Last year, in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake and widespread protests against police brutality, state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos empaneled a bipartisan task force on racial disparities. The task force includes law enforcement officials as well as representatives from social justice groups across the state. It’s goal was to propose legislation to […]
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.
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 […]
In the immediate aftermath of a shooting, crime or major event, reporters often turn to police and so-called “official” sources for the details on what happened. But what happens when those authorities lie or purposefully misrepresent the truth? Gina Barton is an investigative reporter with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In August, she published a story […]