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Clarke's ideas about ending gun violence contain some truths

Published April 16, 2015

Sheriff David Clarke is the darling of the far right and he is a favorite of the Fox News Network. But amidst all the bluster there are some truths to be discovered when he talks about the epidemic of black violence in Milwaukee.


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."

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