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AFRICANGLOBE - The former Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed Sylville Smith, sparking days of unrest in Milwaukee has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide. Dominque Heaggan-Brown was charged Thursday morning.
AFRICANGLOBE - Dominique Heaggan-Brown, Sylville Smith’s killer and now alleged rapist, faces up to 40 years in prison and 100,000 dollars in fines. “In addition to the assault charges, Heaggan-Brown has also been charged with two counts of prostitution, a misdemeanor, and a felony count of taking a nude photo of someone without their consent.” He pleaded not guilty in court Thursday, to the misdemeanors, and has been suspended with pay, even though he has also been charged internally by police for having violated the department’s code of conduct.
AFRICANGLOBE - Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has been busy on Donald Trump's campaign trail and making appearances on TV, when he probably should have been paying attention to what's going on in the jail he's in charge of. According to Milwaukee County coroners, inmate Terrill Thomas' death has been categorized as a homicide. Autopsy reports stated that Thomas died of "profound dehydration", WITI-TV reported.
AFRICANGLOBE - Milwaukee is a vibrant city known for its breweries and ethnic festivals and can be a great place to live — unless you're Black. Statistically, it is one of the worst places in the country for African-Americans to reside. Here's a breakdown of how — and why — being Black in Brew City carries a heavy burden.
In January, the Center for Economic Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee published a report titled “Race and Male Employment in the Wake of...