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Rittenhouse Says ‘Self-Defense Was On Trial’

Rittenhouse Says ‘Self-Defense Was On Trial’

First interview since acquittal is with Fox host Tucker Carlson.

Murphy’s Law: After Rittenhouse, Expect More Vigilantes
Murphy’s Law

After Rittenhouse, Expect More Vigilantes

Self defense laws and lack of gun control at issue. Is reform possible?

Supervisor Taylor Statement on the Rittenhouse Verdict
Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Counts

Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty on All Counts

He faced five charges, including first degree homicide, for shootings during 2020 protests in Kenosha.

‘We Have Two Different Justice Systems’
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‘We Have Two Different Justice Systems’

Chairwoman Nicholson Statement on the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on the Verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Rittenhouse Verdict
Report Backs New State Law On Police Shootings

Report Backs New State Law On Police Shootings

Prosecute them under civil rights law, argues former Republican US Attorney.

Rittenhouse Trial Goes To The Jury

Rittenhouse Trial Goes To The Jury

Closing arguments completed, judge dismisses weapons charge.

Milwaukee Officers Circulate “2020 Riot” Coins?

Milwaukee Officers Circulate “2020 Riot” Coins?

Department investigating whether “inappropriate” coins celebrate police response to protests.

Rittenhouse Could Face Lesser Homicide Charges

Rittenhouse Could Face Lesser Homicide Charges

Judge might allow jury to consider second-degree homicide charges.

Rittenhouse Sobs on Witness Stand

Rittenhouse Sobs on Witness Stand

Accused of homicide in Kenosha killings, he pleads self-defense.

Medical Examiner Gives Graphic Testimony in Rittenhouse Trial

Medical Examiner Gives Graphic Testimony in Rittenhouse Trial

Detailing fatal injuries to victims of shootings.

‘Thought I Was Going to Die,’ Grosskreutz Testifies

‘Thought I Was Going to Die,’ Grosskreutz Testifies

Only survivor of three men shot by Rittenhouse offers dramatic testimony in trial.

Bucks Make Historic Visit to White House

Bucks Make Historic Visit to White House

First NBA champion to be honored since 2016.

2022 Race for Governor Taking Shape

2022 Race for Governor Taking Shape

Kleefisch the Republican frontrunner. But a Trump-backed candidate could shake up campaign.

Video Footage Stars in Rittenhouse Trial

Video Footage Stars in Rittenhouse Trial

Both sides use it to make their case. Shooting victim Gaige Grosskreutz will testify Monday.

Milwaukee Bucks Senior VP Alex Lasry Recalls 2020 NBA Social Justice Walkout in New Podcast Episode
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Milwaukee Bucks Senior VP Alex Lasry Recalls 2020 NBA Social Justice Walkout in New Podcast Episode

Lasry admits he was caught off guard by the wildcat strike, but brushed off worries about contending for a title: “Some things are bigger than basketball.”

Rittenhouse Trial Offers Two Stories

Rittenhouse Trial Offers Two Stories

Opening argument by prosecutor says Rittenhouse sought confrontation; opposing attorney calls it self defense.

Lawsuit Argues Kenosha Police Helped Rittenhouse, Militia

Lawsuit Argues Kenosha Police Helped Rittenhouse, Militia

Suit is filed by the survivor of Rittenhouse shooting.

No Federal Charges For Officer That Shot Jacob Blake

No Federal Charges For Officer That Shot Jacob Blake

The U.S. Department of Justice will not pursue federal civil rights charges.

Federal Officials Close Review of the Officer-Involved Shooting of Jacob Blake
Rittenhouse Defense Wants Expert Witness To Argue Self Defense

Rittenhouse Defense Wants Expert Witness To Argue Self Defense

Judge hearing the case considers allowing jury to hear testimony from a use of force expert.

Judge Won’t Allow Evidence of Rittenhouse’s Proud Boys Connection

Judge Won’t Allow Evidence of Rittenhouse’s Proud Boys Connection

Kyle Rittenhouse charged with fatally shooting two men during Kenosha protests.

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Rep. Sortwell Targets Social Media Censorship

Three bills combatting online censorship shoot for bipartisan support.

GOP Continues Pushing Riot Legislation

GOP Continues Pushing Riot Legislation

New bill could make it a felony to protest if there has been an act or threat of violence.

Op Ed: When Will We Get Reform of Police?
Op Ed

When Will We Get Reform of Police?

State government has done little, police union threatened us, but we’re still pushing for change.

Kenosha Unrest Used to Push New Rioting Laws

Kenosha Unrest Used to Push New Rioting Laws

Republican bill creates new legal definition of riot, and a new felony charge for rioting.

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting Kenosha Seeks Answers

Still dealing with fallout from police shooting, protests, killing of protestors.

Gov. Evers Releases Statement One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting

Gov. Tony Evers today released a statement one year after police shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Op Ed: Giannis Triumphed, Immigrants Attacked
Op Ed

Giannis Triumphed, Immigrants Attacked

If all DACA immigrants were deported, US economy would lose $280 billion.

Kenosha Police ‘Very Friendly’ to Vigilantes?

Kenosha Police ‘Very Friendly’ to Vigilantes?

Officer’s text message during protests adds more evidence police friendly to armed civilians before Rittenhouse shooting.

Activists Say Police Reform Bills Not Enough

Activists Say Police Reform Bills Not Enough

Elected officials, policing activists say task force bills are not substantive reforms.

State Legislature Passes Policing Bills

State Legislature Passes Policing Bills

The governor called on lawmakers to pass additional policing reform legislation.

State Assembly Passes Transgender Athlete Bill

State Assembly Passes Transgender Athlete Bill

Legislation would bar transgender women from playing on female athletic teams.

 
Supervisor Coggs-Jones Statement on One-Year Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder
Legislative Committee Reviews Policing Bills

Legislative Committee Reviews Policing Bills

Wanggaard, Taylor push legislation on use-of-force policies, chokeholds and whistleblower protections.

Coins Celebrate Policing of Kenosha Protests

Coins Celebrate Policing of Kenosha Protests

Kenosha Sheriff sends commemorative coins to other police agencies, officials who helped.

Bill Would Expand Community-Oriented Policing

Bill Would Expand Community-Oriented Policing

Bipartisan legislation funds additional COP houses in high-crime neighborhoods.

State Residents Support Police Body Cameras

State Residents Support Police Body Cameras

Survey by police union finds most people think local police do good job, but favor some reforms.

Kenosha Activists Arrested During Protest of Jacob Blake

Kenosha Activists Arrested During Protest of Jacob Blake

Three were arrested, including Blake's uncle, staging a sit-in at Kenosha Public Safety Building.

Body Cameras Key To Charges Against Police

Body Cameras Key To Charges Against Police

Wisconsin families who've lost loved ones hope body camera footage can lead to justice.

Curfew Tickets During Protests Look Biased

Curfew Tickets During Protests Look Biased

Black residents hit by 64% of curfew violations during Milwaukee’s Spring 2020 protests.

Police Reform Task Force Unveils Proposals

Police Reform Task Force Unveils Proposals

Recommendations include a statewide use of force policy and requiring law enforcement to maintain and share disciplinary files.

Racial Disparities Task Force Disagrees on Use of Force

Racial Disparities Task Force Disagrees on Use of Force

State committee can’t agree on standard to guide police and recommend to Legislature.

Wisconsin Police Donated to Officer that Shot Jacob Blake

Wisconsin Police Donated to Officer that Shot Jacob Blake

A data breach of a Christian fundraising website revealed $5k in donations.

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Denounces Racialized Violence, Calls for Reallocation of Work, Resourcing, & Responsibility of Care
DA Explains Timing of Alvin Cole Decision

DA Explains Timing of Alvin Cole Decision

Chisholm says "It wasn't just Kenosha" factoring into timing of release.

Did DA Delay Mensah Decision Due To Kenosha Unrest?

Did DA Delay Mensah Decision Due To Kenosha Unrest?

Wauwatosa Police indicated in emails that the Kenosha unrest in August delayed the decision in Alvin Cole shooting.

How U.S. Marshals Came to Kenosha

How U.S. Marshals Came to Kenosha

Teams were shut down in Portland and sent to Kenosha protests, despite opposition of Evers, Kaul.

300 Days of Black Lives Matters Protests

300 Days of Black Lives Matters Protests

March in Wauwatosa also marks second day of John Doe probe of Jay Anderson’s killing by police officer.

Jacob Blake Sues Kenosha Officer Who Shot Him

Jacob Blake Sues Kenosha Officer Who Shot Him

Blake files federal civil lawsuit after the Kenosha District Attorney declined to charge officer Rusten Sheskey.

Police Departments Stalling Release of Public Records

Police Departments Stalling Release of Public Records

The Milwaukee and Kenosha police departments have dragged their feet on records requests for months.

Rittenhouse Trial Pushed to November

Rittenhouse Trial Pushed to November

Case postponed for 18-year-old charged with killing two people at Kenosha protests.

Honoring Limbaugh But Not Black History

Honoring Limbaugh But Not Black History

Republican legislators back resolution to honor Rush, resist celebrating Black History Month.

How Milwaukeeans Helped Texas

How Milwaukeeans Helped Texas

In response to Texas crisis, local community effort raises money and delivers supplies.

How The Republican Party Lost Control

How The Republican Party Lost Control

Wisconsin was a hotbed for the far-right rebellion.

GOP Lawmakers Blasted for Racial Disparities Task Force Comments

GOP Lawmakers Blasted for Racial Disparities Task Force Comments

Email from Majority Leader Jim Steineke to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos showed little expectation of producing actual legislation.

 
Rep. Hintz: Statement on Assembly Republican Plan to Use A Speaker’s Task Force to do Nothing About Racial Disparities
Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag

Controversy Over Thin Blue Line Flag

Pro-police flag adopted by white nationalists, used to attack officers at Capitol riot.

Wisconsin Man Indicted for Injuring Police Officer During Kenosha Riots
12% of State’s Law Enforcement Without Body or Dash Cameras

12% of State’s Law Enforcement Without Body or Dash Cameras

Kenosha DA said body cameras would have helped the Jacob Blake investigation.

Prosecutors Want Court to Ban Rittenhouse from Bars

Prosecutors Want Court to Ban Rittenhouse from Bars

They also asked the court to order him not to associate with white supremacists.

Op Ed: Police Response in Kenosha vs. U.S. Capitol
Op Ed

Police Response in Kenosha vs. U.S. Capitol

Who is the greater danger, BLM protesters or the armed mob trying to overturn election?

Community Leaders Lament Jacob Blake Decision

Community Leaders Lament Jacob Blake Decision

Dismay over Kenosha County DA choosing not to charge officer who shot Blake.

Rep. Robyn Vining Responds to Kenosha DA Decision
Body Cameras Would Have Helped Jacob Blake Shooting Investigation

Body Cameras Would Have Helped Jacob Blake Shooting Investigation

District Attorney Michael Graveley said Kenosha Police need body cameras.

Joint Statement on Charging Decision in Jacob Blake Case
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Joint Statement on Charging Decision in Jacob Blake Case

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman José G. Pérez and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Barnes Rips Kenosha DA On Blake Shooting

Barnes Rips Kenosha DA On Blake Shooting

A non-prosecuting DA "as negligent as the officers,” Lt. Governor charges.

Rep. Stubbs’ Statement on Decision to not Charge Officer Sheskey in Shooting of Jacob Blake
Senator Agard Releases Statement on the Decision to Not Charge Officer Involved in Shooting Jacob Blake
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on Charging Decision in Jacob Blake Case
Rep Hintz: Statement on Jacob Blake Shooting Charging Decision by Kenosha District Attorney
Statement from Kenosha County Judicial Candidate Angela Cunningham on Charging Decision of the Jacob Blake Shooting
Statement Regarding Federal Civil Rights Investigation Into Shooting of Jacob Blake
Attorney General Kaul Statement on Kenosha County District Attorney Decision in Officer-Involved Shooting of Jacob Blake
Chairwoman Nicholson Statement on Charging Decision in Jacob Blake Case
Rep. Bowen Statement on Lack of Charges in Jacob Blake Shooting
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Rep. Bowen Statement on Lack of Charges in Jacob Blake Shooting

“If What We Saw Was Legal, It’s Time to Change the Laws”

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Decision in Jacob Blake Case
DPW Statement on Kenosha DA’s Announcement of No Charges in Jacob Blake Case
Kenosha DA Won’t Charge Cops in Blake Shooting

Kenosha DA Won’t Charge Cops in Blake Shooting

Jacob Blake's family, supporters have called for peaceful protests.

Common Council Unanimously Approved Resolution Declaring an Emergency
Wisconsin National Guard Mobilized to Assist Civil Authorities and Preserve Public Safety in Kenosha
Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Evers Reflects on Year of Pandemic, Protests

Proud of his administration’s response to COVID-19, “we turned that around a little bit.”

The Year of the National Guard

The Year of the National Guard

2020 had the largest sustained domestic mobilization of Wisconsin National Guard in history.

Aggressive Police Escalate Violence at Protests?

Aggressive Police Escalate Violence at Protests?

Research shows this, experts say. Former Madison police chief calls on cops to ditch riot gear and tear gas.

Op Ed: How Progressives Worked on Election Turnout
Op Ed

How Progressives Worked on Election Turnout

A months-long, massive volunteer program secured more than 95,000 commitments to vote.

Rittenhouse Will Stand Trial on All Charges

Rittenhouse Will Stand Trial on All Charges

Court Commissioner finds probable cause for all changes against the teenager.

Cities Across State Facing “Painful” Budgets

Cities Across State Facing “Painful” Budgets

Pandemic slashes revenue streams for cities large and small.

Rittenhouse Released on $2 Million Bail

Rittenhouse Released on $2 Million Bail

A right-wing organization posted bond for the teenager charged with two murders.

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Republican legislators continue to win big with minority of state's vote.

Sexual Assault Charges Against Jacob Blake Dropped

Sexual Assault Charges Against Jacob Blake Dropped

Blake pleads guilty to disorderly conduct, receives two-years probation.

Following Massive Get Out The Vote Push, WI WFP Candidates Win Seats Across the State
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Following Massive Get Out The Vote Push, WI WFP Candidates Win Seats Across the State

WI Working Families Party organizers secure enough positive IDs to quadruple Trump’s 2016 margin of victory in Wisconsin, power down-ballot candidates to victory

Vos, GOP Use Faked Photos Against Opponents

Vos, GOP Use Faked Photos Against Opponents

Assembly incumbents Robin Vos and Dan Knodl use doctored photos to attack opponents.

Rittenhouse Bond Set at $2 Million

Rittenhouse Bond Set at $2 Million

17-year-old accused of shooting three, killing two. He’s a flight risk, Kenosha ADA says.

Trump Courts Kenosha Again

Trump Courts Kenosha Again

The country "is very well united,” he tells large crowd at Kenosha regional airport.

Rittenhouse Extradited to Wisconsin

Rittenhouse Extradited to Wisconsin

Illinois judge grants request. 17-year-old faces homicide charges in Kenosha shooting.

Family of Jacob Blake, Wisconsin Working Families Party Host ‘March to the Polls’ Rally in Kenosha
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Family of Jacob Blake, Wisconsin Working Families Party Host ‘March to the Polls’ Rally in Kenosha

Calling for racial justice and structural change, Kenosha activists take the movement to the ballot box

Vos Makes Appointments to Racial Disparities Task Force

Vos Makes Appointments to Racial Disparities Task Force

This, after the speaker refused to hold a session on racial justice legislation.

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Will BLM Movement Sway State Voters?

Both parties hope it will play to their advantage.

Evers Recall Effort Claims Enough Signatures

Evers Recall Effort Claims Enough Signatures

But organizer won’t give exact number, brags about misleading the media.

Legislation to be heard relating to medical reports of persons killed/injured in officer involved incidents
Press Release

Legislation to be heard relating to medical reports of persons killed/injured in officer involved incidents

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey October 13, 2020

DOJ Finishes Jacob Blake Shooting Investigation

DOJ Finishes Jacob Blake Shooting Investigation

Consultant, former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray will review case next.

Murphy’s Law: Not Many Approve of Ron Johnson
Murphy’s Law

Not Many Approve of Ron Johnson

What did we learn from new Marquette Poll? Not a lot. But how about those Rojo numbers?

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on Officer Joseph Mensah Decision
District Attorney Won’t Charge Tosa Police Officer

District Attorney Won’t Charge Tosa Police Officer

Chisholm declines. But investigator hired by Wauwatosa recommends officer be fired.

Amid major national developments, new Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voter preferences holding steady in presidential race
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Amid major national developments, new Marquette Law School Poll finds Wisconsin voter preferences holding steady in presidential race

Please note: Complete Poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll

School Districts Battle Over In-Person Classes

School Districts Battle Over In-Person Classes

Parents push for this as health officials, teachers say state’s spiking pandemic makes this unsafe.

Lawsuit Seeks End to State Mask Order

Lawsuit Seeks End to State Mask Order

Conservative group files motion for temporary injunction. Circuit Court will hold October 5 hearing.

Conservative Campaign Brands Rittenhouse a Hero

Conservative Campaign Brands Rittenhouse a Hero

Foundation raises $2 million to glorify 17-year-old facing homicide charges in Kenosha.

Cop Says He Thought Jacob Blake Was a Kidnapper

Cop Says He Thought Jacob Blake Was a Kidnapper

Attorney for Kenosha cop who shot Blake offers this defense to the media.

Kyle Rittenhouse Extradition Delayed Again

Kyle Rittenhouse Extradition Delayed Again

Attorney for teenager facing homicide charges plans to challenge extradition.

Lawsuit Targets Rittenhouse, Militia, Facebook

Lawsuit Targets Rittenhouse, Militia, Facebook

Federal civil rights lawsuit filed by partner of man killed in Kenosha and three other protesters.

Facebook, Instagram Axed from Palzewicz Campaign
Ex-Madison Police Chief Helping Review Blake Case

Ex-Madison Police Chief Helping Review Blake Case

Kaul says investigation of Jacob Blake’s shooting in ‘final stages’, Noble Wray serving as consultant.

Biden In Manitowoc Rips Trump on Pandemic

Biden In Manitowoc Rips Trump on Pandemic

As cases surge in state, Democratic presidential candidate assails Trump’s handling of COVID-19.

UPDATE: Kenosha Officer-Involved Shooting
Press Release

UPDATE: Kenosha Officer-Involved Shooting

September 21, 2020

Op Ed: The Republican ‘Do Nothing’ Strategy
Op Ed

The Republican ‘Do Nothing’ Strategy

Collect paycheck for nine months of not working and blame governor for any problems.

Trump Announces $13 Billion Farm Aid

Trump Announces $13 Billion Farm Aid

The president announced the new relief during rally in Wisconsin.

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
Press Release

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
Press Release

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