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Chris Ahmuty, executive director of the ACLU of Wisconsin.

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Plenty of Horne: Chisholm For Governor?
Plenty of Horne

Chisholm For Governor?

Will District Attorney run against Walker? DA's son encourages speculation.

ACLU of Wisconsin hires Ott as executive director
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ACLU of Wisconsin hires Ott as executive director

As statewide membership doubles, civil liberties organization brings the national experience of a Wisconsin native to its statewide office in Milwaukee.

Your Right to Know: Public Must See Police Shooting Videos
Your Right to Know

Public Must See Police Shooting Videos

There’s no reason to delay release of videos of killings of Jay Anderson in Wauwatosa, Sylville Smith in Milwaukee.

Citizens Condemn Proposal for More Cops

Citizens Condemn Proposal for More Cops

Different practices, not more police needed, community groups tell aldermen at city hearing.

Community Organizations Push for Accountability of Police Use of Surveillance Technology
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Community Organizations Push for Accountability of Police Use of Surveillance Technology

They signed on to a letter opposing the recently proposed “Public Safety Plan.”

Twenty Milwaukee Organizations Express Serious Misgivings with Proposed Public Safety Action Plan
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Twenty Milwaukee Organizations Express Serious Misgivings with Proposed Public Safety Action Plan

We are writing on behalf of an array of community groups to express our serious misgivings regarding the recently released draft “Public Safety Action Plan.”

Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on Sherman Park Incidents, Calls for Immediate Release of Video Footage
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Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on Sherman Park Incidents, Calls for Immediate Release of Video Footage

"The ACLU of Wisconsin urges local leaders to heed the cries for solace, help, and change from residents, young and old."

Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on MPD’s Covered Nametags at Protest
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Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on MPD’s Covered Nametags at Protest

This is a flagrant violation of an MPD policy that is already weak and rarely enforced.

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Huge turnout at listening session, many call for civil rights investigation of MPD's "patterns and practices."

ACLU of Wisconsin urges U.S. DOJ representatives to conduct investigation into Milwaukee Police Department practices that matter most to residents
Special Report on Municipal Courts: Poor People Get Far More Municipal Fines
Special Report on Municipal Courts

Poor People Get Far More Municipal Fines

Study shows municipal court's fines for petty offenses fall disproportionately on the poor.

House Confidential: David Barnett Gallery
House Confidential

David Barnett Gallery

The gallery is housed in a historic 1875 Edward Townsend Mix mansion

Plenty of Horne: Davis Sets, Cancels Meeting on Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

Davis Sets, Cancels Meeting on Streetcar

His claim on streetcar turns out to be false. Meanwhile, new city assessor appointed with little fanfare.

MPD Stops Too Often Undermine Community Trust, ACLU Survey Finds
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MPD Stops Too Often Undermine Community Trust, ACLU Survey Finds

Today, the ACLU of Wisconsin released survey results of over 800 Milwaukee residents’ attitudes about police.

Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on DA Decision in Police Shooting of Dontre Hamilton
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Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on DA Decision in Police Shooting of Dontre Hamilton

Statement from Chris Ahmuty, ACLU of Wisconsin Executive Director

Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on Voter ID Stay
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Statement from ACLU of Wisconsin on Voter ID Stay

Today, the 7th Circuit issued a ruling lifting Judge Aldeman's stay and allowing the law to go into effect before the November elections.

Black Men Face Unequal Enforcement of Marijuana Laws

Black Men Face Unequal Enforcement of Marijuana Laws

While the nation moves towards legalization, Wisconsin fills its jails with black men arrested for marijuana possession.

Wisconsin Unites for Marriage Coalition Launched Today
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Wisconsin Unites for Marriage Coalition Launched Today

New statewide marriage equality coalition to advocate for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Wisconsin

Planned Parenthood and ACLU in Federal Court Tuesday to Protect Safe and Legal Abortion in Wisconsin
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Planned Parenthood and ACLU in Federal Court Tuesday to Protect Safe and Legal Abortion in Wisconsin

Trial Begins Tuesday in Case Challenging Dangerous Restrictions that Restrict Safe and Legal Abortion Statewide

We Don’t Want Your Stinking Drones

We Don’t Want Your Stinking Drones

A (gasp) bipartisan bill to protect privacy from drones raises interesting issues.

Gov. Walker, Don’t Use Free Speech as a Scapegoat
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Gov. Walker, Don’t Use Free Speech as a Scapegoat

Governor signals he will sign bill protecting racist team names and mascots

Gays Ponder Supreme Court Decision

Gays Ponder Supreme Court Decision

Extension of federal benefits will help them, but this state's ban on same sex marriages leaves barriers.

In Wisconsin, Blacks Six Times More Likely than Whites to be Arrested for Marijuana Possession, Despite Equal Usage Rates
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In Wisconsin, Blacks Six Times More Likely than Whites to be Arrested for Marijuana Possession, Despite Equal Usage Rates

Wisconsin Ranks Fifth in Nation for Highest Racial Disparities, According to New Report by American Civil Liberties Union

New Procedure for Strip and Body-Cavity Searches Needs Public Input, Community Groups Say
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New Procedure for Strip and Body-Cavity Searches Needs Public Input, Community Groups Say

Letter to Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission Urges Open Meetings

Plenty of Horne: Tammy Baldwin Comes to Town
Plenty of Horne

Tammy Baldwin Comes to Town

Baldwin offers an insider's look at the U.S.Senate. And Milwaukee Buck Samuel Dalembert buys a LOT of wine.

The Roundup: Scott Walker and the Milwaukee Curse
The Roundup

Scott Walker and the Milwaukee Curse

Milwaukee has not been the home of many of Wisconsin’s governors.

The Roundup: My Campaign Blog
The Roundup

My Campaign Blog

Two hundred fifty bucks or a free press pass?