MILWAUKEE — There is an outcry to stop the violence. Milwaukee police are looking for partners to help squash crime. Helping in the effort may be as easy as going to a local block party.

The gathering on Saturday, August 22nd is a direct response to Milwaukee’s violent summer, as more than 100 homicides have been reported to date.

Police and church groups are hoping events like a block party will help reduce the chances of violence.

It is the kind of scene you would expect on a Saturday afternoon in August. Neighbors enjoying each other’s company and the weather, nothing more than people enjoying life.

“We can actually help solve some of the issues within the city,” said Brian McKee, City of Light Church.

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