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Police and Fire Commission discusses, makes some changes to recruitment practices

KENOSHA ⏤At its Tuesday morning meeting, the Police and Fire Commission reviewed possible changes to the city’s recruitment processes, specifically new-hire written tests. During the meeting, Samantha Thorstad, HR analyst for the city, recommended doing away with the written test portion of the recruitment process.  ‘Could mean some bias in the test’ “The commission sets […]

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Nelson named Gateway Technical College 2021 Distinguished Alumni

Larry Nelson has been named as the Gateway Technical College 2021 Distinguished Alumni. Nelson, of Kenosha, earned a Gateway Civil/Structural Technology associate degree in 1973 and currently serves as the president and CEO of Bane-Nelson Inc. One of Nelson’s nominators said: “Larry has donated countless hours to organizations, mentored young people, offering good-paying jobs through […]

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Burlington Chief of Police Retiring May 20, Zmudzinski Named New Chief

The City of Burlington has announced that their Chief of Police, Mark Anderson, is set to retire on May 20, 2022. Anderson spent 27 years with the department. He served Burlington as a Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Detective, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Lieutenant, and Chief of Police. He shares, “I will miss the community […]

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City receives 3,500 letters calling for officials to fire police chief

KENOSHA ⏤ On Tuesday morning, the Police and Fire Commission heard 25 minutes of calls to fire Police Chief Daniel Miskinis. The calls for Miskinis’ resignation ⏤ at least 3,500 according to the clerk ⏤ came during the citizens’ comments portion of the meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a city official read comments submitted […]

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Aggressive policing escalates violence at protests, research shows. A former Madison police chief touts a better way.

By Clara Neupert Wisconsin Watch At least 1,500 young people gathered on Madison, Wisconsin’s Mifflin Street in April 1973 for a block party featuring street dancing, potato salad and sunshine. People drank beer, smoked weed and tossed Frisbees in the neighborhood near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus known informally as Miffland. This story also appeared […]

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State senators praise Wray’s appointment, differ on views of Jacob Blake shooting

KENOSHA ⏤ State senators Bob Wirch and Van Wanggaard agree Noble Wray is the right choice for someone to review the investigation of the Jacob Blake case. However, when it comes to their opinion of the case itself, they largely differ. Wray hired by DA Graveley, Kaul The state Attorney General’s office announced the former […]

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BREAKING: Rogers Found Guilty In Shooting Death Of Andrew Jones

Jacob Rogers, 27, was found guilty of first-degree intentional homicide while armed by a jury in Racine County Felony Court Thursday in the shooting death of his friend Andrew “Drew” Jones over $100. Rogers was also found guilty of possessing a firearm by a felon. The jury deliberated for about an hour and returned the guilty verdict just after lunch, […]