Should Chief Flynn be fired?
HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
One out away from a victory that would have made the Brewers feel much better about capturing an improbable playoff berth, closer John Axford surrendered two ninth-inning runs that allowed the Cincinnati Reds to snatch a 2-1 victory Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
A full range of emotions was on display and calls for Milwaukee police Chief Edward Flynn to resign intensified Thursday as close to 400 people gathered at the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters Hall for what turned out to be part film screening, part memorial service and part call to action in the wake of the death of Derek Williams.
Williams, 22, died in police custody in July 2011. Recently released squad video shows him suffocating and begging for help in the back seat of a police car as officers ignore his pleas for nearly eight minutes.
Still can’t balance the budget.
Via Hudson Star-Observer.
Threatens to quit over secrets kept from the board’s own members.
An assistant medical examiner trusted a police detective’s statement that the arrest of Derek Williams happened “without incident,” leading the pathologist to conclude a year ago that Williams died naturally, Milwaukee County’s chief medical examiner said Wednesday.
Assistant Medical Examiner Christopher Poulos did not ask for or review any police reports or video during his initial investigation of Williams’ death. Instead, he relied on a detective’s statement to an on-scene investigator from the medical examiner’s office about the July 2011 death.
So there may be no dogs used this year.
Tiny number out of millions of votes cast.
Amy Senser stays behind bars.
For locally-made products.
Because disciplining someone for telling the truth would be an even worse mess for the NFL.
Nearby former Massachusetts governor asks faraway Wisconsin governor for help.
Not all politics is local after all.
Why do these clowns think they’ll get away?