Criminal Justice

The two faces of Wisconsin’s criminal justice debate Represenatives Evan Goyke...

The ideological divide on criminal justice in Wisconsin is personified by two state representatives — Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R- New Berlin) and Rep. Evan...

Militarized police raids seek Milwaukee drug traffickers

Authorities have revealed details regarding the various tactical police raids which occurred the morning of Feb. 25 in Milwaukee. Images of police units clad...

Wisconsin courts embrace a practice banned in other states The use...

The defense attorney — usually a court-appointed public defender — has to make a choice.  She can either sit in the courtroom, where she can...

Law enforcement funds raining down on Milwaukee A $50 million DNC...

As the July 13 - 16 Democratic National Convention (DNC) nears, Milwaukee has become a focal point for law enforcement funding and resources. As...

Police body cam bill going forward The bill seeks to create...

A Senate bill to help standardize policies regulating the use of police-issued body cameras is working its way through the Capitol, with its finer...

What is Wisconsin doing to address violence against women? Nationally the...

Nationally the Violence Against Women Act has expired, and in Wisconsin bills to help women have been politicized or ignored. One year ago, Feb. 15,...

Closing Lincoln Hills detention facilities stalls Funding for facilities in Milwaukee...

The battle for criminal justice reform in Wisconsin continued Wednesday at the Joint Finance Committee (JCF), with a looming planned closing date of July...

‘Tougher on crime’ bills pass despite calls for reform Heated debate...

The “tougher on crime” bill package reached an emotional peak in the Capitol during the Assembly floor session Tuesday, which resulted in the bills...

‘Tougher on Crime’ is no way to go

This week, the Legislature is considering an ill-conceived and wrong-headed package of bills that the authors are peddling as “tougher on crime.” But what the...

Will Wisconsin be the first state to kill sexual assault prevention...

The large committee meeting room in 412 East of the Capitol features a semi-circular raised dais. The 15 members of the Assembly Health Committee...
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