....
  • WI: Armed Robber Killed by Armed man who did not wait to be searched

    01/14/2015 6:30:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The barber shop seems to be behind the red neon sign in the upper story. Armed robbery requires a large number of disarmed victims.  If a significant number of potential victims are armed, armed robbery becomes a suicide mission.  Large numbers of violent criminals die young already.   It is one of the reasons that the life expectancy for black men is four years lower than for white men.   As more law abiding black people learn that they can trust the process, can obtain a concealed carry permit, and can go about legally armed without being abused by the police,...
  • Police: Woman carjacked in shopping mall parking lot in broad daylight in Brown Deer ( Milwaukee)

    12/29/2014 11:16:59 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Milwaukee - WITI ^ | December 28, 2014 | Katie DeLong
    Brown Deer police are investigating after a woman was carjacked and personal items were taken from her on Sunday afternoon, December 28th. It happened in the parking lot of a shopping mall in the 9000 block of North Green Bay Road. Police say the woman was parking her vehicle just before 3:00 p.m. when she was approached by two black males. One of those suspects entered the woman’s vehicle via its passenger side after the woman unlocked her doors to exit her car.
  • Jesse Jackson rallies for justice for Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee

    12/28/2014 5:39:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    WSAU.com ^ | December 28, 2014
    Jesse Jackson rallies for justice for Dontre Hamilton in Milwaukee Sunday, December 28, 2014 7:06 a.m. CST MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAU-Wheeler News) -- The Reverend Jesse Jackson says he will continue drawing attention to the case of a Milwaukee man who was killed by a police officer last April. Jackson was speaking before a crowd of about 200 people during a rally at his Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters in Chicago Saturday. Relatives and supporters of Dontre Hamilton were in attendance.
  • White cop in Milwaukee fired after killing black man

    12/23/2014 6:33:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/23/14 | Todd Richmond
    The family of a Milwaukee man who was fatally shot by a city police officer say they aren't giving up hope that the officer will be charged. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Monday that former Officer Christopher Manney, who is white, acted in self-defense when he killed Donte Hamilton, who was black. But later in the day, U.S. Attorney James Santelle announced that the Department of Justice, his office and the FBI will review whether Manney violated federal civil rights laws....
  • 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. …