Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Previously on This Just In…
The update: In that same day’s paper, James Causey also had a column about the same issue, writing “The aldermen of this city should be outraged at what is going on in their districts, and they need to be leading the charge for change in their community. Most aren't.”
And there was also this:
“Since Aug. 2, more than 20 people have been shot and eight murdered in the city…Putting more cops on the street, as Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn want to do, may make people feel safer. But the root of the violence problem begins at home. These young men need stronger families — families with fathers — and they need family-supporting jobs. Money alone isn't the answer. Fathers and mentors are.”
Bingo. But you’ll never hear anyone in an elected position support that notion.
When Milwaukee’s mayor and police chief grandstand at a press conference, it’s a broken record. The problem is consistently, predictably...the gun.
Other contributing factors like a breakdown in the family, no fathers? You’ll never get that sound bite out of Barrett or Flynn.
If only they’d read or profess to Causey’s way of thinking.
And kudos to the MJS for putting Causey’s column on page 1 above the fold.