“See Something, Say Something:” After Orlando, new campaign will target Milwaukee’s entertainment district

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MILWAUKEE -- A new campaign targeting Milwaukee's downtown entertainment district is encouraging business owners and patrons to be on the lookout for suspicious activity. It is an attempt to try to prevent mass shootings in this post-Orlando world.

This campaign isn't meant to scare anyone. In fact, organizers say the goal is just the opposite. They believe providing people with information and resources will make those heading out in Milwaukee feel a lot safer.


On Tuesday, June 28th, there will be something on tap at the bar inside "The Garden" on Milwaukee Street that doesn't involve alcohol.

"We`re promoting 'See Something, Say Something,'" Mitch Ross with the Intelligence Fusion Center said.



The campaign will be launched one day before Summerfest begins -- and two weeks after the mass shooting in Orlando. Forty-nine people died when a gunman opened fire at the Pulse nightclub.

Intelligence Fusion Center officials will host specific training sessions for bartenders, nightclub owners and bouncers -- teaching them to look out for potential terrorist activity.


The training will be held at "The Garden."

"These are venues that terrorists at all levels -- these are the areas people want to target," Ross said.

Ross is the training and outreach officer for the Intelligence Fusion Center -- a division of the Milwaukee Police Department and Homeland Security.

The training will help each business establish a chain of command if, for example, a patron reports something suspicious to a bartender.

See Something, Say Something campaign in Milwaukee

See Something, Say Something campaign in Milwaukee

"It`s raising a red flag for you," Ross said.

The SURG Restaurant Group will participate in this training, and worked with the Intelligence Fusion Center to get this program started.

"It`s always a concern and I think Orlando has opened a lot of eyes in all communities," Omar Shaikh with SURG Restaurant Group said.

See Something, Say Something campaign in Milwaukee

See Something, Say Something campaign in Milwaukee

Along with this training, the "See Something, Say Something" campaign will roll out Tuesday -- targeting those who frequent the downtown Milwaukee area -- encouraging them to report anything out of the ordinary.

"It`s not about a color, a dress or a language. It is about behavior and activity," Ross said.

The Intelligence Fusion Center works separately with Summerfest officials on similar training.

You'll see "See Something, Say Something" posters as you enter the gates at Summefest beginning Wednesday, June 29th.

The training in downtown Milwaukee will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Orlando mass shooting

Orlando mass shooting


  • ted

    see and say what exactly?? ISLAMIC TERRORIST?? or CHRISTIANS….who exactly are WE supposed to be looking out for??hypocrite marxist scum, why should ANYONE say anything wouldn’t that be racist??? none of you have the BALLS to say anything against islam, known for throwing homosexuals off of buildings, but HEY theres a christian who wont bake me cake…OY VEY! hyporcrite cowardly filth, like PETA scared to protest leather in a biker bar..i not saying a word..protect my OWN

  • 2ECOND

    Orlando could have been avoided, they WERE given a heads up on the shooter, but the government did nothing. The government is to busy worrying about to take the rights away of law abiding citizens

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