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Not In Our Town's Documentary “Waking In Oak Creek”

Norma Duckworth and the Open Door Community Center JC hosted a screening and panel discussion at Shorewood High School o...

On August 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and Not In Our Town (NIOT) released Waking in Oak Creek, the first in a series of films focused on helping law enforcement and communities work together on hate crime prevention.

Not In Our Town’s film “Waking in Oak Creek” documented the powerful law enforcement and community response to the hate crime killings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 5, 2012. After six Sikh worshippers were killed and Oak Creek Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy was shot 15 times by a white supremacist, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards and Mayor Steve Scaffidi worked together to cultivate new bonds with the Sikh community and guide the community forward toward healing. Their efforts embodied...