Peoples Revolution leader allegedly pressured juvenile to rob drug house – Law Officer
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Our friends at Wisconsin Right Now report that Khalil Coleman, the noted leader of the Milwaukee Peoples Revolution who was arrested in Kentucky, has been accused of pressuring a youth to rob a drug house, give him a gun and tell him : “Get the money,” says court documents exclusively obtained from Wisconsin Right Now.
In addition to his role as the main organizer of Milwaukee’s most controversial protests / riots against Black Lives Matter and his involvement in the downgrading of the Milwaukee Police Chief, Coleman, who is gang-tied to Gangster Disciples (he calls it Growth & Development), wrote on LinkedIn that he received became multiple contracts with Milwaukee Public Schools and other educational and community institutions to train students to reject violence.
However, the Kentucky complaint alleges that he gave the youth a Glock pistol and asked him to commit the robbery.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky Uniform Citation against Coleman alleges that Milwaukee, 34, Coleman “knew and participated in an armed robbery … in Elsmere Kentucky”. It is alleged that Coleman was “named by a teenage suspect who was knowledgeable and participated in an armed robbery by providing the teenage suspect with a Glock pistol and telling the teen,” Go get the money. “
The juvenile suspect, “feeling pressured to commit the robbery, pointed a loaded Glock pistol at the victim and said,” We have business to discuss and come into the house, “the quote reads.
But it did not work. “The victim ran in, shut the door and kept it closed while calling 911,” the quote reads. The quote against Coleman’s co-defendant Joshua Clarey, 24, from New Berlin describes the same allegations but adds an allegation that Clarey was “in the passenger seat of a vehicle that was stopped to match the victim’s description … Firearms were in the Vehicle. Upstairs was the right passenger, and along his seat (police) was a small plastic bag. Inside was an off-white material that was believed to be heroin. “
Coleman is not guilty and a preliminary hearing is pending. He is innocent until proven guilty, like anyone in court
Eric Higgins, a police officer in Elsmere, told Wisconsin Right Now in an interview that police believe Coleman and his co-defendants attempted to rob a drug house in the February 15, 2021 incident.
“You went to the wrong house,” he said. Police are still trying to determine the original target, which would give them more information about the motive, but he said Coleman and Clarey will not speak to police.
According to Higgins, the teen involved in the Kentucky incident is a 17-year-old white man from Indiana. He couldn’t give his name because he’s underage. He doesn’t think Coleman and the teen are related. During the attempted raid, Coleman was “in the driver’s seat of the car,” said Higgins.
After the first robbery attempt “they tried to come back for a second robbery attempt and they saw a marked (police) unit and tried to escape”. He said they “made it a few blocks” before being blocked and captured by a snow plow.
“It’s lucky no one was injured,” said Higgins, who found that police had confiscated two guns, one of which contained a “50-round drum” with “extra capacity”. Higgins found it “obviously” worrying that an adolescent was allegedly made a trigger man. He wasn’t sure why Coleman, Clarey, and the teen were in Elsemre or Kentucky, except to supposedly “rob a drug house.” He said Elsmere was part of the greater Cincinnati area.
He said the Gangster Disciples gang had emerged in conversations with law enforcement agencies from other states related to the case, but he had no evidence of direct gang ties in the incident as police were not yet aware of the original target.
Coleman is charged with robbery and illegal transactions with a minor, both crimes. Clarey is charged with the robbery, the illicit transaction involving a minor drug possession of the first degree and the refugee from another state, according to the Kenton County, Kentucky Prison.
Clarey is wanted on a Milwaukee County arrest warrant in October for possessing a firearm as a felon, repeater for habitual crime, and repeated firearm crimes. He is also wanted for a Sheboygan County crime. This case gave its address as West Allis. Clarey is accused of taking a car without the owner’s consent and jumping on bail as a repeater. He has been convicted in Wisconsin of marijuana possession, methamphetamine possession as a criminal offense, obstruction of an officer, and possession of an electric weapon.
We received the criminal complaint about the Milwaukee arrest warrant for Clarey. You can read the details here. It is said that officers learned that a searched subject was in a location on S. 12th Street in Milwaukee. As soon as the police arrived, people ran in and out of the residence, the complaint said. An official found that Clarey was “with his hands bent near his groin” and was allegedly trying to hide from the car. He was found on a Glock 43 9mm with an extended magazine.
Coleman’s work with Milwaukee Public Schools
Coleman’s LinkedIn page states that he is currently an “educational advisor” on behalf of the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center in Milwaukee, assisting students in “English-language art classes” and working with staff on “better cultural practices and engagement activities of young people ”.
He is also currently the administrator of and co-founder of the Safe Zone initiative to implement “Practices to Prevent, Intervene and De-escalate Violence Across the City”.
He states that a group he founded, Changing Lives through Literature, “signed a contract with the MPS Office of Communications and School Achievement to manage services under the AWARE project in collaboration with Riverside University High School “, for example to carry out peer mediation” to reduce violence “.
Coleman also says he is a co-founder of the New School for Youth Empowerment, “a small MPS charter high school based on the premise that young people can and will become educated, active members of their community.”
He also claims on LinkedIn that “The Milwaukee School of Engineering signed a contract with Khalil Coleman … to develop student projects dealing with social belief and engineering.”
Coleman wrote that his group “Changing Lives through Literature” also “signed contracts with Catholic schools in Seton under the Department of Justice’s school security grants to enable workshops” on violence prevention. He adds that the group also has deals with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Milwaukee and Milwaukee Promise Zones.
In 2015-2016, he wrote, “Riverside University High School has entered into a Life Change Through Literature (CLTL) contract with Khalil Coleman to conduct violence prevention courses and create public announcements.” He said he did also worked with fifth graders and students in public schools in Milwaukee. In 2015 he wrote: “CLTL was commissioned with the Milwaukee Public School LaFollette K8 to conduct a four-hour training course on the professional development of staff in order to implement cultural relevance.”
We have a request to MPS about the value of the contracts and comments.
Earl Arms, MPS spokesperson, told us, “As I understand it, Mr. Coleman does not currently have a contract with Milwaukee Public Schools. The district will not comment on the ongoing investigation at this time. “
Coleman is believed to be the main organizer of the biggest protests and riots in Black Lives Matter in Milwaukee, including according to Wauwatosa, Wis. Police reports the hand-to-hand combat in the private home of two officials last summer, which escalated into a violent attack that resulted in the firing of a firearm by a member of the People’s Revolution named Ronald Bell. Coleman was not arrested or charged in connection with this incident. It’s not clear why he was in Kentucky, but jail records state he has been jailed there from February 19, despite a concerted social media and online campaign to raise money for his publication through a cash app and short to collect a GoFundMe page. Some internet supporters claim that Coleman was framed by the police and are demanding that he be “released”.
But the Kentucky detective and police reports tell a very different story.
Coleman, who despite his obvious connections to the Gangster Disciples gang (we have written about that in detail here) in Milwaukee enjoyed extremely positive coverage, was even at a press conference in Milwaukee with a top city council and the then chairman of the fire and police commission , Steve DeVougas This resulted in the demotion of Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales a few hours later. The People’s Revolution group he leads has an agenda of defusing the police and firing police chiefs.
Social media goes to great lengths to raise funds after the arrest
A GoFundMe page to increase the bail and legal fees for Coleman has been launched and deleted. However, the supporters continue to raise money for him through a cash app.
Vaun Mayes, another BLM leader who has himself charged the federal government with planning to set fire to a police station, wrote on Facebook: “If anyone knows how the police and government can make situations appear as if they were if it weren’t like that, it’s me. We have to get our brother Khalil Coleman out and back home. The allegations are too funny for me. Innocent to proven guilty. $ Tatl74. “
He added, “Send all money towards Bail to the Cash App … “
Mayes continued, “Please mark all donations as #FreeKhalil.”
People on various BLM sites wrote, with no evidence, that they believe Coleman was framed by police. One person interfered in their comment thread: “It’s a piece from the COINTEL playbook. Try to assassinate the activist’s character. “
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