Civil Rights & Immigration

 Mixed feelings on Juneteenth

This weekend we will celebrate Juneteenth. It’s the day we commemorate the end of slavery. As long as I can remember, my friends and...

Glenn Grothman tries to ban ‘critical race theory’ in District of...

WASHINGTON — A Republican member of the U.S. House from Wisconsin wants to restrict how District of Columbia public school teachers talk about racism and...

Biden signs law making Juneteenth a new federal holiday

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the...

Justice Department to increase legal staff amid surge in restrictive voting...

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice announced Friday that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s...

Democrats call out ‘systemic racism’ by Assembly Republican leaders for punishing...

Republicans in the Legislature generally shrug off accusations from Democrats that they are being callous to Wisconsinites by refusing to provide health care coverage...

Anti-defund the police bill sparks heated Senate debate A Republican bill...

“It seems that there’s only one thing that you guys don’t want to defund, and everything else be damned,” said Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee),...

Wauwatosa chief candidates have links to Milwaukee PD

Update: A virtual meeting where some questions from the public, which were vetted by the City of Wauwatosa, will be asked of the chief...

Police wiretap bill introduced by Republican senator The bill aims to...

Pen register and trap/trace devices, which intercept phone numbers dialed on outgoing and incoming telephone calls, have long been basic tools in the surveillance...

Supv. Clancy lawsuit takes on police actions during curfews

More than a year after the George Floyd-inspired protests came to Milwaukee, questions linger over what protesters saw and experienced in the earliest days...

Bold ‘Enough Is Enough’ package of policing bills introduced in Capitol...

“This is our chance for transformation,” Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) said during a press conference at the Capitol announcing a new package of police...
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