In the heat of the Ferguson controversy, a complex national debate has boiled over the relationship of the police with black communities around the nation. On one side stand critics who say police brutality has become an issue that needs addressing — especially in minority communities. On the other, law and order advocates who believe the problem lies with the cultural problems in the communities themselves and is exacerbated by media outlets with an ideological bias. Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn speaks on similar issues in his own community with the kind of passionate authority that comes from a man who has to grapple head-on and first hand with heartbreaking events like the shooting death of a 5-year-old girl in his city. In fact, Flynn had just learned a 5-year-old girl had been shot and killed when he addressed reporters after a Fire and Police commission over the death of Dontre Hamilton.