The violence after a police shooting – see the story here, if you want http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/14/us/milwaukee-violence-police-shooting/
I thought about it as I walked. I’m not a fast walker, and I’m a bit out of shape. I couldn’t have been gone longer than 20 mins, and only covered from 78th to 84th, down 84th to Burleigh, back to 78th and home.
- During those twenty mins I saw 5 black kids and one black adult playing basketball on one end of the playground at the 81st St school, while a middle aged white guy practiced his jump shot on the other end
- Two little white girls roller skating between the courts
- 3 joggers, one white guy, one white woman and one black woman, at different times on different blocks
- A white teenage boy skateboarding
- A white family of 3, the son not more that 6 or 7, pushing his wheelchair in front of his parents as they walked.
You can see a lot of stuff in my neighborhood if you look close enough. A lots been going down in MKE over the past year, just like it has been in the rest of the country.
The Governor has called up the National Guard. I guess they’re on standby. http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004591091/governor-walker-calls-in-national-guard.html
I sit now in my backyard. You’d swear we lived in the suburbs or something. It’s something to hear about stuff in the news – Ferguson, Baltimore, Dallas, etc. This is not that, not yet, and maybe not at all.
Milwaukee is a pretty segregated city, but you wouldn’t know it if you walked around my neighborhood. http://www.governing.com/topics/politics/gov-milwaukee-most-segregated-polarized-place.html
45 blocks. That’s nothing. I wonder how to get this