Crowd breaks widows of unoccupied squad near Sherman and Auer. Other squad set afire and broken windows on another. pic.twitter.com/Jux2mJZYyQ— Milwaukee Police (@MilwaukeePolice) August 14, 2016
Smith's brother spoke to the violence during a live TV interview.in an interview with FOX6. "I’ve gotta start with my kids and we gotta change our ways, to be better role models. And we gotta change ourselves. We’ve gotta talk to them, put some sense into them. They targeting us, but we know about it so there’s no reason to keep saying it’s their fault. You play a part in it. If you know there’s a reason, don’t give in to the hand, don’t be going around with big guns, don’t be going around shooting each other and letting them shoot y’all cause that’s just what they’re doing and they’re out to destroy us and we’re falling for it."
As devastating images circulated via social media, Twitter users expressed the boiling points leading up to the weekend voilence using the hashtag #MilwaukeeUprising"
if you are worried more about property than black lives, go ahead and block me #MilwaukeeUprising— chris lawrence (@chrislaawrence) August 14, 2016
When did someone having a criminal record become reason for police to shoot them in the street without trial? #MilwaukeeUprising— Logan (@logantegman) August 15, 2016