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6:55 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Hamilton Family Disappointed, Angry at DA's Decision Not to Charge Officer

Dontre Hamilton's brother, Nate (left), speaks to reporters Monday after learning former officer Christopher Manney will not face charges in Dontre's death.
Credit Erin Toner

Members of Dontre Hamilton’s family, including his mother, stood on the steps of the federal courthouse in Milwaukee following the DA’s announcement Monday. Dontre’s brother, Nate Hamilton, told reporters and protesters that his family has shed tears for too long about what happened eight months ago in Red Arrow Park.

"We’re done crying when injustice comes. We’re not gonna cover up injustice with our tears. We’re not gonna be laid back and stay sheltered from justice. We deserve justice," Hamilton says.

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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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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

2014 Was Good for the U.S. Economy and Trend Expected to Continue

Wisconsin companies and the U.S. economy excelled in 2014, according to Brian Jacobsen.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Record Number of Travelers on Wisconsin Roadways This Holiday Season

A record number of holiday travelers are expected on the roadways this year.
Credit Steve Vance flickr

Certain businesses across Wisconsin are preparing for an uptick in customers. AAA projects this will be the busiest year-end holiday travel season on record.

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Regional
3:11 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

Demonstrators and Police Stand Resolved about Dontre Hamilton Protests

Friday evening demonstrations at Red Arrow Park, where Hamilton died. The last one, moved onto the interstate system.

Update, Monday: 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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Arts & Culture
4:59 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Essay: The Magic Is In The Memory

Credit Alexandra Rosas

Holiday displays like the one at the BMO Harris building often shape our memories of the season and remain with us long after we’re no longer children. But sometimes different memories define the perfect Christmas for us, as essayist Alexandra Rosas discovers:

On a thin carpet over bare wood floors, my brother and I sat and waited. Buzzing with anticipation, our   eyes wide, giggling, with our fingers in our mouths. It was Christmas Eve, and my entire family was sitting around our tinsel covered, brightly lit Christmas tree.

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Regional
4:59 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Demonstrators Block Freeway Lanes on I-43 in Milwaukee, 74 People Arrested

Credit Wisconsin Jobs Now, Twitter

Protesters calling for justice for Dontre Hamilton and other black men killed by police blocked traffic late Friday on I-43 in Milwaukee. Police arrested 73 adults and one minor.

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