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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.

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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."

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