I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
Today is my one-year anniversary blogging here. WOW one year!
Story headlines provided by Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel or CudahyNow
Heroin overdoses, rash of garage burglaries, woman suspects she was drugged at bar, Plankinton Inn robbed at gunpoint, Citgo clerk victim of armed robbery, Woman wakes up as burglar leaves her home
Those are some of the headlines facing
Here is what some recently suggested to me:
I don't like the city shown in a negative light in the newspaper, radio and the Internet. If it was going to change the outcome, I would feel different. Since it's the holiday season, I would like to see something more positive on the CudahyNOW website. Just a suggestion.”
And I understand where that person was going from! Honestly I do. It is just too bad the criminals and some city officials don’t.
Here is what someone else said to me:
It appears that the drug problem is running wild here in town, and bringing an officer back from HIDTA to
Talking to a couple of young people here in town over the last week, they are equating
What is HIDTA you might have asked yourself - The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program enhances and coordinates drug control efforts among local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies. The program provides agencies with coordination, equipment, technology, and additional resources to combat drug trafficking and its harmful consequences in critical regions of the
Now I have said this before, the police cannot do this alone! They need our help! Are they perfect, NO, but they are doing what they can! That is why we need to help out when we see something and call the police and we must give them the tools they need.
Again, we must support our police department and have faith in that part of the city. Just look at what was just recently done.
The Cudahy Police Department Tactical Unit served two successful drug search warrants recently, resulting in multiple arrests.
As these investigations are ongoing, no additional information could be released. I was told that they characterized these incidents as significant.
I was recently asked if the gang ordinance in
Maybe if the media keeps knocking
Much of the bad
Again, it might be a wake up call that Wagner, Sykes, Weber, and even Belling, are blasting McCue and
Corrective action needs to be done, NOW!
We need to move away from the city leaders who do noting besides pad their resumes.
People from the outside looking in see that Cudahy is not moving in the positive right direction and now it is time for those looking in and out to move us in that way. The right way!
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What we do see from Mayor McCue is silence. Lots of silence that we can take to the bank.
Where is the news conferences that we are going to take back the city from this crime wave? What are the corrective actions being taken?
Where was the Mayor condoning the behavior of people vandalizing the people involved in a possible recall of him? I pleaded for him to come out and denounce those actions, but he was silent.
Where is the Mayor’s meet the Mayor meetings to inform the public what is going on in the city? Since I just mentioned it, wait it will happen shortly now!
While the recall may have fizzled, mostly because the people who would like to become Mayor next didn’t come forward. Because what good does a recall do if the people are too afraid to run?
I just wish headlines would not be stories about illegal drugs in
Wait, looks like you can add to that - Another heroin overdose death suspected here
We have to stop wishing things would get better and actually do something about it!
It would be nice to live in a city that you feel safe in, is growing and moving in the right direction. That just isn’t happening in
It is not just “I” that thinks Mayor McCue is not doing enough for the city take a look at the public forum below and do a search on Mayor. Very interesting comments.
What should be done with The Thirsty Moose tavern?
So what does the next Cudahy Mayor have to bring to the table?
Must be concerned about the crime in
Must be really Pro-Business! Not the talk, but the walk. They need to actually show that Cudahy IS business friendly, not just campaign on it, but follow through!
Condos are not everything (Condo sales at a trickle due to stagnant market)
They need to be more open to the press with transparency as the real outcome not just talk about I will have an open door policy and lines of communications will be open. They must keep the lines of communication to the public open. John Q. Public always needs to know! The need to spend every penny in a budget, some even capriciously, so that an equal or greater amount will be allocated next year has to stop!
Accountability of the time and coming and goings - I was told that Mayor Hohenfeldt would send memos to everyone at City Hall that he would not be in the office.
So what whispers of names are blowing in the wind that might be considering a run for Cudahy Mayor you might be asking!
Here is a few rumors or wild speculation on my part of names surfacing.
Whose names are people talking about for a run at Mayor in 2010? Jack Vaccaro, Robert Goss, Sara Eberhardy, Lee Barczak (now that he lives in
Do we have a crime problem in
Just look at the report of activities investigated by CPD Officers this past week:
1 – Death Investigation
7 – Burglary
2 – Damage to Property
3 – Entry into Locked Vehicle
3 – Arrest Warrant (DOC, SMPD, MCSO)
3 – Domestic Violence (cleared)
1 – Arson
1 – Violation of Domestic Abuse Injunction (cleared)
3 – Theft (one case cleared)
1 – Operate Auto w/o Owners Consent
2 – Attempted Burglary
1 – Licensed Premise Open after Hours (cleared)
1 – CCW (cleared)
1 – Underage Consumption (cleared)
1 – Sexual Assault 4th Degree (cleared)
2 – Armed Robbery (investigations pending)
1 – Sexual Assault of a Child (investigation pending)
1 – Missing Juvenile (located)
1 – Death Investigation – Drug Overdose
1 – Search Warrant – 3600 block of
1 – Possession with intent to deliver – Heroin (cleared)
Just as every city does, but we only truly care what our city does. Let us work together and lower the crime! Let us get pride in