Guest Blog: Disturbances in Milwaukee 2020 compared to 1967 under Henry Maier and Harold Breier


A police officer mans a roadblock in the middle of a deserted Wisconsin Avenue on the morning of July 31, 1967. That day, Mayor Henry Maier declared the city in a state of emergency and urged people to stay home following a riot on Milwaukee's north side. This photo was published in the Aug. 1, 1967, Milwaukee Journal.
A police officer mans a roadblock in the middle of a deserted Wisconsin Avenue on the morning of July 31, 1967. That day, Mayor Henry Maier declared the city in a state of emergency and urged people to stay home following a riot on Milwaukee’s north side. This photo was published in the Aug. 1, 1967, Milwaukee Journal.

Guest Blog
By Bob and Jean Dohnal, Publishers
Wisconsin Conservative Digest

How do we compare the incompetence in leaders: Barrett vs Maier.  Let me count the ways.

Milwaukee is one of the ten worst run cities and top ten most violent.  It gets worse all the time.

Fox just pointed out that in the last 20 years Milwaukee has lost 20,000 residents. Downtown, east side, parts of southside are very good but the rest of Milwaukee is a jungle of carjackings, kidnapping, sex trafficking, drugs, shootings, gang wars, etc.  No wonder they cannot handle the potential riots.

The city schools are a national disgrace, but no one will fix them because they are the third rail; touch them and you will get burnt alive. The Unions run them, not for the parents, the kids, but for the benefit of the union, teachers, administration.

They have lost 30,000 kids to CHOICE schools because parents want their kids to learn and prosper.  Inner city families are just as concerned as suburban families about their kids. The conservatives have worked hard to get inner city kids the schools they need to learn to read and prosper, but the Left has fought them all the way. “Force them into MPS they say.” All they care about is the money and the political power.

Conservatives pushed through:  Chapter 220, so inner-city kids could attend schools that work. Open enrollment, so kids could get an education. And finally CHOICE, so kids could get money to go to schools to learn away from the Left.

The Left completely still fights the conservative push for Freedom, Opportunity, Equality and Excellence with forced Equity because the Left is pushing Leftist, Socialist, Communist doctrine in the schools.

In Wisconsin, we do not have White Nationalists, whatever the hell that is or white Supremacists, but superb Conservatives like Warren Knowles, Tommy Thompson, Glenn Grothmann, and Jim Sensenbrenner, that signed and implemented programs to help the inner-city families, while the left keeps them enslaved in the inner-cities by not educating them or getting them jobs. They fought Foxconn, a place where inner city kids could get decent jobs. They fought CHOICE, Chapter 220, Open Enrollment and anything that might help the parents and kids.

Now we see the Antifa-Commies, the wild eyed Left, using the horrible treatment of a prisoner as a chance to riot, maim, and destroy. So the shooting starts.  The leaders of the left; Barrett, Evers, Gaul, MAD city Mayor all let the Left riot and destroy.  How is this compared to old line Dem Mayor Henry Maier.

Henry said:  “I will not let them burn down my city” in 1968 after MLK was shot. So they brought out the National Guard, the metro cops, sheriffs and shut down the community at 6 PM.

Then they blockaded the streets, had troops at every intersection and enforced the curfew.

This stopped the shooting.

I got to see all this as I drove around the city delivering drugs from my pharmacy. Yes, when the looting starts some cops got shot but then they brought it to an end ASAP.

Thanks to Mayor Maier and Police Chief Breier the city was saved. Contrast that to the Mad city disaster for Wisconsin.

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