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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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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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