City Leaders Admit Failure and Ask for State Help

While tragic, this is a local problem and a failure of local leadership. Extracting tax dollars from people in the rest of the state and throwing it at Milwaukee won’t solve the problem. Doing so will reward the failed leadership.

The Milwaukee Common Council sent a letter to Gov. Tony Evers, asking him to send any resources that could help Milwaukee police curb reckless driving.

The letter was sent the day after three children were struck while crossing the street at 22nd and Center streets.

A 6-year-old girl died, and a 10-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl are in critical condition. The driver fled the scene.

In the letter to Evers, Milwaukee aldermen said police and the Wisconsin State Patrol have done what they can in recent months for traffic enforcement, “but until those driving in Milwaukee are compelled to obey laws we seem now to take for granted, we fear more will be injured and worse.”