Today on the show, Allen takes a close look at policing in Madison with Amelia Royko Maurer, safe-policing advocate and co-founder of the independent Community Response Team concerned with Madison-area police practices and their reform. They cover topics like the shooting of Paul Heenan by a Madison police officer in November 2012 and Tony Robinson […]
Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced a bill that would strengthen laws surrounding body cameras on police officers. Martin Rakacolli has the story.
In 2017, the OIR Group (an organization that does independent police oversight and review) researched the Madison Police Department’s policies, practices, procedures, and culture. The resulting report offers 146 recommendations, all of which have been reviewed by the Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee with community input over the past couple […]
Earlier this month, the story broke that border patrol agents were participating in a secret Facebook group where they joked about the death of migrants, made racist comments about members of Congress, and posted vulgar and offensive images. But it turns out that this was only the tip of the iceberg. A team of reporters […]
For today’s pledge drive edition, Allen is joined by Flint Taylor to discuss the history of police violence in Chicago and his new book, The Torture Machine. Flint Taylor is a founding partner of the People’s Law Office in Chicago, a longtime National Lawyers Guild member, and a founding editor of the Police Misconduct and Civil […]
To understand issues like mass incarceration and racist policing, you have to go back in history—farther back than Reagan’s war on drugs or even Johnson’s proposed war on crime. That’s the argument of Simon Balto, our guest today and the author of Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power. He spends […]