State lawmakers heard public testimony this week on a controversial bill that would penalize local law enforcement for not fully cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The bill’s author suggests that so-called “Sanctuary Cities” like Madison have loose immigration enforcement standards that may provide cover for dangerous undocumented criminals. Immigrant rights advocates in Madison expressed concern that the measure would only drive undocumented immigrants into the shadows, while the Madison Police Chief was puzzled about why legislators considered Madison a “sanctuary” in the first place. Darien Lamen reports.
Why did the city council vote to hold off on implementing body cameras for Madison Police Officers? Today Carousel Bayrd talks with Alder Shiva Bidar-Sielaff and Jacquelyn Boggess, Executive Director of the Center for Family Policy and Practice to discuss the decision and what’s next for the city.
UPDATE — On Friday, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin vetoed the Common Council’s approval of a liquor license for Mad City Frites. It takes a two-thirds majority to override a mayoral veto.
How will we as a community respond to the DA’s decision regarding the Tony Robinson officer involved shooting? How will we move forward as a community, regardless of the DA’s decision?
What were some of things that made you smile during 2013? What we some of our greatest achievements of 2013? Check out today’s special edition of A Public Affair to hear about all of the things that made us smile in 2013!
The City of Madison has passed new capital and operating budgets for 2013. On Tuesday, just before Council members convened to begin their final budget deliberations, In Our Backyard caught up with a few alders to learn where they stood. Common Council President Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, who represents the near west side, and Bridget Maniaci, […]