Hundreds march against police killings in Milwaukee

By Jessica Wichmann |
July 12, 2016
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Milwaukee rally against police terror.
Milwaukee rally against police terror. (Fight Back! News / Staff)

Milwaukee, WI - Over 400 people showed up to Milwaukee’s Red Arrow Park at 4 p.m., July 11 in response to the recent murders of Black men by police. Organized and led by the Coalition for Justice, protesters marched through the streets of downtown Milwaukee. They paused at various locations to send a clear message to Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) and the city: “Black lives matter!”

Many of the chants were led by Nate Hamilton, brother of Dontre Hamilton who was shot 14 times by police while resting in a park in April 2014. The first stop on the march was the federal courthouse. Protesters linked arms and formed a circle as Hamilton spoke. Protesters then marched to the District 1 police station and paused there.

Maria Hamilton spoke at the rally demanding justice for her son. They called out District Attorney John Chisholm for not indicting the officer who killed Dontre Hamilton. Craig Stingley, the father of Corey Stingley, also demanded justice for his son who was killed by three white vigilantes in December 2012. Also present were family members of Jay Anderson who was recently killed in his car by Wauwatosa police on June 23 of this year.

Demonstrators took to the streets once again and passed the Milwaukee County Jail, the county courthouse, and the federal building, returning finally to Red Arrow Park.