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Police "Killjoys" cracked down on river romance

Published Feb. 11, 2015

Canoodling canoeists, riverbank lotharios and skinny-dippers. By the 1920s, local newspapers had taken to calling the Milwaukee River between North Avenue and Capitol Drive "Petters' Paradise." The Milwaukee Police Department acquired a secondhand, but rather sleek, motor boat, equipped it with a powerful spotlight and manned the craft with two officers daily. Though police did not name the boat, young couples began calling it "the killjoy."


Rep. Gwen Moore calls on DOJ review of Milwaukee Police procedures

Published Dec. 23, 2014

In response to concerns over Milwaukee Police procedures in the wake of the officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of Dontre Hamilton, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) sent the following letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division.

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