Criminal Justice

I covered protests in Wauwatosa, so the police put me on...

New details have emerged about the Wauwatosa Police Department’s (WPD) “protester list,” the existence of which was first reported by the Wisconsin Examiner in...

Data protection from police takes hit in Supreme Court

A recent Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling will have implications for how police are able to use and share people’s cell phone data. The case...

Tosa police chief decision raises concerns from community members

Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission (PFC) has chosen Milwaukee PD Captain James MacGillis to become the city’s next police chief. MacGillis, who grew up...

BLOC and other groups demand real police reform from Evers ...

“We’re here to say that enough is enough,” said Angela Lang, executive director of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC) during a press conference...

COVID numbers in Wisconsin prisons at zero, says DOC

Active cases of COVID-19 have dropped to zero across all of the Department of Corrections’ (DOC) 37 facilities, including those for youth. Three active...

Report shows some improvements to voting access within Wisconsin jails

A new report by All Voting is Local, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin...

Defund the police debate turns to Milwaukee fear-mongering GOP and Milwaukee...

A Republican bill which would decrease municipalities’ shared revenue funds according to how much they defund police sparked a heated back and forth among...

St. Croix Co. DA delays giving evidence to defense lawyers

The St. Croix County District Attorney keeps certain, potentially exculpatory evidence from defendants and their lawyers for much of the pretrial process as “standard...

Marching for immigrant workers’ rights Immigrant essential workers march for recognition,...

“When we fight for immigration reform we are fighting for democracy itself,” said Christine Nuemann-Ortiz, executive director of the immigrant-rights group Voces de la...

Maps show Milwaukee’s overdoses on the rise without new treatment options...

In Milwaukee County, 544 people died of a drug overdose in 2020. For the city and county it was a new record, breaking the...
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