Milwaukee, mired in serious, often violent crime unlike anywhere else in Wisconsin, doesn’t have enough cops. That is the irrefutable takeaway from two chapters in the Crime section of this book.
But there is another problem as well—one born of political kowtowing to the social justice warriors more concerned with adhering to fashionable progressive narratives than keeping kids safe.
A chunk of the crime in Milwaukee is happening at high schools under control of a School Board that won’t allow cops to regularly walk the hallways or grounds. This isn’t principally a matter of hiring more police officers, although that could help. It’s a matter of using common sense to allow Milwaukee Police Department leadership to appropriately deploy the officers the city already has.
Here, we lay out the facts regarding the lack of safety at schools in Milwaukee and what needs to be done about it to give the smart kids who strive for something better a fighting chance. We also propose a way of determining whether the problems in Milwaukee are unique or if other areas of the state also need to quickly redeploy officers in schools.