Thug Training Ground? -Sherman Park Milwaukee
Unsupervised children of all ages, allowed to run wild and stage fights in Sherman Park. Attention seeking females, being encouraged by the young men to fight, while they video it. Taser fights. Drug dealers and gang members. Local businesses vandalized and homes burglarized. Assault, theft and shootings. The area has a history of riots going back to the 1960’s.
With the addition of black lives matter protesters, the Milwaukee riots seem to have been an escalation of normal daily events. For the residents in the Sherman Park area, the leap from teen street fighter to rioter, was a small baby step. Is it time for some responsible adult supervision in Sherman Park? Is it time to turn Sherman Park into something more productive, than a thug training ground?
*April, 2015- 3 Milwaukee teens arrested following burglaries in Sherman Park
*June 30th, 2016- Large Police Presence at Sherman Park ends with Fight
*July 21st, 2016- Protests held outside gas station near Sherman Park
*July 1st, 2016- Fight ensues at Sherman Park one day after melee
*July 1st, 2016- 2 arrested after teens gather at Sherman Park, again
*July 20th, 2016- Protest held outside gas station near Sherman Park
*August 16th, 2016- 10 arrest in Sherman Park
*Crime Data in Sherman Park
Sherman Park Demographics