Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

LaToya Dennis

Some Milwaukee residents want to oust Mayor Tom Barrett, just more than a year after he cruised to re-election to a fourth term. A group known as “Save Our City, Milwaukeeans Can’t Wait” has launched a recall effort.

Organizers say they’re upset about the Milwaukee Streetcar project, along with what they call a soaring homicide rate. They’re also angry about lead exposure from water pipes in older homes. The organizers have 60 days to gather more than 50,000 signatures.

This past weekend, 14 people were shot in Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett calls the situation insane.

There have been more than a dozen shootings in Milwaukee, in the past week-and-a-half. The age of three victims: 14.