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.

07/13/20 at 4:00 pm: Protesters Rally for Joel Acevedo

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.

Op Ed: The Tale of Two Milwaukees
Op Ed

The Tale of Two Milwaukees

Oft-used phrase helps explain the disinvestment in Black neighborhoods.

Legislature Unlikely to Respond to BLM Movement Soon

Legislature Unlikely to Respond to BLM Movement Soon

Republican controlled state legislature shows no signs of convening to respond to the growing movement for police reform.

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

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

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.

City Removing “Defund the Police” Mural Friday

City Removing “Defund the Police” Mural Friday

Message heard "loud and clear" says public works commissioner, but mural creates safety problems.

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.

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.

07/08/20 at 5:17 pm: Milwaukee Marches, Day 41

Wisconsin Budget: 32 Cities Devote Most Spending to Police
Wisconsin Budget

32 Cities Devote Most Spending to Police

One-third of state’s largest cities, including Milwaukee, spend more on police than any other function.

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.

Officer Accused of Assaulting Protester

Officer Accused of Assaulting Protester

Milwaukee Police investigating off-duty officer who allegedly assaulted woman taking pictures.

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.

Will MPS End Truancy Program?

Will MPS End Truancy Program?

Under state law school system pays for four police officers in TABS program.

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.

07/05/20 at 6:38 pm: Protesters Call for Justice for Vanessa Guillen

Vaun Mayes live from the march.

07/05/20 at 11:46 am: Group Repainting Defund Mural, MPD Watches

Protest Day 37: Marches, Celebrations, Calls For Justice
Protest Day 37

Marches, Celebrations, Calls For Justice

Independence Day doesn't distract marchers.

07/03/20 at 8:24 pm: Rep. Brostoff’s Livestream From Tonight’s March

Florists For Social Justice at Sherman Phoenix

Florists For Social Justice at Sherman Phoenix

New sculpture honors fight for racial equality.

This Weekends Protests Against Police Brutality

This Weekends Protests Against Police Brutality

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

“Defund The Police” Becomes “Defend The Police”

“Defund The Police” Becomes “Defend The Police”

Mural outside City Hall gets altered overnight.

07/02/20 at 5:29 pm: Protesters Enter the Cheesecake Factory at Mayfair

City Hall: Should Police Report Every Time They Draw Weapon?
City Hall

Should Police Report Every Time They Draw Weapon?

MPD says it's a paperwork burden. Alderman says he's not looking for a Master's thesis.

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.