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  • Public support, pleas from grieving family fail to move Wisconsin (snip) (barf alert)

    08/28/2016 4:59:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 28 aug 2016 | ALEXANDRA ARRIAGA
    On a Sunday afternoon nearly four years ago, Elvin Daniel was in his garden when he got a call from police: His sister, Zina Haughton, had been shot at work. Zina’s abusive husband, Radcliffe Haughton, used a semiautomatic handgun that he bought from a man in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Germantown the day before the shooting. He killed Zina Haughton, Maelyn Lind and Cary Robuck and wounded four others at the Azana Salon & Spa in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield. He then used the weapon to kill himself. Zina, 42, left behind two daughters, ages...
  • Colin Kaepernick sits during national anthem; 49ers defend move

    08/27/2016 7:10:25 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 117 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 27 August 2016 | By Arthur Weinstein
    Colin Kaepernick, who has been mired in a quarterback controversy with Blaine Gabbert to see who will lead the 49ers this season, may have sparked a real controversy Friday night. Kaepernick did not stand for the national anthem before the 49ers preseason game at Levi's Stadium, although the move went unnoticed by most at the time. ProFootballTalk.com reported the story more than an hour after the game, and no reporters asked Kaepernick about it following the 49ers 21-10 loss to the Packers.But Kaepernick's action prompted the 49ers to issue a statement acknowledging that he sat during the anthem, and defending...
  • Liberal Judges Put Election Reforms in Wisconsin on Hold, Except for Voter ID

    08/23/2016 5:19:05 PM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/23/16 | Hans von Spakovsky
    On Monday, a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused without comment to stay a Wisconsin district court opinion in One Wisconsin Institute v. Thomsen that threw out changes the state legislature had made in early voting rules as well as other changes such as the residency requirement for new voters. However, the state’s voter ID law will remain in place for the November election because the district court judge, James D. Peterson, a President Barack Obama appointee, stayed his earlier ruling against the ID law on Aug. 11. Peterson didn’t have much choice on that...
  • A Clash of Police Policies

    08/23/2016 4:50:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there -- Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee's Chief of Police Edward Flynn. They have very different opinions about how law enforcement should be carried out. Chief Edward Flynn expresses the view long prevalent among those who emphasize the social "root causes" of crime, such as income disparities and educational disparities, as well as the larger society's neglect of black communities. Chief Flynn puts less emphasis on aggressive police action and more on community outreach and gun control. Sheriff David Clarke represents...
  • Ryan Transfers $500,000 to State GOP(To Help or Defeat Trump in WI?)

    08/19/2016 7:34:06 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 23 replies
    USA TODAY Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2016 | Bill Glauber
    (See Open Secrets link below for Ryan corporate donations) While in the middle of a primary challenge against businessman Paul Nehlen, Ryan in May transferred $500,000 from the Ryan for Congress campaign account to the Republican Party of Wisconsin, records show.
  • Donald Trump Makes Campaign Stop in Milwaukee, WI (8/16/2016)

    08/18/2016 4:02:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/16/2016 | Sonald Trump Speeches and Events
    Donald Trump Makes Campaign Stop in Milwaukee, WI (8/16/2016)
  • Chicago Communists Descend on Milwaukee

    08/18/2016 2:45:30 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 August 2016 | Steve Byas
    “This system sees police wantonly murdering people as part of the normal order of things,” proclaimed Carl Dix (shown), co-founder of the Revolutionary Communist Party, in explaining why many of his fellow communists have traveled 90 miles north from Chicago to Milwaukee to join in what he called a “righteous rebellion.” Dix deflected accusations that his group was stirring up trouble in Milwaukee by charging that the police are responsible for the death of a 23-year-old black man, Sylville Smith, and any resulting violent protests. Police say that Smith was shot and killed after a Saturday afternoon traffic stop, but...
  • Sheriff David Clarke Speaks Truth

    08/18/2016 10:30:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Growing up, I watched a lot of Westerns. In addition to the cowboy hero, the town sheriff was almost always a model of integrity. He stood for law and order against bank robbers, cattle rustlers and horse thieves all trying to disrupt the peace. A contemporary and real-life version of those fictional characters is Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Clarke has been trying to restore law and order after several nights of rioting following the shooting death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith by a Milwaukee police officer. Smith had a lengthy criminal record, longer than some people's resumes. He...
  • When the Suspect Is an Armed Black Man -- and the Cop Is Black

    08/18/2016 6:13:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Larry Elder
    After the death of a young black man by a Milwaukee police officer, riots, looting and fires followed. In one instance, as a gas station burned, people watching chanted, "Black power!" Local news reported that the 23-year-old suspect was not only armed but that he also defied orders to drop his gun. The Milwaukee police chief refused to identify the officer involved, but did say that he was "black." At one time, such a fact would suggest that racism and police brutality were not at play. But as the death of Freddie Gray -- a black man who died after...
  • Schneider: In Milwaukee shooting, consider the officer

    08/18/2016 4:38:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 17, 2016 | Christian Schneider
    Schneider: In Milwaukee shooting, consider the officer Christian Schneider, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Close your eyes and imagine yourself as a 24-year old African-American police officer in the City of Milwaukee. On Saturday afternoon, you make a routine traffic stop that results in a young black man fleeing the scene. According to the events laid out by Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, you turn on your body camera and give chase, eventually cornering the suspect in a fenced in yard. He turns toward you. And then you see he has a gun. You tell him to put the gun down. He...
  • How The Democrats Turned Milwaukee Into A Cesspool

    08/18/2016 3:31:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | John Perazzo
    Tuesday in riot-torn Milwaukee, Donald Trump pointed out a very blunt and irrefutable truth: “The Democratic Party has run nearly every inner city in this country for 50 years, and run them into … ruin,” with “crime policies, education policies, and economic policies [that] have produced only more crime, more broken homes, and more poverty.” And indeed, wherever we look—Atlanta, Camden, Newark, St. Louis, Chicago, Flint, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington—we see one-party cities that are crumbling testaments to the awesome power of bad ideas. Specifically, Trump referenced “the situation right here in Milwaukee, a city run by Democrats for decade...
  • CNN regrets misleading edit in Milwaukee report

    08/17/2016 11:08:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2016 1:41 PM EDT
    CNN says it regrets leaving out a woman’s call for violence in the suburbs of Milwaukee following the fatal shooting of her brother by police in the city over the weekend. […] … Sherelle Smith spoke to reporters Sunday, calling for peace in the city, saying “don’t bring the violence here and the ignorance here” before suggesting people should take the violence to the suburbs.A report that aired on CNN on Monday only included Smith condemning the violence. …
  • At Least Six Swing States Face Double-Digit Premium Hikes under Obamacare

    08/16/2016 9:47:25 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 August 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Double-digit Obamacare premium hikes projected in 2017 may bode in Donald Trump’s favor, as several swing states are being impacted by double-digit increases under the law and consumers are expected to see the hikes around Nov. 1 — one week before heading to the polls. Trump has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but Hillary Clinton has vowed to make the Obamacare exchanges work. Some say the way she would do that is through raising taxes.
  • Trump Rocking Milwaukee

    08/16/2016 7:15:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 93 replies
    Youtube Live ^ | August 16th, 2016 | Donald Trump
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRZqz3e5Pr8
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Walker: Hillary’s Remarks ‘Inflaming the Situation’ in Milwaukee

    08/16/2016 9:28:19 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for her remarks a day earlier at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania declaring that the unrest in Milwaukee over the weekend demonstrated a need for law enforcement to “rebuild trust” with the communities it protects.
  • Bodycam footage 'proves cop was RIGHT to shoot armed man whose death sparked Milwaukee riots beca

    08/16/2016 8:29:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 8/16/16 | ap/dailymail staff
    But Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A Flynn insists the footage makes it clear that the shooting was lawful. He said that Smith was shot after he turned toward an officer and raised his gun. Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, speaking at a press conference on Monday, added that a still from the cop's body camera shows 'without question' Smith had a gun in his hand.
  • Vacation Obama Silent About Milwaukee Riots and Louisiana Flooding

    08/16/2016 7:58:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/16/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama emerged from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation for a fundraiser, but he didn’t mention any of the devastating events currently affecting the United States. In Milwaukee, six businesses were set on fire, four officers were injured, shots were fired, and police cars were damaged after a black police officer shot a convicted black criminal who refused to drop a stolen handgun. In Louisiana, flooding has damaged thousands of homes forcing more than 20,000 rescues after some parts of the state have suffered from over 30 inches of rain. The death toll from the floods is currently at seven.
  • Communist group members go to Milwaukee to help 'revolution'

    08/16/2016 7:01:15 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/15/2016 | Staff
    A Chicago-based communist revolutionary group blamed by Milwaukee's police chief for stoking a second day of violence said that some of its members did go there to "support a revolution" but didn't set out to cause trouble.Police chief Ed Flynn said members of a Chicago chapter of the Revolutionary Communist Party turned what had been a peaceful night into a tense one by leading marchers down several blocks at around 11:30 p.m. TV footage showed a small group of protesters walking or running through the streets, sometimes toppling orange construction barriers."The (communist group) showed up, and actually they're the ones...
  • Walker blames Clinton for 'inflaming situation' in Milwaukee

    08/16/2016 6:19:30 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) says Hillary Clinton's response to the unrest occurring in Milwaukee is only making the situation worse."I think comments like that are just inflaming the situation," Walker told "Fox and Friends" Tuesday morning."I think people understand in that neighborhood and in Sherman Park and in Milwaukee, they want law enforcement to step up and protect them," he added. "The people who live in the neighborhood want police — they want the police in Milwaukee and the sheriff's department to step up and protect them. They didn't want the criminals who were doing those actions against those...
  • Live:Trump for President Rally in West Bend, WI at 7:30 PM CT [Milwaukee]

    08/16/2016 1:58:23 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,703 replies
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in West Bend, WI at the Ziegler Building at the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM CT. West Bend, WI Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center
  • Milwaukee Shooting, Rioting: Why Are the Police Always Blamed?

    08/15/2016 2:36:58 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | C. Mitchell Shaw
    Following a fatal police shooting of an armed black suspect Saturday afternoon, Milwaukee erupted into the requisite rioting and looting that has become the hallmark of lawlessness so common in the inner cities of America. As of this writing, at least six businesses including banks and gas stations have been burned, at least four police officers have been injured, and an unknown number of civilians — mostly white — have been attacked by mobs. The violence and destruction only came under control when Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke called in the national guard. After speaking with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker...
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Just Absolutely Nails It

    08/15/2016 1:10:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I just got an email... (interruption) No, I did not contradict myself. I know I'm on record many times as saying, "Poverty is not why there's terrorism. Poverty's not why there's crime." (interruption) That's exactly right. What I'm talking about with money and the disparity, I'm talking about the criminal element. The criminal element is... All of this is economics. They're mad they don't have money, but the problem is they have never been taught. It's never been impressed upon them the legitimate way to earn money. It's out there to be earned. It's out there to...
  • How does burning a gas station advance your cause?

    08/15/2016 12:37:24 PM PDT · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 41 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    It was a weekend of violent unrest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A rampaging mob burned businesses and battled with police. The rioting started after a black police officer shot and killed a black suspect. The bad guy had a gun - and when he refused to drop his weapon the officer opened fire.
  • Sister of Milwaukee man fatally shot by police urges crowd to torch suburbs: ‘Burn that s– down!’

    08/15/2016 12:37:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 131 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2016 | Douglass Ernst
    20 second video at link. The sister of a Milwaukee man fatally shot by police over the weekend told a group Sunday that they should burn the suburbs down. Sylville K. Smith was shot in the chest and arm by a black police officer on Saturday, which prompted violent protests, looting, and arson. One of Mr. Smith’s sisters, Sherelle, was caught on video at the charred remains of a BP gas station telling a crowd to set the suburbs ablaze.
  • Obama mum on Milwaukee riots, but speaking at Clinton cash bash and golfing

    08/15/2016 10:10:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama has been quiet so far about two nights of rioting in Milwaukee, but he’ll speak out for Hillary Clinton’s candidacy Monday night at a Democratic fundraiser.
  • UPDATES: MULTIPLE SHOTS FIRED AT MILWAUKEE PROTEST; ONE WOUNDED; Rioters Attack Cops, Reporters

    08/15/2016 2:51:35 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 49 replies
    GP ^ | 8/15/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    TWO POLICE OFFICERS WOUNDED BY THROWN ROCKS. UPDATES AT END OF ARTICLE. Milwaukee police confirmed reports of gunfire during a second round of protests Sunday night over the police shooting death of armed Black criminal Sylville Smith. Police also reported they used an armored vehicle to rescue a wounded person who was shot. (UPDATES: 11:35 p.m. CDT: Tim Pool reports “automatic gunfire” was heard by several people including an experienced reporter, saying it was likely police.) (VIDEO ADDED OF RIOTERS VANDALIZING PROPERTY “VIDEO: crowds running through #Milwaukee streets, vandalizing property courtesy of @ChopperMatt:”) Reporter Tim Pool who is broadcasting via...
  • Racial Violence in Milwaukee Was Decades in the Making, Residents Say (NYT alert)

    08/15/2016 3:47:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2016 | JOHN ELIGON
    The burning buildings, smashed police cars and scuffles between police officers and angry protesters on Milwaukee’s north side over the weekend might have seemed like a spontaneous eruption. But for many in the city’s marginalized black community, it was an explosive release decades in the making. Milwaukee is one of the United States’ most segregated cities, where black men are incarcerated or unemployed at some of the highest rates in the country, and where the difference in poverty between black and white residents is about one and a half times the national average. There are barren lots and worn-down homes...
  • Obama's Milwaukee

    08/15/2016 3:01:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    An anti-white reign of Black Lives Matter terror consumed Milwaukee Saturday after a black cop shot a black, gun-wielding suspect for refusing to drop his weapon when lawfully commanded to do so. Gov. Scott Walker (R) activated Wisconsin's National Guard as a precaution but calm had apparently been restored Sunday. The officer who shot the suspect was African-American, police said. His name was not given but he was described as a 24-year-old who'd been with the police department for six years, the last three as an officer.
  • Officials cite Milwaukee shooting victim's criminal record

    08/14/2016 11:37:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 15, 2016 2:05 AM EDT
    When police identified Sylville Smith as the Milwaukee man shot by an officer Saturday, triggering a violent uprising on the city’s mostly black north side, Chief Edward Flynn cited Smith’s “lengthy criminal record.” Online court records showed multiple charges against the 23-year-old Smith dating back to 2013. One was as minor as retail theft — which was dismissed — and other less serious offenses included speeding, driving without insurance, driving with a suspended license or having open intoxicants in a vehicle. There were more serious charges. Smith was accused in a shooting last year and charged with recklessly endangering safety,...
  • TYLER DURDEN : Milwaukee Blacks Attack Whites Because "The Rich People Are Not Trying To Give Us No

    08/14/2016 10:38:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | AUGUST 14, 2016 4:30 PM | BY TYLER DURDEN
    According to the government's official data, the number of unemployed black Americans is at its lowest since 2007 seemingly confirming President Obama's narrative that "everything is awesome." So, we wondered, if everything's awesome and everyone's got a job, why are black Americans rioting in Milwaukee? Here is the answer in one chart and one short sentence from a Milwaukee protester... Jobs are not fungible... Since President Obama was elected, black Americans may have seen their joblessness decline - but since President Obama was elected, income inequality for black Americans has soared... The solution is simple - as this young black...
  • Milwaukee tonight (live video)

    08/14/2016 9:13:44 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 60 replies
    Periscope ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | Tim Pool
    Protesters throwing objects at riot police in Milwaulkee. Potential shots fired.
  • In wake of uprising, a day of sadness, reflection [ Milwaukee LEO is Black ]

    08/14/2016 8:10:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    www.jsonline.com/ ^ | Aug 14,2016 | John Diedrich, Ashley Luthern, Raquel Rutledge, Maggie Angst, Annysa Johnson, Tom Kertscher, Daniel
    With neighbors sweeping debris from scorched businesses, and political and religious leaders urging calm, Milwaukee began to come to terms Sunday with the night of fire and violence that followed the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old armed suspect by a 24-year-old police officer. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn confirmed that the police officer is African-American. So was the suspect, Sylville K. Smith
  • EXCLUSIVE – New Black Panther Leader on Milwaukee: This Is A War

    08/14/2016 4:46:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Aug 2016 | Aaron Klein
    Responding to the latest violent incidents in Milwaukee over the weekend, Babu Omowale, the so-called national minister of defense for the People’s New Black Panther Party, declared “Is it a war? Yes, it is. It’s a war against black people because we’re the ones being murdered.” Omowale is also co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a black militant gun group named after Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton. Omowale was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday night on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer...
  • Gov. Scott Walker calls in National Guard after night of rioting

    08/14/2016 6:00:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    After a night of rioting, things were calm Sunday morning but Gov. Scott Walker is not taking any chances. He has called out the National Guard. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Gov. Scott Walker activated the National Guard on Sunday to assist the Milwaukee Police Department upon request in the aftermath of violence in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood after a fatal police shooting.Walker said he activated the guard after a request from Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and conferring with Mayor Tom Barrett and Ma. Gen. Donald Dunbar. Saturday night chaos erupted after dark in response to an officer involved shooting...
  • Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot suspect is black

    08/14/2016 5:56:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 44 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | August 14th, 2016 | John Diedrich, Ashley Luthern, Raquel Rutledge, Maggie Angst, Annysa Johnson, Tom Kertscher, Daniel
    The Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot an armed suspect Saturday is black, Chief Edward Flynn confirmed Sunday. "We are concerned for his safety, he has been staying with relatives out of town." Flynn said that based on his review of the body camera video, the chain of events leading to the shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith took 20 to 25 seconds. "I mean, there was virtually no time between the officer unhooking his seat belt, turning on his body camera, getting out of the car and immediately he was in a foot chase. That foot chase went maybe a...
  • President Obama gets briefing on violence in Milwaukee, then goes golfing

    08/14/2016 1:24:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/14/16 | Dave Boyer
    A vacationing President Obama received an update Sunday about a night of rioting and gunfire in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before he headed out for another round of golf. The White House said Mr. Obama was briefed on the unrest by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who spoke to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The president later departed for a golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning, Washington lawyer Cy Walker and Mercer Cook, a cousin of Ms. Jarrett. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. called for the National Guard to respond to the area where rioters burned
  • 6 Businesses burned in Milwaukee Unrest

    08/14/2016 5:13:30 PM PDT · by UB355 · 36 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 8/14/2016 | Kenin Crowe
    Six businesses were set on fire, with three of them destroyed and three suffering heavy damage during Saturday night's violence, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said at a news conference Sunday afternoon. The BP gas station and O'Reilly Auto Parts store, along with a liquor store at N. 22nd St. and W. Fond du Lac Ave., were destroyed, Flynn said. Jet Beauty Supply, a BMO Harris Bank branch and a liquor store at 21st and Hopkins were damaged, he said.
  • Chief: Officer, Victim In Milwaukee Shooting Both Black

    08/14/2016 4:28:22 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 41 replies
    AP via cbs Minnesota ^ | 8/14/16 | AP
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say both the man whose fatal shooting sparked violent protests in the city and the police officer who shot him are black. Chief Edward Flynn made the disclosure at a news conference Sunday. Flynn identified the man killed Saturday as 23-year-old Sylville K. Smith, and says Smith had a “lengthy arrest record.” Mayor Tom Barrett says a still image pulled from the officer’s body camera shows “without question” that Smith had a gun in his hand when he was shot.
  • Anyone watching Sheriff David Clarke press conference?

    08/14/2016 3:16:32 PM PDT · by roostercogburn · 76 replies
    Live going on now.
  • Shock Video–Milwaukee Rioters: ‘They Beatin’Up Every White Person!’

    08/14/2016 1:35:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/14/16 | staff
    (Video) Paul Joseph Watson of InfoWars collected videos from Saturday night’s riots in Milwaukee where participants say they are targeting white bystanders for assault. From InfoWars: The clip shows angry rioters chanting “black power!” before asking “is they white?” as cars slowly drive past. “Yeah they white!” states someone else, prompting the mob to run towards the vehicle. “Yeah they white, get their a**!” screams another. “Hey they beatin’ up every white person!” exclaims another rioter. “He white – beat his head – b***h!” he adds. The footage appears to show the mob attacking cars and trying to drag out
  • Bloodied — a lot — but unbowed, Ryan foe forms pro-Trump PAC

    08/14/2016 1:39:50 PM PDT · by Pollard · 25 replies
    Businessman Paul Nehlen may have been swamped by House Speaker Paul Ryan in a Republican primary last week, but he's not done with politics just yet. The 47-year-old will now serve as chairman of a new political action committee supporting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Nehlen is set to hold a news conference Monday in Wisconsin to discuss his plans with Citizens Revolt PAC, according to the Washington Post. He is set to use his new role to speak at events nationwide and in the media to attack Trump's GOP critics. Though Nehlen overwhelmingly lost the Aug 9. primary —...
  • National Guard put on standby after violence in Milwaukee

    08/14/2016 12:51:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 65 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 14, 2016 3:43 pm | GRETCHEN EHLKE
    <p>MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin’s governor put the National Guard on standby Sunday in case of another outbreak of violence in Milwaukee, after a deadly police shooting touched off a night of arson and rock-throwing in a mostly black neighborhood.</p> <p>At least four businesses were burned and an officer was hurt by a thrown brick in the unrest that erupted on the city’s north side Saturday night a few hours after the killing of a black man who authorities say was armed and fleeing a traffic stop.</p>
  • Father of Sylville Smith, shot & killed by police: “When they see the wrong role model, this

    08/14/2016 12:15:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    fox.6.now.com ^ | 8/14/16 | cnn wire service
    FOX6's A.J. Bayatpour spoke with Smith's father, Patrick on Sunday. He had this to say in the wake of the shooting of his son by Milwaukee police and the violence that followed: “What are we gonna do now? Everyone playing their part in this city, blaming the white guy or whatever, and we know what they’re doing. Like, already I feel like they should have never OK'd guns in Wisconsin. They already know what our black youth was doing anyway. These young kids gotta realize this is all a game with them. Like they’re playing Monopoly. You young kids falling...
  • Man shot by Milwaukee police subject of witness intimidation case

    08/14/2016 11:56:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | Aug. 14, 2016 | Ashley Luthern, Raquel Rutledge and Ellen Gabler
    The man shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer Saturday was charged last year in a shooting and then charged again, with trying to intimidate a witness in that same shooting, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has learned. The man shot by police was 23-year-old Sylville Smith, police sources and Smith's family told the Journal Sentinel. Smith was charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety and with witness intimidation, but the charges were dismissed, court records show. The charges were dropped even though the prosecutors had recorded jail calls in which Smith asked his girlfriend to pressure the victim to recant,...
  • The Milwaukee Riots After Police Shoot And Kill Armed Man (PHOTOS + VIDEO) - WI

    08/14/2016 11:21:31 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 69 replies
    Bro Bible ^ | August 14, 2016 | Paul Sacca
    There was a police shooting of an armed man on Friday afternoon in Milwaukee and people gathered to protest the death of the man which catapulted the city into chaos. After a standoff between police and the angry crowd for a few hours, things escalated and soon cars, businesses, and even a gas station were set on fire to protest the shooting. The Milwaukee Police News gives the details of the initial shooting that started the rage: The incident began when two uniformed MPD officers stopped two suspects in a car in the 3200 block of N. 44th Street at...
  • Calm restored at scene of unrest as Clarke calls for National Guard

    08/14/2016 10:01:04 AM PDT · by Mariner · 56 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 14th, 2016 | Maggie Angst, Raquel Rutledge and Ashley Luthern
    As a sense of calm returned to Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood Sunday morning after a night of rioting and gunfire, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. called for the National Guard to respond to the area. “We cannot allow for a repeat of what happened last night. I am going to utilize all available resources to accomplish that," said Clarke, whose department patrols county parks, in a news release. He also said he would be involved in "ongoing discussions" with city officials about the situation. Clarke said he had consulted with Gov. Scott Walker and Major Gen. Donald Dunbar....
  • Milwaukee officials plead for calm after police shooting sparks violence

    08/14/2016 9:40:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | fox news
    MILWAUKEE – A Milwaukee police officer shot and killed an armed suspect Saturday night during a foot chase on the city’s north side, setting off a violent confrontation between police and crowds protesting the shooting. A gas station was set on fire and other businesses also were torched following an hours-long standoff between rioters and police, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke asked Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday morning for the National Guard to be mobilized, FOX6 reported.
  • Milwaukee Rioter: Rich People Got All This Money… ‘Don’t Give Us None’ – So We Burn Gas Stations

    08/14/2016 9:24:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 115 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 14, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Rioters Torched Several Milwaukee Businesses on Saturday Night– The rioters also targeted white people for beatdowns. One protester said rich people got all this money “and they not trying to give us none.” Protester: “It’s sad, because you know, this what happened because they not helping the black community, like you know, the rich people, they got all this money, and they, like not trying to give us none.”
  • Violence erupts after officer-involved shooting

    08/14/2016 9:06:32 AM PDT · by Mariner · 21 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | August 14th, 2016 | Aaron Mak, Jacob Carpenter and Ashley Luthern
    A standoff between police and an angry crowd turned violent Saturday night in the hours after a Milwaukee police officer shot and killed an armed suspect during a foot chase on the city's north side. After an hours-long confrontation with officers, police reported at 10:15 p.m. that a gas station at N. Sherman Blvd. and W. Burleigh St. was set on fire. Police said firefighters could not for a time get close to the blaze because of gunshots. Later, fires were started at businesses — including a BMO Harris Bank branch, a beauty supply company and O'Reilly Auto Parts stores...