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Waukesha Faith Group Questions Mensah Hiring

Waukesha Faith Group Questions Mensah Hiring

Concerns over Waukesha Sheriff’s hiring of controversial Wauwatosa officer.

People’s Revolution Marks 200 Days of Protest

People’s Revolution Marks 200 Days of Protest

Protests against police brutality match the record of 1960's open housing marchers.

Tosa Police Found ‘Significant Training Issues’ in Shooting by Mensah

Tosa Police Found ‘Significant Training Issues’ in Shooting by Mensah

Chisholm recommended body cameras after Jay Anderson’s shooting but department stalled.

ACLU Blasts Tosa on Records Fees

ACLU Blasts Tosa on Records Fees

Police considering high fees to discourage open record requests is a “red flag” of bad intentions.

Mensah Settlement Leaves Lawyers, Officials Squabbling

Mensah Settlement Leaves Lawyers, Officials Squabbling

Attorneys arguing with city; police chief at odds with Common Council.

Mensah Drove 110 MPH in High-Speed Chase

Mensah Drove 110 MPH in High-Speed Chase

Records show Wauwatosa cop involved in three shootings disciplined for car crashes.

Rep. Bowen Statement on Joseph Mensah Resignation from Wauwatosa Police Department
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Rep. Bowen Statement on Joseph Mensah Resignation from Wauwatosa Police Department

“This is Proof of the Power of Peaceful Protest and the People; But Work Remains”

Visual Art: Walker’s Point Mural Honors Victims of Police Shootings
Visual Art

Walker’s Point Mural Honors Victims of Police Shootings

Artist Gloria Ruiz-Santos painted mural on the side of tavern at 2nd and Mitchell.

A Stormy Week in Wauwatosa

A Stormy Week in Wauwatosa

Peaceful protest follows ugly police reaction with injuries to journalist and Alvin Cole’s mother.

Global George P. Floyd Jr. Day October 14th: #Cardboardlovepaint #withus as Milwaukee Celebrates George Floyd Day
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.

Investigator Recommends Mensah’s Termination

Investigator Recommends Mensah’s Termination

Officer who shot 17-year-old Alvin Cole “violated several policies,” Police & Fire Commission finds.

Tosa Police Union Head Assails Police Critics

Tosa Police Union Head Assails Police Critics

Union leaders wants Tosa's social justice committee disbanded.

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?

Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

Activist Coalition Holds Largest March of DNC

But tensions nearly boiled over when counter-protesters disrupted the demonstration.

Coalition to March on the DNC to Announce March Route
State Law Allows Suspended Cops on Payroll

State Law Allows Suspended Cops on Payroll

Sometimes for years. Grothman supported 2007 bill to add restrictions, which didn’t pass.

Tosa Officer That Killed Three People Suspended

Tosa Officer That Killed Three People Suspended

Wauwatosa's Police and Fire Commission suspends officer Joseph Mensah.

Tosa Alderwoman Calls for Firing Officer

Tosa Alderwoman Calls for Firing Officer

First official in Wauwatosa to support firing of Joseph Mensah, who was involved in three total shootings.

Tosa PD Protesters Issue List of Demands

Tosa PD Protesters Issue List of Demands

Despite increasing pressure from police, protesters in Tosa continue to seek justice.

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.

Tosa PD Getting New Body Cameras

Tosa PD Getting New Body Cameras

Under pressure from activists, Wauwatosa Common Council approves new body cameras for department.

Families Honor Men Killed by Tosa Officer

Families Honor Men Killed by Tosa Officer

On the anniversary of Jay Anderson, Jr.'s killing, a rally was held in Madison Park.

Protesters Demand Firing of Tosa Police Officer

Protesters Demand Firing of Tosa Police Officer

The officer has killed three young men since 2015.

Cole Family Set to Deliver Complaints to Wauwatosa City Hall and the Police Department
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Cole Family Set to Deliver Complaints to Wauwatosa City Hall and the Police Department

Two Separate Marches Beginning at Each Location Will Join Forces at Mayfair Mall

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.

Protest March Chants Those Killed by Tosa Police Officer
Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

Many Milwaukee Leaders Support Protests

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

Body Cam Bill Passes State Legislature

Body Cam Bill Passes State Legislature

Bill creates uniform rules for use of body cameras throughout the state.

Questions Surround Vaun Mayes’ Arrest

Questions Surround Vaun Mayes’ Arrest

Charged with plot to firebomb police, Mayes is a dedicated community worker, supporters say.

ACLU Justice Tour Targets Racism

ACLU Justice Tour Targets Racism

Mass incarceration and police stop-and-frisk program discussed at weekend event.

WMSE Presents: Art & Music
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WMSE Presents: Art & Music

A live art, auction and music event at the Historic Pritzlaff on Friday, May 19.

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.

Op-Ed: More Police Is Not the Answer
Op-Ed

More Police Is Not the Answer

Better trained police — and spending on services for under-served neighborhoods — is a better approach.

Op-Ed: City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated
Op-Ed

City’s “Second-Class Citizens” Are Frustrated

As Ald. Rainey has argued, racism led to violent uprising.

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Racism Led to Violent Weekend, Residents Say

Poverty, segregation, racial profiling by police all led to explosion, they note.

White Allies for Black Lives Matter

White Allies for Black Lives Matter

Two activist groups demonstrate to support BLM and black man shot by Tosa cop.

Strange Fruit Music Festival Addresses Racial Inequities
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Strange Fruit Music Festival Addresses Racial Inequities

Strange Fruit is a music festival that explores the thoughts and emotions of local musicians as to the present climate of racial relations both in Milwaukee and the country as a whole.

Weekly Happy Hour: Harbor House Is a Waterfront Wonder
Weekly Happy Hour

Harbor House Is a Waterfront Wonder

Great views, elegant atmosphere and 89-cent clams and oysters are hard to beat.

A call for action
Press Release

A call for action

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson July 8, 2016

Statement from Rep. Bowen on shootings in Wisconsin, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas
Press Release

Statement from Rep. Bowen on shootings in Wisconsin, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas

“I pray for all the families and all heavy hearts hurting from these situations. May God help us.”