Activists and former inmates said incarceration is part of a “systematic design” that destroys families and traumatizes communities of color.
Milwaukee candidate for district attorney Verona Swanigan has taken money from right-wing individuals and appealed to Republican voters in her attempt to unseat incumbent John Chisholm.
Tuesday, a crowd of about 100 people gathered at Red Arrow Park downtown to remember Dontre Hamilton, the 31-year-old man who was shot 14 times by a Milwaukee police officer in April. Hamilton’s family was also in attendance. The rally, held on the five-month anniversary of Hamilton’s death, was organized as a remembrance as well as a call-to-action for city and state officials, who have failed to make a charging decision regarding the case or to release a report by the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, which was completed more than a month ago, while awaiting the results of another, independent, investigation.