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City Hall: MPD Complying With ACLU Settlement
City Hall

MPD Complying With ACLU Settlement

Changes due to suit alleging Milwaukee Police stop-and-frisk policy used racial profiling.

Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Delay in Closing Youth Prisons Criticized

Advocates oppose Evers’ projection of two years to close Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.

Problems Continue At State Youth Prisons

Problems Continue At State Youth Prisons

Pepper spray and solitary confinement still used, staffing shortage persists, report finds.

Anti-Immigrant Policies Spread Fear, Experts Say

Anti-Immigrant Policies Spread Fear, Experts Say

Speakers at UWM panel urge more information to combat ignorance about immigrants.

ACLU Attempts to End Stop-And-Frisk Policing

ACLU Attempts to End Stop-And-Frisk Policing

While at the same time, President Trump praises stop-and-frisk policing.

Voter ID Lowered Turnout, Studies Show

Voter ID Lowered Turnout, Studies Show

Wisconsin, other states had lower turnout, especially by minority and college-age voters.

ACLU Targets Anti-Panhandling Laws

ACLU Targets Anti-Panhandling Laws

Citing Supreme Court case, calls on five suburbs to repeal ordinances against panhandling.

Court Watch: 16 Court Reforms of Police Department
Court Watch

16 Court Reforms of Police Department

ACLU stop-and-frisk settlement requires many changes by Milwaukee Police Department.

Will Settlement Change Police Practices?

Will Settlement Change Police Practices?

Community leaders hope ACLU suit’s settlement will improve cops’ interactions with minorities.

Milwaukee Common Council approves historic settlement with ACLU, with sweeping police reforms to end unconstitutional stops and frisks of Black and Latinx people
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Milwaukee Common Council approves historic settlement with ACLU, with sweeping police reforms to end unconstitutional stops and frisks of Black and Latinx people

Agreement would require Milwaukee to overhaul police department policies, training, supervision, accountability, and community engagement

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Fighting County on Rapid Transit
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Fighting County on Rapid Transit

Council committee puts restrictions on BRT project, charges county acted in bad faith.

ACLU Suit Challenges Milwaukee Police

ACLU Suit Challenges Milwaukee Police

Charges key technique, “tens of thousands" of police stops, is unconstitutional.

ACLU Challenges Milwaukee Police Department’s Unconstitutional Stop-and-Frisk Program Conducted Without Reasonable Suspicion and Based on Racial Profiling
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ACLU Challenges Milwaukee Police Department’s Unconstitutional Stop-and-Frisk Program Conducted Without Reasonable Suspicion and Based on Racial Profiling

For the Last Eight Years, the Milwaukee Police Department Has Subjected Tens of Thousands of Innocent People to Unconstitutional Stops and Frisks, Disrupting Their Daily Lives Because They Are Black or Latino

Community Forum Urges WISDOT to Scrap I-94 Expansion
Press Release

Community Forum Urges WISDOT to Scrap I-94 Expansion

Community Members & Elected Officials Call for Smarter Transportation Investments

Racial Justice Supporters tell DNR: “We Oppose Water Diversion to Waukesha”
Press Release

Racial Justice Supporters tell DNR: “We Oppose Water Diversion to Waukesha”

The groups object to the application because diverting water to the suburbs will worsen segregation and racial disparities in the region.

Civic Groups Fight MPS “Takeover” Plan

Civic Groups Fight MPS “Takeover” Plan

Coalition of 22 groups assails state plan giving county exec power over struggling schools.

Coalition Calls on State To Scrap I-94 Expansion

Coalition Calls on State To Scrap I-94 Expansion

As local roads are increasingly underfunded and plagued with potholes, state overspends on unneeded highways and freeway expansion, a coalition of groups argue.

Statewide Coalition, Officials Call for Responsible Transportation Budget, Oppose I-94 Expansion
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Statewide Coalition, Officials Call for Responsible Transportation Budget, Oppose I-94 Expansion

Ahead of Budget Vote, Coalition Calls for Local Infrastructure Fixes, Not I-94 Boondoggle

Which Transit Projects Should Take Priority?

Which Transit Projects Should Take Priority?

NNS interviews six transportation advocates on how to make a better Milwaukee.

ACLU Seeks Supreme Court Review in Wisconsin Voter ID Case
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ACLU Seeks Supreme Court Review in Wisconsin Voter ID Case

The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling upholding Wisconsin's voter ID law.

ACLU Responds to Voting Rights Appeal
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ACLU Responds to Voting Rights Appeal

Wisconsin state officials today appealed the April 29 federal court ruling that struck down the state's voter ID law as unconstitutional and in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).

Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law
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Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law

ACLU represented plaintiffs at trial in November

Wisconsin School Voucher System May Not Discriminate Against Students with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Justice Says
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Wisconsin School Voucher System May Not Discriminate Against Students with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Justice Says

In a letter released this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) told Wisconsin that the state must ensure that students with disabilities who attend or seek to attend the state’s taxpayer funded voucher schools “do not encounter discrimination on the basis of their disabilities.”

How State Ignored Civil Rights

How State Ignored Civil Rights

The Department of Transportation flagrantly ignored federal law and the rights of urban minorities.