Milwaukee Needs To Address Issues With Fire and Police Commission Before Madison Helps Out And Another Update.

A few days ago, I finally put down my thoughts about redoing Milwaukee’s very badly broken Fire and Police Commission. But the mayor and the common council really shouldn’t wait too long because it looks like the GOP in Madison have the FPC in their sights. And the last thing…

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It’s Time For Milwaukee To Re-imagine Their Fire and Police Commission

This was one of the posts that I meant to finish in that catch up Friday some weeks ago. But I never got to it, partly because I kinda burned out that day and partly because it seems impossible to completely get my head around. I started working on this…

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So Is The New WI State Crime Lab A Candidate For MKE’s Century City?

The State of Wisconsin put out a request for a new state crime lab for the Milwaukee area and although they got pretty specific on their geographical preference, would this be a candidate for Milwaukee’s Century City development? The state says either a refurbished existing building or new construction would…

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Milwaukee County Recount And Milwaukee Ward 315 Uncounted Ballots!

During the Milwaukee County recount, the City of Milwaukee discovered 386 uncounted absentee ballots from Ward 315. The ballots have been processed as part of the recount and obviously will have little effect if any on the outcome. The final numbers for Ward 315 will be interesting to see since…

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PSA: Wisconsin In-Person Absentee Voting Ends This Week

from the Milwaukee Election Commission via the email inbox this morning: This is the last week to in-person absentee vote. For most cities in Milwaukee County the last day is Friday, October 30th The City of Milwaukee is an exception, the last day is Sunday, November 1st Please contact your…

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MKE Common Council: In recognition of unions on Labor Day

Eight out of Fifteen? Really?? Happy Labor Day!! From our email: Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa As we…

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BLOC Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake

From this afternoon’s email: this press release from Black Leaders Organizing for Communities: Once again, we as a Black people have to bear the trauma of witnessing yet another unarmed Black person be shot by a police officer. We stand with Jacob Blake and his family, which includes his own…

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MKE Police Chief Demoted By The Fire And Police Commission.

I am going to have to write the rest of my story…but I don’t have the energy tonight. But to put this in the contemporary vernacular…the FPC is a dumpster fire. Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales is demoted to captain by the Fire and Police Commission Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso…

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MKE Common Council On New Executive Director for the Fire and Police Commission

I have been working on an article about the hot mess that is the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission for two months now but every time I get into it some new shit happens. Tonight there will be a showdown around the police chief…but in the meantime the Common Council…

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MKE Common Council Meeting On Trump’s Goon Squad

From the inbox this afternoon: Special Public Safety and Health Committee meeting set for Monday, July 27 Agenda to include communication about federal intervention in Milwaukee Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, chair of the Public Safety and Health Committee, has called a special committee meeting that will take place Monday, July 27…

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