A local woman, Sarah Willis, is hoping to bring down violence in Milwaukee.
She has started a petition on Moveon.org, that asks for the national guard to patrol the city, along with a 9 p.m. curfew for anyone under 18-years-old.
The petition states it wants the National Guard to patrol the streets starting July 8th to August 31st 2014.
The City and County of Milwaukee has become a war zone in regards to violence. Our City and County government is not effectively doing the job. I’m proposing we enact and enforce a curfew at 21:00 for those at or under the age of 18, and bring in the National Guard to keep peace on our streets, starting July 8 through August 31, 2014.
“…We are on the verge of a being in a martial law state, unless our city, county and state leadership can get OVER themselves and work TOGETHER to make this RIGHT for their constituents. You want our vote during election time….well…make something happen, and NOW….because our people are eating themselves alive, and how ANY of you can walk into a room of people looking forward to your leadership, but can’t provide it to your own City, County, State constituents, is beyond me. “
“I think it’s just gotten to the point where we need to do something. Whatever we are doing, it’s just not working,”
“if we need help, lets bring in the resources to help calm things down long enough for everybody to get themselves together and get a plan together. If that means bringing in the National Guard along with having them patrol the streets, I’m all for it. We need to do something,“
Willis knows not everyone might agree with the strict regulations the petition calls for and claims this petition is a step in the right direction.
This comes a few weeks after Mayor Tom Barrett announced the creation of a city-operated guns hotline where residents can anonymously report suspected illegal weapons.
The mayor also repeated his call for tougher gun laws, including measures that would keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals and making it illegal for anyone convicted of three or more misdemeanors within five years to carry a concealed weapon.