Capturing the Truth in Ferguson, MO Doesn’t Come Without a Cost

Abe Van Dyke in Ferguson, MO during protests and rioting

 

Waukesha photojournalist threatened, smacked and mugged while filming events in Ferguson, MO.

When 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, MO on August 9th, 24 year old photojournalist Abe Van Dyke was safely in his Waukesha residence recording football games; listening closely to the background chatter of his police scanner. At the time Abe had no idea that one week later he would be putting his life and safety at risk deep in the trenches of protesters, tear gas, rioting, and gunfire in the streets of Ferguson.

 

The Calling for Truth

Looters stealing from Ferguson business on 8-15-14As news of the Michael Brown killing and subsequent protests spread across the country, it was obvious that the situation… Continue reading

Waukesha Night Out – 2014

 

Waukesha  Night Out 2014
Waukesha Night Out is a free, annual event that is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; Promote safety knowledge
  • Generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

 

Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Location: Frame Park – Rotary Building Grounds – 1150 Baxter St, Waukesha, WI.

There will be FREE food; inflatable jump house and slide, child carnival games, activities, and prizes for children; safety/drug information and demonstrations for people of all ages.

 

Some of the demonstrations and tables include:

Flight For Life SE WIThe Waukesha Police Department will display a Squad Car,… Continue reading

2014 Waukesha Old Car Club Car Show this Weekend

Waukesha Old Car Club Car ShowWAUKESHA – This Sunday, August 10, 2014 is the 33rd annual Waukesha Old Car Club Car Show at Frame Park.

The show runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with awards being presented.

In addition to the old cars, trucks and motorcycles, there will also be food (brats, hot dogs, and hamburgers) and refreshments (beer and soda) sold during the event. At 12:00 p.m. live music will be performed.
Bring your family and friends to this great annual event held in majestic Frame Park. When you’re done looking at the cars, take a scenic walk through the beautiful flower gardens, or let the kids blow off some energy in the large playground right next to the car show.

El Rey… Continue reading

BluesFest Begins this Friday

The 2014 Waukesha BluesFest, presented by the Waukesha Rotary Club, will be coming to Naga-Waukee Park Friday and Saturday.

Gates open at 12:30 p.m. both days, with music beginning at 1 p.m. Friday night features headliner Canned Heat, whose 1968 hit “On The Road Again” and 1970 hit “Let’s Work Together” became known worldwide. Selwyn Birchwood and Extra Crispy Brass Band, among others, will play Friday as well.

Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat and Trampled Under Foot are among Saturday night’s performers. The festival will close with the blues of West Coast native Curtis Salgado, who toured with Roomful Of Blues during the 1980s and opened for blues-rock singer-songwriter (and Wisconsin native) Steve Miller during the 1990s.

A large art… Continue reading

Eric Severson, Aaron Perry Endorsement for Sheriff and Assembly Races

Local readers should pay very close attention to the recent endorsement published by Journalist, Jessica McBride in the 07/19/2014 Freeman at page A5.  With the August 12th primary just over three weeks away, I think it’s important for voters to take a close look at the candidates in this very important election.  Jessica did a great job of outlining the key qualifications that make Severson and Perry the best choice to lead Waukesha in a consistent, efficient, and effective path of governing.

The right men for the jobs

I don’t always write endorsement columns. Sometimes, I just don’t want to wade into it. Sometimes, there are so many good candidates that it seems unnecessary. Sometimes, though, I think… Continue reading

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