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0814, 28 Oct 19

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.”


0814, 28 October 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    No TV reporters talked about Barrett slashing cops in his budget in this story.

    This is an awful liberal mayor that does not care about cleaning up the street when iut comes down to it.


  2. dad29

    Actually, it’s “the rest of the COUNTY’s taxpayers..” but the point remains; the City’s budget is overwhelmed with police and fire compensation packages.  You should take a good hard look at “duty disability” claims from those characters some day.

    And yes, the rest of the County’s taxpayers should not pay for that.

  3. MjM

    @daddio. No, the city alderman requested state aid – a.k.a state tax payers – to cover their mismanagement.

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