Stories tagged: "George Floyd"


Justin Blake and activists march Monday evening for Jacob Blake
Commentary: Little Has Changed Since the Blake Shooting. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way.

Despite immense pressure for change, political leaders have done little. Activists have stepped up.

A police officer draws a gun
‘More Work Left’: First Police Reform Bills Pass, but Some Push for More

Evers says he’ll sign the bills, but he, legislative Democrats, and organizers say the state needs deeper reforms.

Chuck Wichgers Andre Jacque
GOP Wants to Ban Critical Race Theory in Wisconsin Schools, but That’s Not a Thing

Critical race theory is barely taught outside of graduate school. Republicans’ intention, a leading theorist says, seems to be scaring teachers away from any talk of race.

Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) speaks Thursday about a 12-bill package of police reforms that go farther than bipartisan proposals currently being deliberated in the Legislature. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
‘Enough is Enough’: Dems Introduce More Progressive Police Reform

The new bill package offers an alternative to mild reforms proposed by the bipartisan racial disparities task force.

A protester holds a Black Lives Matter flag Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 in Milwaukee. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Some Wisconsin Democrats Unwilling to Settle for Incremental, Bipartisan Police Reform

On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, one lawmaker says moderate change is “not appropriate for this moment in history.”

Wausau protest march
‘A Community For All’ Doesn’t Extend to Everyone in Some Parts of Wisconsin

Efforts to adopt measures endorsing inclusion spark opposition in Marathon County, other Wisconsin communities.

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Wisconsin Senate Takes First Steps Toward Police Reform Since George Floyd’s Murder

More bills await a vote in both the Senate and Assembly as the state inches toward reforms. The Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday passed four police reform bills, the first legislative action to change law enforcement policy since last year’s mass protests began after the murder of George Floyd by a then-Minneapolis police officer. The bipartisan...