“What we need now is peace:” Barrett on decision to not charge Manney in Dontre Hamilton death

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett weighed in on the decision to not charge Christopher Manney in the Dontre Hamilton death during a news conference on Monday, December 22nd.

During a news conference at 11:30 a.m., Barrett said it is his hope that protests in Milwaukee remain peaceful. He said, "We cannot allow all police officers to be demonized. What we need now is peace."

Barrett has not asked for assistance from the National Guard. He says he does not feel there's reason for the Guard to be mobilized.

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  • 2ECOND

    Barrett said it is his hope that protests in Milwaukee remain peaceful. He said, “We cannot allow all police officers to be demonized. What we need now is peace.” so barrett, that means your ok with “some” of the officers to be demonized? or just manney? my god man, get the hell out of that office and take that pos Flynn with you!

    • Bob

      Agreed 2ECOND. barrett is a coward and he displayed his cowardice when he got his as_ whipped by the guy outside of state fair. Truly shows his ignorance by stating he doesn’t feel the National Guard needs to be mobilized. What does he plan to beg Governor Walker for more police OT dollars when all hell breaks loose??? The spineless, jellyfish, cowardly weasal flynn does need to go as well. Throw his own Officer under the bus as he caves into the protestors. Oh yeah chief, you don’t need the National Guard either. Right… So cowardly when he wouldn’t allow his Officers to do their job by arresting these protestors who have been breaking laws for months. These two should be married…

  • Valarie Janowski

    You know who I blame for the Mr. Hamilton incident…city officials and our mental health care system or should I say lack of a mental health care system. Everyone is so shocked at what happened to Mr Hamilton, I say your wrong there…be shocked at the fact that a mentally ill man, who was off his medication was living on the streets, don’t be shocked at the result of those things not being taken care of!! Our city or city officials do nothing about our homeless or our mentally ill. All they are worried about is a billion $ street car system…if they can come up with a billion $’s to fund that, how about taking that billion $’s and building some more homeless shelters or expanding our mental health care system!!! People really need to get their priorities straight!!

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