View from the Green

Bob is a retired education administrator who was an academic administrator for a local university for 28 years and spent almost 10 years as an administrator/manager at an educational association in Brookfield. He and his wife now run a small consulting business called DeRoche Consulting LLC.

Safe Parks and Playgrounds


7-23-14 Sierra Guyton was buried yesterday. If you don't know who she is, you've been living in a bubble for the last two months. She's the 10 year old girl would was hit by a stray bullet on May 21 as she played with her sister on the Clarke Street School playground in Milwaukee. I find the entire incident depressing. How can an innocent life be taken on a playground in Milwaukee? Our city is supposed to be better and safer than some other large cities. I keep wondering if Sierra's parents were ever able to think about living somewhere in the metro area other than in their current zip code. The Journal reported that her Father works at Southgate Mall. This is not far from some nice suburbs - like Greendale. We have many parks and playgrounds in Greendale and they are safe. The reality is this: If Sierra Guyton had lived in Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners or some other suburb or even in some other part of Milwaukee, she would be alive today.

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