Milwaukee

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.

Autopsy shows Dontre Hamilton was shot in the back

Written by Carrie Antlfinger,
AP writer
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 17:55
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Ralliers showing solidarity with Michael Brown and the black community of Ferguson, Missouri, march down West State Street in Milwaukee on Aug. 18. –Photo: Dave Lauersdorf

One of the 14 bullets fired by a Milwaukee police officer at a mentally ill man killed in a downtown park in April hit him in the back, according to official autopsy results released Monday by an attorney for the man’s family.

Officer who shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times is fired

Written by The Associated Press Thursday, 16 October 2014 05:57

Dontre Hamilton

After six months of inaction that inspired demonstrations and widened the wedge between Milwaukee police and the city’s black citizens, Police Chief Edward Flynn fired an officer who killed a mentally ill man in downtown’s Red Arrow Park.

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.

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D.A. John Chisholm's final report on the investigation into the April 30 shooting of Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed black man, in Red Arrow Park follows.

Dogfighting thrives in Milwaukee and around the nation in years since Vick case

Written by Jason Dearen,
AP writer
Sunday, 23 November 2014 10:18

In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.

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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.

Dontre Hamilton's family, in the background, holds a sign during a protest in Red Arrow Park in August. -PHOTO: Dave Lauersdorf

Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond to any unrest that might be prompted by an impending announcement on whether to charge a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man 14 times in Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park.

Protesters object to tree lighting in park where officer gunned down Dontre Hamilton

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Saturday, 22 November 2014 09:49

Dontre Hamilton

Supporters and family members of a black man fatally shot by a white Milwaukee officer protested a tree lighting ceremony in the downtown park where he was killed.

Body cameras proposed for MPD officers

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 04 September 2014 12:13

In the wake of a string of high-profile shootings of black men by police, Ald. Tony Zielinski is urging Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to include the cost of outfitting MPD officers with body cameras in his next budget, which will be introduced this month.