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.
“The next time you attend an outdoor festival to watch a musical performance or a livestock show, someone could be watching you, too. The City of Milwaukee is joining with five surrounding counties to purchase a network of portable video surveillance cameras for monitoring crowds at large public events.”
Let me get this straight. We need to tie up police officers to video people watching an oompah-pah band at German Fest?
Have the following gotten so rowdy and out of control that we need to monitor people simply trying to have a good time on a nice summer day?
Who determines what events get monitored and what events don’t? How is that determination made? If cameras aren’t at Festa Italiana, but pop up at Juneteenth Day (which was pretty quiet this year), someone better be ready to take the heat.
Milwaukee Police used to do this at political protests, and still do, I believe. It’s unnecessary and destroys trust between a community and its law enforcers.
I agree with the ACLU. This is wrong.