By Clara Neupert and Jim Malewitz Wisconsin Watch The envelope looked like any other — slightly wrinkled, a handwritten address scrawled across the front. But Jared Cain said he felt violated after looking inside. He saw a ticket for breaking the curfew Milwaukee adopted to regulate protests after a May 25 murder in Minneapolis seen […]
Kenosha activist among Time’s ‘Guardians of the Year’
This image of Porche Bennett-Bey, a Kenosha activist, is embedded in Time Magazine’s online story naming her among its Guardians of the Year for 2020. Image courtesy of time.com. KENOSHA ⏤Time Magazine has chosen a local activist as one of its Guardians of the Year for 2020. Porche Bennett-Bey, aka “Mookie Bey”, has been a […]
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. Police officers observed the […]