What kind of town do we live in?

What kind of town do we live in?

Posted in the South Milwaukee Forum


Franklin, WI

#1 Sep 29, 2008
I am not a native so forgive me if I missed the good times here...when blue collars families lived in harmony. All I see is now...thugs roaming the streets, police who are corrupt w/a corrupt captain at the helm,crime,drugs, and all the seediness that one expects in a big city...not a small town. I personally listed my house on the market today and can not wait to get my child out of this school system and away from these children who are products of their welfare recipient, drunken or drugged or just too tired to give a shit, parents. Where are the good people who want a good life? I have met so many here yet no one will take a stand. No one will fight the police to get the corruption out and get fair and just police in. I am so sad and had to vent so I look forward to the discussion this generates:)

Ashburn, VA

#2 Sep 29, 2008
So you're scared that society's influence will be stronger on your child then your own and you're running from it. But where are you going to run to? There are corrupt people in every city or township in the U.S and world. The teens are the same way everywhere these days too...they all think they are thugs it's ridiculously scary. Somehow guns , dying and prison have become attractive to them I don't know why I guess it must be all of the DRUGS they are on. You have to be the leader in your child's education and attention. You have to explain right and wrong and you must teach diversity so that children understand the difference between a healthy family and a dysfunctional family. Values, self respect, empathy, respect for others. I understand your frustration but don't give up. You will deal with these issues where ever you go. Maybe you should home school.

Kingsland, GA

#3 Sep 30, 2008
Where is all this going on?
We have great kids in our neighborhood, Kids of all ages because of older people moving and retiring and just passing on.
Reminds me of when I was a kid in the same area.
14 years in the home I own near McDonald's.
I have lived in Milwaukee, St. Francis, Cudahy (Phew)and S.M. is still my favorite.
I grew up in S.M. but did a lot of traveling and been to so many towns that I could not figure why anyone would live there, I never had the thought of leaving town because of the problems you are talking about.
Taxes are my reason to leave later in life, Sooner if they keep going up.
If you are moving look twice move once or you could move somewhere you really don't like.

United States

#4 Oct 10, 2008
I appreciate your comments and have taken what you both said to heart. I guess I'm just saddened by the downfall of the city...look at the storefronts, the empty bldgs., the hoodlums hanging out everywhere on 5th Ave. and distributing their drugs and poison to our kids:( It is everywhere...you are correct but in a small town like this...I would expect better from our officials...let's not give in to the crime and let's not take our biz elsewhere...keep it here...support our local merchants. Even the Xmas parade is cancelled already...just sad I think.
My hubby has put in for a transfer so I may get my wish:) I do hope the good people here do something to save their town...if not for them...for future generations.

Kingsland, GA

#5 Oct 24, 2008
I counted 19 closed storefronts from 8th to 13th ave counting Chevy's that just closed, 2 new shops opened in the last few months but that's a lot of empty storefronts for a town this size.
I would like to open a music shop but I can't see one lasting long with Casio music that can buy in volume and sell so cheap, Online sales are also killing small businesses.

Milwaukee, WI

#6 Apr 1, 2009
SM Officials does all it can to "control" the city. They do this and legally get away with it because they do not have 1 single video camera anywhere, and they harrass the CR*P OUT OF EVERYONE IN THE ENTIRE CITY! Since they NEVER LEAVE BEHIND ANY EVIDENCE of their abuse of power, they target everyone; including making up law infractions! Who are the courts going to believe? A Police Officer with no other evidence their their word and their falsified police reports/court document, or the criminal? Ask anyone in SE WI, THIS CITY IS THE CORRUPTIST IN WI!
Truth In Real Reality

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Apr 1, 2009
Even a blind and deaf person can figure out that this city does whatever they want, and don't give a cr*p about anything but whatever they want. City officials and your SMPD runs everyone out of the city by:
#1 - Harassing high school drivers just "because" they are young and they can get away with it (what judge is going to believe highschoolers over the police (don't forget, your SM judge is even a PAID CITY EMPLOYEE);
#2 - Harras patrons of bars (your cops park down the street and watch people leaving bars and as soon as they pull away, they red light them within 2 blocks; just because they can). Remember, they are not recorded and they ALWAYS LIE AND MAKE UP AN EXCUSE AND PUT WHATEVER THEY DECIDE TO BUST INNOCENT, BUT VULNERABLE PEOPLE!
I do see your city is nothing but AWEFUL for any community member! But anyone that speaks up, the cops and city harrass them because the SMPD don't allow any recording device anywhere they do business, so they LIE ALL THEY CAN TO FORCE YOU TO MOVE OUT OF THE CITY!

Since: Jul 09

Milwaukee, WI

#8 Jul 4, 2009

ALL HAIL SM! Does anyone else see it? I'd like someone to check to see how much money they are pocketing under the table over the US RIGHTS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

Milwaukee, WI

#9 Sep 6, 2009
Get a life... Like the community really believes you...

This is so unbelieveable that its a joke and nothing can make them out bad like you claim in your opinion. If anyone even thinks about believing you, they are clueless like you. Move to another country if you don't like it here. This is a great city and country, and everyone in the city are true professionals.

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