And Then There Was Scott Spiker

Yesterday I published Milwaukee Common Council Statement: MPD Misconduct? which contained the complete joint resolution from the Milwaukee Common Council about an officer involved incident in Milwaukee around the police brutality protests. I didn’t do a head count on the number of alderpersons signing on to the resolution. It was…

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Milwaukee Common Council Statement: MPD Misconduct?

Joint statement on video of officer restraining protester with knee. From Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Nik Kovac,…

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My Friend, Ald. Chevy Johnson elected MKE Common Council President

In an extremely close vote and an apparently hotly divided Common Council…today was the first day of the new council following the April 7 general election…Alderman Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson was elected Common Council president by a vote of 8 – 7. Good luck Chevy…I know you will be effective president…but…

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Poor Ideas In Public Safety: Milwaukee Common Council Edition

One of the biggest controversies in Milwaukee is the issue around lead pipe water laterals which may be compromising the health of thousands of Milwaukeeans living in older homes and apartments. The permanent solution is to replace the antiquated lead laterals with modern safer materials. But of course that solution…

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MKE Common Council Reaffirms Its Hypocrisy!

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn abruptly announced his resignation on Monday effective February 16th after having completed ten years of service to Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Police Department. His tenure wasn’t without controversy but he made some significant changes on how the police department was organized and introduced new technology…

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MKE Common Council Joint Statement On Chief Flynn and Fire and Police Commission

Yesterday, in Milwaukee Common Council Needs to Make Up Its Mind, I promised to reprint their joint letter on the tempest in a tea cup around Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn and the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission…plus the mayor and city attorney. Well here it is with my comments…

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Jan Pierce, challenger, MKE 14th Aldermanic District

More than a few months ago I promised profiles on the candidates for the aldermanic seat from the Milwaukee 14th district. Some family issues kept me from the initial timely follow up I proposed and after that there was a fair amount of procrastination on my part. So I owe…

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