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Milwaukee Weighs Punishments For Company’s Racist Displays

Company Displayed KKK Sticker And Openly Brandished Firearms; It Could Lose Pending Contracts With Milwaukee


A Wisconsin construction company where employees displayed a Ku Klux Klan sticker and openly brandished firearms at work could lose some pending contracts with Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Common Council is also considering permanently barring American Sewer Services from ever bidding on contracts and compelling the company’s owner to testify before them. Votes on the resolutions are expected in two weeks.

Milwaukee aldermen discussed the options Thursday in response to two photographs from early December. In one, a lunch box has a KKK sticker. In another posted on Facebook, two workers have holstered guns and a third has a firearm in his hand. The three workers are white and the photo taken in a predominantly black neighborhood reads, “this is how you finish concrete in Milwaukee.

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The company says it fired the workers responsible.

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