Criminal Justice

Fifteen hate groups reside in Wisconsin The Southern Poverty Law Center...

Two years ago today -- Aug. 12, 2017 -- a neo-Nazi sped his car into a group of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing...

Surviving gun violence, opposing the death penalty

Pardeep Kaleka knows what it’s like to lose loved ones to violent extremism. The executive director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, who...

Proposal to tax guns to aid to gun-crime victims

A proposed Wisconsin bill would tax firearms and use the funds to pay for services to gun-crime victims, who are barred by federal law...

Perfect Surveillance: The Pentagon is watching Wisconsin with spy balloons

If you look up over the next few weeks in Wisconsin, and notice an unassuming, unmarked blimp floating by at high-altitude, you might just...

Helping faith leaders “circumvent the rise of hate” The new Interfaith...

For Pardeep Kaleka, the first weekend in August was already going to be a mix of joy and sorrow. Then, at opposite ends of...

Will Marsy’s Law founder’s legal troubles harm the Wisconsin referendum? Billionaire...

Wisconsin is eight months away from an April 2020 statewide referendum asking if voters want to amend the state constitution to include Marsy’s Law,...

Wisconsin: First to kill the death penalty A botched 1851 public...

Attorney General William Barr announced last week that the federal government will begin executing prisoners in December after a 16-year hiatus. President Donald Trump,...

Justice Abrahamson’s last day at work

Today is the last day on the Wisconsin Supreme Court for Justice Shirley Abrahamson, the longest-serving justice in state history and a pathbreaker who...

Sen. Darling blames Milwaukee

While Republicans organized in the legislature to make cuts to Milwaukee’s share of the state budget, Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) focused on child...

Legislators urge new approach to Milwaukee after bruising budget fight

The budget battle is over, but Milwaukee representatives are still struggling with the repercussions of a fight in which Republicans made a point of...
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