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Henry Redman

Henry Redman

Henry Redman is a staff reporter for the Wisconsin Examiner who focuses on covering Wisconsin's towns and rural areas. He previously covered crime and courts at the Daily Jefferson County Union. A lifelong Midwesterner, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in journalism in May 2019.

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Students say campus restrictions are ‘loosey-goosey’ as they wait for COVID-19 shoe to drop

By: - September 8, 2020

After one week of classes and before the long — and typically boozy — Labor Day weekend, the University of Wisconsin-Madison had already mandated that 420 fraternity and sorority members from nine organizations enter quarantine to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. After the long weekend, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank restricted all student movement. […]

Protesters gather in Kenosha the second night of protests on August 24th, 2020. This was before the clashes with police later that night. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Police shootings, racism and child trauma

By: - September 4, 2020

Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake seven times in the back as Blake leaned into the driver’s side door of his car on Aug. 23, video of the incident shows. What the video doesn’t show is that three of Blake’s children were sitting in the back seat.  The children, ages 8, 5 […]

KENOSHA, WI - AUGUST 25: Law enforcement hold a line on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. As the city declared a state of emergency curfew, a third night of civil unrest occurred after the shooting of Jacob Blake, 29, on August 23. Video shot of the incident appears to show Blake shot multiple times in the back by Wisconsin police officers while attempting to enter the drivers side of a vehicle. The 29-year-old Blake was undergoing surgery for a severed spinal cord, shattered vertebrae and severe damage to organs, according to the family attorneys in published accounts. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Trump, DOJ say $41 million coming to Wisconsin law enforcement, but specifics unclear

By: - September 3, 2020

Following President Donald Trump’s visit to Kenosha Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that $41 million will be sent to Wisconsin to be spent on public safety.  The funds are a continuation of Trump’s “law and order” rhetoric in the final months of this fall’s presidential campaign — which has made Kenosha a centerpiece […]

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Madison council passes police accountability measures

By: - September 2, 2020

After years of activism, deliberation and data-collection, the Madison Common Council voted Tuesday night to create an independent police monitor and a civilian review board to provide greater accountability of the city’s police department.  The 20-member body took four nearly unanimous votes to pass the measures. The reforms touch on one of the most consistent […]

WEC says it’s ready for November election

By: - September 2, 2020

Wisconsin’s April 7 election was marred by chaos and confusion. But the Wisconsin Elections Commission said in a report released Tuesday that it has learned important lessons this year and is prepared for this fall’s presidential election The state held its spring election just weeks into a shutdown ordered by Gov. Tony Evers in response to […]

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Kenosha officials on Trump, protests and police

By: and - September 1, 2020

As the City of Kenosha entered the second week since a police officer shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times, officials held a press conference in which they celebrated a weekend of peace and braced for the imminent arrival of President Donald Trump. Trump is set to visit the city Tuesday despite pleas from […]

An absentee ballots for the April 7 election. (Photo by Henry Redman)

Wisconsin Republicans spread misinformation in elections roundtable

By: - August 31, 2020

Wisconsin Republican members of Congress attempted to cast doubt on the fairness and security of the state’s absentee ballot system in a virtual roundtable on Wisconsin election administration held Monday by Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Illinois), the highest ranking Republican member of the Committee on House Administration.  The goal of the roundtable was to address challenges […]

Lack of rural lawyers harms people’s health

By: - August 31, 2020

In Polk County, patients without insurance often come into the care of the county’s public health or social services departments. When that’s the case, the county is able to connect those people with ABC for Health, a nonprofit law firm that helps people gain healthcare access.  The organization, based in Madison, has a branch in […]

Vos’ task force on race joins a line of reports, studies and commissions stretching back more than 100 years

By: - August 28, 2020

In response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington) said action wouldn’t be taken until at least after the November election.  But after Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake in the back seven times, paralyzing him from the waist down according to his […]

Kenosha alleged shooter’s social media shows support for Trump, Blue Lives Matter

By: - August 26, 2020

The social media accounts of the 17-year-old suspected of killing two protesters in Kenosha Tuesday night show support for President Donald Trump and the blue lives matter movement.  Kyle Rittenhouse, who was arrested Wednesday in Antioch, Illinois, has two public TikTok accounts and a Facebook account. The Facebook account has been deleted. The contents of […]

Milwaukee Bucks boycott playoff game to protest Blake shooting, Brewers follow suit

By: - August 26, 2020

The Milwaukee Bucks refused to leave their locker room on Wednesday, boycotting a scheduled playoff game against the Orlando Magic to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, which is about 45 minutes from the Bucks’ home arena in Milwaukee.  Since restarting the season in July, the NBA and its players have joined calls […]

Kenosha County Sheriff's clad in riot equipment form a line in front of city hall. (Photo by Isiah Holmes)

Kenosha officials say they’ll be more ‘assertive’ against protesters, don’t address videos of Tuesday shootings

By: - August 26, 2020

City, county and state officials refused to respond to questions about social media videos showing law enforcement officers sharing water and saying they “appreciate” armed counter-protesters shortly before one of those self-styled militia members  opened fire, killing  two protesters and leaving one hospitalized in Kenosha Tuesday night.  At a news conference Wednesday, Kenosha County Sheriff […]