Resolution preventing MCTS from providing buses to police, military rejected

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Transit System is at the center of a social justice debate.

Milwaukee County supervisors discussed the resolution at a meeting earlier Thursday, Sept. 24. 

"Putting scores of sheriffs on a bus to show up all at one time at one scene when frankly the only time that has happened is at a peaceful protest to stomp out First Amendment protected speech," said 4th District Supervisor Ryan Clancy.

The resolution would prevent MCTS from providing buses to law enforcement and members of the military.

One supervisor argued the practice would deescalate violent protests.

"We may want to move personnel discreetly, you would prefer the National Guard drive down the street in tanks," said 16th District Supervisor John Weishan. 

The resolution was rejected in a 10-8 vote.


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