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1:00 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Life's Voices: Nurse Josie Veal Tends to Those with Little Voice

Josie Veal and nursing students at Milwaukee's North Division High School
Credit LaToya Dennis

For nearly 20 years, Josie Veal has dedicated her life to helping under-served communities, as a nurse. She also teaches at MATC and reaches younger students.

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Regional
6:35 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Dozens Gather Again in Red Arrow Park to Protest Hamilton Decision

Nate Hamilton leads protesters in a moment of silence Tuesday night in Red Arrow Park
Credit Marti Mikkelson

About 100 people gathered in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee Tuesday night, to protest District Attorney John Chisholm's decision not to charge a police officer who shot and killed a man in April.

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Regional
3:27 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Aldermen Call for Police Body Cameras, Diversity Training After Hamilton Decision

Milwaukee Ald. Milele Coggs and some of her colleagues on the Common Council announce proposals for police reforms Tuesday.
Credit Erin Toner

Some Milwaukee aldermen are calling for policing reforms in the wake of Monday’s decision in the Dontre Hamilton case.

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Politics & Government
12:46 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Analyst: Media Overhyped Reaction to Hamilton Decision

Protesters marching in Milwaukee in reaction to the Dontre Hamilton case decision.
Credit Dave Edwards / WUWM

The decision Monday not to charge a former Milwaukee police officer in the death of Dontre Hamilton set off a new round of protests, but also hours of local media coverage.  One analyst says he believes it went overboard.

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Politics & Government
12:34 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Proud To Be Arrested: Milwaukeean Describes Why He Protested

Paul Schmitz recently wrote a Huffington Post article about his experience protesting and then getting arrested during a march for the Dontre Hamilton case.
Credit Jadon Good / facebook.com

The Milwaukee community and people nation wide continue to react to yesterday’s decision not to charge Christopher Manney, the former Milwaukee police officer, in the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park in April. 

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Politics & Government
11:39 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Rep. Moore Reacts to Dontre Hamilton Decision

Credit Light Brigading / Flickr

Reaction is continuing to come in around the community in the wake of Monday's decision in the Dontre Hamilton case.

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Regional
4:40 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

U.S. Justice Department To Review Dontre Hamilton Case

Members of Dontre Hamilton's family lead a protest through downtown Milwaukee Monday afternoon.
Credit Erin Toner

Hours after the Milwaukee DA announced he would not press charges, the U.S. Attorney said there will be a federal review of the case.

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Arts & Culture
3:59 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Buffalo Gospel: Songs from the Wilderness

Buffalo Gospel’s Ryan Necci spoke with Trapper Schoepp about the impetus behind his latest album, We Can Be Horses, and his newfound songwriting perspective.

“I find inspiration in writing from animals’ points of views,” Necci said.  “Sometimes I lose interest in human interaction and writing about myself.” 

In his own dark times, Necci became inspired by the stubborn yet resilient nature of the buffalo - a spirit animal of sorts to him.

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Regional
11:33 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Updates and Reaction to Dontre Hamilton Decision

Dontre Hamilton family and community partners press conference.
Credit Jon Strelecki

  

Monday morning, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced that former police officer Christopher Manney would not be charged for the shooting death of Dontre Hamilton.

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Regional
8:54 am
Mon December 22, 2014

DA Will Not Charge Former Milwaukee Police Officer in Fatal Shooting of Dontre Hamilton

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney (left), Dontre Hamilton (right)

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has concluded that former officer Christopher Manney acted in self-defense.

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