Suspended Milwaukee Police Detective Rodolfo Gomez, Jr. Files Duty Disability Claim
Detective Rodolfo Gomez Jr. is currently suspended from the Milwaukee Police Department for beating a handcuffed suspect. He also has a lengthy history of disturbing behavior. And he, like 4 other officers currently suspended for disciplinary problems, has filed a duty disability claim that would allow him to continue receiving 75% of his salary, tax-free, despite being suspended.
The family of a missing Milwaukee woman asks for help from the public
Kelly Dwyer, 27, has been missing since the morning of October 11th. Her boyfriend, who police say may have been the last person to see her before she disappeared, has been arrested twice since then on unrelated charges. Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police Sensitive Crimes: (414) 935-7405.
Milwaukee I love you, but you’re bringing me down…
Last night, I went to a small session about future plans for the Bradley Center and the potential for a new arena in Milwaukee. Five “expert” panelists were speaking about the plans so far and the options available. The panelist from Common Ground legitimately argued that Milwaukee should sell off water from Lake Michigan to people in Waukesha to raise money for an arena. People nervously laughed, which prompted her to double down on this idea.
That’s alarming and discouraging (plus batshit crazy and illegal, to boot). I’m really disheartened by this kind of scam leadership.
Secret probe spreads to five Wisconsin counties
A former top-level assistant U.S. attorney has been appointed a special prosecutor in a burgeoning, secret investigation into a wide variety of state issues, including possible campaign violations during the recent recall elections.
Why Wisconsin jails so many black people
The state that locks up the highest percentage of black men is Wisconsin. The national average is 6.7%, but in Wisconsin it’s 12.8% - more than three percentage points higher than the second-placed state, Oklahoma.
A visit to Milwaukee by the BBC’s Franz Strasser provides some of the answers why.
On the weekend of September 21st and 22nd, Doors Open Milwaukee will open the doors to over 100 wonderful buildingsfree-of-charge to the public –buildings that hold hidden treasures and special stories – from churches to office buildings, theaters to work sites, museums to hotels, clubs to universities; all sites of historic, architectural, cultural, or commercial interest.
Donor’s Choose: A teacher at Bradley Tech High School, a public school in Milwaukee, is requesting 50 copies of Fahrenheit 451. This is an important book that I think everyone should read. Want to help these high school students out, tumblr? Learn more here. You can also learn more about the teacher here.
Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak came to Milwaukee and Madison on Monday to invite same sex couples in Wisconsin to marry in Minneapolis.
"Wisconsin has so many things but it does not have equal rights for every member of this community. We say to the people who built this town, who built so much of this state, who are raising families here, come on up to Minneapolis, we’d like to give you some rights.”