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 […]
Recent events following the Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake have drawn the attention of news outlets around the world. The varying coverage of the police shooting, protests and visits by various politicians has highlighted ethical and moral debates surrounding the intense media coverage. Until Saturday, Daniel Thompson was the web editor at Kenosha News. […]
The ACLU of Wisconsin has called upon Governor Evers and Attorney General Joshua Kaul to investigate crimes and/or civil rights violations by Law Enforcement officials in Kenosha during protests of the Jacob Blake Shoot, according to ACLI-WI Advocacy Director Molly Collins. In addition, the ACLU has called for the resignation of Kenosha Police Chief Daniel […]
Last week the Milwaukee Bucks led an NBA players’ strike in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake. This week on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster takes us through the events that led up to and followed this strike, and he looks into both its immediate results and those still yet to come.
It’s been a tragic week in Kenosha. On Sunday, August 16th, Jacob Blake Jr. was shot seven times in the back by white police officer Rusten Sheskey, causing Blake to be paralyzed from the waist down. Days of outraged, peaceful protests were followed by nights of anger vented by vandalizing downtown buildings and setting fires […]
(Photo c/o Chali Pittman) Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul has identified the Kenosha Police Officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back on Sunday. The officer, Rusten Sheskey, has served on the Kenosha Police force for seven years. Kaul also largely confirmed media reports about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but stopped short […]