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Posted inUptown Observer

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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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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Sen. Wanggaard Offers Policing Bills Package

MADISON – Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, on Wednesday unveiled the Public Safety PACT, a package of eight bills aimed at law enforcement and criminal justice reform. A retired Racine police officer, Wanggaard said he’ll be working to get support for the legislative package from both sides of the aisle for the Wisconsin Legislature’s 2021 session. […]

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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, […]