Milwaukee’s mayor and police chief visited MPS college students Tuesday to reply to their considerations about reckless driving.
Roosevelt Center Faculty of the Arts trainer Santanna Dillon’s sixth grade class wrote letters to Mayor Cavalier Johnson after they watched an academic video about reckless driving.
“They have been very instantly,” Dillon mentioned. “They actually led the dialogue on it — the way it affected their lives, issues that they may do to assist fight reckless driving. And the concept to jot down the letters to the mayor was truly the scholars’ thought as nicely.”
Listed below are the options college students Jaheer Johnson and Fredie Wright recommended:
“We talked about are you able to like cost the mother and father for his or her children’ actions, that’s principally what I wrote in mines,” mentioned scholar Jaheer.
“And a number of the issues I mentioned have been like use the visitors cams extra to see who’s taking the automobiles and issues like that,” mentioned Fredie.
When requested why they assume children round their age would steal automobiles and drive dangerously, Jaheer mentioned this: “Most of them do it as a result of their mother and father don’t self-discipline them. Or they don’t really feel love generally in order that they go and do unhealthy issues.”
Mayor Johnson and Police Chief Jeffrey Norman mentioned town is attempting to curb reckless driving by a particular visitors security police unit and visitors calming measures. Additionally, town has started towing unregistered autos that have been pushed dangerously.
One scholar requested Johnson how reckless driving impacts him. He mentioned his household has had shut calls with rushing drivers.
“Reckless driving has impacted my household as nicely as a result of when my spouse goes to choose up my son from college and she or he’s acquired my four-year-old twin daughters within the automobile, generally it’s occurred the place any individual is driving recklessly they usually’re zigging and zagging and driving towards her like a recreation of hen,” Johnson mentioned. “With my infants within the automobile.”
In accordance to MPD, 21 folks have died in automobile crashes this yr.
Johnson and Norman inspired the scholars to intervene in the event that they see a pal or member of the family engaged in reckless driving.
“Essentially the most highly effective folks on this room are you,” Johnson mentioned. “In case you’ve acquired pals that is perhaps doing unhealthy issues, you’ll be able to affect them. They hearken to you way more than they hearken to us.”
After listening to from the police chief and mayor, college students Jaheer Johnson and Fredie Wright mentioned they hope metropolis leaders are additionally targeted on the problem of gun violence. Jaheer mentioned it makes him scared to stroll to high school. Fredie mentioned he hears gun photographs in his neighborhood.
“I do know any individual whose been shot and I’ve been, not in a capturing, however shut to at least one, it was down the road and I may hear the photographs going off,” Fredie mentioned. “And final New 12 months’s they have been capturing near the place I stay.”
Their trainer, Santanna Dillon, mentioned she could ask her college students in the event that they need to write one other set of letters to the mayor, this time, about gun violence.
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