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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Today, Shari Hanneman of Citizens for a Safe Wisconsin sent a mass e-mail to many residents informing them that this issue and the future of the bar’s license will be taken up by the Franklin Common Council next Tuesday night.
Greg Kowalski has already blogged the e-mail. (By the way, I responsibly asked for Shari Hanneman’s permission to blog her e-mail and her information. Kowalski did not).
Hanneman wrote, “According to the criminal complaint, the driver had been drinking extensively at The Buckhorn Inn at 27th and Ryan. The bartender is on record having admitted to continuing to serve the driver in his already intoxicated condition and he also indicates that this was not the first and only incidence.I shudder to think what might have happened if this driver was going by Southwood Glen school in mid-day when the children were walking or riding bikes home from school.
I have spoken to 4th district alderman Pete Kosovich about my concerns regarding the Buckhorn Inn and I told him that I would like the City to revoke the liquor license from that establishment on the grounds that it failed to live up to the responsibilities that go along with the privilege of holding a liquor license. The criminal complaint strongly suggests that this business has knowingly and repeatedly sent intoxicated drivers out onto our streets.”
Stripping a license is less difficult if there is a great deal of public outrage. It’s important those concerned citizens who can offer information or personal experiences about the bar in question turn out at the Common Council meeting and voice their objections to this bar continuing to operate.