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AG Decision on Blake Shooting Coming Up

AG Decision on Blake Shooting Coming Up

Kaul could release a charging recommendation next week.

NLG Condemns Biased and Unprofessional Policing by Kenosha Police and Sheriff’s Departments
Policing Protests Is More Than ‘Law and Order’

Policing Protests Is More Than ‘Law and Order’

Police officials and experts say responding to protests is a complicated job.

Protesters Describe Detention In Kenosha

Protesters Describe Detention In Kenosha

Held as long as 20 hours by police, FBI. Reports of Portland-style unmarked cars patrolling city.

1/3 of Wisconsinites Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine?

1/3 of Wisconsinites Won’t Take COVID-19 Vaccine?

New poll shows many state residents wouldn't take the vaccine.

Evers Might Extend Mask Order

Evers Might Extend Mask Order

Governor discussed masking order and Kenosha shootings Wednesday.

ACLU of Wisconsin Calls for Dismissal of Charges for Curfew Violations, Asks for Investigation Into Excessive Use of Force by Law Enforcement
Task Force Seeks Bipartisan Policing Reform

Task Force Seeks Bipartisan Policing Reform

And racial equity reforms. Will begin meeting in fall, propose legislative bills by next year.

Pence, Harris Campaign in Wisconsin

Pence, Harris Campaign in Wisconsin

Republican Vice President, Democratic VP hopeful talk jobs, economy on Labor Day.

Pandemic Shines Spotlight on Workers’ Struggle

Pandemic Shines Spotlight on Workers’ Struggle

Crisis makes Labor Day 2020 like no other, experts at roundtable discussion say.

Op Ed: Why Unions Matter More Than Ever
Op Ed

Why Unions Matter More Than Ever

All unions need to reexamine their role in this time of racial reckoning.

Jacob Blake Speaks from Hospital Bed

Jacob Blake Speaks from Hospital Bed

“Nothing but pain,” but “stick together… Change your lives out there."

Did Kenosha Cops Push Protesters Toward Militia?

Did Kenosha Cops Push Protesters Toward Militia?

So says militia member after two people killed by armed civilian. Pattern seen in other cities.

Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

Biden Visits Blake Family in Kenosha

In speech, Biden is optimistic about addressing racism, police reform.

GOP State Legislators Draw National Scorn

GOP State Legislators Draw National Scorn

Country notices they spent one minute gaveling in and out of police reform special session.

DOJ announces $41 million for Wisconsin Law Enforcement

DOJ announces $41 million for Wisconsin Law Enforcement

But, no one seems to know how the money will be spent.

Activist Arrested in Kenosha Joins Curfew Lawsuit

Activist Arrested in Kenosha Joins Curfew Lawsuit

Lawsuit argues that curfew was only enforced against those protesting police brutality.

Civil Rights Groups Open Letter to Facebook on Kenosha: Strengthen and Enforce Hateful Activity Moderation to Prevent Further Loss of Life
A Chance for Change
Press Release

A Chance for Change

 

ACLU of Wisconsin Responds to President Trump’s Remarks in Kenosha
Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

Evers Offers Disaster Help to Kenosha

No-interest loans for businesses hurt by burnings, looting, vandalism.

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

Trump and Barr Tour Kenosha

'These are not acts of peaceful protest, but really domestic terror,’ president declares.

UPDATE: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting
Press Release

UPDATE: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting

September 1, 2020

A City Divided Gets a National Spotlight

A City Divided Gets a National Spotlight

Kenosha was already divided. Then Trump started tweeting about it.

Kenosha Officials on Trump, Protests, Police

Kenosha Officials on Trump, Protests, Police

Updates on everything going on in Kenosha in wake of unrest.

Going dark for justice
Press Release

Going dark for justice

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey 

DPW Vice-Chair Felesia Martin Calls out Trump’s Chaos as He Refuses to Condemn Kenosha Shooter
Kenosha Union Representatives Blast Trump Ahead of Tomorrow’s Photo-Op
The Legislature’s Lack of Action is Shameful
Op Ed: Kenosha Is Charlottesville
Op Ed

Kenosha Is Charlottesville

And a country divided by its president cannot stand.

Justice Can’t Wait: Representative Subeck Decries Republican Delays to Justice Reform Package
GOP Legislators Skip Special Session on Police

GOP Legislators Skip Special Session on Police

Evers called on lawmakers to consider reforms. Session quickly ended with no debate or votes.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Special Session
Murphy’s Law: Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?
Murphy’s Law

Will Kenosha Unrest Help Trump Win State?

His planned visit to Kenosha seeks to make urban unrest the key issue of campaign.

Now is Not the Time for Senate Recess
Thousands March With Blake Family in Kenosha

Thousands March With Blake Family in Kenosha

Lt. Governor Barnes, Rep. Gwen Moore join march for justice one week after Jacob Blake shot seven times by officer.

Kenosha Shooter Will Claim Self-Defense

Kenosha Shooter Will Claim Self-Defense

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, charged with intentional homicide, protected himself from ‘mob’, his attorneys argue.

Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

Frank Nitty Leads March from Milwaukee to Washington D.C.

750-mile march ends with Nitty speaking at rally on steps of Lincoln Memorial in front of thousands. Blake, Acevedo, Hamilton families also present.

Blake No Longer Handcuffed in Hospital

Blake No Longer Handcuffed in Hospital

Kenosha police chief walks back comments on shootings Tuesday.

Senate Won’t Vote on Special Session Bills

Senate Won’t Vote on Special Session Bills

Majority leader said they will gavel the session in, and that's it.

Governor and Attorney General Should Investigate Potential Crimes, Civil Rights Violations Committed By Law Enforcement During Protests
Statement Regarding Custody Status of Mr. Blake
Proud and determined Milwaukee marchers make it to Washington, D.C.
Press Release

Proud and determined Milwaukee marchers make it to Washington, D.C.

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey August 28, 2020

Young Black Men Respond to Blake Shooting

Young Black Men Respond to Blake Shooting

Milwaukeeans talk about what their experience with police is like, what they'd like to see.

Jacob Blake Handcuffed to Hospital Bed

Jacob Blake Handcuffed to Hospital Bed

Groups call for Kenosha law enforcement leaders resignation or dismissal.

Vos Task Force Deflects Actual Action

Vos Task Force Deflects Actual Action

Speaker refuses to convene legislature to address policing and racial disparities.

Evers Defends Kenosha Response

Evers Defends Kenosha Response

Governor says guns and protests "a recipe for disaster."

Artists Use Trump’s Own Words to Call Out GOP Atrocities in Emotionally-Charged New Billboard, Street Art Campaign
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Artists Use Trump’s Own Words to Call Out GOP Atrocities in Emotionally-Charged New Billboard, Street Art Campaign

RememberWhatTheyDid and #VoteThemOut Campaign Targets Young Voters, People of Color in Milwaukee and other Key Battleground Cities

UPDATE: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting
Press Release

UPDATE: Kenosha Officer Involved Shooting

August 28, 2020

GOP Mum on Special Session on Police Reform

GOP Mum on Special Session on Police Reform

Gov. Evers called special-session this week. Bucks Players called for Legislature to convene.

ACLU Calls for Immediate Resignation of Kenosha Police Chief and Kenosha County Sheriff for Failed Response to Attempted Murder of Jacob Blake
Protests Were Peaceful Wednesday Night

Protests Were Peaceful Wednesday Night

Kenosha and Madison don't see the violence of the previous nights.

BBB Advice for Donating to Victims, Businesses in Kenosha
Milwaukee athletes take a stand in support of racial justice
Press Release

Milwaukee athletes take a stand in support of racial justice

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Scott Spiker

The world is watching, and the Legislature’s silence and inaction is deafening
Press Release

The world is watching, and the Legislature’s silence and inaction is deafening

Statement of Alderwoman (and State Representative) JoCasta Zamarripa August 27, 2020

AG Kaul Identifies Officer That Shot Blake

AG Kaul Identifies Officer That Shot Blake

Shooting being investigated by state's Department of Criminal Investigation.

U.S. Department of Justice Confirms Federal Civil Rights Investigation Into Shooting of Mr. Jacob Blake
Statement on the Shooting of Jacob Blake, the Damage to Kenosha, and the Special Session
Milwaukee Bucks Players’ Statement Following Boycott of Game 5 of NBA Playoffs vs. Orlando
Milwaukee Bucks put social justice at the forefront
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks put social justice at the forefront

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council - Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis and Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd 

Rep. Bowen Statement on Vigilante Murders in Kenosha
Trump Says Evers Accepts Federal Troops

Trump Says Evers Accepts Federal Troops

But Evers says he’s authorized more Wisconsin guard troops as officials argue over what should be done.

Senator Larson Statement: The Human Cost of Obstruction
Bucks Boycott Game, Response to Jacob Blake Shooting

Bucks Boycott Game, Response to Jacob Blake Shooting

Team's playoff game called off. "Police department has to change," says a player.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Shooting in Kenosha
Rep. Brostoff Statement on Police-Abetted Terrorism in Kenosha
Milwaukee Marchers Shot At in Pennsylvania

Milwaukee Marchers Shot At in Pennsylvania

Black Lives Matter protesters led by Frank Nitty threatened, Pennsylvania police investigating.

Back in the News: Jacob Blake’s Spinal Cord Severed
Back in the News

Jacob Blake’s Spinal Cord Severed

Shooting by police also left holes in his stomach, and damage to his kidney, liver and arm.

Johnson: Evers Should Reconsider Refusal of Federal Assistance for Kenosha
Press Release

Johnson: Evers Should Reconsider Refusal of Federal Assistance for Kenosha

‘Anarchy and chaos will not advance justice, and must be stopped’

Johnson, Steil Comment on Evers Accepting Assistance for Kenosha from President
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Johnson, Steil Comment on Evers Accepting Assistance for Kenosha from President

Gov. Evers initially refused President Trump’s offer of assistance Tuesday

Shots Fired, 2 Killed in Kenosha Protests

Shots Fired, 2 Killed in Kenosha Protests

Police seeking shooter. Protests continue across state against police shooting of Jacob Blake

Op Ed: The George Floyds of Wisconsin
Op Ed

The George Floyds of Wisconsin

11 Black men, one Latino male killed by police in last decade in state. When will it end?

Evers, Vos Battle Over Jacob Blake Shooting

Evers, Vos Battle Over Jacob Blake Shooting

Governor demands legislative special session on police reforms. Vos accuses Evers of “dictating liberal policies”.

BLOC Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake
Johnson: Rioting Must Not Be Allowed to Continue
Press Release

Johnson: Rioting Must Not Be Allowed to Continue

Senator calls on governor to maintain order

Back in the News: Father Says Jacob Blake Is Paralyzed
Back in the News

Father Says Jacob Blake Is Paralyzed

He has "eight holes" in his body. "What justified these shots?"

Protesters Condemn Jacob Blake Shooting

Protesters Condemn Jacob Blake Shooting

Hundreds demonstrate. People set trucks, buildings on fire. Evers sends National Guard.

Statement from Tom Palzewicz Regarding Kenosha Shooting of Jacob Blake
Rep. Bowen Statement on Shooting of Jacob Blake
Press Release

Rep. Bowen Statement on Shooting of Jacob Blake

“I Am Tired of Talk”

Citizen Action Statement on the Racist Police Shooting of Jacob Blake
Statement Regarding the Shooting of Jacob Blake
Evers Calls for Special Session on Policing

Evers Calls for Special Session on Policing

In wake of Kenosha shooting calls for legislative session on police accountability, transparency.

County Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde Statement on the Shooting of Jacob Blake
Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Calling Special Session on Policing Accountability and Transparency
Statement from the Milwaukee Bucks
Press Release

Statement from the Milwaukee Bucks

 

Arbishop Listecki Releases Statement About Kenosha Shooting
Rep. Brostoff Statement on Police Shooting of Jacob Blake
Statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake
Press Release

Statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake

From Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa August 24, 2020

Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake
Press Release

Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson August 24, 2020

Statement on Shooting in Kenosha
Riots in Kenosha After Police Shooting

Riots in Kenosha After Police Shooting

Black man, Jacob Blake shot in the back multiple times; Evers demands action, state probe launched.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on Kenosha Shooting
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on the Shooting of Jacob Blake
Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Kenosha Shooting