A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…
HEROES OF THE WEEK
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Killers of local police officers
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“I am actually kind of sick to my stomach. That’s an intersection I travel through and that my family travels through. It’s sad, it’s tragic and it’s unnecessary. The Milwaukee Police Department has sacrificed so much.”
Milwaukee Alderman Cavalier Johnson after off-duty Milwaukee police officer Kou Her was killed in a crash early Tuesday when a repeat drunken driver ran a red light and hit the officer’s car at North 60th Street and West Capitol Drive
“From Brown Deer to College Avenue, from the lakefront to 100th Street and all points in between, speeding, red-light running, reckless driving is increasingly becoming the norm in this community and it must end. With all that in mind, we’re calling upon Mayor Barrett, our No. 1 elected leader in this community, to do just that: start leading.”
Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan
“We’re supposed to be out here defending our community and our constituents. No more Mr. Nice Guy. We’re here to say, don’t just give us lip service about a plan, do something.”
Milwaukee Alderman Mark Borkowski who joined Donovan at a news conference
“The City of Racine and the City of Racine Police Department are in mourning today.
And today those officers need your support more than ever. They’re going through a tragic time. They’ve lost a brother who has been a mentor and a friend to them, who has helped protect the city for years.”
Racine Mayor Cory Mason. Racine Police Officer John Hetland, a 24-year-veteran of the Racine Police Department who was nearing retirement, was shot and killed Monday night as he attempted to intervene in an armed robbery.
“We lost one of our superheroes. He wasn’t even officially working at the time, but he was doing what he was trained to do for the past 24 years: protect the public.”
Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth
“We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die. 150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it. “I am in no hurry. Sanctions are biting & more added last night. Iran can NEVER have Nuclear Weapons, not against the USA, and not against the WORLD!”
President Trump confirmed that he approved a strike on Iran on Thursday after it shot down a U.S. drone but called off the operation after the initial moves were underway.
“The president was very clear of what he wants to achieve with Iran — to never allow them to have a nuclear weapon. He was very clear that there will be action. He has a long-term game plan here and it doesn’t mean that you have to act within the few hours. He’s just not overreacting. It’s going to be measured. And it’s going to achieve a goal.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps. The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the home of the free is extraordinarily disturbing and we need to do something about it.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
“In concentration camps, people are unjustly sought out and confined. This isn’t what is happening at the border. Migrants are illegally crossing our border. Most are asylum seekers, thus pending trial, so your expert definition doesn’t apply. … Your comments reveal total disregard for our sovereignty & a deep ignorance that belittles the horrors of the Holocaust.”
Rep. Dave Crenshaw responding to Ocasio-Cortez
“Please don’t shut up, AOC. We appreciate your drawing a sharp contrast every day between the noxious views of your party, which now dutifully embodies your extremism, and those representing responsible governance. Thank you for liberally exercising your First Amendment freedoms.”
Columnist David Limbaugh
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement next week will “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in.”
“At this time in 2015, polls were showing Hillary Clinton 17 points ahead of Donald Trump. According to Gallup, Ronald Reagan’s approval rating was about the same as President Trump’s at the same time into his presidency.
“In November 1984, a year and a half later, Reagan won a historic landslide victory, winning 49 of 50 states, losing only Walter Mondale’s home state of Minnesota.
“A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows President Trump’s approval at 32 percent among Hispanics and 17 percent among blacks. Compared with 29 percent of Hispanics and 8 percent of blacks who voted for Trump in 2016, this could be a game changer favoring President Trump in 2020.
I anticipate a Donald Trump landslide in 2020 not seen since Ronald Reagan.”
Star Parker is an author and president of CURE, Center for Urban Renewal and Education
“I don’t share Kellyanne Conway’s politics. She also seems to have a problem telling the truth, just like the president she serves. But I don’t want the government to limit what she can say. The next time, it might be coming for me. Or for you.”
Jonathan Zimmerman teaches education and history at the University of Pennsylvania and is co-author of “The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools.”
“I understand there are single-parent homes with just the mother present. Those types of situations are not the topic in this column. I am strictly discussing how the left has systematically gone after masculinity in traditional nuclear family units and how destructive it has been.
“An involved father brings a different dynamic into the house. My wife has often told me that when I get home, the kids act differently. This is not to say that she’s not capable of handling discipline and setting rules. At a biological and psychological level, there is something about a man that sets the tone for young kids. The left wants to remove the presence of a masculine man simply for social justice reasons, one example being the patriarchy they call so evil.
“Over the years, leftists have redefined the look of households. They have promoted an independent woman movement and said, ‘I don’t need a man. I can do this all myself.’ Of course, it is not healthy to be entirely dependent on another individual. However, as I mentioned earlier, the need for a man and a woman does not apply simply to procreation. It also applies to raise children as well.”
Columnist John Dempsey
“When I first got to Hollywood — Hollywood, they didn’t know what the hell to do with me. I mean, I was this half-black, half-Samoan and six foot four, 275-pound pro wrestler. You know; I was told at that time, ‘Well, you got to be a certain way. You got to drop some weight. You’ve got to be somebody different. You got to stop working out. Stop doing the things that I love. You got to stop calling yourself The Rock.’ What?!
“And for years I actually bought into it because you think, ‘Oh, that’s what I’m supposed to do.’ And I was miserable doing that. So I made a choice. And the choice was I wasn’t going to conform to Hollywood, Hollywood was going to conform to me. So, Hollywood conformed to me and here I am with all of you getting the Generation Award. Holy s—.”
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson while receiving the Generation Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Milwaukee and Racine police officers killed
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Actor Dan Glover on reparations. Who cares?
MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK