Starbucks CEO met with family of Dontre Hamilton

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Saturday, 04 April 2015 07:02

Dontre Hamilton

The chief executive of Starbucks met privately with the family of a Milwaukee man killed by a police officer.

Ex-officer who killed Dontre Hamilton seeks his job back

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Saturday, 21 March 2015 07:00

Dontre Hamilton

Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney, who was fired after shooting an unarmed, mentally ill man 14 times in April 2014, wants his job back. Manney hopes to persuade city’s fire and police commission to reinstate him.

Right-wing bias, political jockeying conspire to derail Milwaukee’s streetcar proposal

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:50

Passengers look out from an Atlanta streetcar.
— Photo: AP/David Goldman

Update Feb. 10: The Milwaukee Common Council approved the streetcar connecting downtown to the lower east side the morning of Feb. 10. 

Milwaukee aldermen propose police reforms

Written by AP Friday, 26 December 2014 19:41

Following the decision not to charge a white ex-MPD officer for shooting an unarmed black man 14 times in Milwaukee, some aldermen are demanding police reforms, including equipping patrol officers with body cameras and identifying officers who are prone to violence.

Dontre Hamilton's mother organizing million moms march on Washington for Mother's Day

Written by The Associated Press Tuesday, 31 March 2015 15:25

Dontre Hamilton

The mother of a man killed by a Milwaukee police officer hopes to get a million moms from around the nation to march in Washington, D.C., on Mother’s Day.

9 of 10 abuse claims dismissed in Milwaukee Archdiocese bankruptcy

Written by The AP Friday, 06 March 2015 07:07

A judge in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee bankruptcy has eliminated the largest number of sexual abuse claims to date in the 4-year-old case. 

Federal bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley has dismissed nine of 10 claims challenged by the archdiocese. In seven of the claims, Kelley ruled they failed to show evidence of fraud. In the two others that were tossed, Kelley said the cases had previously been dismissed by state courts. 

Debunking objections to the Milwaukee streetcar

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:02

A conceptual drawing of the Milwaukee streetcar.

Update Feb. 10: The Milwaukee Common Council approved the streetcar connecting downtown to the lower east side the morning of Feb. 10. 


John Chisholm

The Democratic Party of Milwaukee County issued a statement today expressing sharp disagreement with Democratic District Attorney John Chisholm’s decision not to press charges against ex-MPD officer Christopher Manney for the shooting of Dontre Hamilton.

Panel upholds firing of Milwaukee officer who killed unarmed man

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 06:15

Christopher Manney, a former Milwaukee police officer.
— PHOTO: File

UPDATED: The former Milwaukee police officer fired after killing an unarmed man last April will not get his job back. That’s the ruling from a panel of three Milwaukee fire and police commissioners who heard an appeal from ex-officer Christopher Manney.

Milwaukee Common Council approves streetcar project

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:11

The Milwaukee Common Council on Feb. 10 gave final approval to a $124-million, 2.5-mile streetcar project that would connect downtown with the lower east side and the lakefront.

Has Marquette University grown weary of John McAdams’ right-wing shenanigans?

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 15 January 2015 17:00

Marquette University's John McAdams. — Photo: Rahoul Ghose/PBS

A conservative professor at Marquette University remains “off duty” and “under review” more than two months after writing a blog post criticizing a graduate student for not permitting critique of same-sex marriage during her ethics class.

Feds will review Dontre Hamilton's killing

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Monday, 22 December 2014 14:13

Dozens of activists gathered in a cold rain at Red Arrow Park late yesterday afternoon to protest the decision not to file charges against former police officer Christopher Manney, who shot unarmed Dontre Hamilton 14 times at the park in April. -PHOTO: Dave Lauersdorf

U.S. Attorney James Santelle issued a statement yesterday saying the U.S. Department of Justice would review Dontre Hamilton's shooting to determine if his federal civil rights laws were violated.