Emilio De Torre, Director of Community Engagement at the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks about some of that group’s activities related to racial justice, divestment in mass incarceration, and hopes of prison reform under the Evers’ administration.
Today’s show is all about civil disobedience: the history and practice, strategies, and its role in public and political life. Our guests for the hour are from the ACLU of Wisconsin: Emilio De Torre, director of community engagement, and Molly Collins, advocacy director. We begin with a recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last speech, […]
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.