Under the federal 1033 program, local police departments across the country can purchase excess military equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense. Critics argue that the program has led to the increased militarization of America’s police. Yesterday the city’s Finance Committee approved a measure that would limit what equipment the Madison Police Department can purchase […]
Protests over the murder of George Floyd and police brutality against black lives continued Monday. A demonstration organized by Freedom, Inc gathered at noon on Monday outside of the Dane County Jail. After a press conference, the action proceeded up to the intersection of John Nolen and North Shore Drive, where the procession came to […]
The recent arrest of a UW-Madison student during class has raised questions about the priorities and accountability of campus police. While some are calling for “community control” of the UWPD, the university says such demands are unreasonable and unlawful. Darien Lamen has this report.