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1902, 20 Sep 21

Violent Milwaukee

Frankly, until the people in Milwaukee start caring, it’s hard for me to get up the energy. I’ll just avoid going there.

Milwaukee is in the grip of the worst violence in its modern history. There were 189 killings here last year, a 93% increase from 2019 and the most ever recorded.


The jump reflects a nationwide trend. In one study, researchers from the nonprofit Council on Criminal Justice looked at 34 cities and found that 29 had more homicides last year than in 2019. The overall rise was 30%, though in most places killings remained below their peaks in the 1990s.


Among the 19 cities with more than half a million people — including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago — none saw a bigger surge than Milwaukee. With 127 killings through the first half of September, the city is nearly on pace to match last year’s record. Hughes was the 78th person killed this year.




Black officers now make up 18% of the force, which has downsized considerably over the last two decades and become much less diverse. The homicide unit has shrunk to two dozen detectives.




Milwaukee police have solved 58% of the homicides committed last year, down from 68% in 2019. The rate so far this year is 34%.


1902, 20 September 2021


  1. Mar

    This is what liberal systemic racism looks like:
    “In a city that is 40% Black, most victims are Black men, as are the perpetrators, who usually kill with handguns.
    Most of the homicides last year — 54% — occurred in a roughly 30-block radius on the north side, a predominantly Black area where deep-rooted racism has led to neglect and poverty.”
    Liberals have been declaring war on inner city residents for years, and the liberal just keeps on growing.

  2. Tuerqas

    Look out Mar. You have told the truth about black on black violence and mentioned black on black and other minority racism. Didn’t you know that spouting vile truths about the problems that face black people today is racist!?!
    And you are just totally wrong about liberals. They have not declared war on inner city residents, they have ‘declared’ peace, love and handouts. They have always preferred the Sanger approach. To a liberal, Eugenics is only a dirty word if they define it to a black person. The proper terminology is “Planned Parenthood”.

  3. Merlin

    The World According to Margaret…

    “Apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”
    — Sanger, Margaret. “My Way to Peace,” Jan. 17, 1932. Margaret Sanger Papers, Library of Congress 130:198.

    “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan… I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.”
    — Margaret Sanger, An Autobiography, published in 1938, p. 366

    “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…”
    — Margaret Sanger Letter to Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, December 10, 1939, p. 2

  4. Mar

    I used to teach at North Division, back in the 1990’s-2007.
    I had a salt water fish tank and a I forgot to cover the tank 1 day and a fish jumped out. Before I got to class, the kids drew a chalk outline of the fish.
    Another time, we had gun shots in front of the school and kids said they knew the caliber of the gun.
    The kids said they had no choice but to join a gang. To participate in vience.
    When a popular principal resigned and and more popular principal was set to take his place, the MPS school board decided to place a loser principal in place instead.
    More liberal systemic racism.

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