Criminal Justice

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...

New bills ‘unlock the vote,’ end ‘prison gerrymandering’

Two bills introduced by three state legislators Wednesday aim to restore voting rights for formerly incarcerated Wisconsinites and end “prison gerrymandering.” Sen. Lena Taylor...

‘Restorative justice,’ not new youth detention facilities needed, advocates say Some...

Plans to close the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth detention facilities in Irma, have quickly evolved since Gov. Tony Evers took office, but...

Milwaukee’s high homicide rates rooted in segregation

A recent report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel draws an explicit link between the city’s homicide rates and its historic segregation. It’s part of a...
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