Black Firefighters In Milwaukee Fight To Keep Residency

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MILWAUKEE, Wi. — A group of African-American firefighters has joined forces with local politicians and the NAACP to challenge a state law that would end the resident requirement.

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The group, called the Brotherhood of Firefighters, says if the firefighters are being paid to work for the city of Milwaukee then they should also be required to live there.

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The law has won support from the firefighters union, who argue that its members should have the right to live where they want.

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