Not far from Fiserv Forum, crowds of individuals packed bars and clubs on Friday, June 25, to observe the Milwaukee Bucks’ game on Water Street. Water Street business owners are posing for help amid complaints of violence, crowds, and other crime over the past few weeks. “Hope there’s no crazy violence happening down here,” said Josh Haecker with Whacky Wiener & Sausages. “This is one among the busiest spots within the city in the dark, on the weekends.” Reckless driving, crowds, violence and a shooting last weekend are just a few of the explanations Water Street business owners are jittery but optimistic as enforcement increases its presence this weekend.
“It’s been recuperating. With the police and personal security walking around. So it’s recuperating,” Haecker said. “For me and everyone the opposite vendors on Water Street, it’s been going really well.” As several thousand people packed the world, police patrolled by foot, bike, horse, and car to stay crowds controlled and safe during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
“There’s been some violence the past few weeks, hence why there’s more police now,” said Haecker. Milwaukee police invite fans to enjoy the games safely, saying during a statement: “MPD shares the thrill that comes with playoff basketball; however, the criminal activity won’t be tolerated.” “It’s actually been going rather well. Hometown crowd likes to return out and support,” Haecker said. Police are going to be ticketing and towing as necessary. tons of individuals came together Friday to form sure the night went well. FOX6 News is told a gaggle of volunteers is going to be out Saturday to wash up any trash which will be left behind.