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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Citizen Stewardship is Mandatory in WATER and REAL ESTATE - Silence is NOT an Option






MILWAUKEE | Water is a precious commodity for life and sustainability.  We drink it, bathe in it, cook with it, grow agriculture with it and on and on.

Bacteria, Lead and . . .
From time-to-time, dating back most recently before the mid-1990's, Milwaukee has had bacteria (Cryptosporidium), flooding homes and lead pipes concerns for Milwaukeeans.


Mission
Water Quality Task Force shall address the problem of the presence of lead in the City’s drinking water and investigate and make recommendations regarding additional ways to ensure long-term health and safety of Milwaukee’s drinking water.

The formation of the Water Quality Task Force is extremely lacking in efficiency because of the lack of inclusion of decision-making has not gone past city hall and the pretense of insider dialog.  

"We, the People, have a responsibility to SPEAK UP and SPEAK OUT to the lack of due diligence and dictatorship of the Water Quality Task Force - Chair, Jim Bohl Alderman, Jose Perez, Alderman, Cavalier Johnson Alderman, Commissioner Ghassan Korbin DPW, Dr. Patricia McManus Black Health Coalition, Commissioner Bevan Baker Health Department, Benjamin Grambling 16 Street Center, and the entire common council for transparency and accountability of our Water issues. 
 Additionally, the Water Quality Task Force meetings can not be conducted by a person "hostile" to the electorate - his bosses.  The ongoing dialog must demand that an advisory group in each district is at the table and the ethos is INCLUSION"
said Mary Glass, MPA LLC.

The nit-picking and overbroad tweaking by Commissioner Bevan Baker were duly noted and appear limiting of safety services for all women who are of child-bearing age.

The bellicose reaction recently by Alderman/Chair James Bohl to the frustration outcry from the individuals of the audience was NOT handled with the diplomacy and problem-solving expected of elected and appointed representatives of leadership and representation of the Electorate of the City of Milwaukee.  Unacceptable.

Our citizenry, the Core Constituent population, should always be given the widest and maximum capacity for input and participation of our safety infrastructure sustainability. 

Alderman Bohl should know better.  He has been an elected charter officer for Milwaukee for some time.  No excuses.  He works for-by-on behalf of the People.  He seems to have forgotten who pays his paycheck.  He should know better. We will remind Alderman Bohl and the entire Common Council.

Take a look at how he behaved at a recent review of Rick Barrett's The Couture project with Matt Rinka, Architect Rinka Chung at the Zoning, Neighborhood and Development committee on April 11, 2017.  He is the "Chair" of this committee as well.

This is a slam-dunk project with so, so many giveaways. Bohl's fingerprint is all around the success of this "private investment" of Rick Barrett, an heir in the air of city royalities and space.  

This is hyperbole, reminds me of Donald John Trump waving of lies.  It is massive stealing from the Core Constituents and their city coffers.  It is wide-spread double-triple standards, segregation, and discrimination that is allowing a newcomer with no real experience to get royalty real estate on the backs of the Core Constituents of Milwaukee who draw millions-and-millions to the city of Milwaukee for their EMPOWERMENT but it goes to Rick Barrett, Herb Kohl, Wes Eden, Mark Lasry and the raiders for NOTHING.

The City of Milwaukee 2017 Proposed Plan and Executive Budget Summary (Tom Barrett Mayor) states in its Value of Milwaukee statement:
"Milwaukee is the economic hub of the southeast region and the entire State of Wisconsin, the "Fresh Coast City" that is rising fast in national stature and prominence". 

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Members of the Water Quality Task Force and Zoning, Neighborhood and Development Committees.

ZONING, NEIGHBORHOOD & DEVELOPMENT
Top/down:  Chair/Ald. James Bohl - District 5, Ald. Milele Coggs - District 6, Ald. Khalif Rainey - District 7, Ald. Nik Kovac - District 3, Ald. Russell Stamper - District 15 

WATER QUALITY TASK FORCE

Member Ald. Jim Bohl - District 5                            
Member Ald. Cavalier Johnson - District 2                    
Member Ald. Jose Perez - District 10
Member Benjamin Gramling - 16th Street
Member Bevan Baker - Commissioner of Health
Member Ghassan Korban - Commissioner Public Works
Member Patricia McManus - Black Health Coalition

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Footnote
This Task Force completed its work on April 28, 2017.

Dr. Pat McManus - Black Health Coalition, provided some glue-points that were needed to focus on the city of Milwaukee population needs.

Bejamin Grambling - 16th Street, comments regarding "building TRUST" of the citizenry was an asset.

The video of the meeting.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub) - Focus Down-Ballot Empowerment WI DEM PARTY

MILWAUKEE | Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub) continues to focus on the "census tract" citizenry for organizing, building the infrastructure for voting, voting, and becoming candidates for office.  We seek to elect those who have not been at the table, i.e. citizens that are ex-prisoners.
"We know that the root of the top-of-the-ticket in Washington is controlled by the local voter and down-ballot government offices.  At the present time, we are looking very close at the Democratic Party in Wisconsin for a major upgrade in its leadership that is Inclusive of those NOT around the table.  They are African American, other People of Color, HGBTQ, ex-prisoners, seniors, women, first-time voters, born frees/millennial, disabled, veterans, Muslim, Work Challenged employees and Caucasians" said Mary Glass, Founder, Chief Visionary Officer, Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub).

Our key items of Action are:
  • INTERSECTIONALITY (local, county, region, state)
  • SOLIDARITY,
  • SANCTUARY
  • OFFICE REPLACEMENT & ACCOUNTABITY
No longer business as usual - Top-down and delegations based on cronyism.  
We seek an "open tent" that actively provides transparency and accountability.  No more lip service, smoke and mirrors and bait-n-switch for last-minute voting.

Click PHOTO to ENLARGE.
June 2 & 3, 2017
Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub) is in the process of interviewing candidates running for Chair of the Wisconsin Democratic Party on Public Policy w/MARY GLASS & Company, 3:30-4:30m, Fridays, on WXRW LP Riverwest Talk Radio 104.1.
click PHOTO to ENLARGE.
Two candidates, Mayor/Candidate Bryan Kennedy, Glendale, WI and Attorney/Candidate Eric Finch, Madison, WI, have been guests on May 21st and May 28th.  Take a listen to the shows:

May 28, 2017 - Interview w/Attorney/Candidate Eric Finch

May 21, 2017 - Interview w/Mayor/Candidate Bryan Kennedy


We are also looking at the system infrastructure and NEW faces such as Candidate Khary Penebaker for DNC/Democratic National Committee officers. 



May 17th & May 30th
East Library, 2320 N. Cramer, 5-6:30pm
WEDNESDAY, May 17 and TUESDAY, May 30, 2017, Indivisible - Milwaukee (the Hub) will host joint census tract meetings to hear and support candidates for the Democratic Party, DNC candidate Khary Penebaker AND our Indivisible - Milwaukee (The Hub) bus trip to the June 2 or June 3 Convention for takeaways to support of resist going forward.

Candidate/Attorney Eric Finch, Madison, has offered his support to ensure that those who take the bus tour with have support gaining entrance and maximizing their visit for Awareness.

Are you interested in receiving information about the bus tour as well as taking the bus tour?  CLICK


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION -Candidate in SC with rifle as part of her campaign to make America America Again

Sheri Few for Congress 


April 25, 2017

We, THE PEOPLE, in "solidarity" must speak out and UP about HATE Messenging.
Speak truth and VOTE to REMOVE IMPURITIES.  
Sheri Few speaks coded HATE.
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Take a look at this article by Michael Harriot, The Root.
A South Carolina woman vying for an open seat in the House of Representatives has reignited the debate over the Confederate flag, blasts acceptance of gays and doubles down on “Make America great again” in a series of ads that might be the most racist, homophobic and craziest campaign ever.
Sheri Few is one of seven Republican candidates running in the special election for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District—a congressional seat vacated when Rep. Nick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) stepped down to join the Trump administration as director of the Office of Management and Budget.
In campaign ads and public appearances, Few has trumpeted her pro-Trump agenda, saying that she “will not only make America great again, but she will make America America again.”
I really don’t know what that means, because I’m black and the high-pitched racist dog-whistle politics are not meant for my ears, but I know it’s shady by the way the Caucasians in the crowd clap and nod their heads when she says it.
Few came out of the gate shooting at everybody. No, really—she literally opens her first campaign ad holding an AR-15 (the preferred weapon of school shooters and white separatists). After introducing herself, in her next ad, she just goes on an extended rant about liberal ideas, small government, Common Core, family values and all the other crazy things the people whose necks are the same color as Trump’s jowls believe are plaguing this country.



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

NEIL GORSUCH provided 5-4 Vote to execute Ladell Lee - His first vote

Ladell Lee
CUMMINS UNIT, Ark. — The state of Arkansas executed death row inmate Ledell Lee late Thursday, its first death sentence in more than a decade and the first of four inmates scheduled to die before the end of the month when a crucial lethal injection drug is set to expire.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear five last-minute appeals by Lee's attorneys to stay his execution, which began at 11:44 p.m. CT (12:44 a.m. ET). Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m., Arkansas Department of Correction Director Wendy Kelly said.

NEIL GORSUCH - USA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE 
(his position was a sabotage by Donald John Trump, GOPs & 3 DEMs) 
On Thursday night, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee—the state’s first execution in 12 years. Lee is one of eight men whom Arkansas originally planned to kill over 11 days before one drug in the three-drug lethal injection cocktail expires. Four of these men have received stays of execution, but Lee’s final plea to the U.S. Supreme Court was rejected by a 5–4 vote. Justice Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote allowing Lee to die. It was his first recorded vote cast as a justice of the court.
Lee insisted upon his innocence from the day of his arrest through the night of his execution. He implored Arkansas to let him take a DNA test and compare the results to DNA collected at the scene of the murder he allegedly committed, but the state refused. Lee also presented evidence that his trial attorney provided ineffective assistance of counsel and that the presiding judge lacked neutrality: At the time, the judge was having an undisclosed affair with the assistant prosecutor. (They later married.) Lee’s counsel on appeal appeared in court so drunk that he slurred his words. Moreover, Lee asserted that Arkansas’ use of midazolam to render him unconscious before stopping his heart was cruel and unusual in violation of the Eighth Amendment: The drug may not actually induce unconsciousness and has caused other executions to go terribly awry.
But the Supreme Court split 5–4 on the Eighth Amendment question, with Gorsuch joining the conservatives in permitting Lee’s execution to move forward. Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor dissented separately, each tackling a facet of Lee’s Eighth Amendment claim. Breyer repeated his now-familiar refrain that capital punishment itself is unconstitutional, highlighting Arkansas’ planned execution spree as evidence. “Arkansas set out to execute eight people over the course of 11 days,” Breyer wrote. “Why these eight? Why now?” He continued:

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

SHERMAN PARK MEETING OP Ed

A crowd of about 50 residents packed the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club gym. (Photo by Jabril Faraj)


SHERMAN PARK MEETING OP Ed

April 20, 2017


This interesting chronicled account by Jabril Faraj, Neighborhood News Service, of the Sherman Park Gas Station meeting revealed a good first step to address the community relationship that is so vital to commercial and residential relationship across Milwaukee.  
Silence is NOT an option.

DIALOG
More "due process" dialog is needed so that the CONSTRUCTION of a NEW building as part of the NEW image and NEW Spirit of Sherman Park is embraced by the stakeholders.

Specific issues are:
  • selling of marijuana paraphernalia.
  • addressing the debris and trash patrol.
  • to flush out specific issues of DISRESPECT for members of the neighborhood public.
  • to flush out specific issues of theft and other concerns of the owner.
  • creating a residential and owner workgroup that will address ethnicity, race and ongoing issues to prevent tinderbox issues from exploding.
  • identify and commit to specific ways the onus of the OWNER for INCLUSION and negative concerns are known.
  • Identify a joint effort of the workgroups to create an environment that will resurrect a walk-through garden, gathering or recreational site in the area sought for expansion by Pakhar Singh – an area of beauty, partnership care, with a landmark to provide the history of wisdom by the stakeholders out of destruction.
  • hire members of the neighborhood to work in the store with a professional commitment to supporting the economic base and broadening relationships.
  • Pakhar Singh, owner, should become a member of the Neighborhood Strategic Planning group and work with BID 39 - Jennifer Potts, Executive Director, to become a partner and respected leader that is worthy of the title of "Anchor" tenant of the Sherman Park and neighboring areas - Gas is sold to Milwaukee stakeholders in and out of Sherman Park.
  • Together, the owner and stakeholders eliminate outside illegal sellers of tapes, socks, etc. in the gas station area.
  • Together, the owner and stakeholders provide humane efforts for addressing panhandling - a byproduct of under-, unemployment and enduring concentrated poverty.
  • Alderman Khalif Rainey leadership has an opportunity to cure an ongoing angst -  dislike of outside of the neighborhood owners that do business in predominately African American neighborhoods without creating a partnership and economic survival plan for the neighborhood.
  • Continued "DISCUSSION Forums" can lead to Innovative, time shared and infrastructural growth. 
Comments by Attorney Vince Bobot is "perplexing" and putting his finger on the scale in the wrong way to Parkar Singh when he made the statements he made, especially his response that the residents were "perplexing" and people must want the business there or Singh, his client, would've been gone a long time ago for lack of business.  

Is Bobot saying because Singh remained is because the people wanted him to - Singh property rights did not come into play OR they wanted the "negative" issues that were brought forth at the Listening Meeting?

How dare such narrow and insensitive comment by Bobot, Singh's attorney. Vincent Bobot is a man that ran for mayor of Milwaukee in 2004, worked/paid through city attorney's office for neighborhood property correction support and now sits on the ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW APPEALS BOARD. 

This is also an opportunity for Rainey to take back and use his leadership experience to provide legislation to help to improve neighborhood relationship with owners of gas stations and retail stores that has ethnicity overtones AND are not limited to Sherman Park.
Create a LANDMARK of wisdom and beauty in additional space

Mary Glass – Chief Visionary Officer
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC
mpapublicpolicyreview.blogspot.com

Update April 21, 2017

SHOW 16 - Gardening, Politics & WI Democratic Election

April 20, 2017
PUBLIC POLICY W/MARY GLASS & COMPANY
GUEST LIST - SHOW 16
Friday, April 21, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New Orleans acknowledges failure to clients - What about Milwaukee's Public Defender's Office?

Chief NOLA Public Defender Derwyn Bunton

A lawyer poorly resourced can cause irreparable harm to a client,” says Chief NOLA Public Defender Derwyn Bunton.
New Orleans' chief public defender tells Anderson Cooper that until he can ensure every client gets the defense they deserve, he’ll continue to turn cases away


Nine current and former New Orleans public defenders admit they do not have the time or the budget to adequately represent every client.

 CBS NEWS

  • How do 50 lawyers handle 22,000 cases? They can’t. New Orleans public defenders say the criminal justice system needs urgent reform.
  • New Orleans public defenders admit they’ve not been able to adequately represent all their clients and innocent people have gone to 

“You do your best, but a lot of times you can’t provide the kind of representation that the Constitution, our code of ethics and professional standards would have you provide.” Derwyn Bunton

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All of the attorneys acknowledged that they have clients in prison due to lack of legal services.

One of the attorneys resigned and spoke of how she the attorney "evolved to NORMALIZING" her "lack of customer service" to her clients.

Attorney Lindsay Samuel: You know feeling like you’re always coming up short. Um, you know, the first 1,000 clients, you feel terrible. 
The second 1,000 clients, you feel awful. 
The third 1,000, 3,000 in, it doesn’t feel so bad anymore. 

One morning I woke up and I just felt like, “I’m not even angry about this anymore.” It’s just every day to me. 

Every day my clients are going away for a decade. And I just move along to the next client.

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Silence is NOT an Option
WISCONSIN has the HIGHEST Incarceration system in America.
Our numbers are so high we commission other STATES for housing.

African American and Latino citizenry make up the largest population in Wisconsin.

Truth & Sentencing came about during the year 2000.
It was "the doings" of Caucasian lawmakers, elected officials, legislators, attorneys, judges, and the association of lawyers.



I remember two individuals being at the lead table, they were: 
*  Judge Diane Sykes 
*  Ex- Milwaukee County                        District Attorney 
     E. Michael McCann



Wisconsin
I wonder how many folks have been incarcerated and rights destroyed in Milwaukee due to irreparable harm caused by LACK OF APPROPRIATE LEGAL REPRESENTATION as in New Orleans.

Also, due to laws such as Truth in Sentencing.
How many became "trapped" in the worrisome Industrial Complex and misused address of marijuana.

Incarceration by any means WITH no OVERSIGHT.

We know that the leaders who should be leading the CAUSE of JUSTICE are SILENT.


I am appreciative that Chief New Orleans, Louisiana Public Defender Derwyn Bunton has stepped up and taken the first step. He opened the door wide while speaking with Journalist Anderson Cooper, CBS 60 Minutes and bringing attention to the problem and taking action for step ONE.


MILWAUKEE has a zip code, 53206, reported with the highest number of citizens that have been incarcerated.

There is nothing in public policies from our legislators, judges, attorneys, health and human services and civil rights groups that have looked at what Incarceration and Truth in Sentencing have done to generations of African American and Latino families. Nothing is seen to date to deter the use of drugs or the effects that are a byproduct of the use of drugs for African American and Latino citizenry - the issue that was the main reason for Incarceration and Truth in Sentencing.

What we are seeing is "ways and means" coming from Caucasian citizens in rural and predominately Caucasian neighborhoods for HELP due to the growing and a staggering number of Caucasians dying of Opioid overdoses.

In fact, Scott Walker, Wisconsin Governor with his executive order, Walker is essentially saying "I've got some ideas for you."
"There`s a lot of time for members, in general, to focus on a legislative agenda. This is a legislative agenda," Governor Walker said.   MORE.
At the Root Cause, the Point of Entry to an out-of-control judicial system, we have arbitrary and capricious public policies (laws and patterns of street enforcement (police and sheriff offices), the theater in the district attorney's office, deficiencies of public defenders, biases and public influences for judges, laws that do not fit the crime (NON-CRIME) and discrimination.

We have individuals in the judicial system that need oversight, ongoing training, scrutiny by the electorates and some removed.

We have complacency.
We have ex- district attorneys and public defender's that retire to JUDGESHIP.  Ill-prepared and given too free rein.  They learn at the peril of the citizens that come before them.

We have the attorneys' bar association lacking People of Color.
And,  too often detached from those they render judgments.

We have NUMBNESS and NORMALIZING.
We have an ugly backdrop of DISCRIMINATION abundant in our environments of elected-appointed-hired and donor for hire government representation.

60 Minutes
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I draw the attention of Change to the "trial" and "appeal" offices of the Wisconsin State Public Defender's office and the Milwaukee Public Defender's office:
  • Attorney Kelli Thompson - State Public Defender
  • Attorney Michael Tobin    - Deputy State Public Defender
  • Attorney Jennifer Bias      - Trial Division Director
  • Attorney Adam Plotkin     - Legislative Liaison
  • Attorney Gina Pruski        - Training Director
  • Attorney Jeremy Perri      - Appellate Division Director
  • Attorney Tom Webb          - Trial Division Milwaukee
  • Attorney Colleen Ball        - Local Attorney Manager 
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

D e f e n s e l e s s with Public Defenders of New Orleans

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TAKE A LOOK-LISTEN.  
You will be astonished and I do hope you will be MOVED to help those of us who are joining in workgroups to put an end to the BROKEN Justice system that is not only in New Orleans, it is also a big problem in Milwaukee.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Who were those Morning Consult polled? Who




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According to Morning Consult, 44 percent of poll respondents said they had a more favorable view of Pepsi after watching the video, compared to a quarter who said it gave them a less favorable view.

About 32 per cent of Americans said the ad made them more likely to buy Pepsi products, versus the 20 per cent who were less likely. 

A quarter of young people between ages 18 to 29 said they had a less favorable view of Pepsi after watching the ad, and one out of five said it made them less inclined to buy Pepsi products. 

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What were the people polled shown?  What were the questions?  Who did they speak with?  How did they reach them?  How did they get their cell #?
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Kendall, her manager (her mom) and Pepsi were disrespectful to Dontre HamiltonAlton Sterling and all the Black brothers murdered by law enforcement,  Black Lives Matter, African Americans, and justice for all.  No excuse folks.

Easter Sunday - April 16, 2017, The Greatest Gift Jesus and his Love

John 3
For God So Loved
(Genesis 22:1-10; Romans 5:6-11)
16For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. 18Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Acts 10:39-40

Acts 39 
39 “We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a cross, 40 but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen.

Smile, Jesus has Risen from the dead for ALL of us.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

WXRW Riverwest Radio Auction Benefit held at the Green Gallery on Farwell


Riverwest Radio Benefit: Contemporary Haitian and Milwaukee Art Silent Auction Exhibition Preview & Early Bids: April 12 – 14  (2 to 6 pm)Closing Reception: April 15 (2 to 6 pm)

The Green Gallery East1500 N Farwell Ave. Milwaukee 53202

The Green Gallery is hosting an auction of Haitian and Milwaukee artwork. The show consists of carefully selected paintings acquired by Xav Leplae during his visit to Haiti last month and new work by artists in the Milwaukee area selected by The Green Gallery. 


Bids begin between $30 and $75 with a Buy-It-Now option as well. The Milwaukee artworks range from painting and photography to furniture by artists such as Michelle Grabner, Jason Lazorith, Anne Kingsbury, Patricia Evelyn Terry, Peter Barrickman, Naomi Shersty, Richard Galling, PII and others.

All proceeds benefit Riverwest Radio and the artists.

Bidding will be open Wednesday April 12 through Saturday April 15 from 2-6 pm.The closing reception event April 15 from 2-6 pm. Auction bidding closes at 6:00 pm.
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