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'Maybe today is enough': Ald. Donovan, faith leaders speak out after violence, boy killed

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- "Maybe today, finally, maybe today enough is finally enough," Ald. Bob Donovan said.

Ald. Bob Donovan standing with Milwaukee Clergy Saturday hoping that this day is different.

Hours after devastating city violence including a five-year-old boy killed by gunfire.

"The sad reality is people's lives are broken," Donovan added.

Pastor Marty Calderon is one of many, using his faith as inspiration to help those in need.

He wants people to put aside their differences and titles, and focus on the work.

"If this is a spark to something, let's blow on it and see if it'll create a fire and let's see if it'll spread all over so that we're able to work with one another," Calderon said.

As for the answers, Donovan said violence isn't just a problem for government to solve.

To him, protecting families starts with community.

"If every decent citizen in Milwaukee. If every church, if every business stepped up to the plate, what a powerful movement that would be," he said.

Donovan also added that if Milwaukee can unite for the Democratic National Convention, then people should be able to do same to combat violence.


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Homer 11 days ago
Another beautiful child killed... We love our children. Why can't we protect them?

According to the CDC, homicide is the No. 2 cause of death for black male children ages 1-14 years. Even among babies and toddlers 1-4 years old, homicide is the No. 2 cause of death. Homicide rises to No. 1 for ages 15-34.
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85 percent of Milwaukee shootings involve "people with extensive criminal records shooting other people with extensive criminal records."

Decent citizens are not he problem. Criminals with guns are the problem.

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Stricter Gun Laws are required for all age people. No exceptions. No excuses. Give justice...

1st gun related conviction = Demerits, Timeout, and a warning of the CERTAIN Punishment for a 2nd gun related conviction.

2nd gun related conviction = Amputation of the thumb on the primary gun hand, additional Demerits, another Timeout, and a warning of the CERTAIN Punishment for a 3rd gun related conviction.

3rd gun related conviction = Amputation of the entire hand, additional Demerits, another Timeout, and a warning of the CERTAIN Punishment for a 4th gun related conviction.

A similar program should be implemented for Drunk Driving/DUI/OUI.

Criminals need to be punished. Demerits and Timeouts don't work.

How many more...


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