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Friends, family of Da’Shontay King march in Downtown Racine: ‘We just want the truth’

RACINE — At 11:30 a.m. on a warm Thursday afternoon, upwards of 200 people attended a rally and march in Downtown Racine demanding justice for Da’Shontay King, a 37-year-old Black man killed by a Racine police officer on May 20. The throng of people chanted to release the cop’s body camera footage as a plea […]

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BREAKING: Donte Shannon Shooting Report Expected Monday

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Monday is expected to forward its investigative report about the Donte Shannon shooting to Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson. The Journal Times is reporting that the DOJ’s investigation into the police shooting of Shannon last month has concluded, and officials there expect to forward their report to Hanson on […]

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Kenosha journalist partners with Racine County Eye, here’s what’s next for him

How does one describe the seemingly insignificant moment in their life that propelled them to fame and infamy? What makes that one moment, that one action that others have probably taken countless times throughout history significant at that point in time? The answer: Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ty’Rese West, Donte Shannon, etc. And […]

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Protestors ask questions, DA answers what she can about Donte Shannon’s death

In two separate protests held Monday, more than 100 people marched to the Racine County Courthouse and demanded answers about the officer-involved shooting of Donte Shannon. Led by a group called Our Youth, Their Future, community organizer Corey Prince led the group from 14th Street and Park Avenue down 14th Street, up Main Street, over […]

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Burlington Man Charged with Threatening Protestors

A Burlington man was assigned a $2,500 signature bond Wednesday after police say he threatened to kill Racine residents who participated in protests about the Jan. 17 officer-involved shooting of Donte Shannon. Brandon Spiller, 35, was charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney with one felony count of making terrorist threats. If convicted, he […]

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Racine man threatened to kill police following officer-involved shooting

A Racine man is accused of making threats against the Racine Police Department on his Facebook page after his friend, Donte Shannon, was killed earlier this month in an officer-involved shooting. Darryl Hibbler, 33, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with making a terrorist threat and bail jumping. If convicted of both […]

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BREAKING: No charges being sought in officer-involved shooting

The Racine County District Attorney’s Office will not file charges against the two Racine Police officers who shot Donte Shannon to death on Jan. 17. Racine County District Attorney Tricia Hanson found there was “no basis to prosecute the law enforcement officers involved,” after the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation issued its report. Shannon, 26, […]