Whitefish Bay Jeweler Racially Profiles John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks Star

Went to @schwankekasten jewelry today in White-Fish Bay during regular business hours . They locked the door and told me to go away . After I rang the doorbell twice everyone went to the back. No answered the door or told me what was going on. This was followed by two police cars pulling up and parking across the street and watching me for 5 minutes ( I assumed they were called by the store ) . I was then approached by 2 officers and questioned about the dealer vehicle I was in which is apart of my endorsement deal with Kunes country Chevrolet and asked me what I wanted amongst other things that were just irrelevant to me being there just trying to shop at the store like a normal paying customer would do . I told them I was just trying to look at a watch. He then had to go in the back and tell them to come out it was safe but this is after they ran my plates and I overheard them talking about doing more of a background check on the car. The employees finally came out of the back and proceeded to conduct business like they previously were as we walked up . This was one of the the most degrading and racially prejudice things I've ever experienced in life and wouldn't wish this on anyone . This store needs to be called out and that's what I'm doing . You have no right to profile someone because of their race and nationality and this incident needs to be brought to light and I urge anyone who ever is thinking of shopping here reads this and doesn't bring any business to this discriminatory place .

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Assembly says yes

Next up for the team is working out a land sale with Milwaukee County and getting approval for the arena from the Milwaukee Common Council. Speaking at the Capitol after the Assembly vote, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd and team president Peter Feigin praised the deal and said the remaining pieces could be assembled in time for construction to start in the fall.

Via Assembly passes arena deal, sends it to Scott Walker @ JSOnline.

And Fifteen Republicans…

“Six Democrats in the Wisconsin state Senate voted late Wednesday to give millions in taxpayer dollars to a couple of billionaires. After they cast their votes in favor of SB 209, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin issued a statement praising the corporate giveaway to a powerful Milwaukee special interest….”

Via Wis. Dems Support Massive Corporate Giveaway to Billionaires @ Media Trackers.

AFP trashes Walker’s arena plan

“When Walker announced a plan last week to spend $250 million in taxpayer money for a proposed $500 million basketball arena in downtown Milwaukee, the local chapter of the Koch-founded advocacy group Americans for Prosperity joined the chorus of detractors who condemned the project. The National Basketball Association is demanding the new venue and is…

Bucks evolve

“The Bucks sent a major signal they intend to be an aggressive player in free agency with Thursday’s trade that sent forward Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons. The move created $8 million of additional salary cap space, giving the team approximately $22 million to work with when free agency negotiations begin on July 1.…


“The head of the Wisconsin Center District has attacked those working on a deal to build a new $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, saying the talks were too secretive and “uncivilized.” Franklyn Gimbel, chairman of the district, said he was particularly upset that he has yet to be informed about the details of…


The plan Walker spelled out includes $250 million already committed by the Bucks’ current and former owners. The other half will come from taxpayers, a contribution capped at $250 million, with the team bearing any responsibility for cost overruns. The taxpayer cost would grow to an estimated $400 million over 20 years with interest. Via…


Officials met for about 40 minutes Tuesday in the state Capitol as they work to finalize a deal in time to have the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee insert the financing deal in the state budget before it wraps up its work this week. The budget committee is expected to finish its work Friday or Saturday…


With these realities in mind, it is magical thinking (or just flat-out bullshit) to believe that the Bucks arena and related arena/entertainment district would be “all gain, no pain,” but that’s how the MMAC portrayed it in this absurd push-poll. Via MMAC tries BS poll to sell magic Bucks Arena @ Jake’s Economic TA Funhouse.


The @Bucks win. See you Thursday night @BMOHBC. #OwnTheFuture — ESPN Milwaukee (@ESPNMilwaukee) April 28, 2015


MCW led the Bucks with 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and Middleton added 21 points in Bucks victory. http://t.co/BMCjIN4fPG — Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) April 28, 2015

Not Yet

Bucks arena deal – Bucks: No deal reached on new arena; another meeting planned Thursday http://t.co/AlEreYiD2J pic.twitter.com/m3ek6dZ24Y — madison.com (@madisondotcom) April 23, 2015

How ‘about ….11?

Bucks: Team president Peter Feigin takes back ’10-day’ deadline on arena talks Bucks: Team president Peter Feigin takes back '10-day' deadline on arena talks http://t.co/0wy1dWSipt pic.twitter.com/XwO2TLf3VI — madison.com (@madisondotcom) April 22, 2015


#Bucks: Michael Carter-Williams scores 30 to lead Milwaukee to win over his old team http://t.co/OwvLqlE5Ar pic.twitter.com/r5mJ8nXYuJ — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) April 14, 2015


Bucks: Milwaukee draws on region's history for new logo @ State Journal.