Some data to back a 'dubious' ranking
"You're more likely to be the victim of a violent crime in Milwaukee than in 96 percent of the country."
Ran twice as Republican in '80s; no affiliation since
"Republican Bob Donovan" has "run as a Republican time and again."
Unarmed when confronted; took officer's baton after being struck with it
Says Dontre Hamilton, who was killed during a confrontation with a Milwaukee police officer, was "unarmed."
Er, the Fire Department sets fire to the house for training purposes
"This is the true picture of ‘Milwaukee's Renaissance’ after 12 years of Mayor Tom Barrett's leadership."
Possible, but not at all automatic
In Milwaukee County, juveniles arrested for car theft "get sent immediately home, because under the point system in juvenile court" on holding suspects, "a stolen car gets zero points."
By one measure, but not others
"Two of the top three (rated) public high schools in Wisconsin — Ronald Reagan College Prep and Rufus King International — are MPS schools."
Some maximum bike forfeitures are higher; but the standard forfeiture is lower
If Milwaukee approves reducing its maximum forfeiture for marijuana possession to $50, the city would have "23 different bicycle violations that have a higher forfeiture."
Claim runs off the rails
The streetcar project proposed for downtown Milwaukee "would actually take precious revenue away" from the Milwaukee Public Schools.
After some 24 years, this allocation is on a single track
Federal officials declared that grant funds "could be used only for Milwaukee's streetcar project," meaning it "isn’t possible" to redirect the money to "other modes of public transportation or to our public schools."
An apples and oranges mix
Milwaukee "incarcerates 1.2% of white men" and has "incarcerated over 50% of black men in their 30s."
It’s been going on for six years
"In the city of Milwaukee, we’ve still got a mayor and a police chief who are furloughing police officers at a time when we have violence all across the city."
The mud didn't fly until after the primary
Says opponent Tammy Baldwin ‘has had not one positive ad’ in the campaign for U.S. Senate.
Tax breaks a fraction of the size of the budget cuts
Says "millions of dollars in tax breaks" were paid for "by busting unions, cutting BadgerCare, and raising taxes on the poor and the middle class, thanks to Elizabeth Coggs' help."
Study doesn't fully back claim
Says 85 percent of Milwaukee shootings involve "people with extensive criminal records shooting other people with extensive criminal records."
Better to stick to the script
"For the first time since 1990, American manufacturers are creating new jobs."
A split decision
Says Milwaukee blacks have 55 percent male unemployment, 60 percent truancy, a 50 percent graduation rate, the "worst" reading scores and "lead" in infant mortality.
They cherry-picked one vote and ignored several others
Says state Rep. Sandy Pasch "did nothing to stop" people from scamming the Wisconsin Shares child-care subsidy program and voted against funding for fraud investigators.
There was no vote and the issue predates Pasch’s arrival in office by years
Says state Rep. Sandy Pasch, her recall opponent, "voted to allow public school employees to use taxpayer dollars to pick up the tab for…Viagra."
Pushed a budget amendment, then asked the governor to veto it
On pay for fired Milwaukee police officers
Yep. Under contracts, some government workers are paid by taxpayers to work for their unions
Says Milwaukee County spent over $170,000 in salaries in 2010 for employees to "participate in union activities such as collective bargaining."
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