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Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee Municipal Court Under Fire
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee Municipal Court Under Fire

It imprisons debtors and seems bloated with staff. Will city demand changes?

Back in the News: How Chisholm Is Reducing Black Imprisonment
Back in the News

How Chisholm Is Reducing Black Imprisonment

A New Yorker story portrays the Milwaukee DA as a super-hero of reform. Hm. Is that true?

Murphy’s Law: Does Milwaukee Run a Debtor’s Prison?
Murphy’s Law

Does Milwaukee Run a Debtor’s Prison?

Study finds Milwaukee Municipal Court jails thousands of poor people for failing to pay fines. Why?

Murphy’s Law: Is Milwaukee Becoming Gentrified?
Murphy’s Law

Is Milwaukee Becoming Gentrified?

Analysis of big cities shows Portland is most gentrified, with cities like Milwaukee also changing, but more slowly.

Media: How Wisconsin Punishes the Poor
Media

How Wisconsin Punishes the Poor

National Public Radio reports how poor people who can’t pay fines lose their drivers licenses.

Thousands of Teens Lose Drivers Licenses

Thousands of Teens Lose Drivers Licenses

Many suspended for unpaid fines, minorities are hardest hit.

Petty Fines Create “Vicious Cycle” For The Poor

Petty Fines Create “Vicious Cycle” For The Poor

82% of those whose licenses are suspended for failing to pay fines are minorities, who are left without a way to drive to work.

Streetsblog: BBC Deplores Wisconsin’s Black Imprisonment Rate
Streetsblog

BBC Deplores Wisconsin’s Black Imprisonment Rate

News show focuses international attention on problems here.

Murphy’s Law: Robin Hood in Reverse
Murphy’s Law

Robin Hood in Reverse

Republicans’ tax plan assures that Wisconsin follows other states in the race to the bottom.

Murphy’s Law: Wisconsin’s Rising Wealth Gap
Murphy’s Law

Wisconsin’s Rising Wealth Gap

In the last decade all $4.8 billion in income gains went to the wealthiest 20 percent. All boats aren’t rising.

Murphy’s Law: Why Photo ID is Dead
Murphy’s Law

Why Photo ID is Dead

The Republican law will never become legal, because of Wisconsin’s unique constitution