The Madison Police Department deployed more tear gas during Black Lives Matter protests in late May and early June than they did in the prior 16 years combined. Over just three days and nights from May 30th to June 1st, officers deployed 62 clouds of tear gas: 53 canisters of tear gas thrown by hand […]
Tuesday afternoon, Kenosha’s top prosecutor held an hours-long press conference explaining why he would not bring charges against Rusten Sheskey, the white Kenosha Police Officer who in August shot Jacob Blake, who is Black. Kenosha District Attorney Michael Graveley, who is white, explained how he came to his decision. He presented how the evidence would […]
Yesterday saw two major news events impacting the Black community in America. Earlier in the day, authorities announced that the police officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha last summer will not face any criminal charges. But yesterday was also a monumental day in Georgia, where the organizing work of Stacey Abrams […]
Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU-Wisconsin, talks about that group’s efforts to mitigate violence and allow free speech protest in Kenosha over the failure of prosecution of the police shooter of Jacob Blake.
Rusten Sheskey will face no criminal charges for firing seven shots into 29-year-old Jacob Blake in late August. Kenosha District Attorney Michael Graveley announced his decision just a few hours ago. “It is my decision now that no Kenosha law enforcement officer in this case will be charged with any criminal offense,” Graveley told reporters. […]
It’s the election week that never sleeps—and neither does our coverage! Today, we examine the election aftermath with two Wisconsin guests. In the first segment, we hear from Tanya McLean, a community organizer who worked to get out the Black and Brown vote in Kenosha. Then, Ruth Conniff from the Wisconsin Examiner join us to […]