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This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

This weekend will mark the second-straight month of protests.

The Idea Activists and Police Agree On

The Idea Activists and Police Agree On

Why are cops still being sent to respond to mental health crises?

Protest Day 62: March Honors Ernest Lacy, Died in MPD Custody in 1981
Protest Day 62

March Honors Ernest Lacy, Died in MPD Custody in 1981

62nd day of marches honor Lacy, who would have turned 62 Tuesday.

Statement on meeting with community activists
Press Release

Statement on meeting with community activists

Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd July 29, 2020

City Hall: Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows
City Hall

Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows

Council wants still more changes, but can only request Fire & Police Commission to enact them.

When protests go from peaceful to illegal
Press Release

When protests go from peaceful to illegal

City must come up with enforcement strategy to address specific behaviors and traffic issues

Resolution requiring MPD members to issue business cards to be before the Council
The State Of Politics: Ten Years After Act 10
The State Of Politics

Ten Years After Act 10

Most of those who voted for it are gone. How has the Capitol changed?

Legislature Hasn’t Met in 100 Days

Legislature Hasn’t Met in 100 Days

No action since April 15 on pandemic, police reform, budget shortfalls.

Can Police Be Defunded?

Can Police Be Defunded?

Milwaukee spends 125 times more on cops than violence prevention. Chief Morales fights call to change funding priorities.

How Does Police Accountability Work in Wisconsin?

How Does Police Accountability Work in Wisconsin?

Union contracts and oversight boards makeup the infrastructure for oversight.

For Members Only: Virtual Q+A With State Rep. David Bowen
For Members Only

Virtual Q+A With State Rep. David Bowen

Hear Bowen discuss his time in the legislature, and his involvement in protests against racial injustice.

MKE County: Racial Equity Legislation Signed Into Law
MKE County

Racial Equity Legislation Signed Into Law

Also, Juneteenth officially becomes a major holiday for Milwaukee County.

Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers from Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf on Deployment of Anonymous Federal Agents in American Cities
Press Release

Baldwin, Senate Colleagues Demand Answers from Attorney General Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf on Deployment of Anonymous Federal Agents in American Cities

In the wake of Trump's threat to deploy more federal agents, Senators press Department of Justice and Homeland Security heads on accountability and legal authorities for militarized interventions in American cities

ACLU of Wisconsin To Milwaukee Common Council: “No Weapons of War for Milwaukee Police Department”
State DOJ Rejects Records Request on Police

State DOJ Rejects Records Request on Police

What actions are police in Milwaukee, other cities taking against protesters? Open records request rejected.

Union Workers Join Protest of Systemic Racism

Union Workers Join Protest of Systemic Racism

Three events Monday in Milwaukee, Madison organized by coalition of unions and racial justice groups.

Too many failures: We have no confidence in Chief Morales
Press Release

Too many failures: We have no confidence in Chief Morales

Joint statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Russell W. Stamper and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey July 20, 2020

John Lewis: A champion for the rights of the underserved and underrepresented
Press Release

John Lewis: A champion for the rights of the underserved and underrepresented

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs July 20, 2020

White House threat of federal agents in Milwaukee is unnecessary
Press Release

White House threat of federal agents in Milwaukee is unnecessary

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 20, 2020

Back in the News: Could Milwaukee Get Federal Troops?
Back in the News

Could Milwaukee Get Federal Troops?

Trump's chief of staff says administration prepping plan to send troops to Democratic-run cities like Milwaukee.

Op Ed: Stop Denying Systematic Racism
Op Ed

Stop Denying Systematic Racism

It’s real and affects all our policies and institutions.

Op Ed: Federal CARES Act Shows Racial Bias
Op Ed

Federal CARES Act Shows Racial Bias

Nearly twice as much funding for mostly white UW-Madison students than for mostly minority MATC students.

Pence Attacks Biden During Wisconsin Visit

Pence Attacks Biden During Wisconsin Visit

Biden campaign called it damage control for Trump's "historic failure of leadership."

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

Protests this weekend continue the movement that began in late May.

City Hall: Council Spending Hours Reviewing Barrett’s Appointments
City Hall

Council Spending Hours Reviewing Barrett’s Appointments

Plenty of praise and criticism for department heads, including Jeff Polenske and Jeanette Kowalik.

Coalition to March on the DNC to Prioritize the Movement Against Police Crimes
Palzewicz Calls for Major Shift in Racial Attitudes
For Members Only: A Virtual Q+A with Rep. Jonathan Brostoff
For Members Only

A Virtual Q+A with Rep. Jonathan Brostoff

Jeramey Jannene will interview Brostoff about state issues, his participation in George Floyd protests and more. Don't miss it.

Should La Crosse Remove Its Hiawatha Statue?

Should La Crosse Remove Its Hiawatha Statue?

Mayor calls for taking down statue created in 1961, criticized as a stereotype.

Op Ed: UWM Must Take Student Protests Seriously
Op Ed

UWM Must Take Student Protests Seriously

No, Betsy Schoeller shouldn’t be fired. But broader student concerns must be addressed.

Black Lives Matter Has LGBTQ+ Voices

Black Lives Matter Has LGBTQ+ Voices

Two of local movement’s founders who identify as queer say it's also about LGBTQ+ Black lives.

State GOP Convention Decries Anarchy, Socialism

State GOP Convention Decries Anarchy, Socialism

Hundreds at in-person convention in Green Bay despite fliers warning they ‘assume any potential risk’.

How Many Police Live Where They Work?

How Many Police Live Where They Work?

In Milwaukee, it's about half, in some places it's far less.

Support for Black-Owned Businesses Rising?

Support for Black-Owned Businesses Rising?

Studies show Black owners disproportionately hurt by pandemic.

City Hall: Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?
City Hall

Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?

Common Council has a growing wish list. Will Fire & Police Commission act?

Selection of next executive director of the Fire and Police Commission must involve community and must be transparent
Press Release

Selection of next executive director of the Fire and Police Commission must involve community and must be transparent

Statement from members of the Common Council: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Caviler Johnson

Activists Ratchet Up Pressure on Tosa PD

Activists Ratchet Up Pressure on Tosa PD

Jay-Z's Roc Nation calls for Mensah's firing, Tosa Police arrest protesters.

ACLU of Wisconsin Asks Sheboygan Police to Release Footage Of Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting To Victim’s Family
Transportation: Why Did Bus Service Shutdown During Protests?
Transportation

Why Did Bus Service Shutdown During Protests?

Reports of gunfire, reckless driving, looting and arson drove officials to suspend service.

Back in the News: Council Okays Funding for Indigent Defense
Back in the News

Council Okays Funding for Indigent Defense

Many Milwaukee Municipal Court defendants are poor and lack an attorney.

City Hall: Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed
City Hall

Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed

Approved by 8-7 vote, with council members charging she lied during approval process.

Experts Say Legal System Impedes Police Reform

Experts Say Legal System Impedes Police Reform

Plaintiffs suing police face multiple hurdles, so it's difficult to punish bad cops, some argue.

Plenty of Horne: Quadracci Sets Off Employee Rebellion
Plenty of Horne

Quadracci Sets Off Employee Rebellion

Quad CEO ignites Black Lives Matters spat, later apologizes to 179-member staff of Minneapolis ad agency.

Butler Outspends Milwaukee on Per Capita Policing

Butler Outspends Milwaukee on Per Capita Policing

Report shows Milwaukee trails 11 municipalities in state on per-person police spending.

Plaintiffs seek Injunction against new “Madison Dane” and Milwaukee orders
Protest Day 37: Marches, Celebrations, Calls For Justice
Protest Day 37

Marches, Celebrations, Calls For Justice

Independence Day doesn't distract marchers.

“Defund The Police” Becomes “Defend The Police”

“Defund The Police” Becomes “Defend The Police”

Mural outside City Hall gets altered overnight.

Black Man Killed by Sheboygan Police

Black Man Killed by Sheboygan Police

A 32-year-old Black man was shot and killed Thursday.

Giannis Protest Mural Planned for Bay View Bar

Giannis Protest Mural Planned for Bay View Bar

Mural is designed to keep focus on protest marches.

City Hall: Election Director Nominee Is Back In
City Hall

Election Director Nominee Is Back In

Claire Woodall-Vogg would like to run Milwaukee Election Commission after all.

City Hall: Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees
City Hall

Council Grilling, But Advancing Mayoral Appointees

Most being confirmed unanimously after long meetings.

“Defund the Police” Painted On Street In Front of Milwaukee City Hall

“Defund the Police” Painted On Street In Front of Milwaukee City Hall

Mural as long as a city block, covers 13,000 square feet.

Data Wonk: Who Benefits From the Madison Vandalism?
Data Wonk

Who Benefits From the Madison Vandalism?

History suggests it could change the narrative, change voters’ views.

Your Right to Know: More Police Transparency Needed
Your Right to Know

More Police Transparency Needed

Law allows unnecessary delays for release of data.

Op Ed: Madison Protests Targeted ‘Fake Liberalism’
Op Ed

Madison Protests Targeted ‘Fake Liberalism’

City and state have some of the nation’s 'worst inequalities'.

Protest Day 31: New Mural Honors Milwaukee Activists
Protest Day 31

New Mural Honors Milwaukee Activists

Mural depicts Frank Nitty, Tommy Franecki, Vaun Mayes, Markasa Tucker and others.

Protest Organizer Vaun Mayes Arrested

Protest Organizer Vaun Mayes Arrested

For "burglary party to a crime" says arrest blotter. Frank Nitty captures arrest on video.

MKE County: Board Passes Racial Equity Proposal
MKE County

Board Passes Racial Equity Proposal

A response to calls for police reform aimed at courts, sheriff's office, transit system.

State Was a Leader in Handling AIDS

State Was a Leader in Handling AIDS

Wisconsin less partisan and leaders had broad authority under law state Supreme Court recently overruled.

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

List of protests against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality.

Photos Tied to Nooses a “Misguided Attempt” to Start Dialogue, Sheriff Says

Photos Tied to Nooses a “Misguided Attempt” to Start Dialogue, Sheriff Says

Black man trying to start a conversation on the killing of Black people made the nooses found in Riverside Park.

Congress Battles Over Police Reform

Congress Battles Over Police Reform

Wisconsin delegation split along party lines over the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, Dems in favor, GOP oppose.

Beardsley For Congress response to Police Reform remarks by Congressman Glenn Grothman. Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District
City Hall: Election Director Appointee Pulls Out
City Hall

Election Director Appointee Pulls Out

Says she was working 18-hour days in worst year of her life and told to be less honest to be confirmed.

Acevedo Family Demands Justice

Acevedo Family Demands Justice

Attorneys call for more to be charged in Joel Acevedo's killing. His parents doubt justice will be done.

Protests throughout Wisconsin must remain peaceful
Press Release

Protests throughout Wisconsin must remain peaceful

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council - Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Scott Spiker

61% of State Residents Support Protests

61% of State Residents Support Protests

And Biden now leads Trump by 8% in state, latest Marquette poll finds.

What Happened at Madison’s Protests

What Happened at Madison’s Protests

State Sen. Tim Carpenter assaulted, two Capitol statues toppled, windows broken, Evers condemns violence.

Gov. Evers Statement on Madison Protests Last Night
Suspected Sex Trafficking House Burned

Suspected Sex Trafficking House Burned

Crowd surrounds house at 40th and Lloyd believed to be connected to missing children.

Let us not lose sight of our goals
Press Release

Let us not lose sight of our goals

Statement from Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II June 23, 2020

Work to improve equity for communities of color starts from within
Press Release

Work to improve equity for communities of color starts from within

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson June 22, 2020

Only time will tell if a new day is dawning in Milwaukee
Press Release

Only time will tell if a new day is dawning in Milwaukee

Statement from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey June 22, 2020

Protest Day 24: Black is Beautiful Slow Ride Loops Through City
Protest Day 24

Black is Beautiful Slow Ride Loops Through City

Over 1,000 people take to their bikes to spread a message of social justice.

Black Lives Matter Protests Continue, Representative Sanfelippo Remains Silent
Protest Day 22: BLACK WMNZ Emancipation March
Protest Day 22

BLACK WMNZ Emancipation March

March honors Black women, protests injustice.

Evers Introduces Police Reform Legislation

Evers Introduces Police Reform Legislation

Bills banning police use of chokeholds, no-knock warrants part of legislative package.

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

This Weekend’s Protests Against Police Brutality

List of protests against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality.

Protesters Demand Firing of Tosa Police Officer

Protesters Demand Firing of Tosa Police Officer

The officer has killed three young men since 2015.

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes Announce Policing Accountability and Transparency Reforms in Wisconsin
Press Release

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes Announce Policing Accountability and Transparency Reforms in Wisconsin

Evers, Barnes call for bipartisanship in first step toward dismantling racism in a state consistently ranked among the worst in racial disparities

Pandemic, Protests Contributing to Mental Health Crisis

Pandemic, Protests Contributing to Mental Health Crisis

Mental health professionals are seeing more cases of depression and anxiety.

Milwaukee Public Schools Terminates Police Contract

Milwaukee Public Schools Terminates Police Contract

Unanimous vote of the school board ends funding for school resource officers.

“Black Lives Matter” To Be Painted on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

“Black Lives Matter” To Be Painted on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Artist Vedale Hill leads Juneteenth community mural creation.

City Hall: Barrett Calls For Police To Stop All Chokeholds
City Hall

Barrett Calls For Police To Stop All Chokeholds

Decision rests with powerful Fire & Police Commission.

Juneteenth Flags Will Fly at Capitol, City Office Building For First Time

Juneteenth Flags Will Fly at Capitol, City Office Building For First Time

Move is part of growing recognition for holiday.

Community Activists Discuss Police Reforms

Community Activists Discuss Police Reforms

Everything from cutting funds from police budgets to community control over public safety.

Data Wonk: Will State Face a Second COVID-19 Wave?
Data Wonk

Will State Face a Second COVID-19 Wave?

All evidence suggests state is doing well. But there may be danger from other states.

Op Ed: Extend Act 10 to Cover Police
Op Ed

Extend Act 10 to Cover Police

Law restricting collective bargaining rights exempted police. Including them could make cops more accountable.

Milwaukee Mothers Rally For Racial Justice

Milwaukee Mothers Rally For Racial Justice

“I need this country to be better for my children.”

School Districts Consider Defunding Police

School Districts Consider Defunding Police

Madison, Green Bay, Milwaukee among districts that may end programs. Milwaukee school board votes Thursday.

Photo Gallery: Protests Spur a Wave of Public Art
Photo Gallery

Protests Spur a Wave of Public Art

Murals and chalk art become a growing presence as marchers fill streets.

COVID-19 Testing Down Significantly

COVID-19 Testing Down Significantly

Officials worry about drop in testing here as COVID-19 cases spike across the nation.

City Hall: Council Calls For ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Policy
City Hall

Council Calls For ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Policy

Measure would require interventions when anyone in custody says they're having trouble breathing.

Change at Lynden
Press Release

Change at Lynden

 

Community deserves to hear from department leaders on plans for change
Press Release

Community deserves to hear from department leaders on plans for change

Joint statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa

Sieger on Songs: A Song For George Floyd
Sieger on Songs

A Song For George Floyd

Newly written, by Tom Prasada-Rao, it’s a quietly powerful anthem for these times.

City Hall: Common Council Threatens City Shakeup
City Hall

Common Council Threatens City Shakeup

Votes to hold every Barrett cabinet appointment, wants systemic change in all city operations.

The State of Politics: Five Definitions of “Defunding Police”
The State of Politics

Five Definitions of “Defunding Police”

What could it mean? We ask some experts.

Wisconsin Police Union Supports Reforms

Wisconsin Police Union Supports Reforms

State’s largest police union supports chokehold ban, “bad cop” registry.

Protest Day 16: Peaceful March Sees Signs of Solidarity
Protest Day 16

Peaceful March Sees Signs of Solidarity

As march traverses city's west side and Wauwatosa it's met with support.

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Presidential candidate’s address to state’s Democrats says “soul of America” is at stake.

Op Ed: Milwaukee Has Long History of Protests
Op Ed

Milwaukee Has Long History of Protests

Powerful black and brown protests in 1960s, 1970s can inspire marchers today.

Protest Day 15: Peaceful March Snakes Through South Side
Protest Day 15

Peaceful March Snakes Through South Side

March honors Joel Acevedo, who died at hands of off-duty Milwaukee police officer in April

Meet Eric Lucas

Meet Eric Lucas

Teen spat on at a Black Lives Matter march struggles with racially-charged incident, charts future.

Does Your Congressperson Support Police Reform?

Does Your Congressperson Support Police Reform?

The positions of Wisconsin's congressional delegation on police reform.

Evers Meets With Lawmakers on Police Reform

Evers Meets With Lawmakers on Police Reform

Governor says the state is at a "watershed moment" for the issue of police reform, racism.

Milwaukee Alliance to Lead a Rally and March to Demand Community Control of the Police
Baldwin Joins Klobuchar, Smith, and Senate Colleagues to Reiterate Call for Investigation into Racially Discriminatory and Violent Policing at Minneapolis Police Department
Press Release

Baldwin Joins Klobuchar, Smith, and Senate Colleagues to Reiterate Call for Investigation into Racially Discriminatory and Violent Policing at Minneapolis Police Department

After George Floyd murdered by a Minneapolis police officer, the lawmakers called for a federal investigation into racially discriminatory and violent policing at the Minneapolis Police Department

ACLU of Wisconsin Denounces Milwaukee Police Chief for Aggressive Action Toward Protesters, Demands Compliance with Court-Ordered Reforms
Legislators Decry Racially Insensitive Actions at Wauwatosa Anytime Fitness
Murphy’s Law: Can the Police Union Prevent Reform?
Murphy’s Law

Can the Police Union Prevent Reform?

Milwaukee’s powerful union has long gotten its way. But this time may be different.

Protest Day 12: Marchers Show Up Despite The Rain
Protest Day 12

Marchers Show Up Despite The Rain

Tropical storm doesn't stop three marches across the city, one with only cars.

Harambee Area Gets Breonna Taylor Mural

Harambee Area Gets Breonna Taylor Mural

Two artists that worked on the George Floyd mural painted this one on Locust and Holton.

The Milwaukee County Human Rights Commissions Denounces Police’s Extrajudicial Killings of Unarmed Black Citizens and the Violent Repression of Protestors
Evers Pulls National Guard From Milwaukee

Evers Pulls National Guard From Milwaukee

The 125 troops serving as a backup force during the protests have been withdrawn.

Democrats Offer Major Police Reform Plan

Democrats Offer Major Police Reform Plan

Baldwin, Moore, Pocan push bill stressing transparency, accountability, banning chokeholds, racial profiling.

Gov. Evers, Local Leaders Announce Conclusion of Wisconsin National Guard Mission
Murphy’s Law: Tear Gas Is Dangerous, Experts Say
Murphy’s Law

Tear Gas Is Dangerous, Experts Say

And may increase risk of getting COVID-19. Mayor, others have urged police to stop its use.

‘The Three’ Protest Targets Wauwatosa Cop

‘The Three’ Protest Targets Wauwatosa Cop

Grieving families say one Tosa officer involved in three fatal shooting in five years.

Day 11 of Protests, No End In Sight

Day 11 of Protests, No End In Sight

Destiny Monae and Vaun Mayes share their thoughts on what comes next.

Pocan Wants Uniform National Police Standards

Pocan Wants Uniform National Police Standards

Bill includes standard for use of force, de-escalation techniques, pursuit practices.

Op Ed: America’s Police State
Op Ed

America’s Police State

20% of police served in the military, and tend to get more complaints of excessive force.

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

13 members sign letter urging Morales: stop chiding protesters and listen to their message.

Murphy’s Law: Why the Protests Won’t End
Murphy’s Law

Why the Protests Won’t End

9 reasons why the protests are different this time.

Small Town Protests See ‘Thrilling’ Response

Small Town Protests See ‘Thrilling’ Response

"Everyone's coming together" at protests in Wausau, Sturgeon Bay and across the state.

Meet The Show-Stopping Amerah Wright

Meet The Show-Stopping Amerah Wright

Seven-year-old captivates crowd, has big plans for future.

“Shorewood Spitter” Taken To Jail After Second Incident

“Shorewood Spitter” Taken To Jail After Second Incident

Attorney Stephanie Rapkin is accused of spitting on teenager, shoving college student and kneeing police officer in groin.

Day 10 of Milwaukee Protests

Day 10 of Milwaukee Protests

Pride and Black Lives Matter protest draws thousands, as several marches today mix and combine at various points.

Lex Allen, “Say His Name, George Floyd”
Thousands March While Attorney In Custody For Spitting In Protester’s Face

Thousands March While Attorney In Custody For Spitting In Protester’s Face

Giannis and other Bucks players show up at one of seven marches.

U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger delivers remarks regarding demonstrations in Milwaukee, prosecuting violent crimes, and police accountability
Back in the News: Is Chief Morales Doing a Good Job?
Back in the News

Is Chief Morales Doing a Good Job?

Council members ask for citizens' views in preparation for performance review of police chief.

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

City Officials Grill Police on Tactics

Still more questions on 6th and McKinley, as council, mayor disagree with police tactics.

Mayor Questions Police Use of Force In Protests

Mayor Questions Police Use of Force In Protests

No rubber bullets, limit tear gas, Barrett says.

Film About Milwaukee Police Killing Dontre Hamilton is Free this Week

Film About Milwaukee Police Killing Dontre Hamilton is Free this Week

Filmmaker removes fees to watch award-winning documentary.

8th Night of Marches Leads To South Side

8th Night of Marches Leads To South Side

Nitty and Coleman lead marchers through the south side and back.

This Weekend’s George Floyd Protests

This Weekend’s George Floyd Protests

List of protests against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality.

Police, Mayor, Hospital Workers March to Sherman Park

Police, Mayor, Hospital Workers March to Sherman Park

March is markedly different from larger marches that have circled city.

Ald. Stamper to introduce “I can’t breathe” resolution
Artists Paint George Floyd Memorial on Riverwest-Harambee Border

Artists Paint George Floyd Memorial on Riverwest-Harambee Border

Mural at the corner of N. Holton Street and E. North Avenue honors victims of police killings.

Evers Calls For Action to Dismantle ‘Systemic Racism’

Evers Calls For Action to Dismantle ‘Systemic Racism’

Governor says, "We must use this dark moment to begin to be an example for the rest of the nation."

Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Seventh-day is a charm as two large marches take place without incident

Senator Darling is Part of the Problem
Press Release

Senator Darling is Part of the Problem

Co-Chair of Joint Finance Committee history of blocking measures to address racial disparities

George Floyd Mural Going up at Holton and North
Lt. Gov. Barnes Delivers Democratic Radio Address on the Killing of George Floyd
Rep. Zamarripa Statement on Protests
Marches Multiply, Council Will Investigate Curfew, Police Response

Marches Multiply, Council Will Investigate Curfew, Police Response

Group openly carrying rifles joins late march, car caravan later takes over.

Let the Fire and Police Commission know how you feel about MPD Chief Alfonso Morales
Press Release

Let the Fire and Police Commission know how you feel about MPD Chief Alfonso Morales

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

Milwaukee Turners Call for Lasting Measures to Uproot Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement and Oppose Military Responses to the Current Crisis
Could Floyd’s Killing Lead to State Reform?

Could Floyd’s Killing Lead to State Reform?

Evers calls for long-delayed bill on deadly use of force by police to be taken up by Legislature.

Five Protest Marches Planned Wednesday

Five Protest Marches Planned Wednesday

Largest march will leave from Humboldt Park in Bay View at 3 p.m. and head north

Rep. Brostoff Statement on George Floyd and Justice
Police Chiefs Decry Killing of George Floyd

Police Chiefs Decry Killing of George Floyd

Chiefs from Kenosha, Green Bay, Wausau weigh in. “Against everything I stand for.”

Peaceful March Leader Frank Nitty Arrested

Peaceful March Leader Frank Nitty Arrested

Sheriff's deputies arrested influential leader. Mayor Barrett reportedly opposed detainment.

Northside Testing Center Up and Running

Northside Testing Center Up and Running

A new center, replacing one shut down more than a week ago, started testing Monday.

How to Protest During a Pandemic

How to Protest During a Pandemic

Local health officials offers do's and don'ts that could save your life.

Supervisor Clancy Calls for Policy Adoption to Protect Protestors During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Murphy’s Law: Are Police Overreacting to Protests?
Murphy’s Law

Are Police Overreacting to Protests?

So says ACLU, others. Others want a tougher response. What’s the proper balance?

City Attorney Tearman Spencer Statement on Peaceful Protests
Press Release

City Attorney Tearman Spencer Statement on Peaceful Protests

Spencer says the City Attorney’s Office hears the people of Milwaukee

Gov. Evers: We Must Confront Society’s Comfort with Racism
Op Ed: Barrett, Democrats Must Address Racism
Op Ed

Barrett, Democrats Must Address Racism

George Floyd’s killing should be wakeup call to city, state, nation to embrace reforms.

Community Leaders List Changes Protestors Want

Community Leaders List Changes Protestors Want

Demands push for more racial equity, major changes in state, local and police policies.

Supervisor Wasserman Statement on the Death of George Floyd
Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

Community leaders, politicians release statements, Common Council calls for Milwaukee Police reforms.

Safe & Sound Issues Statement Regarding George Floyd’s Death
Peaceful March Ends at 3 a.m. Near Capitol Dr.

Peaceful March Ends at 3 a.m. Near Capitol Dr.

March goes over 15 miles, including through Whitefish Bay, Shorewood and Glendale, before ending back in Milwaukee.

Fourth Night of Protest Begins Peacefully

Fourth Night of Protest Begins Peacefully

“We are peaceful, we are peaceful,” the protesters shouted.

Are Cars Central to Protest in Milwaukee?
City Imposes Third 9 p.m. Curfew Monday

City Imposes Third 9 p.m. Curfew Monday

Officials lament burglaries, fires, vandalism. Chief Morales warns police "taking action".

Statement from Senator Erpenbach on Nationwide Protests: Black Lives Matter
King Drive Cleanup Draws Hundreds

King Drive Cleanup Draws Hundreds

De facto center of George Floyd protests spiffed up. "This is our city," says volunteer Pamela Bell.

ACLU of Wisconsin Condemns Excessive Force By Police Against Protesters
Activist Blasts Those Committing Violence

Activist Blasts Those Committing Violence

But protest leader Vaun Mayes also criticizes church leaders, other march organizers.

In Milwaukee we need reforms and better communication, accountability
Press Release

In Milwaukee we need reforms and better communication, accountability

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson June 1, 2020

Supervisor Sequanna Taylor Speaks Out on George Floyd Murder, Protests
Protest in Waukesha
Pastors Lead Peaceful Protest, But Second March Draws Police in Riot Gear

Pastors Lead Peaceful Protest, But Second March Draws Police in Riot Gear

A tale of two marches, one with songs of unity, another with a standoff between marchers and dozens of police officers.

Wisconsin National Guard to Support Local Law Enforcement in Madison
Milwaukeeans Show Up To Clean Up Streets

Milwaukeeans Show Up To Clean Up Streets

Residents come out to clean up northside streets affected by vandalism.

Statement by the Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum
Peaceful Protesters March Over 12 Miles Across Milwaukee

Peaceful Protesters March Over 12 Miles Across Milwaukee

Several hundred people crisscross the city with a message of frustration, but peace, before curfew went into effect.

ACLU of Wisconsin Statement on Governor Evers’ Decision to Deploy National Guard to Milwaukee
Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Speaks Out on George Floyd Murder
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Urges Community Members to Remain Peaceful While Exercising Their Rights
Wisconsin National Guard to Support Local Law Enforcement in Milwaukee
Chief Alfonso Morales addresses civil unrest
Statement of United States Attorney Krueger Regarding Protests in Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Responds to Death of George Floyd
Citizen Action Statement on the Racist Murder of George Floyd
Lt. Gov. Barnes’ Statement on Death of George Floyd
Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Death of George Floyd
DPW Statement on George Floyd’s Death