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Author: Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson: Why Sherman Park media coverage was out of focus

Late on the night of Saturday, August 13 as I was driving home from Chicago, I changed the dial on my radio to discover that my neighborhood, Sherman Park, was on fire. It is ironic that at that moment I was passing by the amusement park known by many as simply “Great America.” A young man had been shot and killed by another young man who was a police officer in Milwaukee earlier that same day just around the corner from my house. I saw the police tape and groups of residents “gawking” as our mayor described it in the early...

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Reggie Jackson: Evidence of Things Unknown

After a summer of civil unrest around the nation on July 28, 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, typically known as the Kerner Commission. Their orders were simple. Answer these three simple questions: What happened? Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again? In light of the events of Saturday August 13, 2016 Milwaukeeans are asking these same three questions. During the past twenty-four hours we’ve heard from local, state and nationally elected officials. Social justice activists have spoken out. The chief of police and county sheriff have said...

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