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Today at the state capitol, racial and criminal justice activists were joined by some Democratic lawmakers to call on Governor Evers to take more action on police accountability and racial justice.
The call was led by Milwaukee-based organization Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) and The People’s Revolution. They are pushing the Governor to create a new Executive Commission to go further on racial justice work, beyond the eighteen reforms proposed in April by the Speaker’s Task Force on Racial Disparities.
One proposal from the task force banning police use of chokeholds in most circumstances was signed into law last Wednesday. But Angela Lang, executive director of BLOC, says those that bills and others being brought forward by the task force do not go far enough.
BLOC’s proposed commission was hand-delivered to Evers’s desk today after the press conference and would center community voices.