Jan talks with Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, about the recent vote by the state legislature to add Wisconsin to the bandwagon of states wanting a constitutional convention. They discuss the ramifications and possible outcomes, and what actions can still be taken.
Carousel Bayrd speaks with Chris Ott, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, about the three ‘riot’ bills currently in legislation, Senate Bill 303, 304, and 305 and Assembly Bills 395, 396, and 397. These bills would lower the threshold for the legal definition of a riot to “a public disturbance” that involves “at […]
The ACLU not only fights for citizens’ rights in courts, but also has a major educational role, according to Kristen Hansen of the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation. That group is currently in the midst of a class action lawsuit against Milwaukee police for their stop-and-frisk activities, which undermines community relations. They are also holding numerous […]
A new Wisconsin law, aimed at increasing the transparency of activities surrounding shootings, may actually be slowing the process of releasing police video — according to Chris Ahmaty of the ACLU of Wisconsin. He talks with Jan Miyasaki about their attempts at getting information and video following the shooting of Sylville Smith in Milwaukee.
“The right of people to address their government” — this is the goal of the ACLU of Wisconsin — a goal which has been eroded in lack of police accountability, voting rights discrimination, and unauthorized surveillance. The ACLU Foundation raises money to support litigation to uphold these rights, and community education to inform citizens of […]
Larry Dubuis from the ACLU of Wisconsin discusses a recent appeals court ruling that struck down ACLU’s request to make other forms of identification legal for voter identification. The expanded ID would have allowed Veteran’s ID, technical college ID, and out-of-state IDs to be used, and, as a result, limits access by some groups of […]