Demonstrators gather at Milwaukee's Federal Courthouse
calling attention to officer-involved shootings
MILWAUKEE-Under the direction of Common Council member Milele Coggs, demonstrators gathered in front of the Federal Courthouse Monday afternoon to keep focus on officer-involved shootings.
"From Ferguson to Milwaukee and across the U.S., the devaluation of Black life is widespread and at epidemic levels," Coggs said in a lengthy statement announcing the demonstration.
While the fatal shooting of 18 year old African-American Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO has sparked demonstrations nationwide, Coggs has raised some eyebrows with her declaration that "Milwaukee is just a death or two away from being Ferguson.".