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A burned down gas station is seen after disturbances following the police shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

Not Every Police Shooting Is Unjust

Not every police shooting of a black man is unjustified. Sometimes law enforcement authorities have no choice but to shoot a criminal suspect who behaves in a way that poses risks — both to police personnel and to civilians.

August 20, 2016
Kimberly Neal, sister of Sylville Smith, speaks at a vigil after disturbances following the police shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Sylville Smith, Racial Martyr

He was no Trayvon Martin or Tamir Rice, no unarmed innocent gunned down. No, Milwaukee police say Smith was an armed 23-year old with a lengthy arrest record — drugs, weapons, robbery — who bolted from a traffic stop Saturday afternoon. They say he ran a short distance, then wheeled around, gun in hand, refusing orders to drop it. Whereupon the police officer shot and killed him.

August 18, 2016
A burned down liquor store is seen after disturbances following the police shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Milwaukee’s War On Black People

Donald Trump supporter and Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has built a national profile by openly declaring war on the Black Lives Matter movement, from the floor of the Republican National Convention to the pages of national media outlets, once even proclaiming on social media that racial justice protesters will “join forces” with ISIS.

August 15, 2016

Scott Walker Cuts Higher-Ed Budget, Funds Corporate Welfare

Meet Scott Walker, corporate whore and lousy gambler (with taxpayer money, of course).

September 16, 2015

Milwaukee Mayor Wants To Outfit All Patrol Officers With Body Cameras

Mayor Tom Barrett: “I want our police officers to be in a position to demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that they are acting professionally.”

August 31, 2015
A large crowd gathers at the federal courthouse in Milwaukee, Wis., with fists in the air on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm released his report Monday explaining his decision not to pursue charges in the shooting of Dontre Hamilton by Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/TNS)

Protesters Call For Federal Probe Of Entire Milwaukee Police Department

Milwaukee is the latest site of large-scale protests against police brutality.

December 23, 2014

Lytle wins, then retires, in UFC’s Milwaukee debut

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Lytle got the best of Dan Hardy, putting him in a choke hold and forcing him to tap out with the seconds ticking down in the final round of the fight. Then “Lights Out” flipped the off switch on his UFC career. The Indianapolis firefighter announced his retirement immediately after beating […]

August 15, 2011