“Until we change, we’re going to keep revisiting these events year after year after year,” says David Couper, former police chief of Madison. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis and the increasing demands to reform or even abolish the police, Ali Muldrow hosts a timely roundtable conversation about policing in Madison with […]
As ongoing nationwide protests demand an end to police brutality, today we focus our attention on the crisis of policing in America. Our guests are Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton, activist scholars and co-editors of Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter. They talk about broken-windows policing, the U.S. […]
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 […]
After 16-year-old Amyiah Cohoon posted on Instagram about her struggle with COVID-19, she was contacted by the Marquette County Sheriff’s office. A Marquette County Patrol Officer, under orders from the Sheriff, showed up at her front door and ordered her to delete the post or she would be thrown in jail. Now, the Wisconsin Institute […]
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.