Coming on the heels of Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s proposal to further diminish the scope of the Sheriff’s Office, an audit of the Sheriff’s use of forfeiture money has been released.
While there was no major smoking gun, there were several things that could caused raised eyebrows, including:
Over $100,000 for the rental, [...]
The Overpass Light Brigade is a group of citizen activists that have a unique way of getting their point across. They peacefully stand on overpasses around the state holding up signs made of small lights to relay a short and direct point, such as “QUESTION AUSTERITY” or “BOYCOTT PALMEROS.”
They have been plying their original [...]
On Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama will be coming to Milwaukee to visit the families of the victims of the horrific shooting at a Sikh temple two weeks ago. The visit is a very important gesture to reassure the Sikh’s that the Obama administration isn’t ignoring or dismissing the inexcusable way people have treated them [...]
As we reported yesterday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has apparently been using county property and county personnel to practice partisan politics, a trick he learned from his good friend Scott Walker, no doubt.
But by no means does Clarke’s misdeeds start or end there.
Clarke’s hand-picked warden for the jail and House of Corrections [...]
As part of his 2012 County Budget proposal, Chris Abele included a plan to gouge the Sheriff’s Office’s budget and lay off over hundred deputies. The County Board’s Audit and Finance Committee trimmed those cuts slightly, but still leaving a lot of lay offs in place.
As one might imagine, this has caused a considerable [...]
Earlier this week, Dan Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke was up to his usual tricks of playing the petty tyrant and going after union officials.
But first, the background. When the horrible tragedy occurred at O’Donnell Park, in which a teenage boy was killed [...]