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Are Trucks in the Fast Lane a Danger in Milwaukee

Trucks, Semis, left lane, fast lane, traffic fatalities, Illinois Tollway, Milwaukee Freeways

 When driving on I43  or the other freeways in the Milwaukee area, I am  amazed at how many Big Rigs are in the left lane.

Sometimes they are tailgating the car in front of them, in an attempt to get the car to move over,  at other times, they are doing the speed limit or less.

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This Friday you can read a book --- or you can go to Open Book on Oakland for Hot Tango on a Winter's Night

Tango, Valentine's Day, Hot Tango Cold Winter Night, Tango on Oakland

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Dear Sarah Palin and John Edwards --- Please stop using your family members as political props.

Trig, Down Syndrome, Elizabeth Edwards, John Edwards, Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin, Political Exploitation

Sarah Palin is in the news again, using her son with Down Syndrome as a political prop.

I don't know about those of you folks who may read my postings, but in the recent presidential campaigns, I cringed when John Edwards used his cancer stricken wife, Elizabeth, as a political prop

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One Way in which Milwaukee’s Criminal Justice System Contributes to Poverty

Crime & Punishment, Sheriff David Clarke, Phone Calls from Jail, Collect Calls, Cell Phones, Minor Crime, Poverty

This is a TRUE story about how one person’s run in with the Criminal Justice System in Milwaukee County has cost them their livelihood, health, housing and future.

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Phone calls for Prisoners --- Part Two --- Northshore Suburban Police Policies

Crime & Punishment, Sheriff David Clarke, Phone Calls from Jail, Collect Calls, Cell Phones, Minor Crime, Poverty

In my previous posting I told the True story of Carl, who was picked up by the Milwaukee Police Department on a minor traffic stop .... was taken into custody on some unpaid traffic fines .... and due to the policies of the MPD and the MIlwaukee County Sheriff, Carl could not make a phone call to friends or relatives so he could get the money to pay the fine and get bailed out.

Due to these polices of the MPD and Sheriff, Carl ended up losing his job as result of 3 consecutive days of unreported absence. 

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