Tag Archives: Milwaukee

Biden To Hold First Post-Election Town Hall In Wisconsin

The New York Times reports: President Biden will travel to Milwaukee on Tuesday to participate in a CNN town hall event, his first substantive trip outside of Washington since assuming office at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has substantially limited presidential travel. CNN said in a statement that Anderson Cooper will moderate the town hall event, which will be …

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Democrats Push Back Party Convention By One Month

USA Today reports: The 2020 Democratic National Convention has been pushed back to mid-August as organizers try to navigate the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The event, originally scheduled for July 13-17, will instead be held the week of August 17. It’s unclear how many days the convention will be held as planning remains in flux. The announcement came in …

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MILWAUKEE: At Least Seven Dead In Mass Shooting

USA Today reports: Seven people were killed including a gunman during a shooting rampage on the Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors on Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Journal Sentinel. Employees were notified by email that an active shooter was in or near the second-floor stairwell of the sprawling factory’s Building 4. Molson Coors Beverage Co. …

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Family Of Inmate Who Died Of Thirst In Jail Run By Trump Cultist David Clarke Settles Suit For $6.75 Million

The Huffington Post reports: The family of a man who died of “profound dehydration” inside a jail run by prominent Trump supporter and former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has settled with the county and a health care company $6.75 million, one of the largest settlements in connection with a jail death in the United States. Terrill Thomas died in …

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Milwaukee To Host 2020 Democratic Convention

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: Milwaukee’s political moment has arrived. The city will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, edging out two large and deep-pocketed rivals over a months-long campaign waged behind the scenes through phone calls, contract negotiations and quiet lobbying by some of the most powerful political figures in the country. The announcement comes after weeks of decision …

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Milwaukee Leads Bids To Host 2020 Dem Convention

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: In the next few weeks, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is expected to select the city that will host the party’s 2020 national convention. And, according to Washington, D.C.-based Politico, Milwaukee appears to be the odds on favorite to snag the event over rivals Houston and Miami Beach. Florida. But Milwaukee officials aren’t about to …

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2020 DNC Finalists: Miami Beach, Houston, Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: A Democratic Party site selection committee will visit Milwaukee next month as the city tries to become the host of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Tuesday he received a call from Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez to notify the city of the visit. The date of the visit has not …

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WISCONSIN: Milwaukee Bans Ex-Gay Torture

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The Milwaukee Common Council Tuesday voted to ban a controversial therapy that aims to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity, a practice known as “conversion therapy.” Aldermen vote 12-2 in favor of the ban, with one abstention. Supporters and opponents of the ban packed Tuesday’s meeting at City Hall, with opponents occasionally shouting “Amen!” “This …

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MILWAUKEE: Three Former Underlings Of David Clarke Charged With Felonies In Dehydration Death Of Inmate

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: The former commander of the Milwaukee County Jail was charged Monday with felony misconduct in office and obstructing an officer in the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas. Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Major Nancy Evans was charged along with two other jail staffers. Thomas, a 38-year-old inmate with bipolar disorder, went seven days without water in solitary …

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MILWAUKEE: Extremist Sheriff David Clarke Resigns

Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate reports: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke resigned Thursday, TODAY’S TMJ4 has learned. Milwaukee County Clerk George L. Christenson confirmed the news Thursday afternoon. His letter of resignation was received at 3:17 p.m. There’s no word yet on why the sheriff chose today to tender his resignation or what his next moves may be. My guess is that …

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Trump Promotes Book By Extremist Sheriff Joe Clarke

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump on Twitter plugged a book by controversial Sheriff David Clarke in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, calling it “a great book by a great guy.” The president’s promotion of Clarke’s book comes a little more than a day after he pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona, who had been convicted of contempt for violating a federal court …

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Trump Cancels Milwaukee Trip Over Feared Protests

CNN reports: President Donald Trump will not head to Milwaukee for a previously scheduled visit of a Harley-Davidson factory after the company decided it wasn’t comfortable hosting him amid planned protests, an administration official said Tuesday. Trump had been scheduled to tour the factory Thursday where he also planned to sign executive orders related to American manufacturing. Large protests have …

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Trump Surrogate Sheriff David Clarke Posts Second Violent Threat Against Man Who Dissed His Outfit

Trump surrogate and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has posted a second violent threat against the man he had detained at the airport for commenting about his outfit. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. isn’t backing away from his strong words for a Riverwest resident who filed a harassment complaint against the sheriff. Clarke …

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Billboard Of The Day

JMG reader Sean points us to this cheeky billboard for the gay hook-up app Hornet. The billboard reportedly went up yesterday across from the Milwaukee Theater, tonight’s GOP debate venue. Hornet claims to have seven million users worldwide. First I’m hearing about them.

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MILWAUKEE: Bankrupt Catholic Archdiocese To Reorganize With $21M Payout To Abuse Victims

The Associated Press reports: A reorganization plan for Milwaukee’s Roman Catholic archdiocese that will distribute $21 million to hundreds of clergy sex abuse victims won approval Monday from a federal bankruptcy judge, bringing closure to a long-running and emotional case. The plan confirmed by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley splits most of the money among 355 people. Another category of …

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WISCONSIN: Court Rules Against Catholic Archdiocese In Bankruptcy Case

In 2013 it was revealed that while the Archbishop of Milwaukee, now-Cardinal Timothy Dolan sought the Vatican’s permission to move that money into a cemetery fund in order to shield assets from the victims of sexual abuse. The Archdiocese declared bankruptcy in 2011. UPDATE: Here’s the AP’s report. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Monday that …

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PBR Sold To Russian Company

Iconic Milwaukee-based blue collar and hipster favorite Pabst Blue Ribbon has been sold for $700M to a company based in Russia. The buyer is Oasis Beverages, a Russian brewer and beverages distributor. Backing Oasis is TSG Consumer Partners, an American private equity firm focused on consumer goods, which will take a minority stake. “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American …

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WISCONSIN: Victims Group Wants Judge Tossed In Milwaukee Archdiocese Case

Late last month a Wisconsin judge ruled that the victims of pedophile priests and other creditors should not have access to the millions that then-Archbishop Timothy Dolan moved to a cemetery fund after telling the Vatican that he was doing so for the “improved protection of these funds from any legal claim and liability.” Now that group wants the judge …

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Dolan Wins In Milwaukee

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: In a major victory for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, a federal judge ruled that funds set aside for cemetery operations cannot be tapped to pay sex abuse settlements in the archdiocese’s bankruptcy case. U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa ruled that taking even a portion of the funds would violate the archdiocese’s free exercise of …

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