Tours of a Milwaukee neighborhood that was home to Jeffrey Dahmer are under fire. It’s been twenty years since Dahmer’s crimes shocked Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the nation. And many who live in Dahmer’s old neighborhood are shocked at the idea of Jeffrey Dahmer walking tours. Walker’s Point Association President Victor Ray met with tour promoters to try to dissuade them. “I had hoped that they would pull the plug,” says Ray. “They didn’t give me any indication that they would, but they did seem to be moved and that they wanted to think about it.” Ray says he learned from the Associated Press on Thursday evening that the tours would go on as scheduled Saturday.
“For a group to make money on this is, I think very insensitive,” he says. “There are still surviving victims, and there are still surviving family members. To the gay community also I think this is rubbing salt into a wound. Jeffrey Dahmer is part of our history, but Jeffrey Dahmer doesn’t have to be set on a pedestal.” Tours scheduled for Saturday are reputedly sold out at thirty dollars per person. Protests are planned.